Talking Point: Is It Ever A Good Idea To Start At ‘The Beginning’ Of Series Like Zelda Or Dragon Quest?

The perils of dipping a toe in a franchise.

It started with a simple question: Which Dragon Quest should I play first?

It’s one of my gaming shames that I’ve never touched Square Enix’s hallowed RPG series, and I’ve been wanting to dig into something really meaty for many months now. Sure, I’ve got about 30 unplayed RPGs ready and waiting on Switch (now organised in a neat ‘Backlog’ folder), but 3DS games have been on my mind of late, so it seemed prudent to snap up Dragon Quest VII and VIII before they skyrocket into silly money like the DS entries.

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