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Dragon Quest Treasures (2022) is a lighthearted and more approachable version of the popular Dragon Quest role-play games. Along with the exploration, light battles and resource collection is a central monster-hunting hide-and-seek challenge where you get clues to their location and steadily home in on where they are. It's this newcomer-friendly play that works best, combing fun activities with an open world to explore for youngsters.

You play Erik and Mia, exploring the islands of Draconia and competing against rival gangs to find treasure. Along the way, they meet a diverse cast of characters and recruit friendly monsters into their party. Play involves traversing the world and taking on combat encounters. These are mostly simple button-mashing fights and are less involved compared to the main Dragon Quest series.

As you progress you build up a team of monsters that each off unique abilities for both combat and exploration. Still, the primary focus here is finding and collecting the treasures, that you locate with your Forte ability that points you to the general area and then each monster with you offers a different snapshot of where it is.

While Dragon Quest old-timers may find this light on more serious action, newcomers appreciated the more laid-back adventure. The main story is supplemented with all manner of side quests: monster scouting, treasure hunting, base-building, material gathering and crafting. Or, if you want, just spend time exploring the islands.

The result is an approachable monster-recruiting game that offers surprises, humour, and relaxed gaming fun. It lets players explore at their own pace and offers a wide range of activities to keep them entertained.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Dragon Quest Treasures 13 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure, Collecting and Role-Play game with Communication, Fighting, Narrative, Shooting and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game. You can't play together online, but you can visit another player's island and hide one of your treasures for them to find. It's a nice way to help another player build their hoards.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 21 hours and 32 hours to complete. So collect and see everything and all the side quests can take up to 70 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence. Most violence is against fantasy characters, such as walking skeletons and blobs, and features unrealistic reactions, such as flashes, and no blood or visible injuries. When the human protagonists are hit during battle, they simply slide backwards or flinch. When their life-bar runs low, they begin to flash and make remarks such as "This is bad". If they are defeated, they scream or groan and fall to the ground, where they either die and the level restarts or they may be revived.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Younger players need to be able to get around the game world and may need help with some of the reading. Some resistance and persistence are needed to find treasures.

CostsCosts

Dragon Quest Treasures usually costs £39.99 to £52.99.
 

Dragon Quest Treasures

Steam Store PC £39.99

Dragon Quest Treasures Deluxe Edition

Switch Store Switch £52.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
There is a Deluxe edition that offers additional monsters and gear (Great Sabrecat, Ruby GolemIcy Dragling, 25 Bestest Buddy Bullet, 25 Omniheal Bomb. You can also purchase these as an addition cost after buying the game. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/12/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Collecting, Role-Play (Communication, Fighting, Narrative, Shooting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night and Open World

Developer: Square Enix (@SquareEnix)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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