Argos are running some seriously cheap DS deals and cheap 3DS deals at the moment, including a couple of real bargains. As an example, Dragon Quest 9: Sentinels Of Starry Skies is an absolute steal at £4.99, saving you a fiver versus Tesco Entertainment. Looking for some stocking fillers? Look no further.
First off, these are the DS deals, which are compatible with DS, 2DS and 3DS.
Argos are also running a couple of nifty 3DS savings too; though not the best games you'll ever play, they're both decent savings. Note that they're only compatible with 2DS and 3DS.
You'll want to reserve and collect in-store to avoid paying an extra delivery charge. Many thanks to NinurtaEnki at HUKD for rounding up the smartest bargains!
After the huge disappointment (for most of us) of Final Fantasy XIII, DQIX wasn't just a great game; it was also a much needed reminder of the greatness Square-Enix are still able to achieve, even if it was just on a handheld title. Not only is it an awful lot of fun with an epic and very humorous, thanks to its excellent script and translation, narrative but it also offers the player the opportunity to customise and create their characters for the first time in the Dragon Quest series.
As many of you know, Amazon have been constantly been lowering their price for the exceptional Dragon Quest IX even though they're the cheapest retailer by far. Ever since I first found the deal on Boxing Day, it's been bumped no less than five times to make room for lower prices! They're now down to £16.94: nearly a clear tenner cheaper than the competition.
My full review should fill you in on the details, but suffice to say that it's an exceptional RPG with comprehensive character customisation and an expansive world to explore. It was also a contender for our RPG of the Year- and deserves your immediate attention.
RPG fans had it good this year with strong showings from Bioware and Obsidian. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep reminded us that the PSP still existed, the Pokemon franchise returned with a reboot that once again stole untold hours of our time with compulsive critter-catching, not to mention significant amounts of XP-earning walking, and the DS consolidated things with the brilliantly complex Infinite Space and Dragon Quest IX.
Check out our shortlist and winner of the RPG award after the jump...
Here we go again! Amazon have lowered their price again... again...again... again... bringing the excellent Dragon Quest IX well below the magical £20 mark. Cerebral character creation allows you to create your entire party from scratch, and an epic tale with myriad branching sidequests will keep you entertained for countless hours. Naturally some slick graphics and adorably cute enemies make their cuddly, fuzzly appearance. Awww. You can read my review for the full story- but take it from me, Dragon Quest IX is a big adventure in a small package.
Why do they keep lowering their prices every single day? Do they have stolen copies or something? Either way, there's never been a better time to buy.
Dragon Quest is beloved in its native Japan, where its popularity eclipses even the likes of Final Fantasy. It's enjoyed less success in the West, where FF reigns supreme in the JRPG stakes. Sentinels of the Starry Skies probably won't change much of that, but for fans it looks set to be a proper step up from the tired formula, with four player co-op, weekly updates over Wi-Fi and, a first in Dragon Quest history, the ability to customize your characters with items of clothing, accessories and weapons. It's £20.75 at Amazon, and that's the cheapest by a four pound margin.
Dragon Quest IX, like many DS RPGs, has been stalwartly holding its price due to the fact that it's excellent. Cerebral character creation allows you to create your entire party from scratch, and an epic tale with myriad branching sidequests will keep you entertained for countless hours. Naturally some slick graphics and adorably cute enemies make their cuddly, fuzzly appearance. Awww. You can read my review for the full story- but take it from me, it's a big adventure in a small package.
Axel are running a 24 hour offer that's well worth taking advantage of. Dragon Quest IX is a charming JRPG that's brimming with content, sidequests and contains incredibly deep character customisation options that allow players to set up their entire party as they see fit. The story might be a little weak, but it's still a meaty and worthwhile adventure. Note that this deal is for the US version, but since the DS is region free, it doesn't really matter. Why not check out my full review? Thanks to psusion at Hot UK Deals.
Platforms: DS (reviewed)
The hot summer months have rolled around once again- and it's time for gamers everywhere to break out the handhelds and select a title to accompany us on the plane and by the pool. The choice of a suitable summer RPG is one of the most important annual decisions that many gamers have to make... but luckily, it's a no-brainer this year. Dragon Quest IX is an expansive, beautiful and utterly charming experience that will keep players entertained long into the Autumn.
Before the freeform questing has a chance to take hold, you'll have to push through a long and overbearing intro section that sets up the typically-complex premise (perfect for the plane journey or road trip if you're lucky enough to be jetting off this year). Taking on the role of an angelic winged celestial, your character is tasked with the thankless chore of invisibly safeguarding of a small town. Harvesting thankful prayers of grateful villagers is the primary source of Benevolessence, which in turn will cause the heavenly tree Yggradsil to bear fruit and usher in a new golden age of... something or other. Before too long, however, a disaster forces your angel to plummet into the mortal realm, losing his/her wings in the process. Having to integrate into human society, the world suddenly opens up as you become a freelance adventurer for hire.Read on to find out why Dragon Quest IX is the feelgood hit of the summer!
July 2010 Game Releases
Every week, we’re doing a new post to tell you about the upcoming video game releases (you can see them all in the new releases category). Again, July seems to have been slower than an anaesthetised sloth but there are still a couple of games that might interest you this month, new Ninty RPG extravaganza Dragon Quest IX and, finally, the long awaited sequel to Blizzard RTS tour-de-force, StarCraft II.
How to use: Click on the title of the video game if you would like to see the cross platform possibilities. Click on the game cover of the platform of your choice to see the price comparison for that particular game, showing you the cheapest prices from UK online retailers.
NB. These dates may be subject to change without warning.
22nd to 31st July 2010:
|Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
23rd July 2010
|Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
23rd July 2010
|Zhu Zhu Pets
23rd July 2010
|StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
27th July 2010
|Commander: Conquest of the Americas
30th July 2010