What is an interesting way to get your whole family into the role playing game genre while still keeping the little ones excited about open world sand box style gaming, in the same vein as Minecraft? The answer is the new Dragon Quest Builders game where you play a hero who must rebuild a destroyed kingdom, block by block castle by castle, city by city. This may sound like a daunting task, but for those of us with a creative mind and a builder’s spirit, it is within reach.
The story is that there was a great battle generations ago, and after such, a hero was tricked into joining forces with a great evil. The evil Dragon lord took away mankind’s ability to build and imagine, scattering the remains of humanity across the planet. Your job to rekindle this builder’s spirit and imagination with the help of the Goddess at your side, as well as your own imagination. The game itself is huge and wide open, able to be explored and built or broken down at will. There are familiar characters from the Dragon Quest series including Slimes and Dragons, and a familiar art style similar to previous iterations of the Dragon Quest series, with an anime feel instead of the block-y computer graphics of Minecraft.