You Can Try The Dragon Quest Builders Demo Right Now

When Minecraft and Dragon Quest collide, sparks fly. 

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Dragon Quest Builders is on the horizon, coming up next month on October 11. It's a pretty interesting twist on typical building games that incorporates elements of the popular Dragon Quest series. Familiar characters and elements of the games can be found within, and there's a whole lot more to do than you might expect.

You can actually try it out for yourself right now to see if it's going to be a game that's up your alley. There's a demo available for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita today in North America and Europe, which lets you explore the introductory chapter of the game where you can restore a town, take a look around the island, and fight off the encroaching monster hordes. You know, as you do.

Check out the new "Become a Legendary Builder" trailer below while you dig into the demo. It looks surprisingly meaty for a game that incorporates two very different genres.

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    September 27, 2016 10:12 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, You Can Try The Dragon Quest Builders Demo Right Now

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      September 27, 2016 11:56 AM

      I'm considering getting a PS4 for this game--must...resist!

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        September 27, 2016 3:29 PM

        Between this and Astroneer, I'm finding it hard not to consider getting one myself.

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      September 27, 2016 12:45 PM

      Downloading it right now at work from psn store! Can't wait to get home!

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      September 27, 2016 12:53 PM

      Whew disappointing first impressions. It teases this big open world, but constantly interrupts with dialogue that jokes about how annoying and boring the dialogue is.

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        September 27, 2016 1:05 PM

        Let me know what you think after playing it further, id be interested in hearing your opinion.

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          September 27, 2016 2:56 PM

          Seems cool. Still a lot of handholding, I hope it eventually opens up a lot more and doesn't lead you with quests the entire way.
          Could be good if they go all the way with the base building.
          I want to go from a mud shack to a bustling city.

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        September 28, 2016 3:43 AM

        Yes the dialog literally put me to sleep. Woke up with a controller in my hand wondering wtf was going on hahah. I'll give it another shot tonight. Seemed fun other than that.

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      September 27, 2016 1:22 PM

      seems good

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      September 27, 2016 9:37 PM

      Someone was saying you could only dig 4 spaces down? For a minecraft clone, doesn't $60 seem a bit much?

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        September 27, 2016 11:32 PM

        Yeah it's definitely not as open as minecraft. More focused on collecting resources and building up your town.
        Unfortunately the trailer makes it look like the towns never get much bigger than a small square patch that you start with. Bit of a shame.
        I'd be interested if it's cheap maybe