When comparing DRAGON QUEST VIII vs Rayman Jungle Run, the Slant community recommends DRAGON QUEST VIII for most people. In the question“What are the best Android tablet games?” DRAGON QUEST VIII is ranked 36th while Rayman Jungle Run is ranked 61st. The most important reason people chose DRAGON QUEST VIII is:
Instead of a class system that is found in all of the previous Dragon Quest titles where players upgrade their player through beating monsters a certain amount of time, Dragon Quest VIII uses a skill system to level up the characters and learn new skills by placing skill points earned through battle into the available skill tree, this allows for a more fine grained approach of leveling a character up.
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Pro Fine grained controls over leveling each character
Pro One handed gameplay design
The game plays in portrait mode to cater to the hardcore Japanese gaming audience that enjoy being able to play with one hand while commuting.
Pro Classic JRPG battle system
As one would expect of a JRPG there are random battles on the map that are strictly turn based.
Pro Really long game
Including side quest the game can easily last over 100 hours.
Pro Varied gameplay
Excellently paced, the game introduces different mechanics as the game progresses so it doesn't feel stale. To change things up even more, there are challenge levels that turn the default focus of collecting as many of Lums as possible to pure survival. Add to that responsive controls and you have a fun, addictive game.
Pro High quality level design
Both aesthetically and gameplay-wise there has been a lot of attention put into levels of this game. They are of great length, different difficulties and visually varied.
Pro Beautiful visual design
A lot of attention and time has been put into the game to make it look clear from a gameplay standpoint and visually stunning.
Con Removed content from North American PS2 release
Things like the original orchestrated music and voice acting that were in the original North American Playstation 2 release have been removed from the mobile version of the game. Most likely to save room.
Con Has in-app purchases
Despite the app being paid upfront at $2.99 there are also in app purchases that range from $0.99 - $1.99 per item.