I bought Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime several years ago. Probably 2007. I had played a bit of it early on but never got very far.
I started playing last month while sick and got pretty far. I started playing again while on vacation and finally finished it.
For the record, this is the first Dragon Quest game I’ve beaten. I also own Dragon Warrior and Dragon Quest VIII. Those are on the list, but they are very different games. This game is vaguely similar to the first Zelda game, though the only weapon you use is your own body — you’re a slime, and you propel yourself at enemies to damage them. That said, you also can command a tank for certain portions of the game. And by tank, I mean a gigantic mobile fortress with two cannons.
This is a fun game that is easy to pick up and play in short bursts. There’s really no leveling to be done, other than to collect better weapons for your tank (or better items to create better weapons). My only real gripe with the game is that it’s a little on the easy side — I don’t think I lost a single tank battle, though I did come close a few times.
Overall, Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime was a fun, cute game with a nice mix of gameplay.