Someone at NeoGAF posted this after getting all horny with the new Persona fighting game announcement.
If you like taking 4 steps between every battle then DDS1 is for you.
That's nothing, there's a random battle every 2 steps in Dragon Quest VIII. And I love
There's also enemies you can see on the map but those are like special types of enemies/monsters/things that can kill you in a few turns.