DQ8. Is it a good game? Yes. Is it the super-ultra-sexy-second-coming-of-Lord-Zarathustra? No. It's a solid old-school RPG with new-school aesthetics.
Personally, I found the game boring. I could not get into it. I can see why people like it though. Then again, I've never been the biggest DQ fan. My favorite DQ game is probably Rocket Slime. Say what you will, that game was super fun.
Say it ain't so Mr. Old School.
I'm sorry but it's so. But then again, as I said before, Dragon Quest is one RPG series that doesn't seem to connect with me for some reason. I know it's very hard to believe, especially since I like old-school almost as much as you do. Phantasy Star for the Sega Master System is still a fresh and sexy RPG to me. Gabriel Knight is still a fresh and sexy graphic adventure to me.
Tooks- BRPGotLG is funny. I'm like "burp got loogie?"