Dragon Quest Builders 2 has a free “jumbo demo” you could play proper now earlier than it launches on PC subsequent week. The first Minecraft-y spinoff from the JRPG sequence Dragon Quest by no means made it off consoles so it’s good that we get a small style of the sequel to see what it’s about.
The cuter model of JRPG protagonists and the constructing based mostly on crafting sims seem to be an odd mashup at first look. The story provides a bit extra construction than one thing as open-ended as Minecraft although it does sound like a complete lot of JRPG tropes thrown in a blender. You wash up on a abandoned island the place you, the chibi-faced protagonist, have to thwart the Children of Hargon who wish to do away with all creators. Somehow that job has fallen to an apprentice builder.
Aside from that, Dragon Quest Builders 2 has all of the bits you’d count on from a crafting recreation. You can construct issues, craft, plant, battle, and experience horses throughout every island. You can even co-op with as much as 4 gamers on-line.
Fortunately you don’t have to take my or anybody else’s phrase for whether or not or not you’ll get pleasure from DQB2. The demo helps you to go to the primary three areas of the sport: “the tutorial area, the deserted Isle of Awakening, along with a large portion of the Furrowfield island,” Square Enix say. If you determine to purchase the complete recreation after, your save file may be transferred.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 hits Steam on December 10th for £50/€60/$60 however you possibly can head to that web page now to obtain and play the demo.