#1Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
#2Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
#3Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that there is a “Dragon Quest Law” in Japan? The game has been at the forefront of strategy RPG games worldwide. Most notably, it has been such a big phenomenon in Japan. When it launches a new game, not only children get their hands on it. Many grown workers often take a sick day just to quickly play such new releases. This has reportedly lead to a measurable drop in productivity across Japan. In their country, there is usually no such thing as mandated sick pay. This means that losing money to play a game on its release date has many implications. The government didn't have to step in to address this issue though. The so-called “Dragon Quest Law” was mandated by the game's developers themselves.
Having created a nationwide issue, Square Enix made sure to avoid a weekday release for the game. In Japan, it was a general practice in the industry for games to be shipped out on Thursdays. However, because of what has become of the situation, adjustments were made. The game's executive producer Yuu Miyake stated that they had arranged a deal with Nintendo to have future Dragon Quest games released on a Saturday. Such tradition continues to this day. There is no denying how the series has made a mark not only in terms of gaming. It also made known to the world that it has altered Japanese pop culture in a big way. The game has influenced many of its contemporaries. Nowadays, wherever you are in the world, you will find different strategy games on PS4 and different platforms that would give a slight resemblance to Dragon Quest.