I played around with Dragon Quest 1 and 2 awhile ago and wrote about them. While I liked DQ1 and finished it when I got to DQ2 it felt like more of the same, only paced much worse.
Whenever it was that I bought these I also picked up Dragon Quest 3 and 8 since they're out for iOS too. I finally got around to giving DQ3 a try and... it's ok I guess.
It again feels like more of the same. Nothing new or innovative. Nothing close to the reimagining that Final Fantasy undergoes with every entry. But it's ok I suppose. I played it for a few nights, leveled up my party and completed some objectives... then set it down. I probably won't pick it back up.
Most people I've talked to about the series say that it doesn't change much from game to game and that's part of the appeal. I need more variety than that. But, since I already own DQ8 on iOS I'll probably give it a shot before completing giving up on the rest of the series. DQ8 is the first game in the series to be 3D, so maybe it will be different enough to hold my attention. Maybe?