Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Accessible RPG with mild violence, safe multiplayer mode.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 8+

If videogames are to be in the family, make sure every family member has a DS and play Dragon Quest IX together and talk about the content.

Big big story in which the character, or hero,'s only objective is being nice to others to improve the states of the game's setting. The scope of the game means this morality can be disected into the smallest details of kindness the material of story-based video game code is able to translate.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 10+

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: July 11, 2010
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Animated Blood, Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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For kids who love games with great stories

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