I was skeptical of Dragon Quest Builders when it was first announced, but Square Enix’s take on the sandbox genre ended up hitting the mark. It’s not just Minecraft through the lens of Dragon Quest as some initially feared — there’s a proper RPG story nestled in here. The game feels surprisingly heartfelt.
I played and liked Builders on PlayStation 4 back in 2016, but never finished it. Other games got in the way. With the Nintendo Switch version, that shouldn’t be an issue. Dragon Quest Builders meshes perfectly with the Switch’s portability and it looks and runs about as well as I would’ve hoped.