My motivation for this blog is gradually returning! And after spending a few days not opening the maker I decided to replay some games... and somehow I ended up replaying every Dragon Quest game I own! (I happen to be a massive fan) The one I spent the most time with was Dragon Quest VI, which is still one of my favorites. It has pretty decent graphics for a SNES game, a great soundtrack and a (rather time investment.heavy) job system! And it has some pretty likeable characters. Oh, yeah, the screenshots are photoshop'd.
The game was never officially released outside of Japan, but there's a pretty decent fan translation for the SNES original. And there's a DS remake which was recently announced for America! It's in Nintendo's care, so you won't have to worry about bad translation or censorship. (This is to date the only Dragon Quest with blood. But don't worry, you don't see anybody bleeding it. It already happened once you arrive there.)