Having spent plenty of time questing, building and defending its virtual settlements on myriad other platforms – including fellow portable, PlayStation Vita – Dragon Quest Builders has finally brought its masonry wares to Nintendo Switch. Question is, can Square-Enix’s genre mashup add anything new to the handheld’s growing library? And can it offer enough to distinguish itself from a certain Swedish crafting sensation?
Let’s deal with the blocky elephant in the room first of all. With its focus on resource gathering, tool crafting and structure building there’s no denying how similar Dragon Quest Builders is to Minecraft. Both use the same basic blueprint to offer depth relevant to the broadness of your imagination, but while Minecraft can ultimately offer too vague a canvas, Square Enix’s offering builds on those principles and refines them into something far more tangible.More info.