The Dragon Warrior series intrigues me just enough that I do know the general arc of the stories. The fact that the third game is a prequel to the first game is pretty neat.
That said, I've only ever played about halfway into the first game, and then I just quit. It did have the flash I was looking for in an RPG. And I never really bothered picking up the other games.
Maybe I should, at some point.
 
    

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