Honestly, I never understand why gamers lower their standards so much for Dragon Quest. This is a series that hasn't offered gaming or gamers anything relevant in almost two decades. Would anyone outside of Japan even care if the Dragon Quest series was discontinued? The only people who would are two minorities - the fake Dragon Quest fans who only like the series now because it is on Nintendo platforms again, and the people who just generally have atrocious taste in everything.
Ultimately, Dragon Quest is just really awful. Having to sit through these games is like drilling needles into your eyes. I swear anyone who sits through a Dragon Quest game in its entirety must be a Masochist. And people wonder why Japan has such a high suicide rate? There really should be a law against hyping Dragon Quest games.
But for those in the know, it's the other long-running JRPG series that is better than Final Fantasy.
With only 9 games in the series. Despite having started in 1986!