The original game that people can't stop talking about (because I won't let them)! You can play this game now, for free! Released back in 2009, Hero's Realm was a fulfillment of a boyhood dream of mine. To my pleasant surprise, other people quite enjoyed playing it as well!
"I'm really loving this game and the old school feel. Balance feels perfect thus far."
"A cohort of mine today said that this game was better than DQ4."
"The best I've seen outside of the work from the Exit Fate dude is a game called Hero's Realm. It's a Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy 5, 3, & 1 hybrid that combines the adventuring of and party customization of DQ3 and the story progression of DQ4. The class system is modeled after FF 5. I can't go back to the originals after playing that game. It's that good."