Block-building role-playing game Dragon Quest Builders 2 is “fantastic,” Jason Schreier wrote in a 2019 Kotaku post. It has a bit of a ridiculous conceit—tragically, its story description on Steam says, “The evil Children of Hargon are determined to eradicate all creators and have outlawed the building, cooking, and creation of all things.”
It’s lucky, then, that “all hope seems to be lost until you, a young apprentice builder, manage to escape from the clutches of evil.” Good for you.
Once safe from evil, you can harvest and cook delicious home-grown foods, fight bad guys, and work to restore hope and creativity through different lands. And Minecraft pros, listen up—your main island on Dragon Quest, the Isle of Awakening, offers a sandbox mode you can shape with up to four players to make “anything you can imagine.” “Or, as will no doubt be inevitable,” Schreier writes, “a big phallus.”