Square Enix has released a video featuring Yuji Horii, the creator of Dragon Quest, talking about the origins of the wildly popular RPG series.
Before creating Dragon Quest, Horii had worked on adventure games almost exclusively. However he became interested in creating RPG games because he liked the ideas of character building, simplified gameplay and more complex story telling.
He mentions that his original goal was to create a fun game that anyone could play. In my opinion he succeeded considering he has made generations of fans addicted to his games.
You can check out the video below for Yuji Horii’s full comments on the origins of Dragon Quest.