Closing comments from the review by IGN's Bozon:
"Dragon Quest Swords isn't your average RPG experience, and as such certain gamers might be thrown off by what Square Enix has done with Wii's first outing. If you're looking for a hardcore, 50+ hour experience, this isn't it. What DQ Swords brings to the table, however, is an extremely accessible role playing experience that works to capture new gamers in the world of Dragon Quest. The combat is fast and action-packed, the actual RPG elements are much lighter than anything we've seen from Square in years (maybe ever), and the storyline is simple and accessible for any age. Even the level-building and party management is totally streamlined, as all AI is handled on the fly. There's a definite wish list of changes we would have liked to see though, as the Wii-mote only controls aren't extremely comfortable, and the adventure is over before you know it. As a product that ends up being 'Dragon Quest Lite' though, Swords is still pretty entertaining while it lasts."