1UP writes: "Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen is a remake done right, and it couldn't have happened to a more deserving game. The original 8-bit classic -- originally published as Dragon Warrior IV -- is practically inaccessible these days. It's rare, it's expensive, it runs on the unreliable NES hardware, and it's reliant on aging batteries for saving progress. And frankly, the 8-bit Dragon Quests haven't aged well due to their garish colors, gratingly slow gameplay, and obtuse interface design. Yet beneath all of that is a stellar role-playing game, and the DS version casts aside all those flaws and frustrations to reveal the eminently playable role-playing experience beneath".