"Comparing this DQ game to the recent FFIV remake, it's clear from the start that the latter is indeed the better title. It's aged much better and more care and attention has been paid to it, not just due to its visual upgrade...but more to all of its improvements. CotC improves a few things like dialogue and combat while adding new content, but it doesn't change the fact that the game simply won't appeal to everyone, which FFIV almost does."
"It's hard to put into words, but it's obvious which RPG you need to pick up if you have to make a choice. Having said that, don't be discouraged from picking up Dragon Quest..just be aware that it shows its age a lot more and you may not enjoy it as much, but you should have some good times with it...if you appreciate it."
"Dragon Quest: The Chapters of the Chosen lacks any DS touch features, but makes good use of the dual screens while keeping the classic fairly intact. It makes some improvements but appears older than most RPGs out there."