Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride is much like the other games in the Dragon Quest series. You fight slimes in random battles using a turn based combat system, trod through dungeons, and even revisit some old locations.
Dragon Quest V simply sticks to the Dragon Quest formula. You either love its classic charm or loathe the lack of evolution. If you're in the former category you're probably playing Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride right now. If you're in the latter this is why you should give Dragon Quest V a shot even if you never played a Dragon Quest game before.