MyDS writes: "The DS remake of DQ4: HotHB originally on the Super Famicom does a fantastic job of updating the game, with some gorgeous and amusing character designs and a couple of new additions that make the game feel like new. Its quaint and familiar coming-of-age story doesn't break any ground, but it is well told and it's clear that the localization folks put a lot of love into crafting clever dialogue. The only place the game hasn't seen a suitable adjustment is in its slow and laborious climb through levels. The game demands a devotion that old-time RPG fanatics will be familiar with. Other players may balk at the intense grind necessary to progress."