Michibiku's Jenni Lada writes, "We should all be rather thankful to Square Enix. For once, one of the company’s many ports is going to do something important. It’s been years since we’ve seen any sort of Pokemon Snap successor, or even any kind of game that handles photography for pleasure well. (We’re not talking about Natsuiro High School Seisyun Hakusyo.) Square Enix is giving us an opportunity to enjoy that kind of gameplay again as a bonus feature in the 3DS iteration of Dragon Quest VIII."