Dragon Quest Builders 2 combines a role-playing game along with a Minecraft-style construction based game. It allows players the opportunity to experience both aspects of the game equally, while constantly remaining engaged. Players do not need to play Dragon Quest Builders to understand the sequel. The plot is explained clearly and there is no information needed from the former to understand its sequel.
The game plays to the emotions of those who have followed the Dragon Quest series, bringing familiar characters, locations and music to evoke a sense of nostalgia for returning players. It is a full-fledged role-playing game, in the sense that it pays attention to smaller details such as weapons, levelling up and fighting enemies. It does not move entirely into the world of construction based games, instead, managing to straddle both worlds well.
An exceptionally interesting location in the game is an underground temple loaded with traps, puzzles and platforms for players to explore. Players also have the chance to play optional quests while journeying from one location to another – adding yet another layer to the game.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 comes across as a well thought out and imaginative game. It gives the player the chance to explore two different genres of gaming in one game.