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Yuji Horii
Born 堀井 雄二
(1954-01-06) January 6, 1954 (age 63)
Sumoto, Hyōgo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Other names Yuuji Horii
Education Graduated from Waseda University
Occupation Video game designer, writer, author
Known for Creator of Dragon Quest series
Notable work Dragon Quest series

For ‘Dragon Quest IX,’ one of the biggest things was being able to create your own character and your party members, too. The importance of it is that you can customize the face, the name, or something like that, so the party members are really a reflection of you. It becomes more of your own experience.
Yuji Horii
I wonder sometimes why the U.S. reviewers are more negative towards turn-based battle systems.
Yuji Horii
In Japan, there’s a TV series called Jin. It deals with time travel. I like stories about time travel. It’s a story about people living in modern day that travel back to the Edo era. Those things really interest me.
Yuji Horii
It is difficult to meet fan expectations, especially when people say, ‘Oh, the last one was the best one.’ It creates more pressure each time for the next game to top the last one.
Yuji Horii
Where ‘Dragon Quest Monsters’ originated from was ‘Dragon Quest V,’ where you had a monster befriending system as a main part: you could actually befriend monsters and have them fight on behalf of your party, as part of your party.
Yuji Horii
For U.S. television series, I really like 'Dexter.'
When I started, people would come to interview me, and just knowing that I worked in videogames – it was like people wanted to stone me, it was that bad. People thought of video games as kind of a bad thing in society. Now, people that come to interview me, they have grown up with video games, and they know what they are; they’ve experienced it.
Yuji Horii