Dragon Quest Builders was a sleeper hit when it launched on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita back in 2016, blending ideas seen in open-world builder games like Minecraft with traditional quest devices seen in the mainline Dragon Quest games. It was a stroke of genius for the most part, excellently combining two different types of games into something unique and satisfying for fans of the series, as well as newcomers alike. This all continues on with the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest Builders, culminating in the best portable Builders experience you can get – though it’s not without its issues.
Taking control of the Builder, the only one in the realm of Alefgard that can build, you awake from your slumber to discover the world has been taken over by the Dragonlord, and that creation has been wiped from the memories of the humans that inhabit it. Reawakened by the goddess Rubiss, you’re given the task of returning Alefgard to its former glories by rebuilding cities back to what they once were, as well as extinguishing the evil that inhabits the realm.