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Dragon Quest Community Thread |OT| Party Chat

Gloam

Member
Oct 29, 2017
564
So I'm playing DQX and I think it might be my favorite Dragon Quest game so far (played everything except 11). It really feels like they made a DQ game with MMO stuff instead of a typical MMO with a DQ skin and I love it for that reason. It's like they made a way better DQ9. It can even be played completely solo.
It is fantastic. It's a thousand DQ vignettes in one game. I have such good memories of DQ10. But I fell off the progression somewhere around 2.5 or so. I've read synopses of the main storylines, it's good stuff. I'd hope to come back to it someday. I think the lack of localization was a case of bad timing,, there were English names for locations and characters floating around a few years back, but seemingly, plans never panned out for the game. It's a pity. Maybe they'll remake it someday and people can give it a go.
 

Perona

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Oct 31, 2017
323
It is fantastic. It's a thousand DQ vignettes in one game. I have such good memories of DQ10. But I fell off the progression somewhere around 2.5 or so. I've read synopses of the main storylines, it's good stuff. I'd hope to come back to it someday. I think the lack of localization was a case of bad timing,, there were English names for locations and characters floating around a few years back, but seemingly, plans never panned out for the game. It's a pity. Maybe they'll remake it someday and people can give it a go.
I just bought the switch version of 1-4 to play after I finish the trial (which lets you go up to level 80 and do version 2 stuff). I recently found out that there are monster tamer classes that let you dress up the monsters. I've been gushing about this game since I started playing it and I'm super addicted to it. I can understand a fair bit of Japanese so I've been able to follow the story and do quests and stuff pretty easily so far but I still want this to be localized so that I can fully experience it.
 

Sinople

Member
Oct 27, 2017
186
Yeah DQX is great overall. I'm in the middle of Version 3 and I think it's my favorite expansion as of now, though my subscription is coming to an end and I'll take a break for a little while.
 

cdm00

The Fallen
Dec 5, 2018
418
I don't remember Tockles ever being called Tockles in the PS4 version last year. Is this something new with the XI S localization?
 

1upsuper

Member
Jan 30, 2018
3,936
I did absolutely everything in DQ XI on PS4 and I don't know if I ever realized those guys are called Tockles. It's a pretty good name for the little guys.
 

Gloam

Member
Oct 29, 2017
564
I saw an article on Nintendo Soup about a job listing for the next Dragon Quest. Talks about looking for action planners for battle scenes.

My reading of the article didn't convince me that the next game will have an action combat system, more that they're looking for people to make the games feel more dynamic with battle effects, angles, etc. I think Nintendo Soup is kinda sketchy, they seem to take a scattershot approach to news there can sometimes be some logical leaps.

I don't think that main DQ games will ever have an action combat system.

On that note, where's Heroes 3?
 

nivorae

Member
Oct 30, 2017
1,426
I saw an article on Nintendo Soup about a job listing for the next Dragon Quest. Talks about looking for action planners for battle scenes.

My reading of the article didn't convince me that the next game will have an action combat system, more that they're looking for people to make the games feel more dynamic with battle effects, angles, etc. I think Nintendo Soup is kinda sketchy, they seem to take a scattershot approach to news there can sometimes be some logical leaps.

I don't think that main DQ games will ever have an action combat system.

On that note, where's Heroes 3?
sounds like a typical nintendo focused publication
 

Buckle

Member
Oct 27, 2017
15,773
Well, I finally unlocked the Abbey in DQVII (3DS).

Is there any point in really turning Maribel into anything other than a spell caster? I wanted her to be a warrior but if she can't even equip the right armor and weapons for it to help boost her meager stats, whats the point?

Seems like the system is designed to reward you for sticking to character archetypes rather than experimentation. Wanted the hero as a priest to get him that fancy pope hat but it seems kind of like a waste with how much of a heavy hitter he's been so far.
 

brinstar

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Oct 25, 2017
4,481
It is fantastic. It's a thousand DQ vignettes in one game. I have such good memories of DQ10. But I fell off the progression somewhere around 2.5 or so. I've read synopses of the main storylines, it's good stuff. I'd hope to come back to it someday. I think the lack of localization was a case of bad timing,, there were English names for locations and characters floating around a few years back, but seemingly, plans never panned out for the game. It's a pity. Maybe they'll remake it someday and people can give it a go.
Do you have a link to where you can read more about it? I'm really interested in it and bummed I can't play it. Maybe I'll try fumbling through it with my limited Japanese someday lol
 

Gloam

Member
Oct 29, 2017
564
I was able to play a little of DQ Walk this morning. You can place a daily quest anywhere on the map and walk to that, but, the world is barren here in Ireland, there are no monsters or other landmarks. So the game is region locked in the sense that all the good stuff is in Japan. The character creator is nice though, characters have a nice clean look.

Do you have a link to where you can read more about it? I'm really interested in it and bummed I can't play it. Maybe I'll try fumbling through it with my limited Japanese someday lol
There are a few Let's Plays out there. Saigancat did one for a long time as did Cranberry over on the Dragon's Den forum. I'd also recommend checking out Alex Fraioli's X in 10 podcast, it's a fun and funny overview of the game and some of the major quest lines. I make a cameo in one of the episodes too!
 
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Opa-Pa

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Oct 25, 2017
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Buckle

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Oct 27, 2017
15,773
Man, vocations in DQVII (3DS) feel so much easier to grind than in DQ VI.

Hasn't been long since I unlocked the Abbey but I've already got Sage and Champion unlocked.
 

Buckle

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Oct 27, 2017
15,773
Finally got a fourth party member in DQ VII again.

Man, this game just flows really weirdly compared to a lot of other games in the series.

Its not a bad game but I think this behemoth might end up being one of the lesser entries for me by the time I'm done.
 
Oct 27, 2017
289
Been slowly playing through DQV on mobile and really liking it. It does feel weirdly rare to recruit monsters which feels strange for it being one of the core features of the game. Guess I just need to really grind out some battles to get the random chance to trigger.

Also married Bianca because DUH
 

h8bit

Member
Oct 26, 2017
701
Brooklyn, NY
Been slowly playing through DQV on mobile and really liking it. It does feel weirdly rare to recruit monsters which feels strange for it being one of the core features of the game. Guess I just need to really grind out some battles to get the random chance to trigger.

Also married Bianca because DUH
I really wasn't a fan of the monster catching aspect. Didn't realize it was such a big part of the game until i was pretty far in
 

silkysmooth

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,794
I remember my last DQV playthrough trying to get a King Cureslime and it took a long time. I think I used it for Kazing only once or twice after watching a movie while grinding for it.
 

Perona

Member
Oct 31, 2017
323
Just made it to the first expansion of DQX and met this NPC, and I'm sad that player characters don't have access to this skin color
 

Buckle

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Oct 27, 2017
15,773
Kills me that DQ X might be the one game in the series I'll never get my hands on.

Hey, weirder things have happened tho. PSO2 somehow managed to find its way over here a thousand years after release.

Seen one of the series producers say they like the idea of releasing an offline version overseas some day, how soloable is X anyway?
 

Perona

Member
Oct 31, 2017
323
Did they ever add other races to play as? Like the Dragon People or the upcoming Demon guys?
Yeah, dragon race was included in version 3 (the second expansion) but the trial only includes up to version 2 so I can't access it atm. idk about demon guys though.

Kills me that DQ X might be the one game in the series I'll never get my hands on.

Hey, weirder things have happened tho. PSO2 somehow managed to find its way over here a thousand years after release.

Seen one of the series producers say they like the idea of releasing an offline version overseas some day, how soloable is X anyway?
I have played DQX completely solo. You can hire NPCs (that are other players characters) from the pubs. You pretty much don't have to interact with other people to do anything in the game. It's basically an actual dragon quest game with optional MMO elements if you wanna play multiplayer.
I'm really glad they at least got rid of the region lock (for the US) because it means I can eventually play the switch version without having to worry about VPN stuff.
 
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silkysmooth

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Oct 25, 2017
2,794
DQ XI demo feels good in handheld mode.

Haven't played it much up until today but today I have almost come to the end of it.

Don't want to grind too hard but I do want to mess around with four party members once I get to that point though.
 

Buckle

Member
Oct 27, 2017
15,773
I was thinking about jumping right into XI S after getting done with VII but been thinking about DQ Builders 2 more and more lately.

The first game was a magical experience adding that sort of fulfilling campaign I always wanted in games like that. Had so much fun building those little towns and forts back up.