Remember months before the whole DQ6 fiasco when SE trademarked "with a new "realmsofrevelation.net" and we all thought "must be DQ6". Sure enough, like 5-6 months later, SE and Nintendo announced DQ6 with its new subtitle.
I remember having to get used to the name change, since we were originally told Realms of Reverie. Ah, the good old days...fighting on the gamefaqs board and stuff. It actually was a memorable time for us.
Hard to believe it was released almost 3 years ago.
I've never been picky about DQ translations. It could be dry as dust and I'd be satisfied- just having it in English is enough for me. Would I PREFER a great localization? Of course. But just having access to it is enough to satisfy me personally.
Any way you cut it, DQ 7 is excellent. I didn't get into my 1st fight until 5 hours in. The story is exceptionally deep, and the re-assembly of the world will bend your mind. Make sure you have a full listing of shard locations, since that in and of itself is tedious. Have fun with it, and don't give any seeds to Keifer.
I think it'll end up as P2P with cosmetic microtransactions, like GW2, which is doing well enough to keep running at the moment, and as Dragon Quest just doesn't have the userbase to have a continuous sub fee.
Wasn't Everquest the first in its series (if I'm not mistaken)? That became a hit, hell some dude capped himself over it.
DQ10 has a leg up in name recognition compared to EQ when it was first released.