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Aphelion

Member Since 29 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 29 2014 02:52 PM

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In Topic: Restarting DQIX-Help with Grottos Please

22 February 2014 - 12:26 PM

I'm in LA as well if you're still need those maps, kingmetal. I have a few MKS-only grottoes.


In Topic: Dragon Quest over?

29 July 2013 - 12:42 PM

It's a shame that we missed out on DQMJ2 Professional, especially since it came out only a few months before we received the regular Joker 2.

 

The hate towards the newer Final Fantasy games is boring. I didn't know I was still stuck in the early 2000s, when it was the popular thing to bash VII, VIII, and X (especially X-2).


In Topic: Dragon Quest over?

24 July 2013 - 03:20 PM

Never say never. Fire Emblem recently went through something similar: a lack of promotion or marketing for more recent games and a lack of interest from gamers. The 12th game didn't get released outside of Japan since it was too close to the 3DS's release. They made a huge comeback with Awakening on the 3DS. DQXI, when it gets announced and released, will probably be back to business for the series.

 

Personally I don't see Dragon Quest ever seeing a switch to more action RPG elements. Did you see the backlash for early screenshots of Dragon Quest IX? It didn't go over well with Japanese fans and they're the main audience for the series.

 

This is a big year for both Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, so a lack of Dragon Quest news isn't all that surprising. Wait for the PC release of Dragon Quest X and we'll probably get some kind of announcement. I'm not fond of a subscription-based game either, but a lot of people are saying not to let the MMORPG label scare people off. I would love if they did something similar to Guild Wars where you buy the game and it's free-to-play online.