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Do you like DQ5 or DQ6 DS better?

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I don't know really, I guess DQ6. lol

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If you ask me, the hero of V should be used to being bossed around, so Deb's a perfect match for him!

 

I think something like that must have been on Horii-sama's mind when designing Deborah's character.

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Instead of 5 where , for example, you want to use your wife Nera in battle and you're not a fan of mages, you can't do anything about it. But in 6, whichever party member you want to use, you can make them have pretty good stats and abilities.

 

Some people (myself included) prefer it that way. You have to consider your line up more carefully, and it gives you a genuine reason to use certain characters.

 

That said, VI's class system was a nice compromise, since characters were clearly better suited to certain roles.

 

Anyway, I love both games and you can't make me choose between them. You can't!

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Instead of 5 where , for example, you want to use your wife Nera in battle and you're not a fan of mages, you can't do anything about it. But in 6, whichever party member you want to use, you can make them have pretty good stats and abilities.

 

Some people (myself included) prefer it that way. You have to consider your line up more carefully, and it gives you a genuine reason to use certain characters.

 

That said, VI's class system was a nice compromise, since characters were clearly better suited to certain roles.

 

Anyway, I love both games and you can't make me choose between them. You can't!

 

But thou must :).

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It's hard to say, I like the story in DQV more, but I like the world in DQVI, if that kind of make sense. just how every town had problems which you could help with in DQVI was so good and how you had to take advantage of both worlds to fix them, made the world feel alive, which DQVII took the idea of DQVI to a whole new level(Which is my fav DQ game)

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I love every game in the classic series, and while VI stuck closer to the original DQ formula, I found V to be as fun as it was original.

Plus, the characters in V really got my emotions more. I can't tell you how many times just the sight of Ladja stirred up anger in me, or being amused with Sancho's dialogue.

That, and I think V has Sugiyama-san's best compositions. Period.

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Definitely agree on 5's music. ^

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DQ6 easily, but DQ5 is still an amazing game.

 

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That is how my top 4 looks like.

Edited by Mr. RPG

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Dragon Quest V is my favourite game in the series.

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DQ V has the better localization. No repetitive party chat there.

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I prefer V's story and dialogue much better, but I think I prefer the gameplay of VI.

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I thoroughly enjoyed both titles, but I think I might view V as the better of the two. The remake had a bunch of new stuff in it compared to the original, where it almost seemed like they took away from VI. Barring the updated graphics and party chat, it feels like VI is pretty much the same as it originally was, only with the taming mechanic removed and the monster roster changed. Don't get me wrong: I much rather prefer little side-quests over hours of battles for the RNG to not be a jerk, but I didn't like how they removed practically all of the old monster recruits and replaced them with slimes. Slimes are nice and all, but it was a real letdown when I found out I couldn't have an overkilling machine as a party member in the remake. Gustbluster, too.

 

And as much as I love making my team overpowered through VI's class mechanic, I think as a result it causes me to get bored with the game when I put myself in a bout of grinding. That problem isn't really there in V, just the standard grinding needed to not get maimed in future battles.

 

I also think V was more creative when it came to bosses resembling normal monsters. VI kinda lazied out there and just used palette swaps, but V would actually change some things around, like how the Chimaera Pawn has a mohawk and the Prince of Thieves has that big ol' fancy axe. I enjoy changes like those, yo.

 

Both fantastic games, of course. Even while it feels like V is better, VI is still pretty darn good, especially since I was willing to play through the start again, and I HATE fighting Murdaw.

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I was very disappointed with the wife element of 5.

 

I was very impressed with 6 :)

 

I need to play both again though. I'm currently trying to grind through 7. It's the only DQ I haven't beat and is my least favorite.

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I Liked the SNES VI beteer than SNES V because V didn't feel like a DQ game. The sprites were all different, you were confined to the town at the begining, could only have 3 party members... It just felt awkward. VI looked and felt like the classic DQ formula for me.

 

Then the DS remakes came along, and now V has won out. I loved how despite all the tragedies the hero rises up and kicks tail. It also had the sprites similar to the NES days much like the remake of IV, and VI. I love V! Haven't beaten V - IX though... Guess I'm slacking. I beat the bosses but my sister would play the stories and grind and I would just fight for her.

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Both were great, but V has been my favorite of the series since, hell, when did that fan translation hit?

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I liked the class system in 6 quite a bit. It made my characters feel a lot more flexible than they were in 5 (this is something I like all the more in 7). However, I'm an absolute sucker for a good story, and while 6 was pretty good, 5 had me in tears at some points. I was much more emotionally invested in my playthrough of it than I was in 6.

 

Edit: In fact- after having played at least one version of all of the main series installments, 5 may be my favorite

Edited by Tsukameru

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It's a hard question.

 

DQVI is one of my favorite, its job system is great, it has my favorite hero, its OST es wonderful and in my opinion is one of the harder DQ that I have played, but DQV is great too, the story, the characters...I don't know which is better xD

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Storywise I'd pick DQ 5.

 

In terms of the bosses and the game system i'd go for 6. :D

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I loved V's story and monster recruitment, but VI's class system and main character. The final point that ultimately puts VI over V for me though, is Nokturnus. Estark may be epic, but Nokturnus has him beat.

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Personally, I'd probably pick VI if I absolutely had to choose between the two. I think V is a phenomenal game, but honestly I prefer human characters to mindless monsters. V has a great story and pacing going for it, though sitting here trying to recruit a King Slime is making me angry.

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But does that not make it all the more rewarding to finally recruit one?

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I FINALLY got one and yes, it does somehow make it all worth it.

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I have yet to play DQ6 but I honestly think because of a class system I might like it less than DQ5 because I've never been a fan of insane customize games, I always am in the mindset of I'm just along for the ride rather tailoring characters to my specific liking, because honestly I don't care about my view on how a character should be played from my perspective, I care more about how the game expects the character to be played, like people with higher magic stats should be mages/healers, higher str/res characters should be melee fighters. This seems even more true for DQ6 because classes don't change a character's equipment pools.

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I have yet to play DQ6 but I honestly think because of a class system I might like it less than DQ5 because I've never been a fan of insane customize games, I always am in the mindset of I'm just along for the ride rather tailoring characters to my specific liking, because honestly I don't care about my view on how a character should be played from my perspective, I care more about how the game expects the character to be played, like people with higher magic stats should be mages/healers, higher str/res characters should be melee fighters. This seems even more true for DQ6 because classes don't change a character's equipment pools.

 

To an extent, I do agree. It makes the game much easier to play when you know what role each character has to play. Still, I did like the class system, as it doesn't change your stats too drastically, and you can use the skills to augment the characters strong points.

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