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Several commercials for Dragon Quest XI have appeared. The game releases in Japan on July 29th. No word on a localization yet.


 



 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF-R-PhXmuU


 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NucpavRWK4s


 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJj8qkyIA94


 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxoB2XNIFgs


 


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhfIyTOyaow


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That is the face of Bomboulder.

 

No truer bomboulder than that.

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i hope this game gets a released outside of japan this looks like it is a new part of the erdric story arc

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Its no wonder Dragon Quest does so well in Japan compared to here ... advertising and Squenix JP giving more than 2 shits about it. If the game has any chance of doing well outside of Japan, it needs the same level of advertising and giving a damn in other areas.

 

That second video however is fairly disturbing.

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Its no wonder Dragon Quest does so well in Japan compared to here ... advertising and Squenix JP giving more than 2 shits about it. If the game has any chance of doing well outside of Japan, it needs the same level of advertising and giving a damn in other areas.

 

That second video however is fairly disturbing.

How so? It's how I look in real life, just shinier.

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Its no wonder Dragon Quest does so well in Japan compared to here ... advertising and Squenix JP giving more than 2 shits about it. If the game has any chance of doing well outside of Japan, it needs the same level of advertising and giving a damn in other areas.

 

That second video however is fairly disturbing.

In all fairness, Dragon Quest can get that level of advertising and marketing push BECAUSE it's such an institution in Japan.

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At the same time, its unnecessary for exactly the same reason. In order for it to be an institution anywhere else, it needs to be shown to the masses.

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Too bad it doesn't get this level of marketing in the West. It'd do much better if it had.

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All Square Enix need to do to make this game a hit in the west is to just make the second trailer viral and advertise the game as a psychological horror game. Perhaps something similar to I have no mouth yet I must scream.

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All Square Enix need to do to make this game a hit in the west is to just make the second trailer viral and advertise the game as a psychological horror game. Perhaps something similar to I have no mouth yet I must scream.

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream didn't have that kind of campaign. It's become well known over the last couple of years, but I don't ever remember it being all that popular back then. The viral marketing campaign you're think of is more of a Dead Space 2/Outlast kind of thing.

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All Square Enix need to do to make this game a hit in the west is to just make the second trailer viral and advertise the game as a psychological horror game. Perhaps something similar to I have no mouth yet I must scream.

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream didn't have that kind of campaign. It's become well known over the last couple of years, but I don't ever remember it being all that popular back then. The viral marketing campaign you're think of is more of a Dead Space 2/Outlast kind of thing.

 

Yeah that's true, its amazing how effective Dead Space 2's strange marketing was. The reason I said I have no Mouth yet I must Scream is because that boulderbomb reminds me of Ted from the novel. Maybe that will be the big twist ending, the big bad will just turn the hero into a random monster.

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Or all the rockbombs will suddenly be voiced by Japanese women. (I can't unhear that voice).

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Woohoo!

 

Where's the Dragon Quest X love tho?

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Woohoo!

 

Where's the Dragon Quest X love tho?

The same place as the love of slaughtering whales: only in Japan.

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Woohoo!

 

Where's the Dragon Quest X love tho?

The same place as the love of slaughtering whales: only in Japan.

I'm going to use this line in my everyday life.

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The same place as the love of slaughtering whales: only in Japan.

 

Eh. Why hate the Japanese for eating whale? They've been doing it for almost a thousand years.

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The same place as the love of slaughtering whales: only in Japan.

Eh. Why hate the Japanese for eating whale? They've been doing it for almost a thousand years.

Slavery was around far longer. People tend to frown upon that these days as well.

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...So you haven't actually got a reason, then?

 

'Cause, from where I stand, whaling basically amounts to hardcore fishing. I'm not sure there's a valid comparison between "fishing for large mammals" and "falsely treating human beings as property."

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...So you haven't actually got a reason, then?

 

'Cause, from where I stand, whaling basically amounts to hardcore fishing. I'm not sure there's a valid comparison between "fishing for large mammals" and "falsely treating human beings as property."

This "hardcore fishing" has led to the decline of whale male populations and to Japan enroaching upon the waters of other countries (see Australia). That and the methods they use to hunt are cruel and stress inducing. It's just as bad as the deforestation of the Amazon in terms of long term damage. These whales are important to the ecosystem yo and if Japan doesn't listen there won't be much more of them. I'm glad there's no hunting tradition in Ireland, well, except for those idiots who hunt foxes. They're a nuisance.

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Okay, but at least half of those reasons amount to "the Japanese are doing it wrong". You have yet to claim why the whaling itself is immoral, just that it's poorly managed.

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Okay, but at least half of those reasons amount to "the Japanese are doing it wrong". You have yet to claim why the whaling itself is immoral, just that it's poorly managed.

Okay then, its immoral because its wasteless, pointless and cruel. There's no scientific value to cutting up whales anymore despite what Japan says, we've discovered all we can anatomically about them and meat wise its wasteful because most japanese people don't even eat whale anymore. Ignoring even the intelligence and sentience of whales its immoral and cruel to kill creatures that don't even need to be killed in the first place.

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"95 percent of Japanese people very rarely or never eat whale meat. And the amount of uneaten frozen whale meat stockpiled in Japan has doubled to 4,600 tons between 2002 and 2012."

 

https://www.wired.com/2015/12/japanese-barely-eat-whale-whaling-big-deal/

 

Seems pointless keeping 9 million pounds of meat sitting around.

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Better, but still not quite there. You haven't got the emotionally-lashing-out-at-the-Japanese aspects all out yet.

 

Don't feel bad, you may actually be in the right at the end of it all.

 

Okay then, its immoral because its wastelessful, pointless and cruel.

 

See, this is what I'm talking about. Something being wasteful is a resource management issue, the Japanese most certainly have a point in mind (even if it is so coarse an intent as to feed themselves, that's still a point), and the issue of cruelty is accidental (you could solve it by finding a faster, more efficient method of hunting). This is still just "the Japanese are doing it wrong."

 

There's no scientific value to cutting up whales anymore despite what Japan says, we've discovered all we can anatomically about them and meat wise its wasteful because most japanese people don't even eat whale anymore.

 

I should point out that we've discovered no actual way to determine the limit of potential scientific discovery (not that I've been made aware of, at least), so there's no way to tell we've mastered our understanding of the cetacean body. Heck, we only just learned certain whales have elastic nerves back in 2015 -- and we did it by dissecting them.

 

Secondly, how popular whale meat is is irrelevant. How many people eat it is irrelevant. If you're going to seriously argue that a specific types of food shouldn't be made commercially available because not every unit might be sold and consumed, then you aren't protecting whales, you're undermining the entire food-based economy.

 

Ignoring even the intelligence and sentience of whales its immoral and cruel to kill creatures that don't even need to be killed in the first place.

 

I would hope we'd be ignoring the issues of intelligence and sentience, because, if not, we'd have to stop eating pigs, ducks, and cows, too.

 

 

And that last statement needs unpacking. No particular living thing necessarily needs to die because you could always kill something else instead if something must die for your purposes. You still need to explain why it's intrinsically bad for a person to kill a whale rather than, say, a chicken.

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I didn't see this coming when I clicked on this topic for the first time since I commented.

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