It's been nearly 11 years since Dragon Quest VIII first reached our shores and it also happens to be my first game in the franchise. You'd think that'd mean I've played it several times over by now, exploring every nook and cranny until I've completed the game numerous times. You'd be very, very wrong. For a long time now, it's been a never-ending cycle of starts and stops every couple years up until a few years back when the PS2 was put in storage and I gave up entirely. Well, recently I've dug it out again and I'm giving it one more go at VIII.
This time, however, I decided to follow the recent trend here and put together a sort of playthrough diary so a public record of it will encourage me to keep going until I've finished it. I'm going to post, at the very least, one update a week, but I will try to do more so I don't become complacent. And even if I have nothing of importance, or anything at all, to report, I'm still going to post something.
The farthest I've gone has been Argonia, which apparently took almost 40 hours according to my playtime and that feels waaaaay too long to me. But for this playthough, I'm going to start fresh from the beginning. At the moment, I've leveled up the Hero and Yangus appropriately and equipped them well enough to take on Geyzer.