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    The offline mode was indeed removed from all platforms except the Wii. Even if you buy an old Version 1 disk that has the offline mode files, the first thing the game will do is force an update that will patch the game and remove the offline mode. Unfortunately the game checks for an Internet connection and won't run without one, so simply being connected to the Internet won't work either. To restore the offline mode, someone will have to rig something up to either bypass the online check, or trick the game into thinking it's already up to date.
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    The main benefits of the PS4 versions are a constant 60 FPS (in very select areas this isn’t the case), 4K graphics on a Pro, all DLC is included (item and cosmetics DLC), extra English recorded audio from the Steam release and Japanese language tracks, and a turbo mode to double the speed of the game. Truthfully you’ll be set with the Vita originals. I bought the PS4 versions because I wanted to play them on a console instead of a handheld, but after playing Cold Steel 1 on my PS4 I was hooked. To me they work better as a console game experience since I like playing a good long RPG on my TV, but the Vita version of 1 was a good time for as long as I had played it. I eventually bought the Vita versions since I found them for a good deal, and whenever I go on a trip they’ll make for good reading since Falcom games have tons and tons of text! Haha If you like the Vita versions you can transfer your save data to the PS4 version (but not the other way around), so if you do end up getting the PS4 versions down the road you can make a copy of your saves and transfer them to the PS4 and play on there too. So TL;DR - You’ll be just fine with the Vita versions. You won’t have access to some of the perks of the PS4 version, but the games are still very good on the Vita.
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    I can host a New York chapter for the 9th Anniversary and do a July 11th meet-up event at NintendoNY, which is the official day that the game debuted in both Japan and the US. Release JP: July 11, 2009 NA: July 11, 2010[1] July 11th is a Thursday, which works better for me to host because I work just a few blocks from NintendoNY. If I can figure out the WEP connection on my phone I may even be able to offer the DQVC shop download to event attendees in real time (but as of now that's a big IF.) Let me get back to the DQIX: Tag Mode Tuesday regulars and see if we are aligned for that Thursday.
  5. 1 point
    What I heard was that sexual orientation is mentioned a lot in what was perceived in a pandering way, but it’s hard to tell anymore if people are just being hyperbolic or if this is a real thing that happened. The dialogue honestly was just okay from what I played.
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    Hi there! Back in 2016 I posted an art thread with Dragon Quest themed Inktober drawings. In my excitement for the upcoming SSBU DLC I decided to draw some DQ-Kirbies today, and figured I might as well create a new art thread for my future drawings (as I REALLY need to start picking up the habit of drawing frequently again). This thread will probably mostly be DQ drawings, perhaps some other RPG/video game art as well!
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    See? Bob here gets it. He gets it gud.
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    I'll have to look into it once I unlock Paladin, then! The amount of defense earned from the class specific line does sound nice to have in the future. I'm close to getting to Stornway, and I've already beaten the Hexagoon. Currently Reiki (main hero) is at level 8 because I had too much fun slapping around the weak monsters in the Hexagon, to say the least. At the moment I have 9 skill points in shields, and have around 884 gold, which will probably head towards better upgrades once I reach Stornway. For my party I do plan on having a Mage and Priest in the party, I'm leaning towards having a Warrior but I'm either or at the moment.
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    I'm going to make an attempt to actually beat this game because I've only beaten it once and I kind of want to try playing it without giving up halfway? Idek, I'm replaying DQ7 since I finally have my own copy of it but I'm taking a break from it so eh. Only reason being my sister wants to play more DQ games and she's actually trying to play DQ4 by herself (long story short I ended up beating the game on accident for her), and I do plan on getting a copy of DQ9 for her so she can play it for herself (she'll probably beat DQ4 before then though). So this is kind of going to be a log for my game progress as I don't think I saw any other threads for general game progress on here and to keep up motivation to keep playing the game while taking brief breaks from it. And so I can feel productive. I won't be surprised if I manage to finish the game before the end of July, but we'll see. I'll just edit this every so often for the team and stats of each member, me and my sister might play multiplayer from time to time if I manage to get the game (I have the money for it atm, I just can't find it). Current team (put under spoilers because it will be a lot): Currently I'm just slogging through the intro and making my way towards actual combat, hoping to finish it sometime tomorrow as I'm in a writer's block and artist's block atm. (I'd work on my stories more but I'm just not feeling inspiration atm, and my small motivation for working on my Miitopia fanfic is because I was very disappointed by the lack of Miitopia fanfictions outside of tumblr. Working on a contest entry involving Dragon Quest, but otherwise, not really motivated.) Anyways let's just hope I succeed in actually beating the game for once
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    I would have liked to see the "hero" from V, (ironically DQV and FFV are my favourite entries in their respective series thus far.) Also, while it's awesome to see Erdrick, he looks a bit...dated. (He is from games from over 25 years ago after all) I think he could have been modernized a little better, but to be honest I can't put my finger on how....
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    I did the first on Vita and will do the second there as well. It's a bit slow sometimes, but excellent series all-around! Picked up a Vita copy today. I'll give it a try once I get through Chrono Trigger.
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    Someone on the Dragon Quester Facebook group posted a clearance copy of DQ XI they got for $10 from there...
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    Since you're already thinking so far ahead, look into the permanent bonus you get for maxing out the class specific skill line for Paladin! I belive it was something like +80 DEF of HP. It was worth it!
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    There's the What RPG are you playing thread that's been going for years that some of us post what we're up to, but I've done plenty of posts like this before too. Enjoy the greatness that is DQ9!
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    For what little I’ve been able to play of Smash Ultimate, I’m happy I got to hear this new remix of the World Map/Bonus Level themes from Donkey Kong Country not long after I unlocked King K. Rool (who is quickly becoming a new favorite, SOOOOO glad he’s finally in Smash Bros.). I enjoyed the faster paced versions of the songs they had put in Brawl (and now back in Ultimate too) but this new remix is excellent. Very fun and makes me want to go play some DKC!
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    Interesting. I've pre-ordered and am Prime. I hope I get that price. Their pre-order guarantee is supposed to cover that. I think if you keep your current pre-order, Amazon will refund you the difference after your pre-order is delivered. You could also cancel your current pre-order and pre-order it again, and you should pay only $51.99 (without sales tax), given you're already an Amazon Prime member.
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    They're probably referring to the 8-bit audio.
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    Ohh ok didnt know this was a thing! Thanks!
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    It's damn good and one of my favorites in the series. I just have to grind to beat the true final boss now. I can get to his fourth form but his freezing cold breath can almost wipe my team by itself.
  20. 1 point
    And here's what the Dragon Quest VII universe looks like in 2D mode.
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    I scratched the itch and bought a Switch. And Super Mario Odyssey. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Looking forward to finally playing on the system.
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    It’s not uncommon for the final boss of an RPG to be some giant creature or monstrosity borne from the efforts of the subordinates. The idea is to face an enemy that goes beyond anything you’ve faced yet. Sometimes they can manage to make it a character you’re familiar with, like Dr. Snapped in DQM:J, but I’m just as fine with it if they don’t. So long as this enemy is foreshadowed earlier I’m okay with it.
  24. 1 point
    Chapter 3 started out hard because Torneko is really weak at level 1. I was averaging 1 battle per time I needed to go home and sleep for awhile until he got to level 2, and that's with consuming the packed lunch. Humorously, I crit'd a few times at level 1, with no weapon and did 4 damage. Eventually when he's strong enough, around level 3 you can venture long enough to get some decent weapon and armor drops that he can equip. I got a Chain Sickle and eventually an Iron Spear that way. Also got a chain mail drop, making this no-shop quest relatively easy. I had to run from a bunch of battles this chapter, though, especially before I found a strong weapon because monsters with heal spells were near impossible to take down, solo. Healslimes actually have 255 MP. I kept waiting for it to run out, and eventually bailed. By the time I had my chain sickle and a few more levels I could take them out in 2 hits. Eventually the no-shop quest became pretty easy and there's no boss fight in this chapter so I bought my shop and tunnel and moved on. Chapter 4 for the no-shop quest is pretty easy too. Things are going smoothly because Meena starts out with a copper sword and Maya's magic is strong enough to best most of the early monsters with a single hit of Frizz. There's also their hometown inn, which lets them stay for free, in the center of the available map in Chapter 4. I just picked up Oojam as an NPC so I've got some extra muscle for awhile. I don't anticipate this to be too hard until I get to Balzack's first form, but we'll see. I may be leveled enough by then and with the sphere of silence it should be fine.
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    When you're all done, I'm interested to hear your final verdict on the game. Last night I made it past the point I had gotten to in all my other attempts (the future). I'm really enjoying it and am looking forward to finishing it. The music is fantastic.
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    Had you ever played it before? I mean before the Vita? Nope just the Vita. Long after I bought it is when I found out it's the worst version of the game.
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    Been job hunting for a week so far. Apparently getting my first offer tomorrow morning. Have a few interviews for the next few days so I'll have to wait and weigh my options. I guess the three years of stress of where I am now kinda pay off.
  29. 1 point
    Ok, that’s the first trailer I’ve watched for DQ Your Story...I’m totally sold. I love animated movies (and animated stuff in general, there’s SOOOOO many good shows nowadays) so seeing some of the DQ movie in action is pretty sweet. There’s a lot of cool details on character models like the Killing Machines and Golems, and the design of Ladja’s outfit is crazy. And those eyes, good lord! If I wasn’t a fan of DQ, I could definitely tell Ladja is either insane or brainwashed. I’m liking the way the characters move, and while I think the human characters could look a little closer to Toriyama’s artstyle, I’m not against how they look in the trailer. As a DQ, it’s pretty sweet to see moments from DQ5 in a new way. The hero giving Saber a big hug and reuniting with him, the hero and Pankraz having some one on one moments, the choice of Bianca or Nera...looks like it will be a good take on DQ5. Also, I’m digging the Slime who seems to tag along with the hero. Yeah it’s the mascot, but it’s cool to see anyway. Reminds me of how I always try and keep a Slime in the wagon and see how powerful it can become when I replay DQ5.
  30. 1 point
    EDIT: Wrong thread. My bad! To make up for my mistakes, have a video of some Japanese reactions to the Hero(es) of Dragon Quest III, IV, VIII, & XI coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate as DLC characters.
  31. 1 point
    So this is playable on Android now, thanks to RetroArch's new EasyRPG core. (Tons of errors, dunno if they are fixable, haven't spent much time with it - but so far it works fine besides showing error messages.)
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    As to your last point, it would do very well in Japan, and retro is kind of a thing here now. So it's not as far fetched or limiting in resources (plus they can do it with a team the size of Arte Piazza. They already have the build and basic tilesets, and SE uses a massive database for all assets now, so the workload would be much less than you might think. It would also give Japanese players (and everyone really) a new way to replay those old classics, and allow them to upscale from there in terms of content due to far less time and effort spent on visuals. So if they wanted to hire extra people, or bring in other internal teams to just work on new content, that would be much cheaper and easier for them. Hell they could even bridge those games with DQ11 as well, using other cameo's, maybe even work out a prologue to DQ3, like how Aliahan became sealed off, Ortega's initial quest, and cementing the loose tie-in from 11's true ending. Seems like a money printing win-win to me, since they could easily use the smallest/cheapest Switch carts, charge much less, and make far more profit per sale in both total amount and % of sale. Though hey, that's just an idea. The past worlds in the 3DS are as I listed them. Only 1~6 are 2D, 16 or 8 bit. 7~10 are 3D, but for the switch are changed to 2D. Dragon Quest VII: Dragon Quest VIII (I was wrong about 8's graphics...it's a crossbreed of 8 and 11 3DS' 3D system): Dragon Quest IX: Dragon Quest X @Erdrick The Hero yes, I know, but for this it's not streamed, it's fully rendered in-game, so the graphics are a downgraded version of what is streamed on the 3DS system for DQX...which I'm wrong about, it's just 11's 3D system, nothing directly ripped from 10, just remodeled:
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    That'd be great. I need good 2D sprites of DQ7 & 8 to make into my perler bead collections!
  34. 1 point
    There is a small game store outside downtown LA that was putting on a little Dragon Quest art exhibit by local or traveling artists that I went to. And they happened to already have the game in stock so I grabbed one. I should've posted a topic here about the art exhibit. I guess I still could! There was some really neat pictures by some really talented people.
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    I hope you all don't mind a little shameless self promotion, but I finally got around to begin editing my first play through of DQ11 when I was able to snag an early copy back on Sept 2nd 2018. Don't worry, since this is a long ass game, I won't reply to the chain every time a new video is posted. But if you're curious about the play through, all videos will be located in the spoilers section below. And if you like what you see, feel free to like, comment, and subscribe! (sorry... Had to... )
  36. 1 point
    A few things on and off. "The Legend of Dragon Quest" on my lunch breaks, I have volume 3 of the DQ Monsters+ manga to start, and I'm about half way through volume 2 of the Pokémon Adventures manga.
  37. 1 point
    I just played thru the PS4, I haven't played thru the 3DS one in Japanese
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    I hate it. It's the worst! Thank you Woodus! I appreciate it!
  40. 1 point
    Weird Al was in town last night. Originally I was just going to listen while I walked around the park outside. My girlfriend volunteers at the concession stand, so I went around to the front gate to wave, make a face, etc. As I was waiting for a lull in the crowd, a security guard came up and asked what I was doing. (This happens quite often to me.) I told her and she said, "Why don't you tell her yourself." and she gave me a ticket! So I got to see Weird Al with the symphony for free. Great seat, too! I've always wanted to see Weird Al, but he's eluded me for years. It was a great show. He played for 90 minutes. Wish it could've been longer, but I'm really happy with what he played. Moral of the story? Stalking your girlfriend at work pays off!
  41. 1 point
    Little update here. I bred Pizzaro and I have the ingredients for Esterk. I have beat S class also.
  42. 1 point
    I’m so glad I was able to spend a good chunk of today playing Cold Steel 2. I managed to finish the Celdic part of Act 1, joined forces with Captain Claire, and am now in the Nord Highlands to find the next 3 classmates. The game is doing a good job showing the conflict between the two factions of the civil war. After crossing the Nord Highlands on foot for awhile (which takes FOREVER, thank god that was only temporary) you see the power struggle between the two. I’ll be curious when the “trump card,” of the Noble Faction decides to pop up... Really loving the game an awful lot. It’s a top notch sequel for sure.
  43. 1 point
    I try to write about games every now and then and Dragon Quest III was the last game that was special to me so I had to write about it. I'd like to make a full write up about the series when I've finished it all but the link here is to my blogger write up on DQ3. https://drippyslimestar.blogspot.com/2019/02/dragon-quest-3.html
  44. 1 point
    I got an uncomfirmed message from someone that this worked for them with just tethering, but that they did have to set their phones to an unsecure WEP connection. I'm going to give this a shot this weekend.
  45. 1 point
    I am playing what is considered to be the visual novel, The House in Fata Morgana. Every review I’ve seen of it has said nothing less than it being a true masterpiece of storytelling so I’m really excited to see how it got that reputation. On first impressions, the art style and music are out of the ordinary for a Japanese VN (though the music doesn’t loop; it stops for a few seconds and then continues). I like the story structure, seeing past events residents of the manor prior to your arrival.
  46. 1 point
    Congrats to Dakhil, redneckpride4ever, AustNerevar for guessing September as the correct month for the release of Dragon Quest XI S! Quest Badge Added:
  47. 1 point
    Yeah, I couldn't agree more. This mix of fantasy-looking characters, with magic and swords, and technological spaceships was great. Heck, they could take the characters, story and worlds of this game and make it DQXII, that I wouldn't mind at all! 😁
  48. 1 point
    A question in the amazon comments brings to light my only hesitation, is there a possibility of a collectors edition that hasn't been announced yet? Cause if so I have to hold out for that haha.
  49. 1 point
    Yeah, but I would definitely feel the same about anime, even without a son who is half Japanese. 😀 With exception to Macross Plus and Howl's Moving Castle (which starred Brian Cranston and Billy Crystal, respectively) I've preferred subs to dubs since the early 90s. For a Blu Ray release I'd just like to have the option for both.
  50. 1 point
    It’s extremely frustrating not seeing Final Fantasy 8 or Dragon Quest 7 along side their brethren on my iPhone and iPad lol. I ordered a 2DS XL on Friday (I got the Pikachu one because it looks awesome lol 😂) and it will be in on Tuesday, according to Amazon. I’ve been 3DS-less for about a year now which is why I haven’t played it. I gave my New 3DS XL to my step-stone last summer along with my Pokémon games (I kept DQ 7 and 8 and my Zelda games though lol) because his got stolen and he was upset about it. I had hoped that DQ 7 mobile would be a year or a year and a half after the 3DS release so I didn’t rush out and buy a replacement 3DS. I’ve been replaying DQ 6 on my iPad and I said “Damnit I want to play the DQ 7 remake already.” So I went to Amazon to look at 3DS models and saw the Pikachu 2DS XL and said “Okay I’m buying that one.” I will probably get halfway through the 3DS version and SE will release the mobile version lol.
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