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    Hey everyone, I've had this magazine for a long time, but I've never seen scans of it anywhere, so I thought I'd share it here. This was the cover story for the November 2005 copy of Play Magazine. It even has an interview with Yuji Horii in it. Enjoy!
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    I would like to know a bit about the history of the den and what led him to make it, though that may have already been answered elsewhere. Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
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    Forward There was a group of Japanese screeners who were so horrified by the ending, they leaked it. Ever since reading it, it's just cemented my disdain for the movie. They also ignored one little nugget as well, though probably because not as many Japanese gamers would take an issue with it, due to social stigma and constant repetition of it:
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    So Nintendo of Europe made an announcement today that the Dragon Quest XI S demo is available now! https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/1164163127023456256 And now, Nintendo of America has announced that the Dragon Quest XI S demo is available to download at the Nintendo eShop. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1164175325783154688 And now if you excuse me, I'll be playing the Dragon Quest XI S demo. Feel free to give your impressions, screenshots, etc. of the Dragon Quest XI S demo.
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    Damn, He did a great job with the game. Sad to see him go but he needed it. I can see why he would feel burned out after Builders 2. It's a super massive game. Each island is a short game in itself. He really outdid himself on the game and deserves the rest. If Square Enix wants it made, they'll get it made. He was the director for two of them. That does not mean the series dies with him.
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    2D looks so beautiful, and like so many early DQ games, so so so much better at night time!
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    And here's 35+ minute gameplay footage of Dragon Quest XI S from Nintendo UK, featuring Yuji Horii and Hokuto Okamoto! And Nintendo of Europe has said that the Dragon Quest XI S demo is available now! https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/1164163127023456256
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    In the middle of getting my Dragon Quest tattoo. Will update with pictures later. Edit: woohoo!
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    1-3 mobile ports are great, what are you talking about? Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
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    Yeah it was a good time walking around, checking out the sights and chatting about DQ. Glad your concert went well and it didn't rain
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    The iTunes/Apple Podcast application finally went through! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dragon-quest-slime-time/id1476103087
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    Both of these ideas are strange choices, particularly for the first DQ feature film, particularly when riding high on its high-fantasy legacy at the moment. DQ5 has reentered top ten sales figures in Japan in the wake of this film release. These two choices feel, to me, like pulling punches and not completely trusting the audience to love Dragon Quest simply and purely for being Dragon Quest. Personally, I think that’s someone’s miscalculation, and I hope they don’t do it again. Of course, I don’t actually know the reasoning and I haven’t seen it for myself, but that’s my hot take. Also, @Plattym3 and @ignasia, I’d say you’re both right. Consoles definitely went through a decline. I have no statistics and am not interested in the research, so everything I say is based on my lived experience, my friends, and the kids and adults I’ve taught: PS2 dominance was, I think, a point of pride to Japanese gamers. There was a real love and respect for Sony, like with Nintendo and Sega before them. Sega had faded, and it took Nintendo a while to establish that “old Nintendo feeling” with the DS/3DS. Xbox never really took off here (yes, understatement), but awareness of the console wars and trends toward handheld took some luster off PS3, I think. PS4 seems to have more momentum, in part I imagine because 3DS era has been in slowdown for a long time. And then there’s Switch. Switch is why I think you’re both right. I believe before Switch Japan was actually headed for death of consoles. Japanese gamers and the casual public have fully embraced mobile. Many still loved their 3DS, but I stopped seeing them out and about probably…three(?) years ago? Switch has not only filled that gap (though I basically never actually see people playing it in public), but (I feel) reinvigorated the entire industry. Switch feels like Famicom-era gaming. It had a freshness and fun vibe that transcends even the 3DS, I think. I hope they get on integrating 3DS-level social features and UI before the momentum fades! Also… everybody has Switch. I teach kids now, and literally all of them have it. I know several adults who have it or want it. Switch has a feel good factor that is definitely revitalizing interest and somehow making public gaming okay again, rather than public shaming. I think there may be more Switch playing on trains and in public again as the Lite and better-battery Switches release this autumn. I hope so. That’s the real test. I used to never get on a train and not see people on their 3DS/2DS/DS, with occasional Vita and PSP. It’s still all phones on the trains at the moment, but I do think that may be Switching.😉
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    Whilst it's nice that Dragon Quest gets more exposure in the West due to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, there's still a long way to go before Dragon Quest becomes mainstream in the West.
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    Oh god, makes me remember all these "what if X eastern property received a Hollywood adaptation" jokes. Bad move T_T
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    If the Switch version weren't around the corner then I would say that they're allowed to spoil whatever they wish...its been a year, etc. But you're right, a lot of people have been holding off for this version. They should have had a spoiler section at the end of the podcast. That said, the DQ community is pretty insular, and I feel like Puff Puff Hour has been more of a "retrospective" look at the series. They're used to reviewing decades-old games...it's not every year we get a new DQ game. If you're new to the series then spoilers will abound for many of the games in DQ communities. Though I agree that, even though we're almost a year in since release, XI should be treated differently since the Definitive Edition has yet to be released. Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
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    I thought I heard the sound of the Hallelujah chorus going off in someone's head.
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    So a YouTube user named ContraNetwork uploaded a Dragon Quest XI S demo frame rate video. It seems like besides a few frame stutters here and there, Dragon Quest XI S looks to be a solid 30 fps experience.
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    " While a few moviegoers found the twist clever " Who? People who hate video games and fantasy?
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    An idea that suggests itself to me is "how DQ characters/tropes evolve from game to game?" (e.g. the history of Lamia). I still need to listen to the first one, but I'm currently missing my headphones.
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    Here are the missing ones from before up through 299. 300-331 will be in the next post. 256 Seasaur 292 Golden Dragon 293 Darksteel Dragon 294 Divine Dragon 295 Ultimate Dragon
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    Its been fun, but get it on sale if you can. I enjoy Tag Battle fighters. Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars was the first more traditional fighting game I got into, and got me to try more fighting games. Found others that I really enjoy like Street Fighter III: Third Strike and Guilty Gear. But tag games like TvsC, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and now Blazblue Cross have been the ones I have the most fun with, both by myself and with friends. I’m also a big fan of the King of Fighters series. It’s been a great series to play and watch over the years.
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    The Nintendo Switch version for Dragon Quest XI S is available for download from the Nintendo eShop.
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    OH REALLY?! Is it a new Spirit or one of the ones already in the game that came with the DQ DLC? Also, I can confirm you can download the DQ11 Switch DLC. It contains the two special vests of EXP and Gold, the Trodain outfit for the hero, Erik’s Wolf costume (it’s the one from the manga starring him FYI), the Boar costume for Veronica, and 5 seeds of skill. It shows up as a separate icon on my Switch home screen for the full game and says “You must have the software in order to play,” when clicking it, so it must not be accessible in the demo.
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    Well, I finally did it... I landed a huge new job. The pay difference is more than 15K, and I'm finally not on some kind of service desk/help desk/call queue. 6 years of struggling have hopefully paid off. I started the day after Labor Day.
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    If you want scans of Dragon Quest music CD booklets. I have *most* of the Main Numbered titles that I can scan for you, if you so desire.
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    I got absolutely destroyed. I survived the pools but ended up getting knocked out by two really good players. One of the players that knocked me out is room mates with one of the best Smash players in the state. I didn't stand a chance lol On the bright side, he did compliment me for my King K. Rool play. So at least I had that going for me.
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    I found this on Twitter and I think it's goopendously fabulous.
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    Thanks for all of this, Ignasia! That google doc alone will be tons and tons of help!
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    At Fan Expo Boston for the day. The first thing I did was get into Dan Slott’s line to get some books signed because the last time I tried to get into his line at a convention, it was just after Peter Parker came back and the wait was ridiculous. I succeeded in meeting him today and he signed ASM #655, which got me into reading modern comics. Dude was really friendly. Met a couple other artists but that was probably the most significant. More in line with this forum’s interests, I did also met the voice of Zelda in Breath of the Wild and she signed my Wii U copy!
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    There are 3 older episodes of Slime Time around here on the Den too. Two predate DQX and one is a year later. We're hopefully reviving the name brand for good!
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    You can emulate the Wii remote or any other standard input device compatible with the Wii using the keyboard, mouse, or a USB/Bluetooth keyboard. If you plan on playing games that utilize motion controls, it's possible to play without a Wii remote, but would be much better if you paired a real one via Bluetooth. You can emulate the Wii remote pointer with the mouse, but if you're already using a real Wii remote you might as well use a sensor bar as well. You don't need any particular brand (such as "dolphin bar"), any battery or USB powered one will work (even the one that comes with a real Wii would work, if you really wanted to leave your Wii powered on alongside your computer). "Sensor Bar" is a misnomer as it actually contains no sensors - it just houses a pair of infrared LED lights which the Wii remote's built in IR sensor picks up and uses to triangulate it's position.
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    It looks like the system is pretty good (apart from this guy ending up with a broken controller). I may just have to pre-order one.
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    Damn. I was really looking forward to watching this movie. It seems like they did just about everything right. But that ending? Oh boy. I don't think it would be so bad if
  38. 1 point
    I read this first post and laughed so hard while slimeltaneously thinking, "C'mon, let common sense prevail." My guess is the OP has never listened to Puff Puff Hour before...? They're quite up front that they're going to summarize the entire game. Like it's literally "what they do". Lots of podcasts that look back at games do. RPGamer's RPG Backtrack tells you each episode they're going to tell everything. RPG Fan's Retro Encounter breaks most games into 2 episodes and goes beat by beat through the plot. They just had their 200th episode that basically spoils all of RPG-Dom. They even have awards for biggest plot twist & characters that betray you and list all the ones in all the games that do. If you're looking at a 1-2+ hour podcast about a single game, it's going to be filled with spoilers. Honestly I think this topic is quite inflammatory and is the podcast equivalent of screaming to the skies: "don't listen to the news: they tell you what goes on it the world!" Hint: don't listen to most of DQ FM or Slime Time either. They spoil stuff as well. [emoji849][emoji849][emoji849][emoji849]
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    I’d listen to it on YouTube at well.
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    I pointed it at the Achor.fm page and it found them for me via the podcasts section of plex. I was able to add Slime Time that was as well, otherwise I have the MP3 on the Slime Time Episodes page @Plattym3 adding Platty to this as well so he knows I have the MP3 and MP4 versions on the Den. MP4 version just has the logo in with it at this time. https://www.woodus.com/den/slimetime/episodes.php
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    To celebrate the upcoming Legend of the Ancient Dragon expansion, I thought I'd post this topic detailing everything I know about DQX's story. Beware of spoilers. So, our story takes place in the world of Astoltia, known for its 6 main areas: Ogreed, Eltona, Dwachakka, Puku Land, the Wena Islands, and Rendashia. We start off as a random Human (we'll call him/her X) living in Etene, a small village in Rendashia. One day, the village is attacked by a strange guy with a scythe who calls himself Hades Nelgel. Wanting to get rid of a prophecied "heaven-sent child," the jerk burns down the village, kills everyone (including X), and seals Rendashia in a dark barrier. However, thanks to the power of a magic flower X had at the time, (s)he is brought back to life in the body of a random corpse that just recently died. (The Ogre froze to death. The Weddie was killed in a sword fight that was supposed to be a friendly spar. The Elf.....misfired a death spell? Someone correct that for me. The Puklipo......woke up in his/her coffin in a carriage. I'm pretty sure the dialogue did some explaining, but I can't read Japanese. The Dwarf........I don't know. I can't find the intro scene for Dwarves anywhere.) After some adventuring, X meets a sage who claims that he can help, but only after X gathers 6 sacred emblems. X does so, but is constantly tortured by visions of Hades Nelgel taunting him/her from afar. When the sage fails to break through the barrier, he tries to find help from a gal named Furukka, but she's a failure in whatever she does. Desperate, the sage pulls X from his/her body, which results in him/her meeting the corpse's original owner. X learns that the only thing that can penetrate Hades Nelgel's barrier is the Ark of the Heavens, a sacred vessel that was last seen 500 years ago. X travels back in time, witnesses some political problems between the Ogres and Humans, and despite defeating a demon named Razban, is unable to foil his ultimate plan (bringing Hades Nelgel to life). X finally makes it past the barrier, and climbs to Hades Nelgel's throne room, but doesn't account for the final trick up his sleeve. However, the trap fails, and the two finally battle square off, mano a mano. X wins and manages to escape, but Hades Nelgel's barrier remains intact. Using a magic compass, X makes it through the barrier into Rendashia, where (s)he has to find a "sleeping hero" who should, in theory, be able to ultimately destroy the barrier. On the way, X meets an (amnesiac?) girl who is trying to head to the kingdom of Gran Zedora. However, the road is blocked off to anyone who doesn't have 3 sacred butterflies, compliments of Princess Anlucea. X rounds up the butterflies, and meets the princess, who is actually an imposter, with the girl from earlier being the real Anlucea. The rest is mostly my guessing, but..........Anlucea turns out to be the "sleeping hero," and helps you defeat Hades Nelgel's boss, Great Satan Madesagora. If you have stuff to add here, don't be shy to post.
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    Thanks! I had a lot of fun. I'd consider doing a podcast again if anyone is interested.
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    The other day on the DataHoarder subreddit, somebody posted an archive of around 90 GB of video game commercials dating backing to the 80s through to modern consoles. I looked through them and pulled out only the DQ ads as I thought someone here might want them. They aren't all very good quality, many of them having been captured from VHS and then compressed digitally, but for many of them I imagine they're the only copies in existence. There are Japanese as well as international commercials. Many of them, like some of the EU DQIX commercials I had never seen before. Here's an upload if somebody wants them, or if @Woodus wants them for the site. They're organized by game system in different directories. Around 180 video files at about 1.5 GB total zipped. https://www.mediafire.com/file/ucc8u3wx1wizd3p/DQ_Commercials.7z/file
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    I put in a japanese address and use an American credit card on Amazon.co.jp for downloading DQ X and its upgrades. I never had an issue. But its possible if you do this, it can trigger an alert that you do not live in Japan but I never received one.
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    Link is in my signature. Tesla set one up a while back
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    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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    They do fit the bill as the perfect bickering couple haha. Add Maribel in the mix and everyone would want to bang their heads on walls.
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    Holy cow, that's all so awesome! I especially loved the trying to board the boat with a coffin comment!
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    Pretty sure it's Katsuya Tenada. Yeah, despite how weird some of his interpretations were (FFIV being a prime example), he did some great work. https://www.kotaku.com/5905598/nintendo-power-sure-had-some-amazing-artwork-inside/
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