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  1. 5 points
    I found this tape on a retro shop called Beep in Akihabara. It was in the junk bin surprisingly and I picked it up for my Dragon Quest collection as soon as I saw it. Now it became a rarity part for my DQ collection. I also have an old VHS player but I have to get it fixed first to watch it. I think it contains a walkthru type gameplay video but I'm not sure. I just wanted to share it with you guys.
  2. 4 points
    So Sakurai was talking about the Hero (and Banjo Kazooie) in the latest issue of Famitsu, which you can read about below.
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  4. 3 points
    The back and forth is what gives DW VII it's charm, in my opinion. It's interesting to watch the different islands develop.
  5. 3 points
    What is a man? *tosses glass of wine on the ground* A miserable little pile of secrets.
  6. 3 points
    999 North Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, CA 90245
  7. 2 points
    The game is back up for download. http://dragonwarriorreborn.com
  8. 2 points
    My favorite Dragon Quest scene is actually the finale of the spinoff Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, which spectacularly pays off a few points from the earlier story for the final battle. I think my favorite overall stories are VIII and IX, though.
  9. 2 points
    Been a casual visitor of the main site for a few years, especially in my high school years. Never really checked the forums, but they seem like a fairly pleasent place to be. Hope I don't become a burden.
  10. 2 points
    Went back to Furrowfield Island because I missed a mini medal somewhere. I spent like an hour retracing the locations. Turns out, I finished one of the puzzles, but forgot to grab the medal.
  11. 2 points
    It's been a long time coming. Like over 8 years, considering I bought it on DS launch day. I got super side tracked by the desire to grind out vocations. That's a problem I also had with DQ7, I just felt so underpowered until I had a chance to grind them out but then I didn't know when to stop, so I mastered then all .. That caused the hiatus. But holy crap that ending and subsequent credits roll had me feeling like crap. Ashlynn became my favorite character so I was really feeling the implied ship there with the MC. This was the first time a DQ game gave me a melancholic ending. I thought it was a great game over all, even if the challenge was all over the place, favoring the difficult side, but that ending tho. Even the post credits scene did little to make me feel better about it. After I got over it (I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying!) I went into the bonus dungeon just to get dominated by Nokturnus. Is he supposed to be the strongest entity in the whole entirety of Dragon Quest? Sure felt like it. Reckon I'll try him again with LMS/Paladin strats soon. Repear's Peak was pretty cool. I knew what was up there so I saved before hand so I could see them all. Despite 4 being my favorite of the Zenithian Trilogy, I thought the 5 version of Repear's Peak was the best (then again, anything with the best waifu of all time, Debora, is the best). I guess after I take care of Nokturnus I can move onto the last 2 games in the main series I haven't beaten, 8 and 11. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  12. 2 points
    So I did some more of these: Aria / Aishe as a SilkWing Melvin / Sir Mervyn as a SandWing-SeaWing combo, I might edit it later when I have the time though I think I might do the cast of another game in the series next, idk but that's probably what I'll end up doing
  13. 2 points
    DQVII is my favorite, but I also loved the story and the partychat/characters. It didn't drag as much as most games of that length. DQXI is closest to DQVIII although I think slightly smaller. It's still a good game.
  14. 2 points
    You need to invest a specific amount of points into each skill before you see any bonuses. For the hero for example, once you get the minimum for the first sword skill level, you’ll get an increase of +5 damage for swords. Keep leveling it and eventually you’ll earn skills like Flame Slash and Metal Slash. You’ll want to focus on a specific weapon for each character. Going swords for the hero and axes for Yangus is a good place to start if you are unfamiliar with the game. You should also invest points into each character specific skill. Yangus’s Humanity skill line for instance will give him support abilities he can use to help the party in battle, while the hero’s Courage skill line gives him some useful spells only the hero has access to. The skill point system isn’t broken; you just need to hit the right amount of points for each skill level. I can respect you want to play blind, but you should consider at least looking up a skill point/skill level guide as a reference for how many points you’ll need for the next skill level up. As for alchemy, you don’t earn them from monsters or buy them; that’s not how the game gives them to you, nor is it said in the game. You earn new recipes by talking to NPCs or reading books from bookshelves. What you earn from battles/buying in shops are specific materials you can use for alchemy, but all recipes are earned outside of battles and buying. You’ll want to try different items for the alchemy pot. If a combination of items doesn’t work, the game immediately spits them back out and tells you to try something else. Once you do find a working combo, the game will start the alchemy process. You can cancel the process at any point before the item is made, so if you don’t want to lose a specific item or change your mind you can cancel the alchemy pot before it finishes (you’ll know when it is finished when you hear a “Ding!” sound.) Dragon Quest VIII isn’t broken by any means. I played the game blind on my first run back in 2011 and I did perfectly fine. Focus on one weapon line and the specific character abilities for your skill points, don’t be afraid to experiment with the alchemy pot, and be sure to read at every bookshelf you find.
  15. 2 points
    Oof I made more of the Dragon Quest characters as dragons (specifically the dragon tribes in Wings of Fire) Auster / Arus as a NightWing because simply, I liked the design though it could fit Kiefer as a SkyWing-IceWing hybrid because I honestly couldn't choose between the two, and it sort of fits? Idk And Gabo / Ruff as a RainWing-MudWing hybrid because simply, I couldn't fit him into just one category I might draw some more of these for more practice drawing dragons, though I think I'll eventually do some digital art of them as humans
  16. 2 points
    So I tried something recently uaing Blurb.com. I didn't want to play $100+ for a collectible copy of the DWM2 prima guide so I had a copy printed myself using a pdf file. I guess technically this is piracy but since Prima Games is out of business and they weren't even selling this book in the last decade of their existence anyway, there's no harm done. Honeatly I'm pleased at how it turned out. It isn't perfect by any means of course, but its totally usuable and even looks nice, if you can ignore the page creases from the original PDF scan. The spine image is the weakest part as it was the most difficult to find a high res image of, but I was sorta slapping this thing together kind of sloppily any way so I wasn't too concerned with making a passable bootleg or anything. This is more for practical uses anyway. Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
  17. 2 points
    I like Dragon Quest for its stories and gameplay. My favorites are V, VIII, and IX. I love V so much that I actually had a disc made of the PS2 version that was playable on English consoles that had an english patch on it.
  18. 2 points
    Prima Games isn't out of business. They've now become almost exclusively online, and are kind of like Samurai Gamers/Wikipedia/IGN's Wiki/etc. Only with fully released guides on the spot or a series of pre-set initial helper articles (kind of like what Hardcore Gamers does), that are paid for, but at a much cheaper pricing model per article (just more expensive per word). Though now and again they do print actual physical guides, it's rare (ES6 will probably get one, and it will almost certainly be pre-order or per-order only). However, because the guide is out of print, this is acceptable. Even IF the guide were in print, this would still be acceptable. The problem with laws is that they're never absolutely specific. For instance, going to a library to get a book, to print copies of pages from that book, including all pages of that book, is absolutely allowed. You aren't even required to make those copies in the library. They can be made anywhere, from any copy machine. Same with online books, unfortunately. This is why companies automatically force a paywall structure, and allow only a certain amount of content to show up front (and until recently, allowed printing those free pages). The law cannot protect them directly, so they protect their own bodies of work by forcing those limitations. If the law did, it would negate the purpose of copy-machines (which still exist), and the point of using a library as a tool for teachers. Unless they specified VERY specific instances, however this would complicate things with other forms of learning groups, such as seminars, camps, coaches, home schooling, printing up copies for usage in company meetings, etc. The only two times the law would play a part are: 1) You host the Prima guide, even one out of print, and Prima, or whoever holds the rights, requests you pull it. 2) You print the guide without permission, then attempt to sell it. You can give it away, or use it for your own purposes infinitely, but you cannot make money off of it. Anyone who tries to assert there are more draconian laws in place would be lying or manipulating the rhetoric in the law to fit what they want to see or argue as being true. ---- All that said. Yeah, that looks really nice. Oh, right. If you ever do print these and sell, you should get Prima's permission. If not, you CAN charge for the materials, but keep tabs on that. I don't think you can charge for labor, but that I don't know. Shipping, sure. I'm only saying this because that's a rather solid job.
  19. 2 points
    Thanks guys! After seeing the Dragon Quest Your Story trailer, I wanted to draw some fanart for it, so I drew Bianca's new design and redrew a screenshot from the trailer with her original design!
  20. 2 points
    Although @DQ11_PR didn't post this Tweet, @DQ11_PR did retweet it. https://twitter.com/V_Jump/status/1143106175312908288 And here are some screenshots from the V-Jump link.
  21. 2 points
    Nice! I hope she enjoys it. I finished it not too long ago and it's one of my favorites in the series.
  22. 2 points
    It's rediculous the stuff they throw around and keep hidden. Perfect for $0.99 DLC, but it'll never happen. Jackarses.
  23. 2 points
    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.
  24. 2 points
    And here's what the Dragon Quest VII universe looks like in 2D mode.
  25. 2 points
    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.
  26. 2 points
    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:
  27. 2 points
    That'd be great. I need good 2D sprites of DQ7 & 8 to make into my perler bead collections!
  28. 2 points
    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.
  29. 1 point
    I don't think this was worth making a new thread, but another interesting discovery. Until now I had really overlooked this in the mobile script, it's a messy rip and easy to miss, but the dialog related to the Reborth Stone (formerly the Dragon Potion) is stored just before the Opening Prologue. There's two lines for a lot of the save prompts which kinda makes me think it's randomly either DQ1 Hero or Gwaelin. But one message if you refuse to save makes it pretty clear the voice you hear Gwaelin "Th-!? B-!? Hmph! Dost thou truly mean to take thy leave without first recording thy progress...?" That's the same confounded stutter she does in DQ1. I won't have room to add it in my script port though, unfortunately.
  30. 1 point
    Boom! DQVI on mobile worked out beautifully. A wonderful fan on the DQ Facebook group hooked me up! Not enough for a sprite sheet, but I can perler those!
  31. 1 point
    Hahaha, I imagine that's because DQ gameplay is actually very straightforward Go and Examine/Talk gameplay. They aren't trying to find new gimmicks. Any favorite parts of the series?
  32. 1 point
    The only time you'll ever see a print guide from them, is if it's Elder Scrolls, and they can assure like 1+ million in sales, and even then, it'll likely be pre-order only, and no follow up. Only digital. These days, due to GameFAQs and Wiki's divulging game mechanics, and going far further than guidebooks can, and because Prima has to go through a whole legal process to get almost everything in a formal guide accepted through a legal team, so it's not "giving away company secrets," it's not viable. They used to make a lot of money per guide, until around the 2005 period, when legal teams got involved with print media. So to skirt around that, companies now pay for smaller articles pre-created to release the day of or a few days before a copy gets its street date. Though these days given online shipping firms and tactics (mostly thanks to Gamestop's nefarious early practice of releasing some major games early), it's like 2~3 days prior to release. So a bunch of media companies are getting on board (which has to suck for Prima, as it means direct competition), and do these small guides that cost game developers a lot less money. Beginner's Guides: https://www.polygon.com/guides/2019/7/12/20690979/dragon-quest-builders-2-beginners-multiplayer-townspeople-changes-improvements-switch https://gameranx.com/features/id/176756/article/dragon-quest-builders-2-10-tips-tricks-to-help-you-become-a-master-builder-beginners-guide/ Large Compendium Guides: https://twinfinite.net/2019/07/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide-wiki-tips-tricks-guides-more/ https://www.gamepur.com/guide/41738-dragon-quest-builders-2-room-recipes-all.html Note that gamepur is up here because it's bloody strange, just pick any article, scroll down, and it connects first to all related articles, in this case anything labeled with the same game name. Keep scrolling past and it goes to other games. So there's no point in linking individual pages as it just continuously loads all of their pages in one stroke. Since there are a range of articles it counts as a mini Compendium. Walkthrough/Island Specific Guides: https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/12/dragon-quest-builders-2-furrowfield-shrine-locations-and-solutions/ General Tips and Tricks: https://www.rgj.com/story/life/2019/07/12/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide-hearts-galore-and-essential-tips-technobubble/1720011001/ https://www.gamesradar.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-tips/ https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/15/dragon-quest-builders-2-explorers-shores-guide/ https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-fast-travel https://www.usgamer.net/articles/01-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-hammer https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-gain-xp-and-level-up-faster/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-change-your-appearance/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-open-locks/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-access-photo-mode/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-run/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-cook-food-and-basic-recipes/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-five-types-of-seeds/ I HIGHLY recommend checking out BenXC's channel. He's insanely knowledgeable about the Builders games, and quite masterful. Some really useful tips, and he's more than willing to share bugs to take advantage of, here's 22 bits of knowledge that's useful to start out, and really useful indeed, as much is based on unique elements to Builders 2: Room/Material/Set Building: https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/11/dragon-quest-builders-2-room-and-set-recipe-guide/ https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-room-recipes/ https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-set-recipes/ https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-materials https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-recipes https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-spoilspores https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-zenithium/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-diamonds/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-find-gold/ Base Building: https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-base-level https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-water https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-what-hearts-do/ Farming: https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-soil https://gameranx.com/features/id/176808/article/dragon-quest-builders-2-everything-you-need-to-know-about-farming-special-seeds-faster-growing-more/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-how-to-make-field-bigger/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-grow-and-harvest-wheat/ Sidequests: https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-puzzles-guide/ https://www.rgj.com/story/life/2019/07/11/dragon-quest-builders-2-puzzle-guide-and-mini-medal-locations-technobubble/1699888001/ Multiplayer: https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/15/dragon-quest-builders-2-multiplayer-split-screen-play-online/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-upload-your-island/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-upload-and-share-photos-online/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-play-with-friends-in-multiplayer/ Full Guides/Wiki's in Progress: https://video-game-guide-walkthrough.supersoluce.com/solution/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide/furrowfield/ === I'll fill this out more later on, but for now I have a ton of stuff to do.
  33. 1 point
    Murdaw was definitly tough as nails. Feels like he should have been after Alltrades Abbey. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  34. 1 point
    Depends on the type of condo. The one I'm in is basically an apartment but slightly larger and with lousy rules.
  35. 1 point
    Necropost on my own thread - FYI the updated URL is this, since I changed my GitHub username a while ago. (I haven't had a device with the game on it since not long after I started, so I haven't really had the chance to work on this much more since I started.) (Also 4/13 post date, N1C3.)
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  37. 1 point
    It’s not “poor work conditions” it’s “surprise involuntary monetary opportunities.”
  38. 1 point
    I wonder if that could be some kind of tie in for the supposed upcoming Monsters title with Mia and Erik in it?
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  40. 1 point
    My mini 4th of July vacation starts today. I have to work on the 4th, but my holiday is today, and since Wednesdays are my guaranteed day off I’ll have the next two days to do whatever. That wedding I attended this weekend was pretty miserable. It was 100 degrees with the heat index, and it was an outdoor wedding/reception...yeah, it was not fun sitting through the whole thing. It was cool to see some of my older cousins I don’t get the chance to talk much though. We all ended up at the same table during the reception so it good to catch up on life, games, and so on. Anyway, I managed to finish off the World of Light adventure mode in Smash Ultimate. I thought it was okay; definitely better than playing through the Subspace Emissary from Brawl though. Personally I thought it went on for too long, but I enjoyed the artwork of the different maps and the many references from the spirit battles. I was happy to finally unlock the My Music option for the main menu, and I was very happy to see Brawl’s vocal main theme was one of the options. It was wonderful to see the vocal main theme was back. Definitely going to make a custom stage with that as the background music. I also picked up (or rather downloaded) Cuphead last night after work. Like Super Mario Odyssey, I’m SOOOOOOOO glad I can finally play this game! I remember when it was first announced at E3 and I was pretty excited for it. I watched a lot of old cartoons thanks to VHS tapes my parents had when I was growing up, be they from Disney or other studios, so seeing a hand drawn game replicate that 1930s era style of animation was really cool. When it finally released in 2017 I was bummed I didn’t have the chance to play it, so thank you Nintendo and/or Microsoft for working together to help bring the game to the Switch! I’ve played part of the first area and I’m absolutely loving it.
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  42. 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.
  43. 1 point
    I've heard of pet rocks, but that's a different level.
  44. 1 point
    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....
  45. 1 point
    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.
  46. 1 point
    Someone on the Dragon Quester Facebook group posted a clearance copy of DQ XI they got for $10 from there...
  47. 1 point
    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.
  48. 1 point
    They're probably referring to the 8-bit audio.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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