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  1. 5 points
    Saw this on the foursome channel. Perfectly sums up why I stick with the DQ fans.
  2. 3 points
    999 North Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, CA 90245
  3. 3 points
    If anyone feels down over seeing people being apathetic towards Dragon Quest in general, here's a video of people at the Nintendo NY Store going (positively) crazy over the announcement of the Dragon Quest Hero(es) as Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC characters.
  4. 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.
  5. 2 points
    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... )
  6. 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.
  7. 2 points
    @Dwaine @Plattym3 Here's the thing, we all know that when a series goes mainstream, you will have people who are utter nutters, or who like to flail about like idiots. It should be celebrated not for them, but because there will be more of us added to the larger roster of overall fans through Nintendo's action and pushing DQ through adding to Smash Bros. There were already plenty of annoying posters for DQ11, even here, who popped in, had a silly question, didn't like the answer, or was outright rude...and that's how it works. For all of those, we've also seen a few new members and even on GameFAQs, new and older fans who haven't played in awhile, or who didn't spent any time on other DQ forums but are participating now, coming out of the shadows so to speak, because it's a new age. So I'm happy to see the child-like behaviour as it's a sign DQ is heading mainstream, or starting down that route, and will become recognizable as a series. It's rather frustrating entering a game store, saying Dragon Quest, and getting a blank stare, or a "you mean Dragon Ball?," question. That will change. It happened with Final Fantasy, and the various online message forums I was part of back when AOL message boards were a thing. FF7 changed the game. DQ11 is the FF7 (or the closest thing to it) of the DQ world. Clearly the growth change is different. FF7 took the fanbase from 500k to nearly 4m people in the US alone. That said, for all the BS I deal with on FF fansites or GameFAQs forums, there are a lot of cogent and good discussions and helpful people. More than before. More people code diving to find out mechanics...for me as you both know that's like finding gold and platinum in a hidden room underground...just bars and bars of the two metals. Then you have more people making FAQs, more people contributing in other ways. Imagine Woodus being behind, or having alternative fansites crop up that are serious, and fill out the details in everything. That's huge. So I would say be happy knowing there will be more people like yourselves (and me...yeah, I know, that's a scary thought) that come with the dumbassery. Just trying to give you two a booster is all. Anyway, cheers gentlemen.
  8. 2 points
    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
  9. 2 points
    I have a suggestion. One that's been percolating in my brain for a good 6 months now. As many of you know, I've been a staff member over at RPGamer for almost a year now. It's fun, it's sometimes a lot of work, it's like any volunteer thing: pluses and minuses. One big plus has been doing podcasts over there for the past year. I have no one that I regularly speak to IRL that plays RPGs. Before I started listening to a lot of podcasts the past 2 years, there's a boatload of game names and character names I've never heard spoken aloud before that now I'm finding rolling off my tongue (Shin Megami Tensei, Atelier _______, etc.). Whatever, I'm getting off topic. The point is, I'm loving podcasting. Here's the thing: is there a DQ podcast out there that's done by long-time DQ fans? I know I've chatted with @Woodus and @Liamland and we listen to Puff Puff Hour & a couple others. But the ones in the past couple years have been from people new to the series. They're great, but they're playing stuff for the first time and typically playing the newest versions and they've left me wanting more reminiscing about the original games and the changes made for remakes and remasters and sequels and the like. I'd love to hear a podcast by people who've been playing and replaying and chatting about DQ games for decades and knows all the stuff that many of us here at the Den know. The inside jokes, the annoyances, the fixes, the growth of the series. Blah blah blah, all this talk, no suggestion yet: I'd love to host a DQ podcast, by long-time fans. I'd like to get a fixed format together to slowly work our way through the entire DQ series over the course of a few years. Maybe we'd record an episode every month or two, maybe longer/shorter depending on people's schedules. I've got the basic outline of a show, one I'd love to stick to so we don't forget things episode to episode, but of course be somewhat flexible. What I've found most interesting about the podcasts I've listened to are the people doing the podcast and their reactions to the games they play. I don't want a 20 minute plot summary of a game. I want to hear what my favorite podcasters thought about plot points and what was interesting challenging/what was not. I want to hear some of insane number-crunching trivia that @ignasia would be able to rattle off, I want to know some of the stories and artwork stuff @Dwaine knows a ton of (or the obscure artist @Sackchief dug up). I want to hear about the time @Woodus got flown out to play a DQ game early (Joker, right?) I want to know what @Pendy has experienced with all his trips to Japan and @Liamland too plus all his DQIX multiplayer stories! I want long-time fans to tell stuff, not just the new guys reading a Wiki and just having experienced it for the first time. I've got a ton of little thoughts & issues I'll just bullet point below & sit back and just hear from you all over the next couple of days. I'm in no rush to do this. I'm about to go on vacation for a month, so it's not anything I'd set up ASAP, I'd like to really flesh out an episode Ideas: Have a set order to each episode: Staff intros, character intros from selected game (just a couple mins), brief summary (5-10 mins tops), go around the staff and each tell some of things that really impressed them or they loved about the game or annoyed them - all staff jump in and interrupt the hell out of each other to keep the conversation flowing for a good hour at least for an episode, have a round table at the end where we all get 5-10 minutes to tell what we're playing currently so listeners kind of get to know us better. Sure, these episodes might last 2-3 hours each, but that's fine. Use Skype or Discord to record Hosted on Den A dedicated subforum for this, a specific topic for each show up weeks before we record one where the people that are going to be on start taking notes and any other forum member is free to chime in to remind us of stuff Not necessarily go in game order! Why not start with DQ1, but then this December let's talk DQXI because some of us will have finished our 2nd time through on DQXIS version. Not just cover main games, let's do DQM and Joker and DQ Swords Not just do main games first: DQ1, DQ Swords, DQ5, Joker 2, DQXI, ... Pick something like First Monday of the month at 9pm EST or 9pm Central time so everyone can plan and likely be free of noise and other responsibilities Limitations: Would need someone to record the podcast & do light audio work/mixing. I think I'd be able to get some of the mixing stuff down eventually, just some musical transitions mainly, nothing heavy. But with a longer podcast, it'd be good to stop and save recordings every so often and they'd need to be mixed together. How do you get a podcast on iTunes...? Are there enough people interested in talking? So, it's now 3am here and this idea has kept me up a great part of the night. I'd love to hear from you all good or bad about this and if it's even feasible!
  10. 2 points
    In fact, they tossed it to you twice!
  11. 2 points
    Well Seiken Densetsu 3 is finally in the west. Waited 21 years to say that. I'll be picking it up physical when it releases in August.
  12. 2 points
    Our dreams came true and it's better than we could have hoped for.
  13. 1 point
    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.
  14. 1 point
    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.
  15. 1 point
    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.
  16. 1 point
  17. 1 point
    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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.)
  20. 1 point
    That'd be great. I need good 2D sprites of DQ7 & 8 to make into my perler bead collections!
  21. 1 point
    Hello everyone. If you travel to Japan and stay at Tokyo in Jul.13 2019, you’re very welcome to our DQ9 10th Anniversary Grotto Distributing Event. I’m a member of this event. In this event, you can simply receive maps by entering your DQ9’s Tag mode. We’ll have 30+ different consoles distributing different grottoes simultaneously. Our event is going to be started at 13:00 JST on “Slurry Quay” located in Izumi Bridge, Showa-Dori, Tokyo (nearby the JR Akihabara Station’s Showa-Dori exit, Akihabara Station of Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (Exit No.5), Iwamotocho Station of Toei-Shinjuku Line). For details, you can see the promotion video made by our boss 勇気ある旅人さん (Japanese only)
  22. 1 point
    That was just a big thing on the Internet in general. It fizzled out in less than a month, as expected. So much so they’re unwilling to change them at all.
  23. 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.
  24. 1 point
    I just played thru the PS4, I haven't played thru the 3DS one in Japanese
  25. 1 point
  26. 1 point
    I hate it. It's the worst! Thank you Woodus! I appreciate it!
  27. 1 point
    Are you planning on doing some sort of breeding database at some point? Every single combination is of course impossible, but showing how the generic breeding chains for each family up to rank A could be useful, especially showing how non-generic monsters fit into that. That would be somewhat arduous of a task I'm guessing. I'll be very excited to look through this when it's finished.
  28. 1 point
    I tend to get Amos almost immediately as soon as I get the chance and he never leaves my party. Half the time he's in my main party line up for battling and class grinding, he's a very good party member with good party chat as well.
  29. 1 point
    Little update here. I bred Pizzaro and I have the ingredients for Esterk. I have beat S class also.
  30. 1 point
    I’m glad to see so many of us are in the same boat when it comes to Amos. Clearly he is near and dear to the hearts of some players. Ol’ Amos would be happy to hear that.
  31. 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.
  32. 1 point
    Tah-dah! Here’s the video of The Hero (and a Slime!) and Banjo & Kazooie being added to the Smash Bros. Ultimate mural!
  33. 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.
  34. 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:
  35. 1 point
    I really like the idea of having people on for games they started with, yes. I don't just want this to be a "Hey it's a podcast about Dragon Quest 7" as much as about how awesome 7 is and how it affected people and how much it's loved by part of the fan base. There's enough informational stuff out there, I want people's stories and feeling as much as anything! The pool for people that are active here that started with, say, DQMJ2 might be limited, so reaching out to the wider community like the Dragon Quest subreddit, social media, and the Dragon Quest Wiki for guests is a good way to find people who started with more obscure titles.
  36. 1 point
    Yes! Banjo is getting a Mumbo Jumbo inspired color scheme! Just what I wanted to see! https://www.siliconera.com/2019/06/13/the-banjo-kazooie-super-smash-bros-ultimate-stage-is-spiral-mountain-and-a-pink-alt/
  37. 1 point
    Not having an interest in all the characters and not being the target audience for Smash can make all the difference for sure. If you aren’t familiar with the faces or their games, you either look into it or move on. Personally I’m planning on getting the fighters pack (and Piranha Plant) once I get Smash Ultimate. I could give a #$*! about Joker and the Persona content, but I’m happy to see Atlus finally has a representative in the Smash games (and to be honest Joker is a good choice even though I would have preferred someone like Jack Frost or Flynn from SMT4, but I digress) so I will support that and will probably enjoy playing as Joker. With The Hero and Banjo-Kazooie, I’m all in for those two. Loved both series since I was a kid, as both were games that helped shape my interest in collect-a-thon platformers and RPGs. I’ll admit Banjo-Kazooie got me more excited than The Hero, but both being in announced in the same day was truly a wonderful thing. The 4 choices for heroes are a well chosen bunch, with each being from DQ games in my top 5 DQ games, so that’s another incentive. Solo being one of them made my day, as 4’s hero is my favorite of the lot, both in design and in battle abilities. Having a DQ rep at last is just so exciting. As for the bear and bird, I think I’ve been clear how ecstatic I am the duo are making a return to Nintendo consoles, and in Smash Bros. no less! Heck, me changing my profile picture to Banjo and Kazooie from the end of their trailer should be proof enough how excited I am for them. Totally get why you wouldn’t go for the Pass, Platty. Going for The Hero will net you the new character, the alternate looks, the DQ11 stage, and any music. So even if you only play Smash once and a while with the family, you’ll have something to look forward too with the Hero. Sorry that became rather long winded. Basically I get why you have no interest in the fighter pass.
  38. 1 point
    Honestly I’m cool with badges like that. I don’t think we should eliminate contests where we vote and have a single (or tiered) winner(s), but for stuff like submitting quotes or screenshots, those should be ones everyone can earn at least one badge. If someone gets two for submitting and a special one for winning the votes, great.
  39. 1 point
    Beat FF8! Ignasia's tips reall you helped! With that done, I think it's a good thing I decided to return to FF8 after all these years and appreciate in a way I wasn't able to back then. Onto NG+ in Sekiro!
  40. 1 point
    DQ, Western fans, well deserved recognition, and not just recognition, but people are pumped? I feel very good for the Switch release. It's about time. Going to mean dealing with a ton of asshats, but DQ deserves some respect and love. I teared up a little seeing that response. The only thing that saddens me is the lack of Hobo Link-esque costume change. DQ11's looks like DQ8's Angelo (is he actually popular?), and has a touch of a DQ9 vibe, at least in terms of the colour pattern of the armour of the DQ9 hero as he appears in marketing. Definitely a better looking Angelo, lol. Where's the green love with a hoodie?!?! DQ8's looks like Terry from DQ6 (also similar pattern to DQ2's Middenhall, but not really). I think he's a better looking Terry. DQ4's looks like both DQ1 and DQ6's hero, as they both use orange and blue. DQ3's is obviously patterned after 5, which is really cool.
  41. 1 point
    Adding an alternate skin to a pre-existing character is much easier than making a new fighter from scratch, so don't count Sofia and estrognrick out because you think the devs are lazy or the series isn't popular enough inspite of getting four skins right off the bat.
  42. 1 point
    Grant Kirkhope (the composer for the Banjo-Kazooie series) was really excited about the reveal of Banjo and Kazooie for Smash Ultimate on Facebook. He said it was an honor to see the two appearing in Smash, and he composed the new rendition of Spiral Mountain featured in the reveal trailer. Seeing Grant super excited about the announcement and music was really awesome, and the new rendition of Spiral Mountain has some real love put into it. The full version linked below features musical nods to various other levels from Banjo-Kazooie, such as Treasure Trove Cove, Freezezy Peak, Rusty Bucket Bay, and a snippet of Gruntilda’s Lair too! Man, I’m so excited to see what other music from the games will be featured in Smash! I hope we get music from levels like Jolly Roger’s Lagoon, Cloud Cuckooland, Hailfire Peaks, and the Isle o’ Hags. Oh, and Jinjo Village. That’s a good one from Banjo-Tooie.
  43. 1 point
    Damn it. I KNEW I should have switched (bah-dum tssh) my vote to September. Rats.
  44. 1 point
    I’m stoked they chose the hero of IV as one of the playable ones. He’s always been my favorite hero from the series. And of course we have Erdrick, which is also excellent. III was the first main series game I played, so it’s always nice to see him show up, and in this case he’s a well deserved playable character. The Hero and Banjo-Kazooie getting announced on the same day has really raised my spirits after a long (and still going) stretch of work days. Now more than ever I need to pick up a Switch and Smash Ultimate.
  45. 1 point
    Erdrick in smash brought me back to the forums. I waited over 10 years for this since I got introduced to DQ in 2007. This is amazing and Ive never been more of a smash fan than I am now.
  46. 1 point
    Ah so cool! I love that they threw Erdick in there and addressed his connection in the review.
  47. 1 point
    Forbes did a review: https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2019/06/10/bring-arts-erik-and-erdrick-toy-review-past-and-present-dragon-quest-characters-brought-to-life/#6b66ab377873
  48. 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! 😁
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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