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  1. 3 points
    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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    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.
  3. 2 points
    2D looks so beautiful, and like so many early DQ games, so so so much better at night time!
  4. 2 points
    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
  5. 2 points
    In the middle of getting my Dragon Quest tattoo. Will update with pictures later. Edit: woohoo!
  6. 2 points
    1-3 mobile ports are great, what are you talking about? Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
  7. 1 point
    DQV also really suffers from the whole wife-choice deal, which is opposed in spirit to the story it wants to tell, where all these plot threads from your childhood all directly end up tying up into your adventure as an adult. Nera and Debora aren't part of your childhood, and the story bending over backwards to accommodate them is silly.
  8. 1 point
    I thought I heard the sound of the Hallelujah chorus going off in someone's head.
  9. 1 point
    I’d love to hear two people who really know and understand the lore discuss it clearly, at length and depth. I’d enjoy hearing how all the threads run through the games and how the timeline works. It would also be neat to hear the personal roller coaster ride of what it’s been like to be a DQ fan outside Japan, always hoping the next one is gonna break through, always knowing how different it is in Japan, knowing the legacy of so many more commercially popular games owes so much to DQ, trying to get friends into it, kind of enjoying your “private, secret” game. Like that. That sounds like a fun conversation to me. It might also be interesting to hear a discussion of innovations that really worked (and may or may not have returned) and those that didn’t. Of course this will be subjective, but it could be interesting to hear. Also, ideas for the future. For example, if DQXII was an action RPG with no menu-based combat, could that work? Could you have three to five AI Companions? Can the series continue without either Sugiyama’s music (or even his style), Toriyama’s design (or even his aesthetic), Horii’s vision (or even his approach and tropes)? Stuff like that?
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    I hope it's something more meaningful. Hell, there wasn't even a cutscene in the original one, was there? I felt I picked that to happen and suddenly it was true, zero interaction.
  12. 1 point
    So jealous. I can’t play the demo cos I don’t have a Switch until the Roto Edition ships. I’m excited for the system, but I kinda wish they’d released it with the demo instead of the game.
  13. 1 point
    Thank you! I’ll definitely look into these other sources of lore!
  14. 1 point
    https://gematsu.com/2019/08/dragon-quest-builders-series-director-kazuya-niinou-leaves-square-enix
  15. 1 point
    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.
  16. 1 point
    I had to skip out on getting the original version because I'm personally resolved not to get any new games until I've finished (or at least taken a respectable bite out of) my library of currently-owned games that I have yet to finish. But I would someday like to grab a Switch, and this is one of the games I'd like to play on it.
  17. 1 point
    As for my signature, everytime I reinstall Tapatalk or get a new phone it automatically gives me a signature. I don't always remember to disable it. Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
  18. 1 point
    Based on the past year's releases and direction, there should be more boobies in the Switch version.
  19. 1 point
    Not an RPG but Superbeat Xonic is on sale for $0.89. I’ve played it on Vita and it’s a pretty good rhythm game, so give it a look: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/superbeat-xonic-switch/
  20. 1 point
    The Final Stretch. 300-331 I posted 302-305 or something in the first post, but I'm placing it all here again. 300 Creme Caraslime 301 Dead Bowdy 302 Morrimp 303 Gold Nugcat 304 Cherrevil Blossom 305 Santaclops 306 Box of Tricks 307 Coffer of Death 308 Juggerworth (1st form) 309 Juggerworth (2nd form) 310 Geyzer in Memoriam 311 Tortured Soul in Memoriam 312 Skeleton in Memoriam 313 Walking Corpse in Memoriam 314 Trap Box in Memoriam 315 Don Mole in Memoriam 316 Soul Mole in Memoriam 317 Great Argon Lizard in Memoriam 318 Captain Crow in Memoriam 319 Gemon in Memoriam 320 Darkbird in Memoriam 321 Dark Turkey in Memoriam 322 Sir Leopold in Memoriam 323 Dark Servant in Memoriam 324 Dancing Flame in Memoriam 325 Ruin in Memoriam 326 Evil Jessica in Memoriam 327 Shadow in Memoriam 328 Marcello in Memoriam 329 Dhoulmagus in Memoriam (1st form) 330 Dhoulmagus in Memoriam (2nd form) 331 Estark @Woodus @Plattym3 @YangustheLegendaryBandit Two and a half years and the journey is finally at its end. I'm so glad I was able to finish. Thank you for your patience in everything. I want to give a serious shout out to my friend PStart at his twitter @pizzastart for helping me procuring and exporting the final images. I would not have been able to complete this without him.
  21. 1 point
    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
  22. 1 point
    I'd smash both objects. . . . Anyways. The demo is around 10 hours, up to Galopolis. That is amazing especially since your progress carries over. Here - have a decent chunk of a great game for free...if you don't like it, oh well!
  23. 1 point
    I'd say it depends what you consider Canon or not. The novel adaptation of DQI, II and III, as well as the manga Emblem of Roto (and its sequel), both supervised by Yuji Horii give a pretty solid background to the Dragonlord however, which would probably contradict your take on the story. But hey, Nintendo recently said that Canon is free of interpretation in their most recent Zelda encyclopedia, so your take is probably as Canon as it can be if you only consider the games I guess. As for the background of Erdrick/Roto, I can only recommend "Spirit Rubiss Legend", a novel (turned into a 7 volume manga) retalling the past of, well you guessed, Rubiss. The books came out in the early 90s, and were announced canon by Horii himself. Of course none of it was ever localized, but you can find résumés of it rather easily online.
  24. 1 point
    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.
  25. 1 point
    The Nintendo Switch version for Dragon Quest XI S is available for download from the Nintendo eShop.
  26. 1 point
    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.
  27. 1 point
    Nope. I was able to download it just fine without preordering the digital version.
  28. 1 point
    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.
  29. 1 point
    Makes sense. Tomoko and I were thinking of buying up a bunch of $20 Kubota sake in Japan that sells for $100 a bottle in the US, but ultimately we ran into that issue as well. We would be bootleggers if we did that.
  30. 1 point
    Let's begin with 15+ minutes gameplay footage of 2D mode in Dragon Quest XI S courtesy of GameXplain at gamescom 2019.
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  32. 1 point
    Unrelated but I should play VIII again...
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  35. 1 point
    I beat Minish Cap a few days ago so I started up Fantasy Life. Slowly slogging through getting all the licenses then I'll proceed with the actual game. I wish they gave them to you at all once and you could level them as you like and chat with the masters when you needed to get further information about more advanced things.
  36. 1 point
    @Dwaine Auditory rape aside...yeah, that works.
  37. 1 point
    271 Evil Jessica 272 Captain Crow 273 Red Horn 274 Blue Fang 275 Empyrea 276 Gemon 277 Evil Sir Leopold 278 Marcello 279 Servant of Darkness 280 Statue of Hero 281 Statue of Yangus 282 Statue of Jessica 283 Statue of Angelo 284 Megalodon 285 Ruin 286 Rhapthorne (1st Form) 287 Rhapthorne (2nd Form) 288 Lord of the Dragovians 289 Vermilion Dragon 290 Emerald Dragon 291 Silver Dragon 293 Darksteel Dragon (Working on Getting an image) 294 Divine Dragon (Working on Getting an image) 295 Ultimate Dragon (Working on getting an image) 296 Phoenix 297 Knight Rider 298 Corpse Corporal 299 Great Keeper I have only a smattering of 300-End, I'll have to get home to look at my bestiary to see what's left, but this should cover nearly everything up to the 3DS Exclusive Bonus dungeon. @Woodus I noticed you have large gaps for images in the Monster List on the DQ8 3DS page, and I have Everything here now except for the Seasaur and a few of the Lord of the Dragovian Dragon Forms.
  38. 1 point
    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.
  39. 1 point
    Finally getting around to playing Dragon Quest Heroes. About 3 hours in. So far? Enjoyable.
  40. 1 point
    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.
  41. 1 point
    I found this on Twitter and I think it's goopendously fabulous.
  42. 1 point
    Aahh I wanted to read the next part so badly! I wanted to read the novel adaptation of the Chapter 2 in the game. Well I hope you'll continue this one day… :')
  43. 1 point
    Thanks for all of this, Ignasia! That google doc alone will be tons and tons of help!
  44. 1 point
    I’m happy to say that disc one sounds great from the soundtrack. I was afraid it was going to be damaged/scratch in my iTunes library when it played because it looked like there were some scuffs on the disc. Everything checked out for the soundtrack being official and I figured it would be fine, but still, glad all the music plays ok on disc 1. I like how they handled the music with different renditions on the race tracks. For example, on the Cloudtop Cruise track, it plays the regular version twice and then, in a third loop, you wind up hearing the rock version that plays in the storm cloud area of the track. Another example is the Music Park track, where on loop two it mixes in the piano, xylophone, marimba, and timpani drum sections at different parts. It’s really cool they did that.
  45. 1 point
    From my understanding it’s the same for the mobile versions of I and II. They are based on phone ports too. I liked played III on my phone, but it lacking a lot of the features from the Super Nintendo and GBC versions makes it a bit hard for me to return to the mobile version. I do like the new localization script, though.
  46. 1 point
    III doesn't have the monster animations, which prevents it from being the definitive version. It's based off of an old phone port that couldn't handle it then, but since the animations were present in the GBC version, for them to not have gone back and added in those sprites is cheap and lazy.
  47. 1 point
    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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    Great. I applied there last night too. Glad one way or the other it went through!
  50. 1 point
    Hi, everyone! Here's the Dragon Quest X Online Config Executable translated to English. I actually came up with this project for personal use but the more progress I've made during the process, I really felt like this is something I should share. The DOWNLOAD LINK and INSTRUCTIONS come after my RAMBLINGS below: First and foremost, I know that there's a perfectly good reason to be suspicious with this, I'll mention below the programs needed if ever you decide to create your own translation instead of downloading and using the ones I worked on. I'm actually surprised when Woodus pinned this almost as soon as I posted it! I guess that he already ran it through different anti-virus programs and made sure this isn't a Mimic. Even though I might sound a lot more suspicious by saying so (because I might appear persuasive), I'm still going ahead and inform you that this is virus/malware-free and it definitely doesn't have a built-in key logger of sorts. I don't have any knowledge whatsoever about developing viruses, etc. I've scanned it with a free version of Avast and Malware Bytes before uploading and scanned the Mediafire download as well just to make sure. It's still clean! I'm just another DQ fan who simply has good Googling skills. All I did was hex edit certain files in the executable where the Japanese texts are stored and recompiled it. How tos for hex editing isn't that too hard to Google. If ever you don't trust Mediafire (I read what was probably a conspiracy theory about Mediafire tweaking unprotected files), please let me know of a better alternative to upload it to. I've been studying Japanese almost daily for more than 6 months now. I just started Intermediate Japanese grammar last month but I've put it on hold because I no longer have lots of free time. My Japanese is still that of a Kindergarten student though! I worked on this project around the last week of December until the first week of January (about 2 weeks), losing sleep over it. At first I thought that undertaking this project wouldn't be that hard because the things needed to be translated aren't that many judging by the things we can see in the Config at first glance. There were times that I felt like pulling my hair but in the end, I think it's all worth it! I tried translating all the Japanese texts I could find in the executable and I believe I've translated about 90 - 95%. There are some that I couldn't find in the menus itself. I guess those text only come up as prompts that pop up on a particular occasion (errors, etc.) and some texts for debugging, which I mostly left alone. I'd really appreciate your feedback! Commments, questions and suggestions are more than welcome! And if you could point out typos (other than the one you can see in the screenshot above. Lol!), grammatical mistakes (English isn't my native language), please let me know about it here and I'll work on it as soon as I have lots of free time again. In most cases, I wasn't/am not able to fit grammatically correct descriptions in the Tool Tips so they end up sounding like Engrish. If you need clarifications about the options, feel free to ask it here. See NOTES section below for more details about the way I translated stuff. ========================================================================================================= HOW I DID IT: Thanks to Google for leading me to the following two main tools necessary for translating it: - Resource Hacker which lets me view, extract and replace most of the contents of an executable file (DQXConfig.exe). http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/ * Just open DQXConfig.exe with it. *The Japanese options we see in the Config can be found in the files in the first folder "ETP"; 193:1041 and 247:1041. *Just Right-Click each file and choose "Save "." resource..." then choose your preferred location to save it in. I chose to name it using the same numbers to help me remember what file I'm working on and it'd be less confusing to recompile it. *You then just need to open those files in the hex editor below. No other hex editor can display the Japanese characters correctly. - wxMEdit, a hex editor, and probably the only one that lets us view the Japanese characters in certain files in the executable. When you open either file (193:1041 or 247:1041) from the ETP folder as instructed above, all Japanese text will show up as garbled symbols and letters. To display the Japanese text correctly, simply click View > Encoding > Unicode > [uTF-8] Unicode 8 bit https://wxmedit.github.io/ I also shouldn't forget to mention the following as well; - GIMP for editing a couple of images with Japanese texts on it. - Capture2Text, a small "OCR" application that lets me capture Japanese texts in simple fonts and... - Free Online OCR (www.newocr.com) for Japanese texts in different fonts found in images. - Google Translate, Bing Translator, and Babylon for the translation. *Google Translate offered the translations that makes sense most of the time more than Bing Translator did. ​Babylon was just a last resort when the first two could only offer unintelligible translations though it more crappy translations than the first two did. - Jisho.org, to help me make sure about the translations and a good way to find Kanji characters that the OCR fail to accurately capture. ======================================================================================================== DOWNLOAD: http://www.mediafire.com/file/2o4c3f1dfxbbfam/Dragon_Quest_X_Online_Config_-_Translated.rar ======================================================================================================== INSTRUCTIONS: I'm not supposed to release it today because I still have some tests to do but I just read earlier in the Questions and Answers topic that someone's friend is having a bit of trouble about the Chat Settings so I felt like I should share this today to help out. - Go to where the game files are installed ( I used a custom installation directory for mine but I think the default is; C:\User\Games\SquareEnix\DRAGON QUEST X\ ) There should be two folders in the DRAGON QUEST X folder: Boot and Game ​- Open the Game folder and you'd see your game's original DQXConfig.exe there along with DQXGame and DQXOffline. There's no need to touch those other two files. Right-click on a blank area to make a New Folder and name it "Backup". It's better to be safe. I am not liable for any inconvenience caused by having to download and reinstall due to corrupted/missing files. - You can then either move the original DQXConfig.exe file to the Backup Folder we just made or just copy and paste it in there instead. ​ - ​Extract the edited DQXConfig file to the Game folder. If you still have the original .exe there because you chose to copy and paste a backup of it instead of moving it, simply overwrite it with the edited one when prompted. Update: If you're using an updated Avast just like I do, it might scan it first because it is an Unknown file and eventually tell you that it will submit it to their end for further testing and cracking. It might take a while. Back when I was working on it, Avast didn't have the "submit" feature yet and all it did was scan it, finds out that it's actually clean, and then launches the Config without any other hassle. *Now I am required to right-click and check the file's Properties to let it Open as Admin. I'm not sure if Avast modifies it to stop me from launching it without Admin permissions. Update 2: Avast's behavior I mentioned above only occurs if you run it from a different folder/location. If you overwrite the actual executable with it in the Game Folder, it doesn't occur. ​Additional Info: - You can actually extract it anywhere you like, the Desktop for example, but I don't think the changes you make in the Config will actually be applied to the game. Also, the Recommended Settings button won't work. It will fail and tell you to reinstall the game. - The Key Presets and the GamePad Presets will be blank if you don't extract it to the correct directory. - Saving the changes you make will make the app crash. So I guess the purpose of using this outside the correct directory is for simulation purposes only. But then, accessing some of the settings and features of the Config app will sometimes make it crash. ​ - You can't open both the edited and the original Config app at the same time. (An error along the lines of "another instance already running") - IMPORTANT: Whenever the game gets a new update, the edited DQXConfig executable will be overwritten with a new one. So far, I saw no big changes between the one I've edited and the current DQXConfig version. If I'm not mistaken, the version I've edited is about 2 - 3 updates behind but it still works with the latest updates the game received. KEEP IN MIND THAT WHENEVER THE GAME GETS AN UPDATE, always copy the update DQXConfig.exe and overwrite the one in the Backup folder you make. So this way, you'll have an updated Backup of the executable. If ever SE completely changes the game's Config app (new buttons, tabs, options, etc.) then I doubt this will work with the game anymore. Please let me know here so I could also attempt to translate it. ======================================================================================================== Notes: - Please note though that I tend to be OCD-ish at times. I left some of the Japanese words and English terms they used intact and even chose to keep some of the Japanese symbols such as "※", which will displayed as a "?" if your system's region isn't set to Japan, just to stay true to the original. Kinda like how I miss some of the original Japanese spell names, etc. Example; "Button Guides", which refer to the button icons the game uses to represent GamePad buttons in the game. But I may eventually change it if there's a demand for it. - Some of the Tool Tips might be too vague. I asked one of my Japanese Language Exchange partner and he told me that the Japanese explanations aren't that clear as well. - I decided to use the closest English words for most of the Japanese terminologies for now, such as "Direction Key", which I later found out, seemed to refer to the D-Pad on controllers instead of the ones on the keyboard. And also - ​I've also translated even the Japanese texts in all images, not just the Dragon Quest X Config Dracky banner. - About the Mouse Settings dropdown box items, they appear in a separate file and I actually translated those as well but for some inexplicable reason, it still appears in Japanese! I tried opening the .exe itself in the hex editor and I coudn't find those untranslated Japanese text anymore. I really can't find out why this is so so I just gave up on it and left it at that. It's possible that its getting those text values from someplace else (another file outside the Config executable). - There were some cases though where there's only one appropriate English word to translate it to according to the context but I couldn't fit in so I had to cut it short instead, such as "Sense" for "Sensitivity". - This is Version 1. In the second, and most likely the final version, I'll try polish the translation and resize the dialogue boxes/pop-up prompts to make the texts fit better. RAMBLINGS continued: - Google Translate seemed to have improved a lot since I last tried using it to translate Itadaki Street for the PSP (which I didn't complete after the hard drive where I had the project saved failed). Probably 2/3rds (60 - 75%) of the translations were spot on compared to Bing's translations. - I get the feeling that the translations Google Translate offered were probably "contributions" made by other users, which suggests that I'm not the first person to attempt translating the Config App. Anyway, since most of the time, I didn't have enough space to copy the exact translations, I lazily substituted some of the words with a synonym with the least number of letters just to make the words/sentences fit. If ever I decide to tackle pointer tweaking in the hex editor, I might come up with version 3 which should let me fit longer texts. ============================================================================================================ If you have any issues with it, let me know and I'll try to help you a.s.a.p. EDIT: Polished this post to make it more organized. Included a few details for those who want to translate their own DQXConfig executable.
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