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  1. Here is a sprite sheet for anyone wanting these sprites. I plan on submitting the 16 bit versions here in a day or two.
    8 points
  2. Hey guys, so some years back there was a topic asking who the cover artist for DWII was in NA. Nobody managed to figure it out, however years later I tracked down Chris Hopkins as the artist for DWIII and IV on NES and I did an interview with him. Well the only thing we had to go off of for DWII's cover art was a lone signature in the corner. Now @Dwaine seemed to think the signature was "kis" however it looks like we may have been looking at it the wrong way. This painting wasn't done by a Western Artist, but a Japanese one! The very same signature appears on t
    7 points
  3. I have updated the forums to the latest version and had to purchase a new theme to go with it. If you have any suggestions for the "background" images for the forums let me know (I just left the ones that came with the theme for now). Clear your cache in your browser if you have any trouble to see if that helps.
    6 points
  4. Paced poorly? Yes. Quest flaggy? Absolutely. Bland? What? No. Seriously, there are some valid complaints out there about 7. Bland isn't one of them.
    6 points
  5. In my quest to import Japanese DQ games and scan their manuals, I discovered that there are two different versions of the original DQ Monsters in Japan! One is for the original Game Boy, and the other is for the Game Boy Color. Apparently, the game had released before the GBC system was actually available for purchase, and there was a second printing to emphasize GBC compatibility. I recently got both versions together to compare (each cost me $1 before shipping, lol), and here's a breakdown of my findings: Fronts of the boxes: Backs of the boxes: The other four faces of the
    5 points
  6. During the past half year of lockdown, I've gotten into importing Japanese games, including several boxed DQ games. Besides getting them for my DQ collection, I scanned most of their manuals and uploaded them to a dummy Google Drive folder (I don't want to put them on my Google account with my real name): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EvblbX9BAQVFQlzUBwstvBMFDKvhx6b3?usp=sharing Right now, it has manual scans for DQ IV and VII on PS1, Slime Morimori/Rocket Slime 3 on 3DS, and Monsters 1, Cobi, and Tara on GBC. I had contributed a scan for Slime Morimori on GBA to here some
    5 points
  7. Well, this is awkward... a Slime Time episode about Final Fantasy! About a month ago @YangustheLegendaryBanditand I got talking about... well, talking. Talking more! We knew there were a great deal of former and future guests that wanted to get together and talk about some topics other than DQ. Heck, look at the forums & threads that get the most love around here more than a year after any news about non-mobile DQ titles. We're all playing other things so we figured we'd take a Sidequest and discuss other things. Thanks to @Pendy @RyuKisargi and @Bururian for joining us on thi
    5 points
  8. Dragon Warrior VII is contender for the absolute best game of all time, tied with Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Dragon Quest X ONLINE: Rise of the Five Races
    5 points
  9. Five years ago I asked all over the internet for help to translate the Wii game Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory and I got really discouraged by the lack of response. I am a huge Dragon Quest fan, I collect all the games in North America and all those that came out in Japan. I even collected all the various controllers, special editions, collector's editions of games, all the various consoles that came out with a Dragon Quest theme, figures and other merch I find interesting. My entire living room is a Dragon Quest museum. I have been doing this since Dragon Warrior came out. Rec
    5 points
  10. Prologue + Chapter 1 up now: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uoRF-HcDR3U3cR23OeEMhssLF4Jd5jGj
    5 points
  11. I have never been able to get into Minecraft because of the lack of clear goals, but the Builders games are some of my favorites ever. There's an incredible mix of creative exploration and building while still having enough structure to keep me close to the main path. The writing for the story in both games is also phenomenal. I highly recommend!
    4 points
  12. Thanks to Álvaro on Twitter (@Flash3g) for finding the DQM Joker 2 Save Data Editor and sending it to me. I have uploaded it to the Den and have an info page about it here: https://www.woodus.com/den/games/dqm5ds/save_data_editor.php If using with DeSmuME take note of the import method to specify the data type as "Manual EEPROM 512kbit"
    4 points
  13. The Unofficial Dragon Quest Roleplaying System The Unofficial Dragon Quest Roleplaying System is a tabletop RPG that aims to allow players to intimately revisit the worlds of their favorite adventures from the Dragon Quest video game series. Combining staple gameplay mechanics, locales, and monsters with well-proven conventions of dice-and-paper role-playing, above all else the game intends to combine the charm and style of Dragon Quest with the realism-to-fantasy that made successful Dungeons & Dragons so immersive. Below, I discuss what I consider my image for the game and future
    4 points
  14. I wrote a HUGE something for RPGamer. Had a lot of help with the formatting, but did 90% of the copy. I feel like every day for a month I kept adding another game and another game and another game... https://rpgamer.com/2020/10/the-dragon-quest-series-where-to-start/
    4 points
  15. And I have returned with the 16 bit tile sets. Also no thanks or reference required if any are used. Maybe just check out the game when I finally announce it.
    4 points
  16. https://anchor.fm/dqslimetime/episodes/Episode-023---Samantha--Dragon-Quest-Everything-ejpa44 We were pleased to have our very own Denizen @Michi on the Dragon Quest Slime Time podcast. Check out the interview as she talks about fandom, working at Square Enix, DQ cosplay, working with Yuji Horii, and more. This podcast also features our resident Slime Time artist, @Dwaine. YT version pending.
    4 points
  17. Hello everyone. I made a Chart containing all the monsters of the series that I could find with model/name. I mainly used info from the Fandom Wiki and this website (and some others that I found on the web). It list all the monsters Splash art and Name) and in which game they appear in. I don't know if you can do something with it, but I think it's worth sharing (That's a lot of info), so if you want to use it (for a Mega Page or something), please do so. It sadly doesn't list every monsters in existence cause some that are in non translated Jap versions of games (like DQMJ3, Super light or St
    4 points
  18. Dragon Quest did sneaky things like this. One of my favorite memories as a child was figuring out how to get to Garin's tomb from Garinham. The NES graphics were very well done and you couldn't immediately tell there was a hole in the wall. I started at the far end and kept trying to walk up until all of a sudden I was outside. It was pretty exhilarating to my 12 year-old self. I have a feeling I had a small booklet walkthrough for Dragon Warrior 2 so I don't think I figured out that Rhone (Rendarak) Shrine sneakiness on my own.
    4 points
  19. Also, give BenXC a try, if you want to see some really cool Dragon Quest Builders builds, including his entire rendering of the Zelda: Link to the Past map. We interviewed him recently on the Dragon Quest Slime Time podcast.
    4 points
  20. Saigan does good work. Some DQ YouTubers are real mush mouths, hard to listen to for too long.
    4 points
  21. Got a big crew together for yet another Sidequest! Thanks to @AustNerevar, @Pendy, @YangustheLegendaryBandit, @Bururian, and @Brother Jaybird for talking about so many cool games last night!
    4 points
  22. I feel sorry for those who will have to buy this all over again but I can say this much: It's a must-buy for any fan of this game who missed out on the Switch version
    4 points
  23. ^ I mean, the fact that it’s portable gives it an edge over the other console versions imo.
    4 points
  24. Here is the first of the interviews. Interview Riku Sanjo What was it like hearing that there was to be an anime adaption the first time? I was surprised. Kind of like, "What, you can make an anime of it?" This was because, at the time the popular works in Jump would normally get an anime adaption, but I thought that "Dai" could not be an anime since there was the original "Dragon Quest" productions that it was based on. Then, once it was decided, I was shocked at the unusual speed that everything progressed. But at the time besides writing the script for "Dai" I was also w
    4 points
  25. Surprised nobody mentioned Yakuza: Like a Dragon. The main hero actually says he likes Dragon Quest and the game makes numerous little jokes / references towards Dragon Quest. Very excited and very happy that they will be having turn-based combat in this new Yakuza installment. Sega is just the best it has ever been right now... I'd even say that they have all the means of going back to console making business.
    4 points
  26. I've written several essay posts on this. Deleted each of them. I'm not sure if I really want to get into this without overcomplicating matters. Dragon Quest VII is my favourite game with good reason. It's a HEAVILY flawed game, and sadly, while the 3DS version is my favourite, while it addresses many flaws in the original, it creates whole new flaws on its own. The beginning of the game is slow on purpose. It's meant to be a slow burn built around the curiosity and intrigue of an island in the middle of a huge empty ocean. The ONLY island, and it's a veritable paradise. No one
    4 points
  27. Dragon Quest VII (PS1 version) is one of my favorite games of all time. The 3DS version is pretty decent, too. The overarching story and all of the supporting vignettes are pretty damned good. If anyone said it's boring or bland it's most likely due to a general dislike of the Dragon Quest series. The class system in the PS1 version is amazing.
    4 points
  28. Dragon Quest 7 is to me one of the best games in the series and is my personal favorite game from DQ. It isn’t perfect, but the game has so much to see and do and has some of the best town vignettes of the series. Seeing the world constantly grow thanks to your actions is very satisfying and makes your quest feel worthwhile. Definitely worth playing. But I’m a little biased towards it since I like it so much.
    4 points
  29. ...People say that? Where? I like DQVII, it's fun. I do think it tries too hard to be DQVI but bigger, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game on its own.
    4 points
  30. Oh, they already are. Lately more and more people seem to view masks as more of a safety blanket. Wearing a mask, but the nose is still exposed. Wearing a mask, yet sipping from a Starbucks cup. Yesterday I was headed to Target and a lady just walked into the middle of the road as she was putting on her mask and gloves. That may protect you from Corona, but not CAR-ona!
    4 points
  31. Hi Den, I submitted my first guide to GameFAQs yesterday and it got accepted!!! *squee* https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/switch/272749-dragon-quest-ii-luminaries-of-the-legendary-line/faqs/78327 It's a comparison guide about the stat and name changes for DQ2, mostly our English versions on the NES, GBC, and iOS/Android/Nintendo Switch. I wade a little bit into the original FC version, but not so much for the SFC or its fan translations. A lot of stuff didn't change or you can find it in lists for specific versions, but I wanted to see a side-by-side comparison. I think the only really n
    4 points
  32. Hey everyone! Similarly to what I'm doing with Dragon Quest XI, I'm finally getting around to editing my initial play through of Dragon Builders 2 and figured I'd post it here as well in case anyone was interested. Also, just like DQ11, don't worry, I won't be spamming replies 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! (gotta have that shameless plugging! ).
    4 points
  33. So I came across this website. I guess other people like me exists? I'm a family man, I have a career, Basically your average busy married 30 year old with kids... but there is something about me I don't really discuss much with people. I play dragon quest, like a lot of it. I have my whole life. And never really talked about it with other people until now. Once upon a time I was a 9 year old kid who randomly chose Dragon Quest Monsters for GBC from a shelf at EBX without really knowing much about it. It started a now 20 year journey of me and the dragon quest franchi
    4 points
  34. So the FM guys didn't hate it. BJ was ambivalent toward it, and Austin liked the ending. I'm seeing that more and more, that many westerner DQ fans support the ending more than Japanese audience did. I am still sticking with the mindset that if they were going to write that type of ending that there's a better way they could have done it. At the end of the day if you got something positive from watching the movie then it did it's job. I liked it for the most part. It was full of laughs. I just happen to be one of those people who think they should have stuck with the story, instead of build up
    4 points
  35. Hmm. I see there's a disagreement in the Den and I'm not participating in it. Let's fix that with a controlled shock. *Smarty Pants Hat On* Let's Define a Term: An adaptation, in this usage of the word, is when a story is fitted from one medium to another, in this case transferring DQV from video game to cinema. What makes an adaptation good or bad depends on how well the story survives the translation (hence "faithful adaptation" is a compliment), which is a separate question from how good the actual story is -- counter-intuitively this means you can have a bad adaptation of a go
    4 points
  36. On my way home I spotted three big dogs. They'd gotten out of their yard and were going on a grand adventure. Didn't want them to get lost or hurt, so I corralled them at a park and loaded them into my car. They were very friendly and happy dogs. Luckily they all had collars with their name and address. They didn't live too far away and the owner was very happy to get them back. Although, they were very muddy buddies and I spent my lunch hour shampooing my car seats.
    4 points
  37. Probably shouldn't be putting out so many family photos out there, you never know who has an axe to grind.
    4 points
  38. So I was doing some digging on the summoning mechanics from the middle Dragon Quest games (VI, VII, Monsters 1 & 2) and via Google Image Search I discovered some neat moderately hi-res art from the DraQue Seal Collection which had been sold previously on Mercari, specifically of Terry? and Bazhoul. What I find interesting is that this version of Bazhoul is younger than the other art of him from the old V-Jump scan featured on Dragon-Quest.org. They've got other DQ merch there, but I haven't really dug through it.
    4 points
  39. The World Tree's Hoe, and Her Blight, Below.
    4 points
  40. Netflix has a page dedicated to Dragon Quest: Your Story. Now it's time to play the waiting game and see how bad it actually is once it releases on Netflix.
    4 points
  41. Welcome! Only thing I can say about these forums is that topics are merely suggestions around here. So expect a lot of threads to derail into something unrelated on a daily basis.
    4 points
  42. I already did the questionnaire thanks to the announcement topic for it. https://www.woodus.com/forums/topic/39567-famitsu-dragon-quest-survey/
    4 points
  43. Listening now while I walk my son around the park. I’ve got the PS4 remaster and NNK 2 sitting on my shelf, this episode is getting me excited.
    3 points
  44. Happy Halloween everyone. Went to a small costume party dressed as Yoda and won a prize too. As tradition, I have to enjoy something Edgar Allen Poe related and wanted to share it here. Hope everyone had a good Hallow’s Eve.
    3 points
  45. Hello, I'm new to the Dragon Quest community and figured it wouldn't hurt to make a post. What are some of your favorite games and did it take anyone some time to get hooked? My first game was swords that I bought for the Wii and honestly I didn't like it and I thought all dragon quest games were like that because I had never played one before. When 11 came out I was very excited by what I saw and I got 11s for my switch and beat it, I then ordered the 1,2,3 switch release from play asia and as of now I've beaten 11, 1 and 2 , I'm currently playing 3 . I have already bought a copy of 4 fo
    3 points
  46. Hey there, As of late, I’ve begun working on making a game heavily inspired by Dragon Quest Monsters, (specifically DWM2 (my favorite in the series, while also implementing some of the features and conveniences from the more modern titles). Overall, I’m hoping to get a bit of feedback in these early stages of development, while also potentially seeing if any individuals would be interested in helping out with the project. As far as mechanics go, I'm mostly going off of Joker 1-2, with monsters having to be scouted in battle, and each monster having different skill trees that can be b
    3 points
  47. We have reached the maximum level for our team in DQX! A big thanks to everyone that helped do the team quests, and especially Rin who truly dedicated herself to completing these and is a very big factor in having gotten us to this point! To celebrate the milestone, we will be having a celebration at Remina's town, appropriately called もじゃ Town. We'll be temporarily switching the team house to his town this weekend for the occasion. It's a weekend affair, but the main celebration is going to be held at 5PM Pacific time this Saturday, August 29th 2020. Brin
    3 points
  48. Hope this is the right place for it, but I made some Dragon Quest outfits! You can save these to your custom designs once you've unlocked the Able Sisters. You can also search my creator ID to see all outfits: MA-3446-4789-8332
    3 points
  49. Joker 2 Pro: I believe he took over the throne of the sky kingdom or whatever from the Sanguinis. Terry 3D: Haven't played it, so I don't know. DQM2 3D: It's just some sort of sealed evil that some legendary heroes defeated in the past. In Joker 3 Pro, I skipped the post-game from the original, so I can't speak to that. Joker 3 Pro: Once again, way back in the past, there was a war between the good and bad guys; Madyraja was the leader of the latter. These games and "complex stories" do not go together.
    3 points
  50. I'm actually a wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube-man. So nobody noticed the difference.
    3 points
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