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Red Dragon last won the day on October 11 2019

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About Red Dragon

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    Rhone Ranger
  • Birthday 01/28/1974

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    Dragon Warrior I (NES)
    Dragon Warrior II (NES)
    Dragon Warrior III (NES)
    Dragon Warrior IV (NES)
    Dragon Warrior VII (PSX)
    Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)
    Dragon Quest IX (DS)
    Dragon Quest XI (N3DS/PS4)
    Dragon Quest IV (DS)
    Dragon Quest V (DS)
    Dragon Quest VI (DS)
    Dragon Quest IV (Android/iOS)
    DQ Heroes (PC)
    Dragon Quest X - Odekake Moshasu de Battle (3DS)

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    2 hours from the bridge
  • Interests
    Work, family, Sports, Fishing, Hunting, The Great Outdoors

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  1. My state locked down in the 15th, and it became very strict until Memorial Day weekend in my part of the state (and about a week or two after downstate). I'm "non-essential" but able to do some work from home. I'm "lucky" taking about a 30% reduction. At least I'm working. My hair at this point looks like something out of the mid-80s. I hate the lockdown. It wasn't needed where I lived. The only part that needed it here was the cities and areas with nursing homes. My state actually put convid patients into nursing homes which is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. We're just starting to reopen here.
  2. I'm 46 and will be married for 19 years as of May. I played the original DQ in the late 80s not long after it came out. It and Ultima IV were two of the first RPG games I've played. I'm as home with an RPG game as I am a sports game as a I am with a football or at my backyard firing range with my firearms. I can wear either camouflage or a suit depending on the circumstances. People have varying interests and I don't judge a book by its cover.
  3. I like it and also take it for what it is - an extremely hard game (original version).
  4. The PC demo was pretty good although the tomato farming part and water jug is a pain in the arse. It's longer than I thought too.
  5. I just beat the demo for PC. I'll probably wait for a sale. $60 is above my price range. I don't have a PS4 or Switch, so it is PC or nothing here.
  6. I purchased both DQ Heroes 1 and 2 at the same time on a sale. I'm in the middle of Heroes 2 right now and finished the main story of 1. I consider DQ Heroes 1 more of an action game (with some RPG elements) than an RPG and Heroes 2 seems like more of an action RPG (more freedom of movement). I never played Dynasty Warriors which is what this game is often compared to. DQ Heroes 1 is a mission based game which reminds me a little of Mass Effect's HQ and transport mixed with a DQ atmosphere. Your HQ has the normal DQ shops (except orbs replace armor), Priestess, Mini Medal, alchemy pot (not nearly as good as DQ8), Monster Suppressor (new), Patty's Place (choosing party), mail, and the most important - quest counter. The quest counter is where you get your side missions. Those range from the very easy to the very difficult. I finished the story missions in Heroes 1 and am stuck at one pre-postgame (still active) quest which I'll go back to after finishing Heroes 2. Graphics - B+ - It's similar to the DQ8 an DQ11 style of graphics. Story and Atmosphere - A - This is where Heroes shines. If you played the DQ series from 4-8, you'll recognize the cameos of the characters. In Heroes 1, you have Yangus, Jessica, Terry, Alena, Kiryl/Christo, and Maya/Mara. One other playable character as well I won't spoil as he's also an optional boss. I think Healix is almost like Healie as well. That's not including the original characters from this game. The monsters are also the real stars of these games as well as any DQ game. The game has story missions, side quest missions, challenges, boss refights for treasure, and areas for grinding to get items/goals for sidequests or just leveling up. Length - B - Solid length. The main game isn't that long, but the quests and missions bring new challenges. Money can be a bit of a challenge as well if you don't sell a lot of equipment. There are a lot of characters and it is expensive to buy for all of them. Difficulty B-. The main story is too easy. I'm a former weekend warrior at best on action games and I normally have to get in gear before breezing through the bad guys. That aside, some of those optional mission quests are no joke and difficult requiring more than basic tactics (ie - kill everyone and put up good monster medals like golems and killing machines by the barrier to assist). Usually missions are one of two types. A. Kill the enemies B. Also protect the person/barrier. Luckily this isn't as bad outside of one case as those annoying Grand Theft Auto/Scarface The World is Yours escort missions where the idiot that needs to be protected goes out and runs into the path of silver batboons (or whatever they are called now). Combat and Play Control (PC) - B - Mostly straightforward. AI isn't terrible for allies, but could be better. It's not that hard to switch control of characters. Beginnings and Endings - B - Normal DQ style. Bugs - B - No crashes. Sometimes my controller froze however which required me to take out and insert the controller again to get it going. That's a nightmare in the wrong spot. Price - B - I paid $50 for both DQ1 and 2 on expanded editions. Overall - B - It's a good spinoff. I hesitate to compare it to the main series as it's not the same type of game. If you liked DQ4-8 characters, it is worth a look.
  7. This should be a straight forward mission. 10 sabrecats from anywhere. Unless it is a computer problem.
  8. I always did okay until he got to tension, than I got "cut aboved to hell." I eventually got him with: Hero, Alena or Aurora (can't remember), Yangus, Jessica (and the hustle spell helped immensely). I controlled Yangus and put super defense on, occassionally moved to use healstones and check tension levels of others, and put the defense back on while letting the AI beat him up until he got supertension. Once the tension was up, I put close eye on health and tension while using Yangus's defense. I then used the limit breaks to attack Psaro whenever possible. I used two tensions (both attacking on tension and the coup de grace) and was going for a third with Jessica when the spell attack did him in. It took me about 8-9 times to beat him. So far it is the 2nd hardest mission I've done behind quest 98's protect the weak barrier. I haven't gone after Zoma yet.
  9. I'm stuck here going 0 for 8 or 9 on this quest. I'm almost done with the main story missions but would like to get my quests done first. I think this is the last one. The barricade always gets run over. The Spellcaster in the middle is there with mixed success. My main hero is level 55, Aurora is around 50, and I have a somewhat underleveled (mid 40s). Bianca and Nera which are required. I usually get to the massive mawlkeeper spawns and the gate gets overwhelmed. I tried a few things. Setting up a ton of monsters by the barricade. Putting up Monsters near a mawpoint. Luring those machines to the area next to the spellcaster on the ground (where I also have monsters). I get one-twoed by those f'ing killing machines (damage,knocked over), moose enmies (sleep/frozen) and gargoyles (stopspell, whoose knocking me over losing time). and those axes. Another time, granite titans or whatever those statues are now called did my barricade in.
  10. Maribel (at least in PSX version) is hilarious in the party chat 😂. "Dave, why is your face all red? What the hell were you doing in there you jerk!"
  11. Write in DQ II (NES because the Prince always dies) followed by write in DQ IX (boring) . I voted VI by default, but it wasn't that bad. It wasn't that memorable however. I'm shocked V had the lead in the polls just because of the monsters and customization.
  12. I have DQ XI for PC and it ran well. Is the Heroes series good and what kind of a spin off is it? It's currently on sale at Steam for 50% off and I'm debating whether I should take the splurge or not even though I won't have time to play it probably until the winter.
  13. It's been routine here. Working. Feeling like an old man considering I have a soon to be 2nd grader while I'm in my mid 40s. I did finish Pillars of Eternity II. Good game. Would have been great outside of the horrible level cap.
  14. Bought Pillars of Eternity II with the DLCs and Civilization VI expansion of gathering storm. PoEII was very good outside of that damn level cap. 1 DLC expansion was enough as well.
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