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  1. Damn, Two Betrayals is a long ass mission and it is DIFFICULT. 

  2. Why does Grand Master Pang turn into Barret Wallace in the place between life and death? "+$%@&!!!" This is the first time I recall this sort of censorship in a Dragon Quest game, and it's especially odd given the game's T rating and statements from SE poor to release that the game would not be censored. I'm on Switch right now, but if I recall, the love was the same in the PC version.

  3. I just played Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the first time... Damn, is that opening just one big gutpunch to the feels.

    1. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      Honestly Oliver's cries are voiced so well it's scary. Brought back some awful nightmares I haven't thought about in over a decade.

    2. DrippySlimeStar

      DrippySlimeStar

      It's one of the saddest games I've played along with Mother 3. It's a really sad game set in an amazingly magical world.

  4. The video at the top of this page (https://www.dragonquest.com/ofthestars/) is EXACTLY what DQ advertising should look like. I almost cried watching it, the costumes and visual design evoke exactly what I imagined while playing the NES games as a kid.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      This is the kind of thing I really wish SE would consider for the US market.  Seeing people in costume I think helps put them in the role of the game, and evokes that feeling of dire consequences and impending doom that has to be stopped.  A shame no audio triggered.  That smoke monster was pretty trippy.

      One thing I find interesting is DQB2 is front and center on the US SE page, and the DQ1~3 trilogy only shows after clicking the button to show more.  While on the European country, Latin American, Brazilian, and Australian + New Zealand websites, 1~3 are shown up front, just before DQB2.  The asian sites now require a log-in.

  5. 2D Octagonia isn't all that octagonal. I saw this coming when I first heard/read the name in the PC version.

  6. Serena is Pheobe, just slightly less ditzy.

  7. So, I've come to the realization that to most Americans, every single turn based game is Pokemon.

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    2. Neofrodo

      Neofrodo

      Thats funny. Since I am an American and my first was Dragon Warrior.

      Then again I am also really adaptable and play most games that arent too hard. And that arent FPS's.

    3. Bururian

      Bururian

      That's why he said most and not all.

    4. JaybirdC

      JaybirdC

      To my dad, every game with monsters in it is Pokemon.

  8. Is Hendrick's Back Atcha skill the same as Retaliate from Dragon Warrior VII? I loved that skill.

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    2. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      What is the localized name for Retaliate, then?

      Thanks for the info, Iggy!

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Hmm...maybe they didn't.

      Here's the text file for all names for all skills/spells the game uses.  I can find a number of the other missing skills (like eye for distance, snoop, nap), but I can't find retaliate.  There are also several listings that aren't named (which is possibly one of the original listings for Retaliate):

      I labeled enemy specific skills in purple, the two unnamed slots in green, and the accounted for removed skills in red.

      #1,0,Frizz,,,,,,,
      #2,0,Frizzle,,,,,,,
      #3,0,Kafrizzle,,,,,,,
      #4,0,Sizz,,,,,,,
      #5,0,Sizzle,,,,,,,
      #6,0,Kasizzle,,,,,,,
      #7,0,Bang,,,,,,,
      #8,0,Boom,,,,,,,
      #9,0,Kaboom,,,,,,,
      #10,0,Woosh,,,,,,,
      #11,0,Swoosh,,,,,,,
      #12,0,Kaswoosh,,,,,,,
      #13,0,Coral ;Grief,,,,,,,
      #14,0,Mael$strom,,,,,,,
      #15,0,Crack,,,,,,,
      #16,0,Crackle,,,,,,,
      #17,0,Kacrackle,,,,,,,
      #18,0,Zap,,,,,,,
      #19,0,Kazap,,,,,,,
      #20,0,Kazapple,,,,,,,
      #21,0,Whack,,,,,,,
      #22,0,Thwack,,,,,,,
      #23,0,Kathwack,,,,,,,
      #24,0,Poof,,,,,,,
      #25,0,Kami$kazee,,,,,,,
      #26,0,Snooze,,,,,,,
      #27,0,Kasnooze,,,,,,,
      #28,0,Fizzle,,,,,,,
      #29,0,Dazzle,,,,,,,
      #30,0,Fuddle,,,,,,,
      #31,0,Fuddle,,,,,,,
      #32,0,Drain ;Magic,,,,,,,
      #33,0,Bounce,,,,,,,
      #34,0,Bound,,,,,,,
      #35,0,Absorb ;Magic,,,,,,,
      #36,0,Sap,,,,,,,
      #37,0,Kasap,,,,,,,
      #38,0,Buff,,,,,,,
      #39,0,Buff,,,,,,,
      #40,0,Buff,,,,,,,
      #41,0,Kabuff,,,,,,,
      #42,0,Oomph,,,,,,,
      #43,0,Insulatle,,,,,,,
      #44,0,Magic ;Barrier,,,,,,,
      #45,0,Puff!,,,,,,,
      #46,0,Kaclang,,,,,,,
      #47,0,Kaclang,,,,,,,
      #48,0,Heal,,,,,,,
      #49,0,Heal,,,,,,,
      #50,0,Heal,,,,,,,
      #51,0,Midheal,,,,,,,
      #52,0,Midheal,,,,,,,
      #53,0,Midheal,,,,,,,
      #54,0,Fullheal,,,,,,,
      #55,0,Fullheal,,,,,,,
      #56,0,Fullheal,,,,,,,
      #57,0,Multiheal,,,,,,,
      #58,0,Omniheal,,,,,,,
      #59,0,Zing,,,,,,,
      #60,0,Kazing,,,,,,,
      #61,0,Kerplunk,,,,,,,
      #62,0,Squelch,,,,,,,
      #63,0,Tingle,,,,,,,
      #64,0,Hocus ;Pocus,,,,,,,
      #65,0,Bazoom,,,,,,,
      #66,0,The Great ;Leveller,,,,,,,
      #67,0,The ;Greater ;Leveller,,,,,,,
      #83,0,Muster ;Strength,,,,,,,
      #84,0,Focus ;Strength,,,,,,,
      #85,0,Medi$tation,,,,,,,
      #86,0,Defen$ding ;Champion,,,,,,,
      #87,0,Selfless$ness,,,,,,,
      #88,0,Forbear$ance,,,,,,,
      #89,0,Dodgy ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #90,0,Song of ;Salvation,,,,,,,
      #91,0,Angel ;Song,,,,,,,
      #92,0,Backdraft,,,,,,,
      #93,0,Woolly ;Blanket,,,,,,,
      #94,0,Lifeboat,,,,,,,
      #95,0,Cop Out,,,,,,,
      #96,0,Weird ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #97,0,Sultry ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #98,0,Death ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #99,0,Hustle ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #100,0,Kerplunk ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #101,0,Fuddle ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #102,0,Tap ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #103,0,Ban ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #104,0,Sword ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #105,0,Muscle ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #106,0,Under$pants ;Dance,,,,,,,
      #107,0,Slumber ;Rumbaa,,,,,,,
      #108,0,Weird ;Leer,,,,,,,
      #109,0,Sweet ;Breath,,,,,,,
      #110,0,Poison ;Breath,,,,,,,
      #111,0,Venom ;Mist,,,,,,,
      #112,0,Burning ;Breath,,,,,,,
      #113,0,Fishy Fog,,,,,,,
      #114,0,Sandstorm,,,,,,,
      #115,0,Dazzle$flash,,,,,,,
      #116,0,Spooky ;Aura,,,,,,,
      #117,0,Tongue ;Lashing,,,,,,,
      #118,0,Tongue ;Bashing,,,,,,,
      #119,0,Cursed ;Verse,,,,,,,
      #120,0,Gritty ;Ditty,,,,,,,
      #121,0,Zzz ;Shanty,,,,,,,
      #122,0,Lullaby,,,,,,,
      #123,0,Counting ;Sheep,,,,,,,
      #124,0,Spell$binding ;Song,,,,,,,
      #125,0,Silly Song,,,,,,,
      #126,0,Soothing ;Song,,,,,,,
      #127,0,Dawn ;Chorus,,,,,,,
      #128,0,War Cry,,,,,,,
      #129,0,Aooo!,,,,,,,
      #130,0,Shove,,,,,,,
      #131,0,Leg ;Sweep,,,,,,,
      #132,0,Pratfall,,,,,,,
      #133,0,Sobering ;Slap,,,,,,,
      #134,0,One-Liner,,,,,,,
      #135,0,Rib-;Tickler,,,,,,,
      #136,0,,,,,,,,
      #137,0,Disrup$tive ;Wave,,,,,,,
      #138,0,Lightning,,,,,,,
      #139,0,Wind ;Sickles,,,,,,,
      #140,0,Jolly ;Rager,,,,,,,
      #141,0,Thin Air,,,,,,,
      #142,0,Fire ;Breath,,,,,,,
      #143,0,Flame ;Breath,,,,,,,
      #144,0,Inferno,,,,,,,
      #145,0,Scorch,,,,,,,
      #146,0,Hellfire,,,,,,,
      #147,0,Cool ;Breath,,,,,,,
      #148,0,Chilly ;Breath,,,,,,,
      #149,0,Freezing ;Blizzard,,,,,,,
      #150,0,C-C-Cold ;Breath,,,,,,,
      #151,0,Tidal ;Wave,,,,,,,
      #152,0,Pyre o' ;Fire,,,,,,,
      #153,0,Magma ;Blast,,,,,,,
      #154,0,Fissure,,,,,,,
      #155,0,Stomp,,,,,,,
      #156,0,Big Banga,,,,,,,
      #157,0,Stone's ;Throw,,,,,,,
      #158,0,Boulder ;Toss,,,,,,,
      #159,0,King ;Fissure,,,,,,,
      #160,0,Pearly ;Gates,,,,,,,
      #161,0,Magic ;Burst,,,,,,,
      #162,0,Lightning ;Storm,,,,,,,
      #163,0,Frenzy,,,,,,,
      #164,0,Body ;Slam,,,,,,,
      #165,0,Roar Deal,,,,,,,
      #166,0,Ram Raid,,,,,,,
      #167,0,Double ;Up,,,,,,,
      #168,0,Pressure ;Pointer,,,,,,,
      #169,0,Multifists,,,,,,,
      #170,0,Hatchet ;Man,,,,,,,
      #171,0,Falcon ;Slash,,,,,,,
      #172,0,Weird ;Whacker,,,,,,,
      #173,0,Klepto ;Clobber,,,,,,,
      #174,0,Multi$slice,,,,,,,
      #175,0,Harvest ;Moon,,,,,,,
      #176,0,Mercurial ;Thrust,,,,,,,
      #177,0,Double-;Edged ;Slash,,,,,,,
      #178,0,Dragon ;Slash,,,,,,,
      #179,0,Undead ;Undoer,,,,,,,
      #180,0,Metal ;Slash,,,,,,,
      #181,0,Lightning ;Slash,,,,,,,
      #182,0,Flame ;Slash,,,,,,,
      #183,0,Gust ;Slash,,,,,,,
      #184,0,Kacrackle ;Slash,,,,,,,
      #185,0,Flying ;Knee,,,,,,,
      #186,0,Wing-;Clipper,,,,,,,
      #187,0,Hornpipe,,,,,,,
      #188,0,Net Loss,,,,,,,
      #189,0,Mean ;Sweep,,,,,,,
      #190,0,Round$house ;Kick,,,,,,,
      #191,0,Knuckle ;Sandwich,,,,,,,
      #192,0,Heave-Ho,,,,,,,
      #193,0,Rude ;Awaken$ing,,,,,,,
      #194,0,Animal ;Magnet$ism,,,,,,,
      #195,0,Chomp,,,,,,,
      #196,0,Sic 'Em,,,,,,,
      #197,0,Call of ;the Wild,,,,,,,
      #198,0,Lambpede,,,,,,,
      #199,0,Call to ;Arms,,,,,,,
      #200,0,Gigaslash,,,,,,,
      #201,0,Blade of ;Ultimate ;Power,,,,,,,
      #202,0,Summon,,,,,,,
      #203,0,That ;Special ;Summon,,,,,,,
      #204,0,Mega$morphosis,,,,,,,
      #205,0,Puff-Puff,,,,,,,
      #206,0,Puff-Puff,,,,,,,
      #207,0,Muster ;Strength,,,,,,,
      #208,0,Focus ;Strength,,,,,,,
      #209,0,Sleep ;Attack,,,,,,,
      #210,0,Poison ;Attack,,,,,,,
      #211,0,Paralysis ;Attack,,,,,,,
      #212,0,Confus$ion ;Attack,,,,,,,
      #213,0,Miss ;Attack,,,,,,,

      #216,0,Cannon ;Aid,,,,,,,
      #218,0,Toxic ;Dagger,,,,,,,
      #219,0,Helm ;Splitter,,,,,,,
      #220,0,Miracle ;Slash,,,,,,,
      #221,0,Focus ;Pocus,,,,,,,
      #227,0,Heal,,,,,,,
      #228,0,Midheal,,,,,,,
      #229,0,Fullheal,,,,,,,
      #230,0,Multiheal,,,,,,,
      #231,0,Omniheal,,,,,,,
      #232,0,Squelch,,,,,,,
      #233,0,Zing,,,,,,,
      #234,0,Kazing,,,,,,,
      #235,0,Zoom,,,,,,,
      #236,0,Evac,,,,,,,
      #237,0,Holy ;Protect$ion,,,,,,,
      #238,0,Safe ;Passage,,,,,,,
      #239,0,Peep,,,,,,,
      #240,0,Storey$teller,,,,,,,
      #241,0,Snoop,,,,,,,
      #242,0,Eye for ;Distance,,,,,,,

      #243,0,,,,,,,,
      #244,0,Nap,,,,,,,
      #245,0,Nose for ;Treasure,,,,,,,
      #246,0,Padfoot,,,,,,,
      #247,0,Whistle,,,,,,,
      #294,0,Tidal ;Wave ,,,,,,,
      #295,0,Pyre o' ;Fire,,,,,,,
      #296,0,Magma ;Blast,,,,,,,
      #337,0,Morph,,,,,,,
      #340,0,Jolly ;Rager,,,,,,,
      #341,0,Kazap,,,,,,,
      #342,0,Kaboom,,,,,,,
      #343,0,Kathwack,,,,,,,
      #344,0,Blade of ;U.P.,,,,,,,
      #345,0,Omniheal,,,,,,,
      #353,0,Bounce,,,,,,,
      #360,0,Oomph,,,,,,,
      #367,0,Staff of ;Anti$magic,,,,,,,
      #668,0,Puff!,,,,,,,
      #743,0,Sphere of ;Silence,,,,,,,

    4. ignasia

      ignasia

      Huh..checking through the text file for item names, they kept the Mimic and Blarney Stone:

      #499,0,mimic ;stone,the ,a ,mimic stones,the ,some ,,N
      #500,0,blarney ;stone,the ,a ,blarney stones,the ,some ,,N

      Despite still not being dropped, Evil Mech / Slaughtomaton heart is definitely in the game code still:

      #392,0,slaughto$maton ;heart,the ,a ,slaughtomaton hearts,the ,some ,,N

  9. New phone who dis?

  10. I just found out Kenshin Dragon Quest (the plug'n'play predecessor to Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors) contains music that exists in no other game and has not been released on an album. Now I'm sad.

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    2. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      DQV's Goofy Monster? There's multiple copies of that here on the Den, ripped from several multiple games.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Where I searched for it in our archives, and from all rips of the full OST from all versions of DQV.

      Found it, but again, not in any youtube playlist rip of the game, nor any CD rip, nor official OST rip, nor any Orchestrated package.

      https://www.woodus.com/den/gallery/graphics/dq5ds/mp3/34 Dragon Quest 5 - Bonus Fight.mp3

      Called Bonus fight in the DS translation.

      Also I see where you got Goofy Monster, the mobile rip:

      https://www.woodus.com/den/gallery/graphics/dq5andios/mp3/17 Goofy Monster.mp3

      Still it's not present in any official OST, and it's not even used in the game in any fight I'm aware of.

    4. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      Nope, actually I got Goofy Monster from elsewhere - the DQV Mobile rip was me.

  11. I can't wait to take on a Draconian Quest in 2D!

    1. solo

      solo

      wait what?

    2. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition for Switch will contain the 2D mode previously only found in the JP-exclusive 3DS version.

  12. I don't care about Builders 2, I want Dragon Quest X in english.

    1. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      That's hyperbole; I do care about Builders 2, but DQX is incredibly more important.

  13. Reading through the recently shared Dragon Quest VI BradyGames strategy guide, I've come to realize I really did lose my cartridge right before the end of the game (Greedmore).

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    2. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      My dad is dead and if my stepmother found it, she probably threw it away. It's gone.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Wow..damn dude.  I'm sorry.  I think I remember you mentioning that your father died some time ago.  My apologies if I was overstepping with that, bringing up any sad memories, and in being forgetful.  Well, I guess the only feasible method is to get the game again on your new phone.  Tragic you can't carry over a purchase of 3rd party software between Google App Store and iTunes.

    4. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      No worries Iggy.

  14. What happened to Charlock and Hauksness?

  15. Listening to some of DQX's expansion music, I think Sugiyama has employed a ghost writer. Some of this doesn't sound like him at all.

    This would certainly explain the drop in composition quality in recent games.

  16. Why would I finish Dragon Quest XI when I could be finishing Dragon Quest X?

     

    I'll get back to it some day.

  17. Can we start calling DQXI's eighth party member something other than Eight? I keep thinking of DQ8's hero.

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    2. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      I'm pretty sure Eight is his ("Guv") official cannon name though... Guv' is a nickname, not just a voiceover placeholder. It's how they localized Yangus' tendency to call Eight "big brother" (I think that's right) in Japanese.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Pfft. His real name BlindJim. I suppose next you’ll say the “cannon,” name of XI’s hero is Eleven just because they used that in some advertising screenshots.

    4. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      Uh, yeah. And X's hero is X (pronounced "ecks", not "ten").

  18. 0118999881999119725...3

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Good show.

       

  19. When you add a video called "The Root Cause of Procrastination" to your Watch Later list.

  20. Hmm, I must wonder if modern DQ localizations are at all influenced by Sierra adventure games of the 80s and 90s...

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      what makes you say that?

    2. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      Just the style of language reminds me of them, especially Hero's Quest/ Quest for Glory and King's Quest. The source material of course isn't quite the same, so it doesn't play out identically, but I still feel their brands of humor are similar. The puns, especially. 

  21. Here Today, Mordegon Tomorrow

    sounds more like a King's Quest game than Dragon Quest...

  22. It's funny going back and forth between topics having multiple conversations with one other user who happens to be online concurrently.

  23. Hey @Woodus have you seen the message I sent you?

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    2. Woodus

      Woodus

      No I don't seem to find it in my PM list, sorry.

    3. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      I'll email you.

      I sent you a soundtrack a while ago but it was never uploaded. Last night I found missing titles for a few tracks you already had.

    4. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      Apparently you left the conversation at some point, so I sent you a new PM instead, let me know if you get this one.

  24. Would one who has been poised be a poisonee?

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