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TriforceBun last won the day on August 3 2016

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    Dragon Warrior I (NES)
    Dragon Warrior II (NES)
    Dragon Warrior IV (NES)
    Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)
    Dragon Quest IX (DS)
    Dragon Warrior III (GBC)
    Dragon Quest V (DS)
    Dragon Quest VI (DS)
    Rocket Slime (DS)
    Fortune Street (Wii)

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    All things Nintendo, game design, digital art, composition, piano, violin, tabletop gaming, boxing, animation, Magic the Gathering, Pixar and Dragon Quest
  1. This game has really exceeded my expectations, even as a DQ fan. It really improves on the original in a lot of ways, and they've done a great job making the building more intuitive than ever. The story and characters are super-charming as well! I'm currently building up my main island after Furrowfield and the game just keeps throwing so many new features at me that I can barely keep up.
  2. After a somewhat slow-paced beginning, this game has become ridiculously addictive! I'm already really impressed by all the little upgrades from the original, and look forward to seeing what further unlocks await down the line. I'm currently in the first main island after the intro, and am seeking out the final couple of crops. It's been a blast so far. Any suggestions for dealing with monster attacks on my town though? I built fairly tall so the Skeletons keep crashing through my farmers' sleeping quarters. I tried erecting a chalk wall in front of the whole side of the town and that seems to have done the trick, but is there a better way of keeping them from destroying my buildings?
  3. I am so flippin' excited about this, you guys. I absolutely love Smash and DQ (and Banjo-Kazooie!) so yesterday was a dream come true. I really hope this gives the series the boost it needs in the US.
  4. I'm a fan. It looks different but nice, and DQV is a great choice to base a movie on.
  5. Man, good things come to those who wait. I'm super excited to finally play this, especially with the enhancements!
  6. So did they forget to update that dungeon sprite in DW1? That's kind of funny. Are there any other remains of the original sprites tucked away in DW1?
  7. This game looks awesome! Ridley and Simon in particular are fantastic additions. I'm really hoping for a DQ rep--Slime would be my top choice, Erdrick right behind him, but I'd be thrilled with anyone, really. It's kind of insane to think that DQ hasn't gotten any Smash representation by now.
  8. Yeah, the Nanking thing is odd. I wouldn't say that's what's really being addressed lately though. Fair enough on your second point. Regarding the boycott talk, I fear that the series getting more bad publicity is only going to...well, hurt the series' success in the US. And I doubt it'd have any tangible effect on Sugiyama himself.
  9. I'm a guy, but in games where I can pick my avatar, I typically just go for the cooler-looking one, or the one that feels more "definitive" to me (I play female Inkling in Splatoon and female Wii Fit Trainer but male Villager in Smash, male in Animal Crossing etc). A defined female protagonist in DQ would be pretty cool. In fact, I kind of would prefer having the story built around a female character rather than having the option to pick. In a lot of adventure games, the sex of the main character subtly affects how characters interact with them (marriage in DQV, Young Link and Ruto's relationship in OoT, the romance angle in Illusion of Gaia, etc). Assuming DQ is back to being more narrative-driven as opposed to DQX and IX to a lesser extent, maybe we'll see a leading lady in XII.
  10. I feel the reaction to this whole thing is overblown--Sugiyama's an 87 year-old Japanese man expected to conform to 2018 American culture views on homosexuality. He comes from a completely different era of a completely different culture. Do the people boycotting DQ because of this apply that line of thinking to any artist? Because there's no way that, between all the media one consumes, every work is penned by people who share one's specific views on homosexuality, the environment, gun control, abortion, religion, the death penalty, immigration, health care...
  11. I enjoyed the demo a lot! Played through the whole thing yesterday and then just tinkered around for a while in the area. Will definitely be buying this next month. I'm curious--are the maps for DQB based on the ones from the original game? I looked at an 8-bit map of the Cantlin area and it does sort of feel like the first area in DQB--town near woods and plains with some impenetrable mountains in the way and a swamp behind it. Is there a comparison image or video for the locations?
  12. Haven't they already confirmed that DQB2 is going to be based on Dragon Quest 2? If that's the case, it only makes sense to have DQB3 be based on the third part of the Erdrick Trilogy.
  13. A cave near the end is brutal. I had to cave in and use a guide for it because it met several criteria: 1) it was long, 2) it was extremely maze-like and confusing, 3) the enemies were incredibly difficult compared to your party, and 4) due to its size, being kicked out upon dying was a pretty big penalty. However, if you enjoy that feeling of powering through a tricky section, go for it. Worst case scenario, you can split the difference and draw a map as you progress (that's what I did with EarthBound Beginnings and found it rather rewarding). Best of luck! DW2 on the NES is the toughest game I've played in the series. EDIT: I actually did that same thing with the steps from Tatangel Castle! Pretty fun. I will say that as someone who played through DW1 back in the early 90's (so, without a guide, etc), I feel the game does a better job at letting you know what to do than DW2 does in its second half. DW2 can be pretty obscure at times. I look forward to what you have to say about DW3. I played it for the first time a couple years ago and absolutely loved it. That's a game that really benefits from going in blind. Don't even read previews or anything for it.
  14. "Oh, a lesson in not changing history from Mr. I'm-My-Own-Grandpa!" Welp, I finally 100%ed this game! I can't tell you the last time I did that with an RPG, but it's been a long while. Everyone to level 99, all postgame content, all photos, full bestiary, and last but not least, all Alchemy Recipes! Great game. Looking forward to DQXI!
  15. I beat the final boss last week and now I'm going for the full 100%! To keep my thoughts short--excellent game. I loved it! Great cast, solid pacing, tons of content, plenty of charm and neat 3DS streamlining features add up to one of my favorite experiences on the system. In fact, it's my new favorite Dragon Quest game (sorry, DQ3!). I'm doing pretty well on my 100% attempt too--I've gotten everyone to level 99 except Jessica, I only have about 15 Alchemy Recipes left to complete, I got all the Mini-Medal rewards, I filled out the Bestiary, and I've beaten all of the postgame and optional dungeon stuff except the very final battle (will try it tomorrow). Oh, and I do still need to get those last few photos, which are pretty annoying.
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