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  1. I thought the main concern was the fact that, should a tournament is held in a country, like Japan for example, a US player would have to play with a Japan Hero. And therefore to read his spells in Japanese too. Which would prove equally difficult to use for a US player of the Hero, or to avoid for a IS player fighting a Hero player.

  2. That's my point. DQV is probably the DQ that had the most potential, and which has the most compelling story arc, but imo it's kinda ruined with a bunch of blank companions. Had the game had characters like the wondrous cast of IV, of even less interesting ones like VI, it probably would have been a favourite of mine.

    I like the story arc, but the only character I like in the game is the silent protagonist. Hard for me to really enjoy the game in this condition. 🤷🏻‍♂️

  3. On 8/10/2019 at 8:29 AM, JustACorpse said:

    …So. I dunno. I’ve been thinking a lot about that. Is it directly contradicted by canon, or can it work?

    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. 

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  4. I hope Luca marries Bianca too. Out of the two choices he has in the original (on which the movie is based apparently) Nera was just too bland and uninteresting imo. 

    I kinda hoped that the movie would be cut in two, the first ending with Luca being turned into stone, and the second starting with his two kids traveling around the world with Sancho (kinda like in the DQV manga) with a final against Mildrath. But if the Zenithian Hero is already here... Welp. 

    I really like the AD that the movie took. Luca looks just so sweet in the movie! 

  5. On 6/12/2019 at 4:08 AM, Algrado said:

    If a Square Enix female character was ever added in a future Smash game, I believe Tifa from FF7 has the highest chance due to her popularity in both the East and West.

    I'd rather see 2B. NieR Automata won lots of title and the android's popularity is incredibly high. Especially on some websites... 👀

    But still. 2B would be a better choice than Tifa imo. What's that? "I'm just rooting for 2B cause I'd give an arm to have an Amiibo of her"? well, that is true. 

  6. Oh boy oh boy, that was grandiose! I'm going to buy so many Amiibos of them! If Cloud had his Advent Children alt as an Amiibo, then surely the DQ Heroes will have their own Amiibos too! 

    One Luminary, one Solo, two Eight et at least three Erdrick for me hehe. Customizing Eight to make him into Terry is actually a really good idea, and Erdrick with some repaint and sculpting will make both an excellent Erdwin and a good Kenshin DQ1 hero! (I should also try turning OoT Kid Link into Bildrick hehe)

    D'you think we might have some DQ Trophy Assist  too? 

  7. 2 hours ago, Dakhil said:

    Well, we have to see if Square Enix announces a western release of Dragon Quest X before we can ask that question. The Nintendo Switch is outselling the PlayStation 4 in Japan after all.

    No, I meant, in your first message you didn't mention this expansion being released on PS4. DQX is playable on Sony's console, and it would surprise me greatly for this expansion not to be commercialized on Playstation too. Surely SE wouldn't be dumb enough to make a DQ console exclusive. They would alienate their own Japanese fans. 

    I ceased to hope playing this game a long time ago. I wouldn't count on a western release, not yet. SE would probably lose more money than they would win. 

  8. 1 hour ago, ignasia said:

    For that I further apologize, especially as I did not take into account when you wrote your initial post Xiggy.

    And again, you don't have to. There's no beef between us. 😁


    1 hour ago, ignasia said:

    So it seems like while DQ7 was initially set to be a stand alone game, the manga definitely influenced elements of connectivity

    That's exactly what I mean, yep. It doesn't change what Horii said when he made the game. Nods and references are presents in every game, and it's my belief that the manga author seeing some of them decided after the initial work release, that it could/would nice to see them connected. The game still functions on its own really, as there are no really connection to any of the first three DQ. It's really the extended universe that connects them. 

    The novel version and manga version of DQVII expand the initial game and add some stuff that weren't there un the game. Kinda like what official Doctor Who novel adaptation of episodes do (The Day of the Doctor for example, which see the Curator having much more scenes), or the DW comics, who ties some story lines together, when the TV stories weren't connected, or simply gives more importance to some characters that were seen just once (like the War Doctor and the 9th Doctor). And now I'm realizing that this is all gibberish of you don't watch the show. x) 

    Oh and should you one day want to look for the chapters and volumes that display the connections between DQII and VII, it's in the 10th and 11th volumes of the manga. It's in Japanese, sadly, but the DQ specialized  Japanese wikia can be translated thanks to the navigator, and certainly helps figuring out what's going on. Or I can always send the passages right in your pm should you like to see 'em. ^^

    Well, without further ado, i' m off watching the last of the horrendous GoT season 8 episode. \o

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  9. 4 hours ago, ignasia said:

    So not asking to excuse my behaviour [...] So I apologize for being a total dick in my presentation.

    You absolutely don't have to apologize. Heck, I can understand your point quite easily. ^^

    The Joker thing... Yeah the more I think about it, the more far-fetched it feels to me too. Dumb move from me, I'll give you that. I've realized that trying to see connections between games when it's just cameo or easter eggs is not that smart. Like, I know there's a sword in FFXII that resembles Erdrick's sword but linking this game to the DQ lore... Yeah, I'll pass. Just like I doubt the classic characters appearing in IX are the actual characters, but more likely ways to obtains their garbs and clothes. 

    Some of those things I've said were stuff I could gather from the auto-translated pages of the Japanese Wikia (https://wikiwiki.jp/dqdic3rd/ this one most of the time), and I might have understood them sideways, due to the rather approximate translation.

    About the sword, I was referring to this one: 王者のつるぎ (Kingsblade) from VII, which do bare a similar look (at least to me, the blade part specifically) to this one from III:  おうじゃのけん (Swords of Kings) as both of them, in these respective games, boost the attack by +120. But then again, I can understand people not seeing any resemblance. It's not as striking as Ramia's Sword and Zenith Sword for example.

    Now, of course, I should assume that the canon of the DQ lore varies from people to people. Since the DQ universe hasn't been set in stones unlike the Zelda one, it can cause different point of views. If you take into account the games and just the games then the only games that are connected to each other would be XI, I, II, III, and Builder (and maybe CH since you visit II's world). 

    However if you take into account books published by Enix and said to be the official past of some games like this one: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ドラゴンクエスト_精霊ルビス伝説 "Dragon Quest - Spirit Rubiss Legend" ('However, Enix at the time recognized this work as a positive history, and the history described in this work is considered to be the official setting of the Dragon Quest series."), and everything supervised by Yuji Hori, like Emblem of Roto (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Quest_Retsuden:_Roto_no_Monshō), its sequel and the third wheel, the manga adaptation of DQVII, then it becomes possible to make some links between different games. It'll always be speculation and theory at best tho since the canon can vary. 

    Again, you absolutely don't have to apologize for speaking your mind. I should be the one apologizing for not being more cautious or precise in December when I posted my message. ^^

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  10. (not the topics subject, but if they were to remake DQ1, given the fact that it has only one character, I wouldn't mind it being an action RPG. Having a 1:1 world and castle and town, kinda like in DQXI, roaming through the map (which would of course be smaller than XI) and all. 

    It would feel maybe more... Convincing. Also, I wouldn't mind the game having less color/sunlight. I mean, Lordragon has stolen the Sphere of Light, which is basically Alefgard's sun. It'd give the game a more defined purpose, to bring the light back. And it'd be much "spookier" at night. Cause an actual day/night cycle, or just the game being always close to night would be great too. 

    II being played as a Kingdom Hearts, or DQ Heroes wouldn't be a bad choice either. Having the other two prince and princess as supportive characters would be neat. A good IA could make the game pretty fun imo. And having a world map akin to XI too!) 

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