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    I love games and anime!!

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    Dragon Quest IX (DS)
    Dragon Quest XI (N3DS/PS4)
    Dragon Quest V (PS2)
    Dragon Quest IV (DS)
    Dragon Quest V (DS)
    Dragon Quest VI (DS)
    Dragon Quest VII (3DS)
    Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)
    DQ Heroes (PC)
    DQ Heroes II (PS4)
    DQ Builders (PS4)
    DQ TheatRythm
    Rocket Slime (DS)
    Slime Mori Mori 3 (3DS)
    Torneko 2: The Last Hope (PSX)
    DQ Monsters Joker (DS)
    DQ Monsters Joker 2 (DS)
    DQ Monsters Joker 3 (3DS)
    Dragon Quest Builders (PS4/Vita)
    Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)
    Dragon Quest XI (PC)
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PS4/Vita)
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch)
    Dragon Quest XI S (Switch)
    Dragon Quest 1 (Switch)

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  1. I waaaaant to!! I love card games. My first one was Gwent, spent close to 500 hours in it, yeah... I plan to dive deep into Yu-Gi-Oh at some point but I'm in no rush. Also Hearthstone. But if DQ Rivals was to be fan-patched or officially localized, I'd probably end up spending a lot of time in it.
  2. So, what were the news? They showed DQ Rivals but it wasn't in Jump, then they showed Monsters mobile port but again, it was live-stream, not Weekly Jump. The issue was supposed to be out on August 3rd, no?
  3. This really makes me want to get a Nendoroid of Yuusha of the Bring Arts figure. I'm resisting....... Lord, give me strength..... resisting... I'd probably get these already if not for the fact that I live in bad environment now and there's too much heat here. The figures don't like heat and it would be sad to see them loose color, etc.
  4. I doubt we'll get any announcements at all. They already revealed the mobile port of that DQ Monsters game on 3DS which we never got localized or fan-translated, so that covers the Monsters; DQ Builders 3 - I think it's too soon and we won't see it until at least a few years into PS5 generation, Heroes 3 is possible but I don't think it'll happen considering that they are making that Dai game which seems to be action-heavy. I doubt we'll get any announcements related to Dragon Quest. There were rumors about FF XVI being PS5 exclusive and it makes sense, then there's FF VII Remake Part 1 exclusivity deal that expires in March, Part 2 which they want to put out quickly.. I'm almost confident that Sony will show FF XVI on that rumored August event related to PS5 and Square Enix will focus on FF. Let's also not forget Kingdom Hearts. They're making the rhytm game, they've made numerous mobile games at this point and even DLC for KH III, so something related to the main title in KH series should be announced soon. The best thing that may happen are ports of DQ 4-6 and maaaaybe the 9 remake they talked about? Maaaybe the offline version of X?
  5. My heart skipped MANY beats when I saw Dragon Quest announcement on the day with Xbox presentation. I thought they'd be localizing DQ X but oh well... didn't happen x____x I've been playing both Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey recently. If you still haven't played either, I suggest to play, they're very good. Though, I dropped both games x_x Blue Dragon is fun and has really good gameplay, very creative and embraces its turn-based combat, quirkiness... but it gets kind of repetitive and pointless quickly, at least to me. Lost Odyssey was the same - I liked it so much at first then just kept loosing interest. Played both games for about 11-12 hours and stopped. If there was at least one more exclusive game I wanted on Xbox or if Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey were ported to PC (why aren't they ported yet x_x), I'd most likely finish them but uh... I don't know. Why hate?? DQ deserves support, there's nothing like it Same goes for games like Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts. These are magical experiences and unlike anything else. They deserve as much support as possible! ^_^ And if that will make you feel better... I'll tell you something that happened to me back in March when I was playing Final Fantasy XIV Online extensively. If you don't know, the game has a housing system where you can buy an apartment or house inside the game and decorate it, make it look good. So, they sell various items on the SE shop for the game and well, I spent a ton of money getting Moogle plushies, Chocobo plushies as in-game items XD And honestly, I don't regret it, they look fantastic 😛 But why I mention it is that I spent about 50$ on some items which... I couldn't use. I haven't read the description and purchased a few snowmen during Christmas event and they ended up being limited to houses when I live in an apartment... It wouldn't have been a big deal if you could get a house in FF XIV but it's just incredibly difficult to get one, and even if you do - you need to constantly log into the game or it will be gone in ... 30 days, I think? Not sure if the stuff you buy and put in that house gets recycled if you loose the house. But yeah, ended up spending 50$ on nothing because I didn't read the description XD
  6. At this point, I'm sure they will want to make it at least on both Switch 2 and PS5. But then again, Nintendo has no reason to make new hardware anytime soon. I think Switch is at the middle point of its cycle and we have at least 2 years until the next Nintendo console. 3DS was still getting big games back in 2018. What I see happening, though, is Nintendo might make Switch Pro. New 3DS had a good amount of exclusive titles, so who knows... I just don't think Nintendo would jump on the next-gen train right now but they can't just be underpowered when all of the PS5/Xbox games will get more technically advanced, it would destroy the third-party presence on Switch. That said, DQ XII is still many years away, I'm sure. We have Dai game which is set for 2021? They're making three versions of it, so that's a lot of work. Then there's the work with DQ XI Definitive ports, the usual work on DQ X, then they're probably working on Monsters and maybe Heroes III? Omega Force always tries to have some kind of collaboration title in development and Heroes III would make perfect sense. By the time they'll have enough time to work on XII, Nintendo will either have Switch Pro, either start thinking about Switch 2. It's too early now.
  7. I'm glad they are making Definitive for PC, even if it's a Switch port with worse graphics. All I really want is for it to have 60fps, that's all. I'm picky when it comes to framerate and I've been getting headaches playing it on PS4... so, I've been hesitant about starting over on Switch version despite wanting to see the new content. I'll gladly purchase the game again, though. It's worth way more than 60$! What bothers me is that the Xbox port might not be profitable. I mean, DQ by itself has a low chance of being profitable on Xbox, a platform which barely has any JRPG on it, but now the graphics.. This whole situation summarizes the difference between Japanese gamers and Western. Japanese are okay with poor performance and aren't as picky with graphics but Western players - you'll have all the Digital Foundry videos, you'll have angry rants and review-bombings, all the Twitter hate and such... it's just going to turn off a lot of people from buying the game, I'm sure. The media and public reception are very strong factors that control the sales in English-speaking countries, especially for a niche JRPG making its debut on Xbox. What I don't get is why Square Enix couldn't have offered a bundle with DQ XI original and Definitive for 59.99$. It goes down to 29.99$ on sales anyway. At least it would be more tolerable and they could maybe boost the sales of DQ XI. The only possible reason is that they didn't want to risk spending more money porting original XI to Xbox, so they went "we won't offer any bundle to not make anyone angry". Very jarring situation but oh well... There's a chance they will improve the graphics, I think. Still plenty of time until December.
  8. Thanks. I've decided to not get the original CC (remastered) because it mostly seems like an action game intended for multiplayer. Which is fine but I'd rather play Echoes of Time and Rings instead :3
  9. It does look like Musou, honestly. Which is.. eh, it's alright. I'm okay with unique Musou games, like DQ Heroes which had some fun ideas or Attack on Titan Musou, Berserk was ok but a little too much of the same. One Piece Musou, Gundam, Fist of the North Star, Arslan.. what else? They were all kind of bland. Wish devs would experiment more. But Musou can be ok.
  10. Visitors I see! 🤗

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    2. ShonenKokoro

      ShonenKokoro

      Thanks ^-^
      Yeah, I like Theathrytm, they're essentially the ode to FF/DQ music and I do think these two series have the best music in Japanese games, if not all games. Wish DQ Theatrytm would have been localized but oh well, there's not much of a story anyway 😛

      Torneko 2 - yeah, I was very surprised to see it because I was curious if there's anything like "Chocobo Dungeon" but for DQ... and there is. And I did see Young Yangus but decided not to play it because there's not English patch :( I get confused in translated games, let alone untranslated haha ))) I could try to play it with a translator program but I bet it'd be uncomfortable... hoping there will be a patch one day.

       

      Thanks for the recommendation ^_^

       

    3. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      If you understand Torneko and you have a bit of patience, you can play Young Yangus. It's the same type of game.

       

      I tried translating Theatrhythm Dragon Quest but a bunch of English letters are missing from the game's font and I can't find it to replace it.

      My patch also managed to crash Citra, but it works (besides missing letters) on real hardware.

      I've got to have at least a quarter of the game's text translated though, despite it not displaying properly.

    4. ShonenKokoro

      ShonenKokoro

      Oh, really? That's very admirable that you tried to translate it for everyone :) Luckily, the game seems to be identical to FF T., so if you play that one, you can understand what is what. Maybe you could write a guide and just explain what's where? 

       

      Yeah, it looks like Citra isn't reliable. I'm a little worried about the preservation of Nintendo games and a little sad that as a company, they don't do much to make sure all games will be playable for future generations. They're already shutting off 3DS and Wii U online services in some countries, and if that wasn't enough - people who purchased digital games can't redownload them. It's such a bad move :( I'm not wealthy but I try to support my favorite games by purchasing them, and most of my games are digital so it's not fun to see Nintendo doing that when they could easily keep like a few small servers running for people to redownload the games they purchased. Same goes for patches and DLC.

      What do you think about it?

      I'm glad the Internet manages to preserve games, though. 

       

      Also about Torneko... I've played Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX yesterday and then tried Chocobo Mystery Dungeon. Sadly, I didn't really like them :< So, I'll probably remove Torneko from my list. The gameplay was a little too slow for me.

  11. Voice-overs? Was the original game silent? I'll probably be playing it without any voices, depends on how good the Japanese are and if the option for original voice acting is there... Seems like a great game, though. At this point seeing little games like Crystal Chronicles or Chocobo Dungeon is just a huge surprise and miracle. Wonder what's the NA price. Probably 39.99 or 49.99 like trials of mana. P.S. Just checked the J. voices - they sound a little too stereotypical, so I'll probably just keep the voices muted. Rings of Fate had a fantastic voice team. Is it fun offline? Or is it made for co-op? I see the presentation and seems like there's co-op.
  12. XI. I was browsing a news website and didn't really think about it much, just saw the news about it, then the trailer and got it day one. My main worry (and one of the reasons why I almost didn't purchase it) was that the game did not have Japanese voice-overs + English subtitles option, or any J. voice-over in the first place. I kept thinking how should I play it since I generally dislike English voice-acting (especially in Japanese games) and eventually decided to play with the voices off, the way it released in Japan. I'm happy I chose that way. That's where I started and fell in love with the series. The next one was DQ Builders, then Heroes and then I started the previous main titles, Monsters...
  13. Aren't the first three games less story-heavy than IV and the next titles? There might not be enough of the story for them to do that. But if you want a good DQ anime (apart from Dai), I strongly recommend DQ Your Story movie on Netflix. The story starts off simple and it's a light adaptation of DQ V but the way things unfold... it's a very beautiful anime. Worth to watch at least to see CGI slimes XD
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