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2 hours ago, cprmauldin said:

So.....I haven't been on here in quite a while and my play has been nearly as limited, though I have managed to squeeze an hour or two in here or there. I'm just shy of 40 hours and I just got the magic key and grabbed the easy orb that comes thereafter. 

Hopefully my playtime increases soon, but realistically, who knows when I'll finish this game. 

That being said, one positive note I can add at this point, is that DQ XI is very easy to pick up after a hiatus. 

The story summaries provided by Rab are one of my favorite additions to the game. It really helps set you back on track with the adventure.

Sucks to hear you haven’t had much chance to play it, but it’s good to hear you’re still enjoying the game.

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On 3/31/2019 at 6:10 PM, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

The story summaries provided by Rab are one of my favorite additions to the game. It really helps set you back on track with the adventure.

Sucks to hear you haven’t had much chance to play it, but it’s good to hear you’re still enjoying the game.

Oh yeah, I love that part. And as in DQ VIII, party talk is always helpful too. 

 

It also helps that even though I'm getting limited time with the game, I fire it up at least a few times a week for a short session, which keeps me on track.  Which I suppose is another positive note, there are plenty of save points along the way. 

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On 3/31/2019 at 6:58 PM, cprmauldin said:

So.....I haven't been on here in quite a while and my play has been nearly as limited, though I have managed to squeeze an hour or two in here or there. I'm just shy of 40 hours and I just got the magic key and grabbed the easy orb that comes thereafter. 

Hopefully my playtime increases soon, but realistically, who knows when I'll finish this game. 

That being said, one positive note I can add at this point, is that DQ XI is very easy to pick up after a hiatus. 

No need to rush the game at all. As long as you are enjoying it.

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Got my new PC Tuesday, and it took all day to get it mostly set up.  Still a few things like my GOG  and Origin stuff to get moved over from the backup drive.  I was moving a lot of big downloaded games/programs, and having to do some rejiggering to avoid having to re-download any of the stuff.  Switching from Win7 to 10 presented some challenges.

Then I purchased and started downloading DQXI yesterday morning.  It finally finished about 10 PM.

I'm getting the same "holy crap this is beautiful!" feeling I had when playing DQ8 for the first time. :)  Only about 7 hours in, but enjoying the music/story/characters and the mini forge already.  Just finished restoring the woodcutter.

I can only manage to read perhaps a few words of the tips during loading screens ( and I'm not a slow reader )  which pleases me greatly.  The new system is obviously outperforming the expectation of the game.

The one thing that annoys me is not being able to change the main four buttons beyond choosing whether A or B is Confirm/Cancel, when my normal setup uses X to confirm.  It's requiring a lot of overcoming decades of muscle memory.

Once I finish 7 on the 3DS, it will be easier, because I'll only be using the DQXI setup continuously enough to get used to it.  I'm still working on 7 when I need the computer doing other things or I'm away from it.  Enjoyed 7 much more than the original PSX, and still am.  Been a good month for me after 100%ing DQ8 3DS. :)

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A little over 210 hours to complete my first run through the game.  Pure enjoyment all the way through.  Still short a few accolades for the casino ( pure luck ) and horse racing ( bloody hard! ) and a few other random ones.

One thing I particularly enjoyed was how the most useful battle party rotated throughout the game, bringing almost everyone into the main party as they attained skills or weapons that made them invaluable.

Will certainly be playing this one again in the future, and will likely finish off those missing accolades in my current game eventually.  I enjoyed this one enough to possibly have the definitive version sell me a Switch when it comes out.

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Just finished the game today - what an ending. Feeling totally lost now it's done and I've been playing it so long.

 

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A little over 210 hours to complete my first run through the game.  Pure enjoyment all the way through.  Still short a few accolades for the casino ( pure luck ) and horse racing ( bloody hard! ) and a few other random ones.
One thing I particularly enjoyed was how the most useful battle party rotated throughout the game, bringing almost everyone into the main party as they attained skills or weapons that made them invaluable.
Will certainly be playing this one again in the future, and will likely finish off those missing accolades in my current game eventually.  I enjoyed this one enough to possibly have the definitive version sell me a Switch when it comes out.
I'm just dying for 2D mode!
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On 5/6/2019 at 8:43 AM, Plattym3 said:
On 5/4/2019 at 4:40 PM, Darkniciad said:
A little over 210 hours to complete my first run through the game.  Pure enjoyment all the way through.  Still short a few accolades for the casino ( pure luck ) and horse racing ( bloody hard! ) and a few other random ones.
One thing I particularly enjoyed was how the most useful battle party rotated throughout the game, bringing almost everyone into the main party as they attained skills or weapons that made them invaluable.
Will certainly be playing this one again in the future, and will likely finish off those missing accolades in my current game eventually.  I enjoyed this one enough to possibly have the definitive version sell me a Switch when it comes out.

I'm just dying for 2D mode!

I think we all are. E3 2019 sure can't come any sooner.

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On 4/10/2019 at 9:17 PM, Twinkie said:

No need to rush the game at all. As long as you are enjoying it.

Yep. Still enjoying myself like crazy. Nearing the 50 hour mark and haven’t had a moment of boredom. 

 

For a while, I was only sitting down to play if I had 45 minutes or more, but I’ve begun to squeeze in shorter sessions too, even if I just have time to grind for a bit then put the game down. This is nice because when I’ve got some true time to put into the game, I can focus on more lofty goals.

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