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Ryu_Niiyama

@JaxonH Not sure where you in the US live/are from then, but I have never met a single person that speaks the way the miners/bodybuilders do in Khrumbul Dun. It is most certainly a rip on the Cockney dialect. Perhaps a New Englander might find it more familiar, but as a Southerner, it is nails on a chalkboard and illegible. However that is my long standing opinion and I should have spent the extra yen and imported. Lesson learned. I won't be buying the English version of XI.

@gcunit I will say that I respect the attempt to make the game more colorful, but it just makes me want to chuck my switch out of a window. I may have to ask you for a translation on occasion. VIII is a fantastic rpg, I recommend it.

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JaxonH

I can’t stop playing this game. Wow. It’s got its meat hooks in me deep.

@Ryu_Niiyama
All I can say is, in my experience with DQ Builders 2 it seems normal. There’s been nothing said I didn’t understand.

I played a bit of DQVII and DQVIII, and while that was a few years ago I don’t recall having any issues with understanding anything. I think context is important, that’s usually enough to convey their meaning. Maybe there were things I didn’t understand and I’m just not remembering, but if there were, it wasn’t enough to register on my radar as a problem and something I would remember

I remember the term “by the by” being used in Fire Emblem Awakening, and I was completely puzzled as to what they meant. But that’s the only time I can recall I’ve ever really not understood something.

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Magician

Man oh man, I maintain that Minecraft is the quintessential sandbox gaming experience. However, DQB 2 is building a fine case towards being essential gaming. Unlike Minecraft, which can let you meander about with no real sense of direction. DQB 2 is lazer-focused, "go here" and "do this".

That might turn some folks away from the game. But for a gamer like me, who appreciates a good checkbox game every now and then (Yonder: The Cloud Catcher, My Time At Portia, etc), DQB 2 is scratching that itch. Only that...DQB 2's polish is a step above those other experiences. Hmm, I could argue that this is the best game I've played here in 2019, but I've enjoyed grinding gear in The Division 2 nearly as much.

P.S. - Now how about Bandai Namco's upcoming take on the sandbox genre? The Switch exclusive Ninja Box. It reminds me of the Tecmo horror/strategy series Deception, minus the horror. Ninja Box appears to be strictly T for Teen.

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echoplex

Hi, has anyone noticed the battery of the Switch being drained even faster than your character's hunger level when playing DQB2 undocked ? And the console whirs as hell, feels like it's preparing to takeoff or something. I can't play it more than an hour without having to dock it back in or plug an ac adapter. I haven't noticed this with any other game, even BoTW.

As for the slow progression, I feel sometimes that the quests could have been longer, less chopped down into tiny tasks. Sometimes I accomplish a task before being prompted to (for example placing blocks at certain places) and have to go and remove them so that the game lets you complete the quest. It was useful at the beginning but it's still the same thing on the third island. It's a shame because it makes the game mechanics a bit too obvious.

About the localisation — I am French and I set my Switch on English because most of the time the French localisation is awful. Call me snobbish. I had no trouble understanding the people in Krhumbl Dun (or whatever it is spelt) and I found it rather charming with all the "me"s and the "blimey"s, and the silly jokes. I mean even the name of the place is a pun referring to its derelict state. It's just a shame that sometimes the dialogs are so lengthy (and unskippable).

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Magician

echoplex wrote:

Hi, has anyone noticed the battery of the Switch being drained even faster than your character's hunger level when playing DQB2 undocked?

It's natural. The more graphically demanding a game is, the harder the system has to work, the shorter the battery economy. Which is why the revised Switch arriving at store shelves next month is so appealing. It'll have better battery economy due to the change of chipset manufacturing, from 20nm finFET to 16nm finFET.

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echoplex

@Magician Thank you. I'll just have to play with the lowest brightness to gain extra minutes of gameplay then.

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JaxonH

@Magician
Wow, hadnt heard of Ninja Box before. That actually looks like it could be good. Probably not same tier as DQ Builders but, I'm sure it'll gain a loyal following, no doubt.

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MetalKingShield

echoplex wrote:

Hi, has anyone noticed the battery of the Switch being drained even faster than your character's hunger level when playing DQB2 undocked ? And the console whirs as hell, feels like it's preparing to takeoff or something. I can't play it more than an hour without having to dock it back in or plug an ac adapter. I haven't noticed this with any other game, even BoTW.

Yes, and to make matters worse, I have to play with extra brightness anyway. I find the lighting at night way too dark compared to daytime, although this was one problem the original game had too.

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JaxonH

Its basically like any other taxing game. 2.5 hrs, which thankfully the new Switch model will nearly double.

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Yorumi

The main thing I've not liked so far, and granted I haven't had a lot of time to play so I'm not far, is the game seems so much more hand holdy than the first one. It's also more text heavy than the first which is annoying because it grows stale. Yeah I get it Malroth likes to break things, that joke was stale 30 seconds after it was made, let along a few hours later. I am only at the farming island so it's still plenty early. I just really hope it opens up more soon and gives me some more freedom.

I think the main reason the game feels so slow is that you have to go through walls of text to get anything done. For some reason people like this and I don't know why.

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Ryu_Niiyama

I have to say that I love the third island. It is a lot more involved than I expected though so I may head back to my island to decompress for a little bit. Also the little DQV throwback segment was great!

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Magician

I believe I might be about ten hours in (still haven't reached ten days played to know for sure). But I just started the second island. Get briefly stuck when one of the miners wanted a "small" dormitory. Mildly frustrating. Moving on, just made it to iron deposits.

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echoplex

Yorumi wrote:

I am only at the farming island so it's still plenty early. I just really hope it opens up more soon and gives me some more freedom.

It does. I finished the third island and you're free to do what you want between missions or even during missions. It's actually necessary character evolution-wise. The texts don't get any shorter though. The most annoying being when the Malroth arc develops (not saying more) with texts superimposed on the whole screen that are unskippable for a good 20 seconds although it's only 2 lines of text. Guess the Japanese version was more elaborate or had voice over or something.

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toiletduck

Yorumi wrote:

I think the main reason the game feels so slow is that you have to go through walls of text to get anything done. For some reason people like this and I don't know why.

Hehe you described exactly how I felt about the demo. It doesn't help that the font is so small on my TV btw, makes it a chore to read dialogs.

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A little bit spoiler.
You can dress up the NPC with clothings you want, even crossdressing. So, you can have All NPC wore Las Vegas Bunny lady outfits if you want, even the guys

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LetsaGO

@Anti-Matter YESSSS. Cross dressing. Guys with six packs with just underwear on so I can perv on them. Day 1.
Only joking anti

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redd214

Game is down to ~$51 on Amazon/Walmart if anyone's looking to pick this up and save a few bucks!

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DenDen

@Anti-Matter this is a real insta buy for some pervs lol

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Yorumi

@echoplex good to know it does open up more. I always figured if nothing else when I finished the game I'd get some sort of sandbox mode like the last game. Main reason I didn't do too much sandbox in the last game was I was annoyed at how you couldn't do anything with water.

@toiletduck I really do hate how wordy jrpgs have been getting. It's why I've given up on a lot of modern jrpgs. I remember having Fantasy Life almost ruined for me by the sheer volume of text. I swear one time I was clicking as fast as I could not bothering to read and it still took like 15 minutes to get through a segment. This game isn't as bad but I really wish all of the jrpg devs would condense the text some. Most of the greatest jrpgs of all time come from the nes and snes days when they had severe memory limitations. Maybe they don't need to be that extreme but yeah lets condense some things guys.

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Ryu_Niiyama

Nearing the end of the 3rd island. The plot twist was predictable but still satisfying since I never liked that character anyway. This was a very enjoyable arc, made up for my annoyance with the 2nd island. I personally love verbosity in my RPGs but the Malroth segments would do with the ability to click through since they are short enough to have read them as soon as the pop up and you have to wait for them to go away again.

Edit: that moment when your typo is preserved because somebody quoted you. Sigh.

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