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Tyranexx

@Moroboshi876 I actually did make some significant progress in the roughly 90 minutes I spent grinding last night despite those frustrating Metal King Slimes (ugh). I may try to do more of the end game stuff before shelving it for a bit. Thanks!

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Moroboshi876

I'm now in Dragon Quest IX, won't finish it before XI releases, that's for sure, but I wanted to try. Because if I hadn't started it, I would have played XI and then VIII, and IX was the least appealing to me, being for Nintendo DS and after the visually more striking XI and VIII entries.

But at the beginning of Summer I found out, thanks to Twitter's inherent info sharing, that there was a server with all DLC available to download (with a workaround, of course), so I had to try it before the server went down (I don't know if it's still there), and as it took reaching some point in the game to be able to do so, I got committed to the story after 8 hours or so, and thanks to that I'm playing a game that was probably going to remain unplayed, and that would have been unfair.

But I can't help, although I like what I've seen so far, thinking I wish I was nearer to my goal, which is finishing the story and the 184 quests (screw grottos and 100% mini medals and alchemy). Those quests feel like a chore most of the time, requiring you to mix items that specific monsters give to you (rarely, but they do) or that you can find laying around in specific spots over the map.

I won't be able to complete all 184, if only because some require you to master some weapon I don't have the time to fully master. But I want to finish as much as I can, and that's slow. I have to admit that I'm following through a list of quests, because many of them don't trigger unless you talk to specific NPCs at specific times, and I'm not a DQ player that go talking to NPCs I've talked to before just in case they say something new. I just can't. So I look what the quests are, and if they involve mixing ingredients, I look where to find them. Does that make me a cheater? OK. I just don't have all the time in the world. I mean, I'm healthy, but have a lot of backlog and a Switch full of unplayed games waiting for me.

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Tyranexx

My backlog is one of the reasons why I don't quite have a Switch yet. I've been making some progress. I'm hoping to pick one up in November. XD

I've contemplated getting DQ IX and probably will eventually, but I'm content to wait for now. I'm not really into crafting, plus I've been led to understand that a lot of the longevity of the game comes from playing with others, something I'm highly unlikely to get the opportunity to do locally. I sort of hope it gets remade for a newer system in the future.

Edited on by Tyranexx

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Moroboshi876

@Tyranexx Don't be afraid, but I understand your concerns because I had them too. The thing is when I finally played it realized that wasn't that way. When people say, because I've read it, 98% of the game comes from post-game and multiplayer stuff, that may be right for people who played it for 746 hours (you can check the How Long to Beat website).

But there is a lot of single player content. The story itself may not be 100-hour (they say 49 hours), but is it really necessary always that a Dragon Quests lasts over 100 hours? About crafting, I'm not interested in it either, but side quests make you do a great amount of it, and I gotta say it's not as boring as I thought. The problem is finding the ingredients, but with a walkthrough you can do it faster. Besides, these side quests are entirely optional (yet usually interesting). If you own the game, just unseal it an play the story alone if you want. You won't feel like you wasted your time.

Mini medal hunting is something I never do 100%, it would require going through all the map because I don't remember where I found the ones I found, so I just get the ones I come across and move on, for instance. I don't think I've not enjoyed the game because of that.

And as for multiplayer, I think it's something to do with encounters and treasure maps exchange. I for one wouldn't have been interested in that even when people played it. But it was a revolution back in the day, with a Pub opening in Akihabara specifically made to facilitate these encounters (the pub still exists, Luida's Bar is its name obviously). Good to have that feature, but I'm not interested in treasure maps either.

So, in one, you can play this game as any other Dragon Quest and move on. Well, except from Dragon Quest X, which I hate is an MMORPG and hasn't come to the West for that reason.

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Dogorilla

Yeah I played DQ IX by myself and never once felt like I was missing out on anything. I don't even know what the multiplayer would add to it really.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NCyD3XoJgM

Moroboshi876

@Dogorilla Apparently people exchanged treasure maps, which are really difficult dungeons where the boss, once defeated, gives you special items. In the exchanges people could get treasure maps not available in the game itself, it seems.

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Dogorilla

@Moroboshi876 Ah ok, I remember finding one of those in the game but no more than that. I didn't quite finish the game though so I expect there must have been more available in single-player that I didn't find.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NCyD3XoJgM

KingMike

@Moroboshi876 I think some maps were DLC, where like Pokemon Mystery Gifts they made you go to a real store and download them through the DS Wireless connection.

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Joe-b

I'm so glad someone started a Dragon Quest Thread. I am 23 hours into the DQXI S Demo. Yes, 23 hours. I was done with the demo around the 12 hour mark but am leveling up and collecting gold. The area I am "trapped" in is very small...but I can't move forward because the demo ends, and I can't go backwards because of the door I went through to get where I am...it's locked from this side....I can't do much more except wait for the game to come out...This is one of the greatest games ever...I can't wait for the release...Does anyone know if the Demo rolls into the cartridge as well as Digital? I was thinking of getting the physical copy. thanks!

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Tyranexx

@Moroboshi876 Oh, don't worry; I haven't written the game off. I've just decided I don't need it right now. I've went a little nuts with purchasing various DS and 3DS games over the last few months, so I think my pile of shame needs to start shrinking again for a little while. XD

I don't tend to be a completionist anymore and definitely don't try to 100% most RPGs I come across these days; I just don't have the time lol. I try to clear the main story and get to the credits (unless I really don't like what I'm playing), then decide from there if I want to bother with post-game content.

It's nice to hear that the crafting doesn't seem to put too much of a damper on the experience. I wouldn't say I hate it per se, I just don't like all the time and busywork that you need to put into it in other games. Stuff like that lends to the feeling that I'm not making much progress. I like games to be a decent length, but it irritates me when there's padding just for the sake of it.

On Dragon Quest X: While I would love to play it, I'd make myself not dedicate too much time to it. I used to play MMOs (mostly World of Warcraft) and enjoyed them, but man are they major time sinks. There are too many other games that I want to play. We only live once, after all!

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