- Number of Players
- Single Player
- Release Date
- 27th Sep 2019, $59.99
- 27th Sep 2019, £49.99
- Dragon Quest
- E3 2019, Mainline
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About The Game
You are the Luminary, the hunted hero who will protect the land from destruction in the latest RPG from the iconic DRAGON QUEST series.
With a ragtag band of adventurers, you’ll engage in well-balanced, turn-based battles and embark on quests across the kingdom of Erdrea. Forge gear, develop party members’ skills, and alter their outfits without changing gear in this edition of the game! This version also lets you ride and attack with monsters on the field to earn experience points, as well as change between HD or 16-bit visuals, symphonic or synth music, and English or Japanese audio. Complete the tale with new character-focused stories, and travel to past DRAGON QUEST worlds!
Across the land, you’ll meet the mysterious Tockles—creatures that allow you to visit 2D, 16-bit versions of areas from popular entries in the series like DRAGON QUEST IV and DRAGON QUEST VIII! It’s fun to see these classic worlds reimagined in retro style, meshing perfectly with the main game’s 2D mode. Like all past DRAGON QUEST games, this one’s character designs are based on the signature style of famed artist Akira Toriyama. Paired with the voiced dialogue, the rich personalities of your most loyal companions and fiercest enemies are brought to life, so you can fully immerse yourself in this quest to discover the Luminary’s true heritage and awaken your power. For a greater challenge, start the game with the Draconian Quest setting, and capture your favorite moments with Photo Mode!
- A sprawling RPG with the most impressive scope in the DRAGON QUEST series
- Complete the tale with new character-based stories that offer additional background
- Travel to past DRAGON QUEST® worlds, wear outfits without changing gear, and ride and attack with monsters!
- Change between HD or 16-bit graphics, synthesized or symphonic music, and English or Japanese voices
- Wage turn-based battles against monsters and bosses by commanding a party of adventurers
- Strategically combine your party members’ moves into special attacks with the Pep System
- Complete side-quests and mini-games while exploring the expansive terrains and cities of Erdrea
- The Draconian Quest difficulty setting offers an even greater challenge
- Snap shots of your favorite moments with Photo Mode
While they didn't say what version(s), they did say that DQXI is coming to the West in 2018 yesterday. Surprised to not see an article about it here.
Just pre-ordered it at Gamestop. Its a shame there are no pre-reorder add ons.
i just reserved it at gamestop. I've played dragon quest 7 on 3ds. it was amazing! cant wait to get my hands on this amazing game.
Looking forward to the game, but it certainly surpasses New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe as the longest and worst named game on Switch!
never played a dragon quest game but i might get this one.
Enjoying the demo so far.
So, I've played only the demo of this. And that's coming right from tales of zestiria/berseria marathon. I was very excited for dq11 but I seriously don't see how this game is any different to those two apart from the story. Massive enthusiasm drop. Feels like a generic jrpg.
@Jojabean44 Do it. It's amazing. I'm in almost 60 hours. It's just awesome.
@vidje This game is amazing. Best game I've played in a long long time. There's way too much to go over...it's worth it.
I played the demo and now I need this game in my face right now!!
Great game been playing it non stop since I got it.
Very lengthy game with great save-the-world story. One play through occupied me for 50 hrs, not counting the postgame act, which has a plot somewhat reminiscent of Avengers:Endgame.
Complaints? A few fairly minor ones. For starters the side quest system has no tracking or assistance, you are completely left on your own. Also a couple of the broad story quests fall victim to this as well (I’m looking at you Find-the-orbs quest!) Given the size of the game this can be intimidating to casual players like me.
-The game doesn’t give you nearly enough skill points to fill out your party’s trees
-The final boss has a difficulty spike requiring your party to be about 10 levels higher than the rest of the final dungeon asks. (I came in at lvl 50 or so, and beat the game-just-at lvl 57)
-Grinding levels can be a pain when the game doesn’t give nearly enough xp per enemy to level up with any speed (The final dungeon is also a good example of this)
Overall the game has just enough niggles to warrant a 7/10 Good rating and not higher, but you are missing out on a gem if you let that stop you from playing it.
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