So I got Dragon Quest IX, and so far its awesome. Its different different then DQIV. I went to FYE, and they didn't had it, and in the last minute brought it in Gamestop. So frantic about buying in release date. I'm in the part with the Bowhole. So far, I have a Lv30 Minstel (Me), Lv29/28 Warrior, Lv26 Mage, and a LV 29 Martial Artist. I hadn't tried Tag Mode yet, but same. Anyone live in Boston Area?
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First blog post.
Got an email today stating that they would be shipping our grand prizes out early. I'm getting DQIX tomorrow! They did state that there is a review embargo in place, so I can't talk or share about it until Sunday when it gets formally released. Here are pics of the other prizes I got in the contest.Read more >
Well, the trivia contest has ended. The final question was sent on Friday and it was an easy one. It basically was:
Which of the following is NOT a slime creature you will fight in Dragon Quest IX?
a. She-slime b. King Slime c. Metal Slime d. Slimy Slime
A real toughie eh? The question a week before involved classes in DQIX, with the answer being 'Ninja' which is not an real class. I forgot the week 1 question at the moment.
I responded really fast this week, so I am hopeful that I will be one of the 25 grand prize winners. Even if I don't, I advanced to round 3 which means I should have a t-shirt and a soundtrack CD coming at some point. Woohoo! As for the details, the contest was definitely invite only and had only 200 total participa…Read more >
For those of you who do not frequent Dragon's Den...
Nintendo of America's PR company is doing a trivia contest leading up to the release of DQ IX. It is by invite only and starts today at 1pm EST. I received a DQ IX poster in the mail this week along with instructions for the contest. Sounds like it should be a lot of fun. I will post updates as things progress, but for now it appears to be 3 rounds of trivia starting each Friday up until the release.
The rounds are elimination based with only the first 50% of participants with the correct answer advancing. Supposedly there are only 200 total participants, which means there is a good chance of making it to the final round. The prizes are a t-shirt, a DQ IX soundtrack CD, and the game …Read more >
I'm excited to hear that IX is finally coming to North America when many thought that it might be DOA. I'm also a bit tentative about what kind of reception it will have. Nintendo indicated a year or so ago that they thought it was very marketable and could cause a resurgence in the series here in America. I certainly hope that's true, but I'm cautious to believe it will be.
The remakes of IV, V, and VI seems to be going mediocre at best. It seems like V was difficult to find in stores by Christmas of 2009, which was only about 10 months after it's release. Even now, it's hard to get on Amazon. Makes you wonder what sales were really like and whether SquareEnix has just given up on the series being a hot seller. I'm still thinking VI…Read more >
I'm thinking about buying a Dragon Quest game (for DS or Advance), and there's one question I'd like to ask; is it all one big plot, or is each game set in a seperate world with a seperate plot?Read more >
Yeah, I know, I've been doing squat lately. There are a plethora of things I could say, but excuses have rarely done anyone any good, so I'll just say this: all the luck-based bologna in getting Thunder Ward in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker is quick to tax my nerves, yo.
Maybe I'll say a bit more. The variables involved are just too many, what with the scout and the monsters used and the difficulty in scouting scout monsters. Honestly, who thought of doing that? Cuz it ain't funny, especially when the monster in question can use encumbering moves and boosts its evasion, which applies to scouting. Lame. I miss simply chucking meat at monsters, but I guess they wanted to dissuade overtones of the glorious art of bribery.
If anyone knows an easier…Read more >
I haven't watched it yet, but it's here, yo.Read more >
I'm sure most of you are aware that the Wii does not do HD. It does 480p max using a component cable. However, the dolphin emulator has been able to emulate what it would be like if the Wii could do HD. And now without further ado, Dragon Quest in 1080p!
Load it up and put it on full screen. It looks gorgeous. I wonder what it would look like if they actually put a lot of effort into the graphics...Read more >
Some cool guys have made some new TAS movies of DQ and DQ III. Both movies are much faster than their previous versions. If you don't know what a TAS is, it's basically playing a games using an emulator so you can slow the game way down to manipulate things more easily.
DQ Submission DQ III Submission
The DQ III one is really interesting as it uses the "Dream Ruby" glitch, well... it used to but now a way has been found to glitch using just the Numb status condition. This is done to glitch all sorts of memory addresses, including items and the return spell location list. Pretty wild stuff really. If you don't want to download the emulator and movie files, you can probably just wait a couple days and the .avi of both will be published on …Read more >
Alright, the bit with Kiefer fell through since he learns VacuSlash instead of Vacuum, but that's in the past now. Some defense seeds and casino save exploiting along the way and I get through the nightmare that is Dharma and now can change classes.
So my idea? You don't gain job points from a fight if it isn't challenging enough, yeah? But if you kill everything you fight you'll keep getting EXP and leveling up, causing the challenge to not exist, even if the monsters are still tough. You can't rely on running into small encounters, so what do you do? Kill one of the monsters and then blast the others away. Poof (Expel) is the big thing, here, but it doesn't work as often as I'd like. Thankfully, it hardly costs a thing MP wise (actually, i…Read more >
Wow, playing Order of Ecclesia is like smashing my face in with a brick, but I love it so much ;_;
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Bah, I beat Judgement with all characters, surly I can topple this game.....
Nintendo announced this at their 2010 Media Summit.
There's still no release date yet, but a official confirmation of a release is still a good thing, right?
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I recently had my copy of Dragon Quest VII returned to me, and whilst it was gone a thought occurred to me. Power-leveling in this game is a bad idea, seeing as how you won't be able to get stronger with any classes if the fights aren't challenging enough, right? At the same time, though, it can be tough to get by at low levels prior to reaching Dharma, especially if you have really, really bad luck. There's one character that's exempt from all this, though... Kiefer.
The guy eventually leaves you to knock boots with a Dejan chick, right? Well, what if you just let the hero, Maribel, and Gabo (if he's around) bite the big one for a while and just let Kiefer soak up the exp while the corpses remain as is? You'd still want to pace yourself, of …Read more >
Well, I beat Edahs 'Sophix tonight, about 25 hours into Dragon Quest Swords. It took me about 20 attempts to finally beat him and basically complete the last element of the game. It was easily the most difficult thing I've ever done in a Dragon Quest game. Crazy hard!
If you're not familiar with the game, basically there are 8 superbosses after completing the main storyline in the game. I guess it's kinda similar to the FFI remake for GBA that include the bonus dungeons where you could fight other major bosses from FF games. Anyway, these bosses are uber hard. I was level 99 with the strongest sword available and still routinely losing. In order to win you have to be great at blocking attacks because there are about 500 or s…Read more >
Geez, I'm already getting burned out of DQ Swords. I'm got about 20 hours so far. I can't believe how bad the controls are when trying to make accurate slashes in diagonal directions. I've been reading some forums on the game and some folks even suggest wearing a wrist brace to keep from moving your wrist too much. It's pretty outrageous. The other thing I can't believe is how difficult some of the 'bonus' bosses are at the end of the game. Some seriously extreme difficulty. Spend most of the time just healing yourself and trying to block crazy attack patterns in order to win. I hope not a whole lot of this stuff gets put into Dragon Quest X.Read more >
Yep, I'm playin' Pokemon, though I'm trying to lessen the amount of which I play. I'm also trying to concentrate on other things, to be honest, but that doesn't mean I'm gonna stop helping, I just might be a little more scarce than usual, though I suppose I can be scarce a lot.
Just a heads up if I don't seem to be around too much and you guys get wonderin'. Not that I'm saying you would, wonder, that is, because then I'd be flattering myself, and I'd be the the funkiest of funky ferrets if I went around trying to bait people into feelin' that way, yo. Right?
I should probably stop my blog entries a sentence or two (or three) short, eh? PantheonSasuke 03:11, January 30, 2010 (UTC)Read more >
I picked up a copy of Dragon Quest Swords at Gamestop this week. It was only about $16. So far I like it, but I was surprised that you can only have 2 party members at one time. It's the first spinoff game I've ever owned.
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I figure since the option is here, I might as well use it.
Anyway, contributions from me have been slim. Hooked on DQVIII... again. I sure do seem to enjoy wasting time trying to kill metal slimes and their brethren.Read more >