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Michi
05-21-2008, 06:06 AM
While there were rumors after ESRB rating notices and copyright registrations, there is now a website on the official SE site and it seems everything is just going swell for an official release.

Dragon Quest IV, V, and VI make up the "Zenithian" or "Castle in the Sky" trilogy of DQ games. IV was an NES game previously released in the States, but V and VI (for the SNES) were never released outside of Japan. Now we're finally getting them as remakes on the DS! This is great news also considering the PlayStation remake of IV was canceled for the American release, and of course since it's the first time V and VI will officially be in English.

I have the Japanese release of Dragon Quest IV for DS and I can assure you that these are quality games. It is a great way to get into the older games if you only knew of the series after the PS2 release of VIII in 2005. It's also good for you old school RPG fans because this is old school classic RPGs at their best, and what's better than having them on the go via DS?
While there's no touch screen function, the two screens serve well. The top screen is used as a map when you're outside, and gives a wider view of where you are in towns and dungeons. You can also turn everything 360 degrees reminiscent of Dragon Quest/Warrior VII for the PlayStation (and the DQIV remake for that matter!).

The trilogy website is here:
http://na.square-enix.com/zenithia/ (beware, it loops the theme and I can't find a way to turn it off!)

And the website for IV is here:
http://na.square-enix.com/dq4/ (this has a sound option)

Dragon Quest IV comes out September 16, 2008. I know I'm just about the only crazy DQ fan on this site but I hope somebody else will mark that on their calendar. :crylaugh: Even though I have it in Japanese, I'm definitely buying an English copy for my boyfriend and will be bothering all of my friends and telling them how they should get it. ;) Yaaaaay Dragon Quest in America! And not just that -- IV is a really solid game and was one of the first RPGs to have such strong characterization and story considering it first came out in 1990! :D Look forward to it! The DS needs more quality RPGs!

Quantum9
05-23-2008, 12:57 AM
ITT: A mod goes off the deep end with fangirl warblings. (we love you, Michi ^^)

Anyway, I'm extremely excited. Finally people will get to play the three best games in the series.

ELFanatic
05-23-2008, 03:01 AM
While there were rumors after ESRB rating notices and copyright registrations, there is now a website on the official SE site and it seems everything is just going swell for an official release.

Dragon Quest IV, V, and VI make up the "Zenithian" or "Castle in the Sky" trilogy of DQ games. IV was an NES game previously released in the States, but V and VI (for the SNES) were never released outside of Japan. Now we're finally getting them as remakes on the DS! This is great news also considering the PlayStation remake of IV was canceled for the American release, and of course since it's the first time V and VI will officially be in English.

I have the Japanese release of Dragon Quest IV for DS and I can assure you that these are quality games. It is a great way to get into the older games if you only knew of the series after the PS2 release of VIII in 2005. It's also good for you old school RPG fans because this is old school classic RPGs at their best, and what's better than having them on the go via DS?
While there's no touch screen function, the two screens serve well. The top screen is used as a map when you're outside, and gives a wider view of where you are in towns and dungeons. You can also turn everything 360 degrees reminiscent of Dragon Quest/Warrior VII for the PlayStation (and the DQIV remake for that matter!).

The trilogy website is here:
http://na.square-enix.com/zenithia/ (beware, it loops the theme and I can't find a way to turn it off!)

And the website for IV is here:
http://na.square-enix.com/dq4/ (this has a sound option)

Dragon Quest IV comes out September 16, 2008. I know I'm just about the only crazy DQ fan on this site but I hope somebody else will mark that on their calendar. :crylaugh: Even though I have it in Japanese, I'm definitely buying an English copy for my boyfriend and will be bothering all of my friends and telling them how they should get it. ;) Yaaaaay Dragon Quest in America! And not just that -- IV is a really solid game and was one of the first RPGs to have such strong characterization and story considering it first came out in 1990! :D Look forward to it! The DS needs more quality RPGs!

I haven't fully read this post due to time constraints but have you played these games/do you like them? I loved dragon quest 7 and am intersted in delving deeper into the series. Of these series, which of the games have you liked the most, or anyone for that matter.

Michi
05-23-2008, 08:29 AM
ITT: A mod goes off the deep end with fangirl warblings. (we love you, Michi ^^)

A small paragraph about my excitement does not qualify as going off the deep end nor was it fangirl warblings, k. :p

I haven't fully read this post due to time constraints but have you played these games/do you like them? I loved dragon quest 7 and am intersted in delving deeper into the series. Of these series, which of the games have you liked the most, or anyone for that matter.

I imagine you'd have time to read the part where I said I've played them and like them once you come back to read this reply, but yes. :) If you loved Dragon Quest 7 (and I assume you do mean 7 for PlayStation and not 8 for PS2) you'll really like these, because the DS remakes are done in the same sort of style.

I haven't finished too many of the DQ games (they are so long and difficult sometimes) but IV is definitely one of my top favorites. I played it all the way through on NES and the remake is golden! I'm also really attached to VII, but that's because it was my first DQ game.

KaineMaxwell
05-23-2008, 08:52 PM
DQIV is one of my fav titles, even to this day.

hail Necrosaro!

ELFanatic
05-25-2008, 11:51 AM
I imagine you'd have time to read the part where I said I've played them and like them once you come back to read this reply[...]
ha ha, yeah that's true, so now I look like an idiot.


If you loved Dragon Quest 7 (and I assume you do mean 7 for PlayStation and not 8 for PS2) okay, so now I looke MORE like an idiot because I did indeed mean 8.

You know what I liked a lot about DQ8? I liked how status effects actually worked most of the time. I can't recall what the special attack was now but it basically killed your foe instantly and it actually succeeded in killing at least one enemy every use. I alwasy feel like status effects could be these really powerful things but they never seem to work in RPGs. Is DQIV similar to 8? Can I look forward to using status effects?

Also, about the final boss in DQIV. (I think I may just pick up DQ IV as my next DQ game. 8 was good enough to make me want to venture more into the series.) Is the villain established early and the game nurtures its villainy thereafter in the game? There's been several RPGs recently where the villain changes throughout the game and the real villain isn't unveiled until the end and sometimes that's masterful other times I'm left feeling aimless and fighting the final boss not hating him, and sometimes not even knowing why I'm fighting him. So I tend to like my final enemies established early. So I'm just curious what path DQIV takes.

Wow, sorry for the long message. I didn't plan this.

demifiend
05-25-2008, 03:50 PM
Dragon Quest IV for the ultimate win. My brother and I tried so hard to beat this game back when we were wet-behind-the-ears RPG rookies.

Michi
05-25-2008, 10:52 PM
You know what I liked a lot about DQ8? I liked how status effects actually worked most of the time. I can't recall what the special attack was now but it basically killed your foe instantly and it actually succeeded in killing at least one enemy every use. I alwasy feel like status effects could be these really powerful things but they never seem to work in RPGs. Is DQIV similar to 8? Can I look forward to using status effects?

Also, about the final boss in DQIV. (I think I may just pick up DQ IV as my next DQ game. 8 was good enough to make me want to venture more into the series.) Is the villain established early and the game nurtures its villainy thereafter in the game? There's been several RPGs recently where the villain changes throughout the game and the real villain isn't unveiled until the end and sometimes that's masterful other times I'm left feeling aimless and fighting the final boss not hating him, and sometimes not even knowing why I'm fighting him. So I tend to like my final enemies established early. So I'm just curious what path DQIV takes.

Wow, sorry for the long message. I didn't plan this.

I don't actually use status effects much, but I can't imagine it's much different! DQ has barely changed its battle system since the start. You may find it to be like a downgraded (well, the PS2 game is gorgeous, so...) portable version of what you find in DQ8. :D

The villain in DQIV has a pretty expanded background story considering how early the game was originally made. He has multiple reasons for what he does, and there are a lot of separate things and bosses going on that lead up to the final battle. :) I actually felt almost bad fighting him because you get a lot of "behind the scenes" moments where you see what the bad guys are doing while you're exploring the world, and you know why he's turned so evil. :x I don't wanna give too much away, though! I think there's even more background story for him in the DS version since I believe the extended story from the PS remake is there.

That was a bit disjointed but I hope I answered your question!

ELFanatic
05-26-2008, 01:33 AM
I don't actually use status effects much, but I can't imagine it's much different! DQ has barely changed its battle system since the start. You may find it to be like a downgraded (well, the PS2 game is gorgeous, so...) portable version of what you find in DQ8. :D

The villain in DQIV has a pretty expanded background story considering how early the game was originally made. He has multiple reasons for what he does, and there are a lot of separate things and bosses going on that lead up to the final battle. :) I actually felt almost bad fighting him because you get a lot of "behind the scenes" moments where you see what the bad guys are doing while you're exploring the world, and you know why he's turned so evil. :x I don't wanna give too much away, though! I think there's even more background story for him in the DS version since I believe the extended story from the PS remake is there.

That was a bit disjointed but I hope I answered your question!

yes you did very well. In fact, I'm looking forward to this game a lot more now. This looks like the kind of game I'm looking for, at least rpg wise. Is the game in 3D because I'd prefer it to be in classic 2D, (at least I imagine it was 2D originally) How about the main characters, do you get a good sense of who they are. Are they fully developed? Is the art from the DBZ creator? I like his work but I'm not necessarily the greatest fan of his artwork.

They made a 9 didn't they? Have you played it? Did you like it?

Quantum9
05-26-2008, 02:01 AM
yes you did very well. In fact, I'm looking forward to this game a lot more now. This looks like the kind of game I'm looking for, at least rpg wise. Is the game in 3D because I'd prefer it to be in classic 2D, (at least I imagine it was 2D originally) How about the main characters, do you get a good sense of who they are. Are they fully developed? Is the art from the DBZ creator? I like his work but I'm not necessarily the greatest fan of his artwork.

They made a 9 didn't they? Have you played it? Did you like it?

Yes it is. Akira Toriyama has done the art for the Dragon Quest series since the first game way back when on the Famicom.

IX is currently in the works for the Nintendo DS, so nobody has played it. It'll supposedly have some sort of multiplayer feature.

Michi
05-26-2008, 02:22 AM
yes you did very well. In fact, I'm looking forward to this game a lot more now. This looks like the kind of game I'm looking for, at least rpg wise. Is the game in 3D because I'd prefer it to be in classic 2D, (at least I imagine it was 2D originally) How about the main characters, do you get a good sense of who they are. Are they fully developed? Is the art from the DBZ creator? I like his work but I'm not necessarily the greatest fan of his artwork.

So far Dragon Quest games have always had character designs by Akira Toriyama/Bird Studio. In DQIV this is only really obvious by the character portraits in battle and the menus.

I wouldn't say that the characters in IV are "fully" developed, but they all have very distinct personalities and some background story. The best part about IV is that you don't start as the hero. [edit: I just remembered the DS version actually has a prologue that I both adore being there and almost wish it wasn't, haha, so you DO sort of start as him/her but not the real game, just an intro.] It starts out giving you the lead up story of what will be the hero's companions. You play as each of them in separate chapters doing a dungeon or two with them separately in their own hometown areas. Like if you ever wondered what your traveling companions in RPGs were doing before you met them or why they have the same goal as you, DQIV is a good fit. :bigtu: I think you definitely get a better sense of who they are than most RPGs from the same era.

It's... sort of 3D? But not really. The town maps rotate 360, but you're sort of seeing everything somewhat top-down. There are screenshots here:
http://www.1up.com/do/media?cId=3161628&sec=IMAGES

ELFanatic
05-26-2008, 02:46 AM
So far Dragon Quest games have always had character designs by Akira Toriyama/Bird Studio. In DQIV this is only really obvious by the character portraits in battle and the menus.

I wouldn't say that the characters in IV are "fully" developed, but they all have very distinct personalities and some background story. The best part about IV is that you don't start as the hero. [edit: I just remembered the DS version actually has a prologue that I both adore being there and almost wish it wasn't, haha, so you DO sort of start as him/her but not the real game, just an intro.] It starts out giving you the lead up story of what will be the hero's companions. You play as each of them in separate chapters doing a dungeon or two with them separately in their own hometown areas. Like if you ever wondered what your traveling companions in RPGs were doing before you met them or why they have the same goal as you, DQIV is a good fit. :bigtu: I think you definitely get a better sense of who they are than most RPGs from the same era.

It's... sort of 3D? But not really. The town maps rotate 360, but you're sort of seeing everything somewhat top-down. There are screenshots here:
http://www.1up.com/do/media?cId=3161628&sec=IMAGES

thanks to both for the replies.

Actually, looking at the screens really impressed me. I like when the look of the game world is artistic, kinda reminds me of the mana series in that way, very artistic. And I see what you mean about you only really see his artwork in the menu. So far, five stars on the look. I'm liking it!

Tell me about this intro that you sort of like there sort of don't. What parts do you like and what parts don't you like?

That's cool about how you play the different characters and learning their motives before hand. This game in some ways seems like it was ahead of its time.

I gotta admit Michi, you give good info on a game. I wonder if you've ever reviewed a game and if so where one (that one being me) might read it.

Michi
05-26-2008, 03:32 AM
Well, the thing is, I had only played a tiny but of DQIV before the DS remakes were announced. I figured I should play through the game's original NES release before I played the DS version, so I did. The NES version has you name yourself and choose your gender, but then you start playing as this middle aged knight. It isn't until you finish the four chapters introducing the side characters that you play as the hero you named, and this takes somewhere around almost 15 hours of gameplay to do.
The DS version has the same thing, but before these chapters there's a very short prologue that shows the main character living in his/her village and giving foreshadowing to a higher purpose. In my case, I played this DS intro before I got to the hero chapter on the NES. (I started playing them side by side!) So before I saw the hero's story, I was already pre-introduced to the character and his/her life. This made the events in the chapter mean more to me because I had some knowledge of who they are. And I think that's good. I also really like the idea of not having any idea of what's going on and suddenly playing as some other character like the original, though you do lose the connection to the hero's fellow villagers that you gain in the DS version. Does that make sense? I really don't want to spoil it, so I don't know how well I explained it.

Hee, I appreciate the comments but I think this is really just me being a biased obsessive fangirl... in a collected and organized way. :D Though I will say that I definitely believe, even with my crush on DQ as a series, that this game was ahead of its time. The original NES version had so many moments and lines that really stood out to me as being quite impressive for a 1990 RPG.

I think if you liked DQ8 and you like oldschool style RPGs, this is a very good choice for a DS game. It might be a bit too outdated for some people since it requires so much leveling. But I really like it. It just won't be for the FFX-era RPG preferring crowd. In early DQ games you have to just happen to talk to the right townsperson that might say something like "I'm playing around town today. My mom won't let me go into that cave to the south anymore." and that cave is exactly where you need to go next. :crylaugh:

ELFanatic
05-26-2008, 04:10 AM
Ha ha, I definitely have played many old school games with your only clue being like that. It wouldn't be any fun without it! It's not so bad when you're playing but it's HORRIBLE when you take a break and return. There's been times where I just gave up and started over.

I think I get you! In one way you like the foreshadowing and learning who your character is early on yet at the other time its nice having the surprise.

Maybe you are being a biased obsessive fan girl but it's all good, you've still done a stellar job explaining the game to me. I think you should review DQ IV! No no, hear me out. you have a wonderful advantage. You played the original at the same time as the remake. So you don't have any nostaligia bias, which means you can compare the remake with the original accurately!

I, at the moment, can't recall too many nes rpgs that I've played but I definitely recall FF1 very clearly and oh my god does this game seem more advance than that game. This game seems like genius for its time.

Thank you Michi! This was cool. I've been missing RPGs, I haven't been too much into RPGs from later PSX and PS2, there's some good ones and great ones, don't get me wrong but I think this type of rpg is what I've been missing and searching for!

Michi
05-26-2008, 09:39 AM
Ha ha, I definitely have played many old school games with your only clue being like that. It wouldn't be any fun without it! It's not so bad when you're playing but it's HORRIBLE when you take a break and return. There's been times where I just gave up and started over.

This is where you'll like DQ4 even more! There's a talk function on the DS remake where you can have your party members discuss what's going on. This 1) gives them more personality in this remake and 2) hints at what you were doing if you don't play the game for a while! :D

I am quite glad that I've managed to convince you that this game will be worth getting come September. :) I just hope I didn't hype it up too much, haha.

Reviewing DQ4 might be worth it once it gets closer to the release date to try and rope in more fans. XD I do very much like having played the NES version right before/alongside the DS version, because I can indeed compare them directly and I find it quite interesting. A lot is pretty much exactly the same, only updated and prettier and yay. I love DQ4 so much. I'm playing DQ5 on SNES now in preparation for that DS remake's release, and while I really like it I haven't connected with it the way I did DQ4.

ELFanatic
05-26-2008, 08:35 PM
This is where you'll like DQ4 even more! There's a talk function on the DS remake where you can have your party members discuss what's going on. This 1) gives them more personality in this remake and 2) hints at what you were doing if you don't play the game for a while! :D

I am quite glad that I've managed to convince you that this game will be worth getting come September. :) I just hope I didn't hype it up too much, haha.

Reviewing DQ4 might be worth it once it gets closer to the release date to try and rope in more fans. XD I do very much like having played the NES version right before/alongside the DS version, because I can indeed compare them directly and I find it quite interesting. A lot is pretty much exactly the same, only updated and prettier and yay. I love DQ4 so much. I'm playing DQ5 on SNES now in preparation for that DS remake's release, and while I really like it I haven't connected with it the way I did DQ4.

On your first comment, oh my god! I will simply love that feature. There are so many games that I wish they had that feature. You wanna hear a funny story. DQ8, as you may remember, has a similar feature and early on I was stuck, had no clue what to do. I kept going to this campsite and they'd tell me to go to a temple or something similar and I was. I couldn't figure it out for the life of me. Kept getting mad at the hint system. Blaming it for misleading me. Turned out that I wasn't clicking on something. HA HA! The sad part is: there was someone there to witness my frustration and stupidity.

So, how are you playing the remake so early? Do you have exclusive early rights or are Beta testing? I'm intrigued.

Really? DQ5 lacks in ways? I was kinda looking forward to it because it'd be on SNES, I mean it has more space for more story and better graphics. That's too bad. I mean you did say it's still a good game which is good but I guess I'm sad to see that it doesn't connect it's audience with the game as good as IV.

Michi
05-27-2008, 10:38 AM
Japanese release came out in November! ...and I live in Japan right now, so I didn't have to import. :) Since I played it on the NES in English, I decided it'd be good to play it on the DS in Japanese since I already know the story and I'm studying the language anyway.

DQV isn't really lacking, it's just a different take (2-3 main characters versus the large cast in IV, etc) and personal preference for me not getting as attached to it as much as with IV. A lot of people claim it as their favorite. Maybe when I get a bit further into it I'll change my mind, but right now I definitely prefer IV.

ELFanatic
05-27-2008, 09:10 PM
Well that's not so bad. You know, my hopes are high still. I guess what really matters is if I enjoy the game, even if it does surpass the game before it. Why am I getting this far ahead of myself anyways? I need to play IV still. I'm silly.

hmmm... maybe I'll play the NES version now. If I can, I'm playing san Andreas, my gf got me a castlevania for DS and I'm supposed to get Conan soon. But I really am stoked to play an old school RPG. (I blame you!) so I don't know, may have to find some time for it.

Michi
05-30-2008, 08:40 AM
I love how this thread is just a conversation between the two of us, but at least it's helping describe the game and hopefully get more people interested!

I don't wanna overhype it, but I fell in love with DQIV so hard and I just played the old 8-bit version before touching the shiny remake. I was mostly just impressed that such an older RPG could be so deep. The DS remake definitely adds more though, like the "talk" function not just serving as a reminder but also fleshing out the characters a bit.

ELFanatic
05-30-2008, 11:43 AM
Yeah, I'm actually kinda surprised too. But I've also noticed that people don't seem to frequent the game section too much. I swear five years ago or so when I used to come on here more, there was more people in the game section. Maybe it's just not a popular time of the year. Everyone is playing GTA IV.

It sounds like a solid game. And I've heard that DQ is more popular in Japan then FF, or at least it was at one point. I'm sure it's because of games like DQIV which has a deep story.

I'm excited to play it at least.

Michi
05-30-2008, 11:59 AM
DQ is still more popular here overall. When DQIV came out on DS last November, it was at the #1 spot and sold more than 300,000 copies more than the #2 spot. FFIV DS, released a month later, has sold under 600,000 copies so far whereas DQIV has topped 1.15 million by now. It's always been like that, too. My favorite example is that Dragon Quest VII sold something like 2.17 million more copies than Final Fantasy IX, and they were released a month apart (with FF9 coming out first). Japan is pretty much beyond crazy for DQ, and it's sad that it hasn't caught on as well in America! I'm hoping that the DS releases of IV, V, and VI will help a bit, since DQ8's release brought in a ton of new fans.

Takemaru
05-30-2008, 12:33 PM
I was actually going to buy Dragon Quest IV last weekend, but I decided to wait a bit longer.

ELFanatic
05-30-2008, 03:11 PM
I was actually going to buy Dragon Quest IV last weekend, but I decided to wait a bit longer.

WHAT?! You trader! After this long conversation me and michi have had about how AWESOME DQIV is and you wait? How could you Zaoron. How could you? No no, I joke. You live in Japan, because I believe it comes to American in September. If you get it, hit me up and let me know if you like. You ever played any of the other DQs?

Takemaru
05-30-2008, 06:42 PM
WHAT?! You trader! After this long conversation me and michi have had about how AWESOME DQIV is and you wait? How could you Zaoron. How could you? No no, I joke. You live in Japan, because I believe it comes to American in September. If you get it, hit me up and let me know if you like. You ever played any of the other DQs?

I'm already playing Dragon Quest VI so I at least want to finish that before I try out the rest.:bigtu:

ELFanatic
05-31-2008, 01:30 AM
I'm already playing Dragon Quest VI so I at least want to finish that before I try out the rest.:bigtu:

Yeah? You like it? I got a lot of Dragon Questing to catch up on!

DQ is still more popular here overall. When DQIV came out on DS last November, it was at the #1 spot and sold more than 300,000 copies more than the #2 spot. FFIV DS, released a month later, has sold under 600,000 copies so far whereas DQIV has topped 1.15 million by now. It's always been like that, too. My favorite example is that Dragon Quest VII sold something like 2.17 million more copies than Final Fantasy IX, and they were released a month apart (with FF9 coming out first). Japan is pretty much beyond crazy for DQ, and it's sad that it hasn't caught on as well in America! I'm hoping that the DS releases of IV, V, and VI will help a bit, since DQ8's release brought in a ton of new fans.

I don't know how but I some how missed this. It's true though, my friend who's possibly the biggest DBZ fan in the world didn't bat an eye for DQ VIII even though it's by his favorite artist. I thought he was going to cream himself when I told him about it, but no, nothing. It was weird. I think FF had one thing going for it that DQ never had, massive advertisement. when FFVII came out, everyone was seeing commercials for it and people started to notice it. Even people who don't like RPGs gave it a try. Several if not all FFs afterwards was like that. massive propaganda, I mean, here in America. DQ seems mostly hushed. Enix I'm sure wasn't too concerned with America, though I dont' really know. But I hope DQ starts to catch on. DQVIII withheld a lot of things I love in RPGs. I feel confident that I'll love 4 and the other old games too. I think it's a fit series for me.

Takemaru
06-01-2008, 02:57 PM
Yeah? You like it? I got a lot of Dragon Questing to catch up on!

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I sure do! I just hope I make it through just fine. But the thing is that it's the Super Famicom version.

Michi
06-28-2008, 04:16 AM
Website for IV has been updated with more story and character information and some other things. Man, I really like the American cover better than the Japanese version! But I still can't get over the horrible name translations.

Dojo
06-28-2008, 07:40 PM
I am really friggin Pumped for DQV and VI, but mainly V. As soon as it comes out in Japan, I'm getting it as well as an Action Replay assuming its going to be pre-(slopply)translated like DQ IV was.

I like DQV so much because of the sory and the ability to Tame Monsters. I got on the DQ/DW train via Dragon Warrior Monsters. And taming monsters is mainly what keeps me on this train. Overall I just find DQV to the FF7 of Dragon Quest to me.

Cosplaying the DQV hero something I've really been concidering, but I'm not to sure my average muscles are suited for that.

Also, OT: I saw a Michi on woodus.com/Dragon'sDen, was that you?

Michi
06-28-2008, 08:28 PM
I pre-ordered DQV before I left Japan, just because I was so excited for it. I'll have to ask my friend to pick it up for me. :thumbsup:

And yes, that's me over there. :x

Dojo
06-28-2008, 10:51 PM
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=nJStlMr1AQE


:3

Michi
06-28-2008, 11:59 PM
That video was starting to be played in electronic stores and the like just before I left Japan. :) It made me quite happy, aside from that part where the release date is after I left. :(

Dojo
07-01-2008, 01:59 AM
Better quality version:
http://www.jeux-france.com/video12149_dragon-quest-v-promotional-trailer.html

That video was starting to be played in electronic stores and the like just before I left Japan. :) It made me quite happy, aside from that part where the release date is after I left. :(

Heh, you're probably going to be looking out your window for a UPS truck everyday after release. =B



also:
lol so much for that (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=23760)

Michi
07-01-2008, 10:50 PM
Maybe!

And oh geez, what an old thread, haha. If nothing else it shows how long I've been into DQ.

It doesn't matter though, because I prefer having DS remakes that I can take around with me to anything else!

Dojo
07-02-2008, 09:49 PM
Maybe!

And oh geez, what an old thread, haha. If nothing else it shows how long I've been into DQ.

It doesn't matter though, because I prefer having DS remakes that I can take around with me to anything else!

If DQVDS takes as much grinding as DQ8 did, then its most definitly better.

I'm still hoping the DQ5r project from those guys over on the DD forums will be done soon though, so I can see everything in full 3D.

Michi
07-09-2008, 07:46 PM
Just about all of the DQ games require grinding of some sort. I found DQ8 easier than the older ones, though.

Dojo
07-18-2008, 04:05 PM
I haven't played too far into many of the older ones. I've only actually completed DQV, DQVI, the Monsters series, and Rocket Slime. :p


I'm disappointed DQV didn't come pre-translated like IV, and apparently its not coming to NA until the end of next March. RAGEEEEE.


Anyways, I found this to be awesome:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36894.html

Michi
07-18-2008, 07:56 PM
That video is pretty neat. The kids are so cute, and I love seeing the transition to them being all grown up. Just proves how silly the V hero's outfit looks in real life though...
I like it better than the live-action IV commercial they did, even though I was in Japan to see that one show up on TV. I just really love the father/son relationship in V, and after watching that video I really want to go back and play the game. I'm still getting through it on SNES. I've been so busy since I got back from Japan that I haven't had time to send money to my friend to get me the DS version!

I'm disappointed DQV didn't come pre-translated like IV, and apparently its not coming to NA until the end of next March. RAGEEEEE.

With IV coming out in September, what did you expect? ;p March is pretty good considering! It's faster than they came out in Japan, regarding time between games. (IV out November 07, V out July 08)

Dojo
07-22-2008, 01:54 AM
That video is pretty neat. The kids are so cute, and I love seeing the transition to them being all grown up. Just proves how silly the V hero's outfit looks in real life though...
I like it better than the live-action IV commercial they did, even though I was in Japan to see that one show up on TV. I just really love the father/son relationship in V, and after watching that video I really want to go back and play the game. I'm still getting through it on SNES. I've been so busy since I got back from Japan that I haven't had time to send money to my friend to get me the DS version!



With IV coming out in September, what did you expect? ;p March is pretty good considering! It's faster than they came out in Japan, regarding time between games. (IV out November 07, V out July 08)

I don't see anything particularly silly about the Hero's outfit. =P

Yeah but the time Japan waited for was probably the actual MAKING of the game, not translating. I just feel like they are putting DQ on the backburner because it isn't all LOLSUPERPOPULAR as Final Fantasy is outside the Japan.

Michi
07-26-2008, 03:59 AM
I don't see anything particularly silly about the Hero's outfit. =P

It just looked a lot better on him as a kid than as an adult. :x

Yeah but the time Japan waited for was probably the actual MAKING of the game, not translating. I just feel like they are putting DQ on the backburner because it isn't all LOLSUPERPOPULAR as Final Fantasy is outside the Japan.

Well, yes, that's exactly what they're doing. I'd rather they take more time translating because I can't stand the dialects in IV. I hope V doesn't get the same fate. Here's hoping no since there's no built-in translation this time.

Arc_The_Lad
09-20-2008, 08:37 AM
So I got the north american version of IV on the 17, before the shelf date. Go me.

I love it, but what bothers is that I can't use the stylus at all.

Michi
09-20-2008, 05:53 PM
The shelf date? I thought the release date was the 16th. :confused:

I haven't picked up the American version since I'm still playing it in Japanese. I'll get it at some point.

And yeah, I dunno, it would've been cool to use the stylus on the menu (and sometimes I forget and try...) but it's all good. It's nice to just sit and play it oldschool style with buttons too.

Arc_The_Lad
09-21-2008, 08:01 AM
Also, it seems they didn't balance the characters, Alena is still a battle god and Ragnar still can't keep up...


I'm getting the Zenethian armor set now, man the helmet is soo damn easy. I'm about 22-26, and Baalzack is still the pain in the ass I remember him.

I don't remember enemies being immune to pretty much every spell, whats the point of a MP stealing spell when enemies with MP are immune to it. >_>

Michi
09-21-2008, 05:58 PM
Wow, that's exactly where I am... but in my Japanese game, haha. I have been distracted by too many other games. My party's around level 21 and I'm supposed to fight Balzack, but instead I'm off hunting metal bubble slimes.

I do notice that spells don't always work on enemies, but it's not complete immunity. They just get lucky more often. My party is Alena, Manya, and Minea (all girls har) and Manya casts magic most of the time and I get through fairly often.

Arc_The_Lad
09-21-2008, 06:03 PM
I dunno, whenever I fight a pure mage class enemy like a voodoo hoodoo no spells at all work on them, then they cast Whack on me.

I've killed like 4 liquid metal slimes so far, I SHOULD save up for those earings that make you attack twice, but 9500 gold is a lot, especially since I didn't grind out a crap load of steel broadswords and iron armor when I was playing Torneko.

Killed baalzack, piss ass easy at level 24 and up, time to go to the amazon castle. I can smell the ultimate key, it smells of fat loot.

Dojo
12-19-2008, 09:44 PM
V's English site is finally up.

http://na.square-enix.com/dq5/

The new boxart looks great!

The character profiles seem nice and give some important hints for people new to game. Also cool that they are going to have a section for the monsters.

Not happy with Papas' new name though.

Michi
12-24-2008, 05:53 PM
I've seen a big fuss over the name change for Papas and it's a bit silly. Yeah, it's a weird name, but what can you expect at this point after what they did with IV?

I'm waiting for more screenshots of V. If they don't try to another cute "dialects of the world" thing like they did with IV, I'm more likely to pick it up in English. (Especially since I never imported it.)