Dragon Quest IX News

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  1. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    Its for the Nintendo DS...

    click the links for pictures and vids.

    Wow....i figured it'd be on a console.
     
  2. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    At first I say "YEAH"! Then I read the "no more turn-based battles". I am really torn about this.
     
  3. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    no turn based battles? weird...
    i love it being on the ds though... i love my ds more than any other system right now. i suppose it makes sense being how wildly popular the ds is in japan, might as well put it on the most popular system.
     
  4. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    This is a huge surprise, but then again kind of not. It makes perfect sense. Dragon Quest is arguably THE most popular franchise in Japan, and the DS is hands down, far and away the most successful gaming platform in Japan right now. It may have been inevitable.
     
  5. Fairy Princess

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    I like the idea especially after playing FF III... but no turn based???
     
  6. toma

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    they have a gameplay video up now. looks almost like a strange dq/mana mybrid
     
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    That's it, time to buy a DS.
     
  8. Valkysas

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    poor japan...

    The DS shortages are gonna get even worse now. EVERYONE in japan buys the dragon quest series.
     
  9. Gryph

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    For the love of God! We better get this!
     
  10. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow. I am shocked. I will wait to see more info to decide if I should get a DS to play it. If it is about as good as 8 (which I am still working on), I probably will.

    On a related note: does the DS play regular game boy games?
     
  11. Fairy Princess

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    No The DS only plays GBA games no GB or GBC games.
     
  12. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Only with ROMs and an emulator. :( 
     
  13. OmegaScourge

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    and they got more pics/vids too.
     
  14. TJOmega

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    What is with Square shifting all their big franchises away from turn-based battles and making all monsters viewable on the world map and this big deal with real time battles? I like turn-based, it's why I played FF games until 11 killed it for me.

    Still, this should be an awesome game, the DS can always use more solid RPGs and Square's the best at them... I'm looking forward to the announced Dragon Quest Wii game, as well, sword swinging and spell casting with the motion controls could be quite fun.
     
  15. flamepanther

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    Actually, it's more the Enix side that's working on this. That's okay because apart from Chrono Trigger, I always liked Enix better. Less emphasis on shitty stories and cutscenes and more emphasis on gameplay.
     
  16. Fairy Princess

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    There's jus tnot enough drama in your life sugah..
     
  17. Caterwaul

    Caterwaul Busou Shinki Loremaster

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    I hope it turns out better then Children of Mana did.
     
  18. toma

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    children of mana made me kind of sad. especially since i played it right after pokemon mystery dungeon, and it had the same sort of mission/random dungeon type thing, only not done quite so well...
     
  19. Caterwaul

    Caterwaul Busou Shinki Loremaster

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    Children of Mana just got...repetitious. To many repeated of the same dungeons, to little variety in monster patterns, and too little gear to keep the 'What else can i find!' guys happy.

    Take a loot at the new Castlevania. You have lots of repetition in what you're doing, but there's a LOT more variety. One is boring, the other fun.
     
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