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  1. Porter0012
    October 22, 2018 @ 12:59 am

    I would agree that the game could stand to steer you more towards a certain strategy for some boss battles, but otherwise, if you find the game too easy, you should stop over-grinding levels. The basic mob fights will last a turn or two longer. As well, every boss fight I’ve encountered so far – about 25 hours into the game – has left me worried that I wouldn’t be able to complete it. I’ve completed a boss fight where my last character had 2 hp remaining. The game is as easy or as tough as you make it. 🙂

  2. Syed Islam
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:01 am

    Just got mine

  3. Ariel RN
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:03 am

    i hope they do the legend of legaia remake

  4. Devin Duch
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:03 am

    Good review, but nothing tops the Kotaku review

  5. Evamaren
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:05 am

    Don’t fight enemies so much, just avoid them, makes the battles so much harder and better

  6. Jeffrey Palmer
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:06 am

    Strongly disliked ni no kuni but love final fantasy games, should I avoid this?

  7. bamboo okizeme
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:07 am

    I miss this kind of battle system. But, the animations during battle seems a little slow. can you choose to speed them up in this game?

  8. j0nnyism
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:07 am

    U should keep the video to the first few hours of the game to avoid spoilers but otherwise a good review

  9. Neon Dawn
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:08 am

    Why do the Japanese game developers always theme like 90% of there fantasy RPGs after medieval Europe. That’s cool and all but it would be nice to have a triple A fantasy RPG based off somewhere else in the world China, Greater Persia, West Africa or you know just… "Japan". Like damn mix it up a bit gosh. Same thing since they started making them Dacades ago.

  10. Cornelius Agrippa
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:10 am

    Dude, HOW DID YOU MISS THE DRACONIAN QUEST options?! It makes the game as hard as you want. You mention them, yet you don’t mention that selecting them will make the combat very hard? Dude, seriously. That is so lame.

  11. Daniel Apfelkuchen
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:14 am

    The music quality in this game is unacceptably bad literally garbage.

  12. kam shaft
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:15 am

    ffx skill tree lol

  13. T City
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:18 am

    While i agree with some people’s sentiment that the kotaku review appropriately praises the game, and does a really great job of selling it to the audience…this review is actually a bit more accurate and fair (Rogers goes into so much depth that he almost ruins the element of discovery by spoiling every nuance that a player should be experiencing themselves). …anyway….I’ve been playing the game for about 15 hours now, and the music is so atrocious that it’s quite often ruining my immersion. Also…i found classic dragon quest games to sort of be superficially difficult. It was easy to die if you didn’t realize what invisible level you needed to be in order to beat a boss. And losing to them often meant a significant and annoying waste of time repeating an entire dungeon. Their slow pace, and simplistic systems (that often lacked true strategy) were to blame, and repeating a dungeon that was already boring and tedious was mind numbing. With that said, i find it shocking that this game feels like the easiest in the series so far. the addition of the pep system, and the forging system, both potentially open a lot of strategic options….and all of the quality of life changes make repeating an area much less punishing. So why not capitalize on that system and make the game MORE challenging? It feels like a wasted opportunity (so far). At least the draconian quests add some optional challenge…although I’ve never really liked applying optional challenge, it feels like laziness on the part of the developers so that they can call the game “accessible to all audiences”

  14. YourSuperEgo
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:18 am

    the purring cubs.. I usually run away or avoid em, who wants to kill that ;D also music modpack

  15. Lilithmoonpower
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:20 am

    I love clasic JRPG!This game is amazingly beautiful,interesting,so enjoyable

  16. Syuna
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:20 am

    1:33 that didn’t look right lol I am deciding wether to buy this game or monster hunter generations ultimate

  17. BarbaPapa *
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:21 am

    Some characters look stoned,.

  18. j0nnyism
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:23 am

    This and persona 5 are the best jrpgs of this generation without a doubt

  19. Jacabo Blanco
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:23 am


    Spiderman, divinity original sin 2 and dragon quest 11.

    Fuck fuck fuckity fuck fuck

  20. Buflen
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:24 am

    main game was too game was tough though, and its when the game really became amazing for me. And its really massive(30+ hours). Not saying the main game was bad, just too easy without draconian options.

  21. Mike C
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:25 am

    1:08 Guess Android 21 something to do after Dragon Ball Fighterz

  22. Diogo Amaral
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:25 am

    11 hours in and loving it

  23. HilbertGB
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:26 am

    "Due to its unchallenging nature"

    O god no.

    Flashbacks of the immense boredom I felt playing Dragon Quest VII 3DS.

  24. epicwolf
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:26 am

    Can we customized our main character? Every video I see about this game always have the main character wearing a purple “gown”

  25. Don
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:26 am

    I just finished it, it was my very first dragon quest. At first I thought it was very dull and the music kinda outdated but it grew on me the more I played. I loved every main character , never understood why everyone didn’t like veronica, I thought she was funny and the fact that she was in a little girl body made it even funnier. And also the voice actors , I think they did a fantastic job and i’m the kind of weeb who despises english dubs in my jrpgs.
    What else… pep attacks, some were funny, other ones were cool; costumes , I wish there is a transmog system of some sort; gambling I HATED that part because it forced me to play it to complete a sidequest; story cliche, old but it’s told in a very good way; post-game content was amazing, I dare to say it is one of the best post game content out there… etc etc
    And to finish this, I’m gonna whine about to 3 things I didn’t see in the game:
    1. Mc not revealing what was happening at the beginning of the post-game
    2. Not seeing Dundrassil being restored to it’s former glory
    3. Not seeing the wedding of mc (even though there is a picture)
    To sum it up , amazing game 9/10 would pay someone to make me forget everything and played it alm over again

  26. big vooch
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:28 am

    I love the dragon quest series I have played 1 4567 and 8 but I wish they would have gave this game the final fantasy 15 treatment

  27. Forever Undying
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:28 am

    Dragon Quest is not Final Fantasy.

  28. SunRays
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:30 am

    Is there an option for real-time combat like in ninokuni 2 or is it only turn based? Thank you :).

  29. Behemothokun
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:32 am

    Money is a complete non issue in this game; what are you talking about?

  30. PatrickDJ1994
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:32 am

    One thing I noticed in the Footage is that you get Characters Kinda to fast IMO seeing you are level 18 and it seems you have all of em already

  31. Antifa Wakanda
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:32 am

    What? i thought the English release of dqxi has full orchestral ost. That sucks.

  32. axeace2
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:33 am

    I still say an HD remaster of DQ8 would be a lot better because DQ8 was one of the greatest games ive ever played (i would say of all time but that would start an argument)

  33. Aaron Duran
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:35 am

    Great game, fantastic RPG. My only gripes is the missed opportunity to match the beautiful story with a beautiful orchestrated soundtrack instead we get a midi on the entire game . It just takes me away from moments of intensity or emotions.

  34. Tadhg McGrath
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:35 am

    if you use these two dracona quest settings, "harder enemies" and "no Flee" your game will be plenty hard. i am having a harder time then persona 5 in the first 15 hours.

  35. Chad Hay
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:36 am

    Just picked my copy up on the way to school sucks i have class until 9pm. I think i might be getting sick.

  36. Lex Beltran
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:38 am

    Is it only for PS4?

  37. goro majima
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:41 am

    honestly speaking,i buy it just to pass time while waiting for yakuza 4 remaster but it alot better than what i expect ?

  38. brscic
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:42 am

    Thank god music isn’t orchestrated,.. that is what I think was so off in DQ8 in the west,.. kinda did not wibe with the game at all. (where they mixed and matched old-school sound effects and cues with orchestrated music,.. just felt wrong) This sounds just perfect.

  39. Yukiko Asakura
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:43 am

    If it changed throughout the years it wouldn’t have survived this far. Diversity isn’t strength.

  40. AcciorraOfficial
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:44 am

    70 hours is actually short for a jrpg

  41. Gerry Vang
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:46 am

    This game is really good everyone

  42. AJTComicsBrand
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:47 am

    Why won’t they release the 3ds version over here?

  43. oogami itto
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:47 am

    I’m pepped up right now mane

  44. beerpowered
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:47 am

    Obviously you don’t play DQ games and their intent has gone completely over your head.

  45. reyco1987
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:48 am

    Long time DQ fans: You will love it
    New players: You will love it if you enjoy old school, NES/SNES style JRPGs.

    Oh and I don’t think this player understood the party line-up mechanics lol. I see what he was going for, putting less HP characters in the "middle," but was ultimately shooting himself in the foot.

  46. justz000t
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:52 am

    The reason I still love and buy Dragon quest games every time they get released is because they play the same as I remember playing as a kid. Final Fantasy has completely changed its format so much over the years I have no interest in playing any of the new games.

  47. Teremei
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:52 am

    This now, or be VERY patient and wait for switch so I can play it at work on my midnight shift?

  48. No Chill
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:52 am

    Dragon Quest 8 was my childhood. Just got this game and I’m already in love with it. I feel like its a sequel to my childhood.

  49. Angry JO
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:55 am

    Gotta play in hard mode otherwise there’s no challenge

    Even with hard mode, it’s not That hard

  50. Pale Pants
    October 22, 2018 @ 1:58 am

    Interesting. It seems like Dragon Quest is Square’s traditional platform while Final Fantasy is their progressive platform.