Dragon Quest 9

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Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby Ganonfro » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:49 pm

For those of you who care about the DQ series, You can play this one almost all the way through with friends! All you need is a DS, DQ9, and 3 other friends to play with. The only downside would be the relative slowdown from the battle system, but since I haven't played with anyone else yet, I can't say for sure.

..SO, who is with me? Anyone have the game and up from some adventuring?

Edit: So, I was apparently wrong about it being online. I did some checking on this fact, and you only connect locally. Still! It's impressive that you can play the game almost entirely with 4 players! Sounds like a fun time to be had at Otakon, or any other convention that may or may not be coming up soon!

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby Capntastic » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:11 pm

I've heard it only has local multiplayer, not legit online actions.

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby BrainWalker » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:00 pm

That actually sounded like a pretty neat idea, but the fact that you need to have 3 other people near you with a copy of the game kind of limits it's main unique selling point.

Too bad it's not online for realz.
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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby Idran1701 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:07 pm

When you guys are saying multiplayer, is it like Secret of Mana-style, or like FF6-style? How would multiplayer work for a DQ game?

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby Besyanteo » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:17 pm

I have DQ9, so fact from fiction:

You do not -need- to have 3 other people with a copy of the game. You can easily play through by yourself, with two people, three or four. You can play through with a few people and some generics, which you make in a kind of DQ3 style. The leveling is easier, the spells cost less, and it is generally an easier, more casual DQ game. The multiplayer is indeed local only, the wifi element is only for using DQVC, where you can buy a few randomly selected items each day from an online server. Sometimes there's great stuff, sometimes there's only common stuff, sometimes it's both. Speaking of the multiplayer: when you join up, each player can run around the host's game world separately from the others if they like, effectively letting the group accomplish multiple simple objectives at once. Not story stuff, but still. Me and some local friends have been saved from group wipes several times by being split up when something bad happened to one group, and being able to wait and get revived by the others. You also have the option to get revived back in town.

Fun crafting system that you can use pretty easily and that will keep you ahead of the shops if you are willing to dedicate yourself to tracking some things down, but it's not necessary to do it. You can make a profit on this system if you want to, too. There is a gold bank, so dying doesn't always ruin your money. It's not hard at all to connect to other players or switch between players you are connecting to. Class changing is a hell of a lot easier and really has no chance of screwing you like it did in 3, since you can change back whenever and get all your old stats back. There are almost no random battles unless you are at sea: You can see enemies on the world map and try to avoid them if you want, or run right at them if you want. In addition, if you sneak up on them properly, you may be rewarded with a surprise round. It's... basically every gripe about the DQ series I have ever had effectively solved while still making a good game with a fun narrative and quirky humor.

It is a lot of fun. If you have $35-ish to spare, give it a shot at least.

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby pd Rydia » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:34 pm

Someone with a North American copy needs to be a pal and do this for me.

    [1] Set your DS to Spanish.
    [2] Put in DQ 9.
    [3] Turn on DQ 9.
    [4] Start your DQ9 game save. (Not just the title screen, but the actual "move your characters around and talk to someone.)
    [5] Tell me the results.
I want to know if the game plays in Spanish, so I might justify spending $35 on the game as "study material."

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby Capntastic » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:04 pm

El Tjordo~

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby pd Rydia » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:34 pm

Capntastic wrote:El Tjordo~

I know, right?

DQ4 plays in both Spanish and French, hence my interest. Also curious about DQ5.

For our Japanese students, Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventure are the only DS games I own that play in Japanese (though you can change to Japanese voice-acting in 2 of the Castlevania games).

I maintain a list for those interested.

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby BrainWalker » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:22 pm

I know Pervy has a copy. I'll suggest it next time I talk to him.
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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby Capntastic » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:03 pm

Pervy threw a fit that he couldn't properly recreate his beard for the main character and tore his DS in two out of rage, so he asked another pal [we'll call him Carson] to follow Dia's specifications and Carson says, when asked if it has Spanish that "it does". Just text, no voice acting, apparently.

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby pd Rydia » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:51 pm

Carson is indeed a pal. That is awesome to know!

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby Capntastic » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:05 pm

Word on the street that 'fight' command is Luchar.

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby Molokidan » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:23 am

DQ9 is great. Interestingly enough is that while the multiplayer is only local wi-fi, you still have the option to connect to wireless to do online shopping and the occasional contest/downloadable quest. I've had it since last September, and still play it off and on these days. Lots of fun for the DQ enthusiast! But not as fun as Demon's Souls.
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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby pd Rydia » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:11 am

Capntastic wrote:Word on the street that 'fight' command is Luchar.

Also, Slime is "Limo" and She-slime is "Lima". Very important to know.

I need to finish up DQ4 in Spanish. I'm very near the end...

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby Ganonfro » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:17 pm

If I knew how to set my game to Spanish, I'd do it. ATTEMPTING NOW.


...HO GOD. IT'S IN ESPANIOL! CONFIRMED

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Re: Dragon Quest 9

Unread postby pd Rydia » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:10 am

Ganonfro wrote:If I knew how to set my game to Spanish, I'd do it. ATTEMPTING NOW.


...HO GOD. IT'S IN ESPANIOL! CONFIRMED

All the dialect stuff is "preserved" (so to speak). The best part is Alena's chapter.


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