Dragon Quest 11 is an RPG that offers an unprecedented level of choice for its audience. Not only can it be played on both PS4 and 3DS, the 3DS version itself also offers two different play styles: 2D and 3D.
Are you looking for a successor to Dragon Quest 8, with high fidelity graphics and a grand sense of scale? The PS4 version is for you.
Do you want to play the game on the go, but still retain some of the modern conveniences from games like Dragon Quest 9? The 3D 3DS version is for you.
Have you been away from the series for a while, but are nostalgic for the 2D era of RPGs? Then go with the 2D 3DS version.
Are you an insane person who likes all of the above things? Then buy the double pack!
No matter when you joined the series, be it with Dragon Quest 8, Dragon Quest 9, Dragon Quest 1, or anywhere in between, you should be able to find a version that suits your needs.
Does this really not have voice acting? In 201---
Yes, it really does not have voice acting. You might still have to actually read words and use your imagination, even in 2017.
Are both versions of the game the same?
All of the versions of the game have the same story and characters, as well as the same locations. Each one does have some exclusive bonus content, however, such as the StreetPass feature with the 'retro dungeons' on 3DS.
Can I transfer my progress between versions?
Yes! Even though you cannot transfer your save directly, the game features a "spell of rebirth" system (hearkening back to the password save systems from DQ1 and 2) which allows you to generate a password for your general spot in the story and transfer over to another version. Note that this is not a 1:1 transfer, and some things may be lost or gained.
Really? Passwords? In 2017?
Yes, in 2017. Without this feature, there would be no way at all to transfer period.
Why does the music sound so bad?
Because the composer, Koichi Sugiyama, is a bad person who cares more about selling tickets to live concerts than allowing people to enjoy his music in-game.
Does this one have actual characters with personalities instead of the create-a-character from DQ9?
Yes, this features a full cast of characters with stories and personalities.
As mentioned above, this game features a special password system that lets you transfer your progress between versions. It also allows you to get some bonuses in the game. Word is that some DQ1 and DQ2 passwords will work with this game. As time goes on, I'll fill this section in with additional spells of restoration as they're discovered.
http://dq11.org/dq11_hukkatunojumon2.html - This page has a generator for a password that will start you at level 10. Fill in your hero's name and your favorite number.
Famous DQ2 password. Start at level 18 with main character name もょもと
ゆうて いみや おうきむ こうほ りいゆ うじとり やまあ きらぺ ぺぺぺぺ ぺぺぺ ぺぺぺ ぺぺぺぺ ぺぺぺ ぺぺぺ ぺぺぺぺ ぺぺ