Dragon Quest XI:Echoes of an Elusive Age |OT| This One Goes To XI

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How does it run on the ps4 pro? What are the issues?
There's some checker boarding issues that make foliage and some of the backgrounds look blurry that doesn't exist when playing it on base PS4.

However I don't know the extent of the issues with the Pro on the frame rate and loading that the base PS4 version has. Some outdoor areas and towns (gondolia) can cause some massive frame drops. There's also the loading issue where if your moving too fast in a large area on a mount or something the game will stop you and load the rest of the area. This will also at times when loading into a town in some places.
 

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There's some checker boarding issues that make foliage and some of the backgrounds look blurry that doesn't exist when playing it on base PS4.

However I don't know the extent of the issues with the Pro on the frame rate and loading that the base PS4 version has. Some outdoor areas and towns (gondolia) can cause some massive frame drops. There's also the loading issue where if your moving too fast in a large area on a mount or something the game will stop you and load the rest of the area. This will also at times when loading into a town in some places.
I got the checker boarding issue on my Pro but I didn't experience any massive drop in FPS on Pro.
 
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The individual is likely talking about a patch for PC & PS4 of the Japanese voice work in the forthcoming Switch release of the game.
Oh i didn't knew the Switch version will have Japanese audio. That's cool although personally for some reason i prefer to play DQ games with English audio.And the VA for DQXI was perfect in my opinion.
 
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Oh i didn't knew the Switch version will have Japanese audio. That's cool although personally for some reason i prefer to play DQ games with English audio.And the VA for DQXI was perfect in my opinion.
Oh yeah. The English voices for DQXI pretty damn good. It was as good as English voices for DQVIII.

I especially liked the voices for Sylvando and Veronica.
 
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Oh i didn't knew the Switch version will have Japanese audio. That's cool although personally for some reason i prefer to play DQ games with English audio.And the VA for DQXI was perfect in my opinion.
I haven't played DQXI yet, but the English VA from gameplay videos I've watched sounds good. I mainly want the Japanese VA for replayability.
 
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Really? It look good to me. Sure it’s not as good as PS4 version but I definitely can see myself getting this again reply it but tine with Japanese voice.
Oh it looked fine on ps4 pro even though it had some nasty pop-in or not sure how to call it with the grass in the overworld. They only showed cutscenes here so I'm a bit cautious.

You're going to replay it? I finished it on draconian (absolutely recommended, some rng bullshit on bossfights but it shouldn't take more than a couple tries and it really keeps the combat interesting without having to grind) with the true ending but why would you want to do that unless they add a shitload of content? :p
 

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Oh it looked fine on ps4 pro even though it had some nasty pop-in or not sure how to call it with the grass in the overworld. They only showed cutscenes here so I'm a bit cautious.

You're going to replay it? I finished it on draconian (absolutely recommended, some rng bullshit on bossfights but it shouldn't take more than a couple tries and it really keeps the combat interesting without having to grind) with the true ending but why would you want to do that unless they add a shitload of content? :p
I was going to reply DQXI regardless if the Switch version came or not but I like I dea playing big RPG like DQXI on both handheld and on TV and also I heard Switch version going have extra stuff.
 
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Cutscenes already look like shit on switch, imagine the gameplay lol.
Yeah it's obviously always going to look worse no matter what. Cool thing though, is you're still able to play the same version everyone's played on PS4. With all past portables the portable versions always look and play different, have a custom made game for them. Different game and different experience totally. So this is cool having the same exact game and experience on portable, even if it looks worse, but still very playable.

It's not my thing, but for the portable crowd this is very cool.

And I'm also hoping it sells a ton on there. Helps us all.
 
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Got this game for Christmas and just started. I'm only an hour but I'm already enamored by it. I'm a couple hours into to GOW and I've already had more memorable moments with this game by exploring the opening towns and stuff.

I think this could be the game I've been waiting for for a long time. Finally, a traditional JRPG with a decent budget and art direction.
 
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Just got my ass handed to me by a certain boss guarding a door to a fortress. Lol level 45. Guess i need to do some levelingup and some forging of better gear.

Edit, tried to use spoiler tags to better describe where I am without spoiling it but for some reason they wont work for me.
 
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Just got my ass handed to me by a certain boss guarding a door to a fortress. Lol level 45. Guess i need to do some levelingup and some forging of better gear.

Edit, tried to use spoiler tags to better describe where I am without spoiling it but for some reason they wont work for me.
Happened to me, too. I went to metal slime island and levelled up a bunch.
 

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The Switch getting the 3DS's 16bit mode is reason enough for me to buy it again.
 
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Switch definitely sounds like the definitive edition. I just hope they'd give the Orchestra music for the PS4 and PC version officially, at least because they should have done that from the start really, lol
 

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Switch definitely sounds like the definitive edition. I just hope they'd give the Orchestra music for the PS4 and PC version officially, at least because they should have done that from the start really, lol
You know that if they release these upgrades for PS4 or PC, at all, it's going to be paid DLC - right?
 
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In some scenes Switch was better. In others Playstation 4 wins!
I don't expect to get PS4 graphical fidelity out of my Switch.

And PC (where I played it originally) tops them all. Some of these comparisons are strange to me. Fine that they are done though I guess.

Do we really expect the Switch to be better (or even on par) graphically than the PS4? Textures will almost always suffer on Switch compared to the more powerful systems.
 
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The reason the Switch version of DQ11 is hanging in there with the PS4 version is because the Switch version is using a more optimized version of Unreal Engine compared to the older PS4 version.
 

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Man I have yet to pick this up and now it just seems like maybe I should wait for the Switch release to see if they release some of the extras on PS4/PC (even if it's paid)
 
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Man I have yet to pick this up and now it just seems like maybe I should wait for the Switch release to see if they release some of the extras on PS4/PC (even if it's paid)
Considering that Nintendo's publishing Dragon Quest XI S outside of Japan, I think the extras are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version.

 
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Considering that Nintendo's publishing Dragon Quest XI S outside of Japan, I think the extras are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version.

Maybe, but I'll wait for confirmation.

I don't really care about the 8bit stuff and maybe patching in the new story content might be hard. But I'd be disappointed if the nicer looking (and probably running) Ps4 and PC versions are left without the orchestrated soundtrack and Japanese VO
 
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Maybe, but I'll wait for confirmation.

I don't really care about the 8bit stuff and maybe patching in the new story content might be hard. But I'd be disappointed if the nicer looking (and probably running) Ps4 and PC versions are left without the orchestrated soundtrack and Japanese VO
Well, there seems to be a small glimmer of hope since Square Enix said it's unsure whether or not the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of Dragon Quest XI will receive content from Dragon Quest XI S.