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

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Anyone else enjoying the crafting in this game as much as I’m? It has simple mechanic but yet really fun and addicting.
It's not quite FFXIV, but it works for a single-player game where you don't want to spend hours mastering its mechanics.
 
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Just finished the events in Octagonia, a little disappointed how it all played out:

How is there no punishment for Vince? How are the other fighters not royally pissed?! I assume people died for what he did, is the whole thing just glossed over after he expresses regret or is it addressed again later? That said, really liking Jade as a character!
 
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The 2nd half of the game....

About 40 hours into it.

MASSIVE SPOILERS, don't look if you haven't seen certain scenes, you'll know.

Is freaking amazing. Someone joins the party I had no idea would be a party member! And bascially the game starts over. You can't zoom to places, looks like you have to find the orbs again and your lost party. Whew. This game is amazing.
 
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Just finished the events in Octagonia, a little disappointed how it all played out:

How is there no punishment for Vince? How are the other fighters not royally pissed?! I assume people died for what he did, is the whole thing just glossed over after he expresses regret or is it addressed again later? That said, really liking Jade as a character!
Just wait until you get to the snow area....
 
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The 2nd half of the game....

About 40 hours into it.

MASSIVE SPOILERS, don't look if you haven't seen certain scenes, you'll know.

Is freaking amazing. Someone joins the party I had no idea would be a party member! And bascially the game starts over. You can't zoom to places, looks like you have to find the orbs again and your lost party. Whew. This game is amazing.
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I've reached the point in the game where you get your last 2 party members. So far I'm loving the ever loving shit out of it. I mean I've waited since 2006 to get another console Dragon Quest game. So obviously I'm on Cloud 9.

Well...alright almost on Cloud 9.

What the fuck is up with the music? I know the backstory, but I can't for the life of me figure out why SquareEnix was so beholden to Sugiyama's demands to have the Orchestra Soundtrack converted to Midi. Are they outta their minds? I mean I like Dragon Quest music, but come on. It's not THAT good. I don't understand why the dude is so revered in Japan as this legendary composure, when other composers like Hitoshi Sakimoto, Nobuo Uematsu, and Yoko Shimomura shit all over this guy. And I'm not trying to put Sugiyama down as a musician. He absolutely does good work, and I understand the history behind this guy, his work, and how he inspired others. But I'm looking at this from a business and creative perspective. Is his work so amazing that it's too good for a video game? Is it so amazing that Square will bow down to his ridiculous demand and compromise the integrity of the game's music? Shit no.

It's like walking around the most beautiful country side you can imagine. But all the while you got this tiny pebble at the bottom of your shoe that you feel every time you step on it. It doesn't hurt, but it annoys you, and it doesn't go away. And after 20 hours of DQXI, the music is starting to grate me.
 
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Anyone else enjoying the crafting in this game as much as I’m? It has simple mechanic but yet really fun and addicting.
Still taking my time and played another longer session (~ 5h) yesterday evening, where i finally got to the crafting.
Its fun to me, already crafted some good stuff since then.

Does it make sense to save your pearls from successful work for later in game - or to use it also now in the beginning?
 

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Still taking my time and played another longer session (~ 5h) yesterday evening, where i finally got to the crafting.
Its fun to me, already crafted some good stuff since then.

Does it make sense to save your pearls from successful work for later in game - or to use it also now in the beginning?
I personally use it to upgrade my already equip weapons and armours and also if you do perfection work you get nice amount of pearls.
 
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As much as I like dragon quest 11, I still don't think its as good as dragon quest 4,5, or 8. Getting the real ending to the game has a lot of back tracking, and going through the same areas over again.
 
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I ended up buying this cos I wanted something to wash away the horrible taste of Overwatch. I'm not really big on rpgs but this looks like one of them games you can lie back on the couch and play for a while.
 
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returning from the castle

That your whole town has been destroyed, your mother and childhood sweetheart are possibly dead but be a good person after the country destroys all you know and love. This really irks me. Like it got me thinking did everyone die. Shouldn't the main character be burying the townsfolk. How bout a bit of sorrow outside of just standing around in shock for a few seconds. Did the townsfolk hide right after he left since he visited the past or are they actually dead. So it just got me thinking was the townsfolks dead or was the town simply destroyed and I simply didn't see them when I passed through the town?
 
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returning from the castle

That your whole town has been destroyed, your mother and childhood sweetheart are possibly dead but be a good person after the country destroys all you know and love. This really irks me. Like it got me thinking did everyone die. Shouldn't the main character be burying the townsfolk. How bout a bit of sorrow outside of just standing around in shock for a few seconds. Did the townsfolk hide right after he left since he visited the past or are they actually dead. So it just got me thinking was the townsfolks dead or was the town simply destroyed and I simply didn't see them when I passed through the town?
I don't know if this is answered later in the story, I only just now got the last two characters to join my party. I took it as they all left to go hide somewhere since there're no bodies or anything. Could be that they're all dead, but if that were the case I'd have expected a much stronger reaction from the Hero as you say.
 
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I don't know if this is answered later in the story, I only just now got the last two characters to join my party. I took it as they all left to go hide somewhere since there're no bodies or anything. Could be that they're all dead, but if that were the case I'd have expected a much stronger reaction from the Hero as you say.
Yeah , I thought that might be the case with the whole time thing but it being not covered was just weird. You got us to like the childhood friend , meet mom, and help out in town and when you get back no response outside of a flashback and then moving on.
 

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I can finally......

Open those red doors I keep seeing around the world, thanks to beating that evil painting and also is it me or that dungeon looks like door to darkness in KH BBS fragment passage?
 
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returning from the castle

That your whole town has been destroyed, your mother and childhood sweetheart are possibly dead but be a good person after the country destroys all you know and love. This really irks me. Like it got me thinking did everyone die. Shouldn't the main character be burying the townsfolk. How bout a bit of sorrow outside of just standing around in shock for a few seconds. Did the townsfolk hide right after he left since he visited the past or are they actually dead. So it just got me thinking was the townsfolks dead or was the town simply destroyed and I simply didn't see them when I passed through the town?
I don't know if this is answered later in the story, I only just now got the last two characters to join my party. I took it as they all left to go hide somewhere since there're no bodies or anything. Could be that they're all dead, but if that were the case I'd have expected a much stronger reaction from the Hero as you say.
To answer your questions, this is addressed later in the story, but it doesn't stop the way the protag reacts from being really weird and jarring. I felt like that about him for a lot of the story though. His present version is really a blank slate for the player as far as emotion goes.
 
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So I guess you can only get married to Gemma if you want. Kind of pointless but whatever. This event takes place after the credits and load your game.

**Moderator added spoiler tags. Consult FAQ please.**
 
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I don't see how its a spoiler, cause it happens after you beat the game. Its also a optional quest thats really not part of the story, and its also a hidden quest, so most people won't find it.
 
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Dude not sure if you are trolling but its a thing you get after you finished the game?

How the hell is that not a spoiler🤣🤣🤣

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Cause it has nothing to do with the main story, and its optional quest. You might as well say going to the casino is a spoiler. Theres a lot of side quest in this game that you can skip or miss, and it still won't change the main out come. Thats pretty much in any video game ever with side quest.
 
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Been really enjoying the game so far, I've been playing it on the extra difficult monster options and I feel like the game was made for it at this setting. My previous gripe with dragon quest games was always how easy they were, I didn't use anything but attack most of the time - I need to utilize crafting and every turn matters though with that on. I just got the green orb, around the mid 20's level wise. Eager to sink some more time into it this weekend.
 

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I'm kind of regret putting Sword on Sylvando. I really like the character I want to put him on my party but his just not doing same damage as others like Jade with spear or even Erik with knives.
 
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So how much harder is Super Strong Monsters? I'm about to start the game but after looking around and seeing comments about how easy the game is I thought I might do Super Strong Monsters but then it seems to be that you eventually hit a wall at that difficulty. So the choice seems to be Very Easy or Very Hard.

Anyone have real experience with both options?

I'd try Super Strong but I'm worried I'll end up reverting to normal mode after it ramps up the difficulty too high and then I'm far too overleveled for normal.
 
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So how much harder is Super Strong Monsters? I'm about to start the game but after looking around and seeing comments about how easy the game is I thought I might do Super Strong Monsters but then it seems to be that you eventually hit a wall at that difficulty. So the choice seems to be Very Easy or Very Hard.

Anyone have real experience with both options?

I'd try Super Strong but I'm worried I'll end up reverting to normal mode after it ramps up the difficulty too high and then I'm far too overleveled for normal.
I'm not sure this statement is fair, most people seem to think Normal is decently balanced for the 2nd half of the game and on, and just too easy at the beginning. Likewise they say strong monsters is a good challenge early on, but becomes quite tedious on the back half and post game.

I will say that I think normal has been relatively easy, especially if you're used to the "random" encounters posing any threat. That said, I've had several deaths on boss encounters, so it's not like I was sleep walking through them. I'm probably 2/3rd through the first half of the game. The pre-order accessories do contribute a lot to the trivializing of random encounters as well, so if you don't have those you might find normal to be a little more demanding in the beginning.
 
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I'm not sure this statement is fair, most people seem to think Normal is decently balanced for the 2nd half of the game and on, and just too easy at the beginning. Likewise they say strong monsters is a good challenge early on, but becomes quite tedious on the back half and post game.

I will say that I think normal has been relatively easy, especially if you're used to the "random" encounters posing any threat. That said, I've had several deaths on boss encounters, so it's not like I was sleep walking through them. I'm probably 2/3rd through the first half of the game. The pre-order accessories do contribute a lot to the trivializing of random encounters as well, so if you don't have those you might find normal to be a little more demanding in the beginning.
Sounds good then, I'll stick to normal if that's the case. I'm not looking for a major challenge, I just didn't want to sleep walk through the combat either and I heard a lot of comments about how easy it is, but when I think about it, most of those comments are from right after release so their experience would be from the early first half of the game.
 
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I can't play as much as everyone else (I'm 13 hours in) but I really enjoy the ability to swap party members mid fight, it's such a nice change from being stuck with a party.
Don't worry you're not alone. I have been extremelly busy lately. :/ At this rate there's no way i'll be able to finish this game before the end of the year...
 
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I just have lots of free time right now. I've put 55 hours so far into the game. I'm now concentrating on this until done. Want to play Torna though. That's out today. Need to finish spiderman. And Odyssey comes out in a couple weeks.
 
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So how much harder is Super Strong Monsters? I'm about to start the game but after looking around and seeing comments about how easy the game is I thought I might do Super Strong Monsters but then it seems to be that you eventually hit a wall at that difficulty. So the choice seems to be Very Easy or Very Hard.

Anyone have real experience with both options?

I'd try Super Strong but I'm worried I'll end up reverting to normal mode after it ramps up the difficulty too high and then I'm far too overleveled for normal.
I've been doing good so far on super strong without any real issues. The biggest thing I find is I don't really spend time farming monsters much because trash mob fights can take so long. I've been able to get every character at a point where I was under leveled I believe, the last 2 characters were 25 I think it was when I got them and my other characters were 23 I think. I have to make use of the crafting system to not get 1 shot all the time, regular enemies actually put a strain on me and the last boss fight I did took me like 30 minutes I think it was - Most boss fights come down to me managing the health properly of the team and even then bad luck with their attacks can cause ruin in certain situations since they pretty much all get 2 attacks back to back up to this point. It keeps things exciting for me knowing I can actually die - I never did try regular difficulty went straight to hard, my regular difficulty assumptions were based off past games of the series.

Maybe regular difficulty without armor challenge is a good middle ground if that's what your looking for?