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« on: September 09, 2005, 12:24:07 AM »

And, dare I hope? I want it suitable for a 6 year old.  Since I'm dreaming, I might as well dream big.

Yesterday morning before work my six year old asked me, "What is that icon that says DragonQuest Trailer?"  So I fired it up.  He and my 4 year old were glued to the monitor.   The graphics, the music, the characters, wow.

Since then we've watched the trailer at least 10 times and I've read all the previews I can find.   I don't want to have to wait 2 months.  I want it now.  If I can't have that, at least I want it to be as good as the trailer promises it to be.  Now really, is that too much to ask?
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2005, 01:03:23 AM »

Dont hurt me, but I've never played a Dragon Quest game before.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2005, 01:17:44 AM »

Dragon Quest ROCKS!! I want it now too. Whats the latest on the release date?
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2005, 01:35:30 AM »

Gamestop has 11/22, but SquareEnix hasn't said anything more specific than "November".  As for being appropriate for a 6-year old, I'm not sure.  It is rated Teen, and the female character has "sex appeal" skills that, at least from what I've read about the Japanese version, can get pretty suggestive.  The violence is presumably pretty cartoony, although some of the cutscenes may be somewhat intense.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2005, 02:08:36 AM »

The female lead, Jessica Dragon, has really, really, really, really big boobs.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2005, 02:09:47 AM »

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Dont hurt me, but I've never played a Dragon Quest game before.


Sorry, that's worth 30 lashes with a red slime.  We use the red slimes because they are tougher.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2005, 02:31:22 AM »

I just want the slime controller!

But I guess I might as well get the game while I'm at it...
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2005, 02:51:52 AM »

Need I say again just how much I want this game?

This much:

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Sorry, that's worth 30 lashes with a red slime. We use the red slimes because they are tougher.


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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2005, 03:29:57 AM »

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Dont hurt me, but I've never played a Dragon Quest game before.


Sorry, that's worth 30 lashes with a red slime.  We use the red slimes because they are tougher.


Pssht. Nubbin. Metal Slime FOR TEH WINN!!!111
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2005, 05:36:36 AM »

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Dont hurt me, but I've never played a Dragon Quest game before.


Sorry, that's worth 30 lashes with a red slime.  We use the red slimes because they are tougher.


Metal Slimes hurt the most.

EDIT: Rage is faster.
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2005, 05:54:46 AM »

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Dont hurt me, but I've never played a Dragon Quest game before.


Sorry, that's worth 30 lashes with a red slime.  We use the red slimes because they are tougher.


Metal Slimes hurt the most.

EDIT: Rage is faster.


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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2005, 06:57:50 AM »

Speaking of metal slimes, here's the (for now, at least) Japan-only metal slime controller -
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2005, 07:01:45 AM »

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Speaking of metal slimes, here's the (for now, at least) Japan-only metal slime controller -

Fuck I want it now!!
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2005, 08:06:24 AM »

Yes, I want that blue slime controller more than the game.

Blasphemy!
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2005, 08:27:14 AM »

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The female lead, Jessica Dragon, has really, really, really, really big boobs.


One does not just make a statement like that without pics.
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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2005, 11:31:07 AM »

The metal slime controller is nice, but I'll take the blue slime please.
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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2005, 01:06:41 PM »

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Dont hurt me, but I've never played a Dragon Quest game before.


This will most likely get me beaten and shunned but...

you're not missing much

That being said, I'm intrigued enough by DQ8 that I'll probably give it a shot.
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2005, 01:23:12 PM »

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The female lead, Jessica Dragon, has really, really, really, really big boobs.

One does not just make a statement like that without pics.

Ask, and I shall find (as I'm bored). From CG's screenshots on the game:


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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2005, 01:27:04 PM »

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The female lead, Jessica Dragon, has really, really, really, really big boobs.


One does not just make a statement like that without pics.

Apparently, Jessica has a skill in the game called 'Sex Appeal.'  At least, that's what it is translated from Japanese, I'm sure it'll be localized to something tamer.

And this is the best I could find in terms of her tits, unbreakable:





I couldn't find any forum-appropriate out-of-game art depiciting definitive knockers.  If you're into hentai, though...  :?
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2005, 07:43:00 PM »

Damnit the graphics look freaking awesome! And she is cute in a big boobied way!
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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2005, 07:49:07 PM »

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Dont hurt me, but I've never played a Dragon Quest game before.


This will most likely get me beaten and shunned but...

you're not missing much


Beaten and shunned are too good for you.  But you're a fan of FFX, so there you have it.

I like the Dragon Warriors for their relative lightheartedness and charm.  I still smile when I think about the old man in DW VII: "Ah...smoking."  However, since you said:

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That being said, I'm intrigued enough by DQ8 that I'll probably give it a shot.


I guess beating and shunning will do for you...for now.
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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2005, 08:05:28 PM »

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I like the Dragon Warriors

I have a feeling calling this series that will also make you up for a beating and shunning slywink
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« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2005, 08:14:51 PM »

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Damnit the graphics look freaking awesome! And she is cute in a big boobied way!
I dunno, Jessica is pretty fugly imo.  I mean, nice rack, but jeez, the Dragonball artist draws some utterly frickin' disgusting chicks.
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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2005, 08:17:45 PM »



He's coming for you.
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« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2005, 08:29:12 PM »

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Damnit the graphics look freaking awesome! And she is cute in a big boobied way!
I dunno, Jessica is pretty fugly imo.  I mean, nice rack, but jeez, the Dragonball artist draws some utterly frickin' disgusting chicks.


It's the noses.  For goodness sakes, everybody's nose doesnt have to be a sharp V, guys.

I guess I'll go grab more pics of Jessica Rabbit, the ultimate cartoon hottie.
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« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2005, 08:32:35 PM »

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Dont hurt me, but I've never played a Dragon Quest game before.


Sorry, that's worth 30 lashes with a red slime.  We use the red slimes because they are tougher.


Metal Slimes hurt the most.

EDIT: Rage is faster.


I don't care if Rage is faster, I understood you first slywink

The reason I went with a red slime over a metal slime is that I was hoping to avoid charges of assault with a deadly weapon.  King Metal Slimes hurt the most for those at home keeping score, but that's a deadly weapon.  Red slimes are the inch thick leather belts your granpappy used to whoop your Dad with.  Didn't want to try to kill the youngster, just wanted to put the fear of the strap in him and set the young man right.  Red Slimes are tougher, but I doubt they ever killled a man.
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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2005, 01:11:48 AM »

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Dont hurt me, but I've never played a Dragon Quest game before.


Sorry, that's worth 30 lashes with a red slime.  We use the red slimes because they are tougher.


Metal Slimes hurt the most.

EDIT: Rage is faster.


I don't care if Rage is faster, I understood you first slywink

The reason I went with a red slime over a metal slime is that I was hoping to avoid charges of assault with a deadly weapon.  King Metal Slimes hurt the most for those at home keeping score, but that's a deadly weapon.  Red slimes are the inch thick leather belts your granpappy used to whoop your Dad with.  Didn't want to try to kill the youngster, just wanted to put the fear of the strap in him and set the young man right.  Red Slimes are tougher, but I doubt they ever killled a man.


Uhh...yeah, okaaaay. So Jessica Rabbit was pretty hot.
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« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2005, 01:47:43 AM »

"He's coming for you."
In the US version of DQ8, the red slimes are now called she-slimes, so apparently they're female.  I have no idea how they check for gender with slimes, though slywink
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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2005, 02:22:00 AM »

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"He's coming for you."
In the US version of DQ8, the red slimes are now called she-slimes, so apparently they're female.  I have no idea how they check for gender with slimes, though slywink


Lift up their skirts, duh.
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« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2005, 02:25:49 AM »

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"He's coming for you."
In the US version of DQ8, the red slimes are now called she-slimes, so apparently they're female.  I have no idea how they check for gender with slimes, though slywink


God I hope you are joking.
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« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2005, 06:00:04 AM »

Apparently, they're changing a lot of the names, especially the spells.  Some of them are pretty silly, too, such as "Pop" to leave a dungeon (previously Outside) and "Woosh" as a wind spell (previously Infernos).  I don't really mind them changing the names, but you'd think they could have come up with some better ones than that.
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« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2005, 05:49:47 PM »

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Apparently, they're changing a lot of the names, especially the spells.  Some of them are pretty silly, too, such as "Pop" to leave a dungeon (previously Outside) and "Woosh" as a wind spell (previously Infernos).  I don't really mind them changing the names, but you'd think they could have come up with some better ones than that.


Wow. Thats just
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How incredibly unncessary. Damnit. Why doesn't anyone ever consult me?
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« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2005, 08:41:22 PM »

I've seen the trailer for this at gamestop and it looks really neat. It has sort of a cartoonish yet 3d look about it with some real pretty backgrounds.
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« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2005, 09:50:27 AM »

According to a thread at GameFAQs, the English demo is available now.  People have mentioned finding it at Fry's, Shopko, and for pre-ordering at Gamestop.  I'm going to preorder a copy at Gamestop tomorrow and hope I get a demo disc.
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« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2005, 11:10:47 AM »

Wow!  I'm going to make a few phone calls to see if a store in town has it.  I'd love to try the demo.
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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2005, 05:35:17 PM »

I've listened to some of the game's soundtrack, and from what I've heard, it sounds just like what you'd expect to hear in Dragon Warrior.

And along the same note, the title theme to the old DWs as well as the castle theme are two of my favorite soundtracks of the old-school age.
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« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2005, 08:56:27 PM »

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I've listened to some of the game's soundtrack, and from what I've heard, it sounds just like what you'd expect to hear in Dragon Warrior.

And along the same note, the title theme to the old DWs as well as the castle theme are two of my favorite soundtracks of the old-school age.


OOH OOH!! Is it symphonic like?? Like on that old Dragon Warrior symphony CD released in Japan? That would rock so hardcore.
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« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2005, 05:56:05 AM »

I was wondering . . . could someone possibly pick me up a demo disk and send it my way?  I would get it myself, but I'm seriously MILES AND MILES away from any sort of decent store.

I would pay shipping through PayPal!
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« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2005, 06:17:26 AM »

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According to a thread at GameFAQs, the English demo is available now.  People have mentioned finding it at Fry's, Shopko, and for pre-ordering at Gamestop.  I'm going to preorder a copy at Gamestop tomorrow and hope I get a demo disc.


WTF??? How did I miss your post?? I am going to every store I can find tomorrow and looking for this.

Xian if I see one I will get an extra for you. HOLY SHIT DQ8!!!
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« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2005, 07:54:47 AM »

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According to a thread at GameFAQs, the English demo is available now.  People have mentioned finding it at Fry's, Shopko, and for pre-ordering at Gamestop.  I'm going to preorder a copy at Gamestop tomorrow and hope I get a demo disc.


WTF??? How did I miss your post?? I am going to every store I can find tomorrow and looking for this.

Xian if I see one I will get an extra for you. HOLY SHIT DQ8!!!

Thanks man!  I appreciate it!
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