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    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Releasing stateside, 2018) PS4/3DS

    http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2017/6511.html

    Stateside Nintendo Switch port may happen after.

    Last edited by storino03; 07-28-2017 at 05:54 PM.

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    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell yes!!!
    I saw this earlier today. So glad to hear it! But I haven't had time to check details.
    Hoping for both PS4 / 3DS versions

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    So glad it is coming here, always worried with DQ games. Can't wait! Wish they'd put the effort into worldwide release for DQ like they do Final Fantasy.

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    PS4 version looks nicer, but I can cheat in the 3DS version...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy View Post
    PS4 version looks nicer, but I can cheat in the 3DS version...
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    It's a real pickle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zanth1979 View Post
    So glad it is coming here, always worried with DQ games. Can't wait! Wish they'd put the effort into worldwide release for DQ like they do Final Fantasy.
    This is considered a bad wish in my mind now. See... I'm glad and all too, but for Final Fantasy to be this popular, it had to become... EXTREMELY dumb.
    Everything starting with FF7 has been dumb and impure.
    FF was never going to become this worldwide thing if it had remained with 1 to 6, which is where the purity is.
    If it does good business, then great, but I have personally about had it with "USA sales were poor for this great Japanese game".
    Dragon Quest has remained pure since its beginning, is it a coincidence that it still struggles in the west?
    That's because for DQ to prosper here, it has to become either:

    A) A dumb as hell series like FF

    B) An FPS game like Metroid Prime

    C) Like Zelda, it would have to kill itself and get rid of everything that makes a Dragon Quest game to become like Skyrim or The Witcher to appeal.
    Bonus sales for the ability to climb anything and dumb unfunny jokes all over the game that people will meme about to death.

    I choose option D): Don't come out in the west anymore. Besides, they have to do so much work translating all that text to that many languages! And it is such top notch work too... a tragedy.
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    "Don't release it in the west anymore" ? Seriously?

    I really like Dragon Quest and I want it, don't say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleev_55 View Post
    This is considered a bad wish in my mind now. See... I'm glad and all too, but for Final Fantasy to be this popular, it had to become... EXTREMELY dumb.
    Everything starting with FF7 has been dumb and impure.
    FF was never going to become this worldwide thing if it had remained with 1 to 6, which is where the purity is.
    If it does good business, then great, but I have personally about had it with "USA sales were poor for this great Japanese game".
    Dragon Quest has remained pure since its beginning, is it a coincidence that it still struggles in the west?
    That's because for DQ to prosper here, it has to become either:

    A) A dumb as hell series like FF

    B) An FPS game like Metroid Prime

    C) Like Zelda, it would have to kill itself and get rid of everything that makes a Dragon Quest game to become like Skyrim or The Witcher to appeal.
    Bonus sales for the ability to climb anything and dumb unfunny jokes all over the game that people will meme about to death.

    I choose option D): Don't come out in the west anymore. Besides, they have to do so much work translating all that text to that many languages! And it is such top notch work too... a tragedy.
    I presume you're referring to them because they're both popular and not making a comparison? Witcher 3 is the only open world game in the series and while I haven't played it it's still presumably very different than Skyrim in spite of sharing the sandbox aspect.

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    TES and Witcher are completely different series.
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