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I'd wait for a real review before I flamed the game.



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It feeds the rich while it buries the poor.
You're power hungry, spinnin' stories, and bein' graphics whores.
I don't need your console war.

NO NO, NO NO NO.

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Personally, I find it kind of silly that people are taking characters drawn by Akira "Dragon Ball" Toriyama as somehow being "not kiddy".

And "grindtastic" doesn't necessarily equal "challenging", nor does "Guide Dangit" necessarily mean "deep".

Just my thoughts.



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I have the game and have put in a good 12 hours already. Though not as good as DQ 8 I find I am still enjoying the game.





ClaudeLv250 said:
Please, the charade is up. Stop pretending like you like Dragon Quest and bash DQ9 for the same reasons as everyone else. This "art style" whining is pure BS.

Umm? I never said that I like DQ. I don't really hate it either. I'm just saying that the art-style really turns me off... unlike the other parts of the series... in which I never could get in... because of other reasons.

@ Millenium: Hormone driven narcissism? what the hell does narcissism have to do with anything? narcissism is self-love, how is it related to my taste in games? also, what is this strange way of enjoying games while not being driven by the endocrine system? you do know that it's very much active in deciding moods, right? you play games to enjoy yourself, right? if so, you can't do without an endocrine drive...

@ Kenryoku: Well, a terrific feature no doubt (who doesn't like to stare at their characters in new shiny armor?), overall, it doesn't really change much...

You're taking a friendly argument too far, guys...

 

 

 



My point stands, Xen.



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Millennium said:
outlawauron said:
Being too kiddy or childish is just valid a complaint as people saying the game is too brown and grey.

No, actually, it isn't. The former is nothing more than the bleating of an immature adolescent males -in mindset, if not necessarily in body- trying desperately to prove to themselves that they're ready for more than they truly are by denying themselves the things they once enjoyed and had no reason to stop enjoying. The latter at least requires a modicum of thought into the game's style, as opposed to knee-jerk fits of hormonal rage.

What the hell? How could be any more assuming? So, if I were to complain about babification (word I just invetned to describe over simplification and make it overly childish) it instantly makes me an immature adolescent makes that is just giving knee jerk fits of hormonal rage? Screw that.



outlawauron said:
Millennium said:
outlawauron said:
Being too kiddy or childish is just valid a complaint as people saying the game is too brown and grey.

No, actually, it isn't. The former is nothing more than the bleating of an immature adolescent males -in mindset, if not necessarily in body- trying desperately to prove to themselves that they're ready for more than they truly are by denying themselves the things they once enjoyed and had no reason to stop enjoying. The latter at least requires a modicum of thought into the game's style, as opposed to knee-jerk fits of hormonal rage.

What the hell? How could be any more assuming? So, if I were to complain about babification (word I just invetned to describe over simplification and make it overly childish) it instantly makes me an immature adolescent makes that is just giving knee jerk fits of hormonal rage? Screw that.

If this game is an example, yes. If not, probably.



     

 

Mise said:
Personally, I find it kind of silly that people are taking characters drawn by Akira "Dragon Ball" Toriyama as somehow being "not kiddy".

And "grindtastic" doesn't necessarily equal "challenging", nor does "Guide Dangit" necessarily mean "deep".

Just my thoughts.

'non kiddy'.  So says the person with the avatar of Vash the Stampede.  May I remind you that an entire genre of Anime (Shonen), including the author of Trigun, took HEAVY insperation from Akira Toriyama.

But as for your 'grinding' comment, its been said time and time again.  If you limit yourself to grinding, that's your own fault.  Dragon Quest can be played without having to grind.  But it takes more than just limiting yourself to using atk/buff/heal.



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Kenryoku_Maxis said:

'non kiddy'.  So says the person with the avatar of Vash the Stampede.  May I remind you that an entire genre of Anime (Shonen), including the author of Trigun, took HEAVY insperation from Akira Toriyama.

But as for your 'grinding' comment, its been said time and time again.  If you limit yourself to grinding, that's your own fault.  Dragon Quest can be played without having to grind.  But it takes more than just limiting yourself to using atk/buff/heal.

 

What is this BS?

The Shounen genre never was inspired by Akira Toriyama, and Shounen was a manga genre far before being an anime genre. I'm not even sure the first Akira Toriyama manga were Shounen.

 

Apart from that, I agree that DQ, past DQ I and DQ II, do not require grinding. You have to grind if you want to power level or beat everything in the game, that's all. Just like a FF game in fact. But you don't need to grind at all to finish the game.

Anyway, I don't know why people lose their time with the haters. The guys that made these reviews are loosers, as are most of the guys in the FF-DQ war. This war is going on at least since I've known about FF, so it started at least with the launch of FFIV, and I'm sure it was there before, as I'd heard about it going onfor years back then.

I thought it had disappeared with Squaresoft and Enix merge, but it seems like the stupid haters are still there.

I should have known, with people saying lots of stupid things like FF is about graphics or cut scenes (which IMO is just plain false). I usually don't comment about it, as people saying that obviously discovered FF at the earliest with FFVII on PS1.

Perhaps the war had really toned down. But with DQ on the DS and FF on PS3, the odds are high for DQ to deliver and grow, and for FF to fall hard (though putting it on XB360 lowered the odds for that scenario). So it reignited this stupid war, with haters going in hyperbole saying DQ gets bad reviews.

But the sales will speak for themselves, DQ has a good chance to become the lead franchise (in sales), puzzling the stupid Square Enix boss in the process, as I'm sure they want FF to be the lead JRPG series.

We'll see.



ookaze said:
Kenryoku_Maxis said:

'non kiddy'.  So says the person with the avatar of Vash the Stampede.  May I remind you that an entire genre of Anime (Shonen), including the author of Trigun, took HEAVY insperation from Akira Toriyama.

But as for your 'grinding' comment, its been said time and time again.  If you limit yourself to grinding, that's your own fault.  Dragon Quest can be played without having to grind.  But it takes more than just limiting yourself to using atk/buff/heal.

 

What is this BS?

The Shounen genre never was inspired by Akira Toriyama, and Shounen was a manga genre far before being an anime genre. I'm not even sure the first Akira Toriyama manga were Shounen.

 

Apart from that, I agree that DQ, past DQ I and DQ II, do not require grinding. You have to grind if you want to power level or beat everything in the game, that's all. Just like a FF game in fact. But you don't need to grind at all to finish the game.

Anyway, I don't know why people lose their time with the haters. The guys that made these reviews are loosers, as are most of the guys in the FF-DQ war. This war is going on at least since I've known about FF, so it started at least with the launch of FFIV, and I'm sure it was there before, as I'd heard about it going onfor years back then.

I thought it had disappeared with Squaresoft and Enix merge, but it seems like the stupid haters are still there.

I should have known, with people saying lots of stupid things like FF is about graphics or cut scenes (which IMO is just plain false). I usually don't comment about it, as people saying that obviously discovered FF at the earliest with FFVII on PS1.

Perhaps the war had really toned down. But with DQ on the DS and FF on PS3, the odds are high for DQ to deliver and grow, and for FF to fall hard (though putting it on XB360 lowered the odds for that scenario). So it reignited this stupid war, with haters going in hyperbole saying DQ gets bad reviews.

But the sales will speak for themselves, DQ has a good chance to become the lead franchise (in sales), puzzling the stupid Square Enix boss in the process, as I'm sure they want FF to be the lead JRPG series.

We'll see.

The authors for One Piece/Bleach/Naruto and many other Shonen all cite Akira Toriyama as their main influences for wanting to get into the Manga industry.  Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda (author of One Piece) even have a series they did together in Shonen Jump called Cross Epoch melding the characters of Dragon Ball and One Piece (think Chrono Trigger and those two stories).  While there were other Shonen mangas before Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball has arguably been the most influential and popular Shonen in Japans history.  And one of the 5 most influential Manga/Anime in history.

Anyway, I don't think DQ is going to overtake FF in sales.  With SE making 15+ FF games a year now.  They only release about 2-3 DQ games a year tops.  And only one main DQ game every 4-5 years.



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