Bimob: If you're an American gamer who has dismissed the Dragon Quest series because you don't like JRPGs, then Dragon Quest 9 will explode your mind: It's actually a Western RPG in disguise! Read on to find out just what that means.
Hmm, yet another reason for me to check this game out. I need to stop making excuses and do it already.
Yeah, this headline alone makes me interested. The author better be right!
I've never been about to get into Dragon Quest. Maybe this is the change I need.
hmm maybe I need to play it, then....
Then why is it taking so long to bring it out in the West?
... a main entry into a Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest is a day 1 buy for me no matter what... even if it’s just to check the game out. I don’t really plan on doing multiplayer in this game, but that seems like its main draw, so I may have to track a friend down over it... As a side note: I find it funny how long it takes them to make a new game in the series... DQ8 came out, what, 4 years ago? Something like that? How can the final fantasy guys make more games than them when Dragon Quest games rarely innovate? But that seems like a moot point here, be cause they DID add an extensive multiplayer. Also, there are 2 teams who make the main FF games on and off, right? Then there’s the Online team? Well... Here’s to hoping that DQX is shown at TGS.
So, its like FFXII? Neato.
don't care what they say.
Japaneses devs have all but abandoned them. That DQ was *THE* JRPG yet this one is more Western influenced say as much.
That's IF it was "western influenced"; but it really isn't. The history of JRPGs shows that those features aren't in any way extraneous to the genre. The only problem here is that the author of the article probably played just a few JRPGs, and identified the genre with them. Quests, Character customization, limited online gameplay are nothing new to the JRPG genre. Simulating a similar degree of ignorance to completely overturn the discourse, you could easily say that CD Project or Bioware were influenced by JRPGs in cereating their RPGs with a pre-characterized hero.
Dragon Quest was always western influenced, mostly by Diablo. If you go to dqnine.com and the Iwata Asks videos Ichimura, Horii and Iwata discuss the origins of DQ and JRPGs and also explains why they are more linear!
I agree. Nice avatar by the way.
This guy seems to think that Dragon Quest 9 is the first JRPG featuring character customization and quests (or online gameplay at that)... Gotta love people that write without knowing what they're talking about...
The end of Dragon Quest...
i like jrpgs,but after awhile they are a chore. there really needs to be more real time battle rpgs instead of the few we really get.
Only DQ game I have played is DQVIII and it is one of my most favorite Jrpg,
Dragon Quest IX, here I come!
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