During today's Dragon Quest X press conference, producer Yousuke Saito said that the game can be played 100% on your own, meaning you don't necessarily have to play with others. However, this doesn't appear to mean that the game can be played without going online.http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/0 ... line_play/
Square Enix addressed the issue of the game's online system at its support page today. In a brief response to the question "Is it not possible to play without an internet connection," the support page says "It's possible to play offline for the first few hours after the start of the game. However, to play all elements of the game, an internet connection is required."
Precise details of the game's online and story components have yet to be shared, so we're going to have to wait for further clarification.
During the presentation, Saito and series creator Yuji Horii took the effort to assure fans that the game's online system will not be difficult to use, saying that you can easily log out, the commands are all familiar to past DQ games, and, as mentioned above, you can enjoy yourself fully without playing with others. They also mentioned that the game will have a huge story.
At today's Dragon Quest X unveiling press conference, Square Enix revealed the long awaited next numbered entry in the long running franchise to be an online RPG (the term "MMORPG" was never used, but it may apply). So how's Joe Japan Gamer reacting?http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/0 ... st_online/
It's difficult to judge general reaction based off the ramblings of message board posters, so we're going to wait until someone like Famitsu attempts a more scientific survey of gamers. One game creator has made his opinion very clear, though.
Masahiro Sakurai, president of Sora and chief creative force behind Smash Bros., was asked for a statement by his followers on Twitter.
He responded: "After hearing that it's online, the number of people who say the classic style Dragon Quest would be better is probably not low. However, in a game industry where evolution and sudden changes are tolerated, even considered expected, just treading the same path would be be troubling. It's being made by people who've made sound titles in the past, so I'm greatly looking forward to it."
Looks like it'll be traditional dragon quest with online elements. Sounds good.