Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!

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PostRe: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!
by NBK » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:58 pm

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NBK wrote:Hopefully there's still a good chunk of game after this latest development as I've only been playing it for about 60 hours and don't really want it to end. Absolutely loving it.

If you've only just reached that place, you've just hit the end of Act I. You've got half a game left, at least. ;)


That's the best news I've had in ages :msgreen: Thanks!

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PostRe: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!
by Balladeer » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:18 am

If I may, NBK: at what point did the game 'click' for you? How long had you been playing, and where had you got to? And what was it that made it click? I ask as someone who's just finished the second dungeon and has almost given up, and is looking for inspiration to keep going.

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:21 am

Balladeer wrote:If I may, NBK: at what point did the game 'click' for you? How long had you been playing, and where had you got to? And what was it that made it click? I ask as someone who's just finished the second dungeon and has almost given up, and is looking for inspiration to keep going.


How many members in your group so far?

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PostRe: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!
by Balladeer » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:25 am

Just picked up the twins.

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:54 am

Balladeer wrote:Just picked up the twins.


It clicked with me when I got the old man and girl in green. The Spanish sounding guy made it more enjoyable as well. I found it very slow going at the start (very slow! Hated it when it was just Eric and MC) and while I didn't beat the proper boss, I really enjoyed the main story and dungeons. I would recommend you stick with it for a while yet. One of the side missions will break your heart :(

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PostRe: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!
by Balladeer » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:18 am

Okay, sounds good! (Or rather, doesn’t sound good, I’d love to be able to bench a game I have to be able to get through more of my backlog...) Does the battle system improve at all? At the moment it’s the dullest turn-based nonsense I’ve ever sat through.

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PostRe: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!
by Frank » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:25 am

You can increase the battle speed in the settings and it gods by a lot quicker, if you haven't already. It never really "improves", though.

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PostRe: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!
by Balladeer » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:28 am

I’ve already done that. :( Cheers Frank and Saint. I think the cookie-cutter combat and erroneously expansive environments (that are mostly full of nothing) might keep this game down the pile for me, even if the story eventually gets good...

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by Cumberdanes » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:56 am

I really enjoyed this up to a point that point being the first ending. Until then I had been pretty overpowered and was coasting through the game for the most part but it quickly turned into a grind heavy chore. I may go back and finish it properly some day as it seems a shame to put 128 hours into a game but not actually beat it.

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PostRe: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!
by NBK » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:05 pm

Balladeer wrote:If I may, NBK: at what point did the game 'click' for you? How long had you been playing, and where had you got to? And what was it that made it click? I ask as someone who's just finished the second dungeon and has almost given up, and is looking for inspiration to keep going.


I can't really pinpoint it exactly, sorry. I realised pretty early on that it was just the sort of easy going game that I was after, and I loved the cartoon style, music and characters from the start. I was also more than happy with the battle style as it meant I could just take it easy with that, rather than trying to learn any complex mechanics.

The kids certainly got more interested when Veronica and Serena ("the twins") turned up, and the later characters have become firm favourites.

I can see why some might find it quite pedestrian, but it was (is) pretty much all my brain can handle at the moment! Hope you're able to get into it more eventually.

Saint of Killers wrote:One of the side missions will break your heart :(


Is that the Mermaid bit? That was well heavy, along with when Rab and Hero make it so all the lost souls can return to Yggdrasil.

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:18 pm

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Saint of Killers wrote:One of the side missions will break your heart :(


Is that the Mermaid bit? That was well heavy, along with when Rab and Hero make it so all the lost souls can return to Yggdrasil.


Aye, that's the one. I don't remember the second one (my memory, I swear :roll:), but there are multiple moments where the game packs an emotional punch. But that first one got me good and proper.

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PostRe: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!
by NBK » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:39 pm

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Saint of Killers wrote:One of the side missions will break your heart :(


Is that the Mermaid bit? That was well heavy, along with when Rab and Hero make it so all the lost souls can return to Yggdrasil.


Aye, that's the one. I don't remember the second one (my memory, I swear :roll:), but there are multiple moments where the game packs an emotional punch. But that first one got me good and proper.


Hit another one earlier with the end of Erik's section post the fall of Yggdrasil. I like what they're doing with the separate mini-chapters for each character, on to Rab's one next.

Oh, and that other bit I mentioned was just after Rab finds out who Hero is, it's all the souls from Dundrasil going back to Yggdrasil in 'Leaf Form'. Looked like a big load of butterflies, was quite a pretty shot actually.

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PostRe: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!
by ITSMILNER » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:22 pm

Just picked this up on Switch, £34.99 in GAME but had some points so knocked it down to about £33.50.

Look forward to getting stuck into it soon


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by Jam-Master Jay » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:04 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Just picked this up on Switch, £34.99 in GAME but had some points so knocked it down to about £33.50.

Look forward to getting stuck into it soon


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Got a similar deal a couple of weeks ago and have been having a blast with it. There is some free item DLC on the eShop too.

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by ITSMILNER » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:18 am

Jam-Master Jay wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:Just picked this up on Switch, £34.99 in GAME but had some points so knocked it down to about £33.50.

Look forward to getting stuck into it soon


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Got a similar deal a couple of weeks ago and have been having a blast with it. There is some free item DLC on the eShop too.


Oh really, I’ll check out the eshop now and get that downloaded!

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PostRe: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!
by Godzilla » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:01 pm



The movie is released on February 13th on Netflix.

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by Clarkman » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:50 pm

Anyone finished with this on Switch and interested in selling/swapping?

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by Godzilla » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:34 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Just picked this up on Switch, £34.99 in GAME but had some points so knocked it down to about £33.50.

Look forward to getting stuck into it soon


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Thanks for the heads up!

Just bought it in GAME for £34.99....bloody marvelous bargain.

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by Godzilla » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:27 am

Completed about an hour so far. Cruelcumber + star raven + bunnicorn, this game has epic levels of charm and joy.

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PostRe: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PC, PS4, Switch - Out now on Switch!
by ITSMILNER » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:35 am

Godzilla wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:Just picked this up on Switch, £34.99 in GAME but had some points so knocked it down to about £33.50.

Look forward to getting stuck into it soon


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Thanks for the heads up!

Just bought it in GAME for £34.99....bloody marvelous bargain.


Nice one, it was that price on the GAME site during the Xmas sale but went back up when it ended. It’s always worth checking the stores when this happens as, from my experience, they tend to forget to remove the sale price when it’s a game that’s tucked away on a shelf.


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