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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #75 on: August 02, 2017, 09:13:20 PM »
I think I'd like the game to have it even more since the MIDI OST is....surprisingly off-putting.  I really don't want this beautiful game to JUST be bleeps and bloops now.

Wait, where have they mentioned that at all? Isn't that only for the 3DS version?

The series' composer has, unfortunately, kinda gone off the deep end in recent years. A small part of that can be seen with the way Sugiyama has been guarding his work (I mean, to be fair to the guy, conducting/composing is literally his day job, and nobody really needs to have software pirates rip their efforts off a game disk to craft bootleg CDs, no matter how much of a Japanese Imperialism apologist they may be), but it does mean that the DQ games now only come with Midi BGMs instead of an orchestrated soundtrack like the PS2 version of DQVIII did.

Then what the heck was I listening to in those demoes I watched? (I mean besides a lot of Japanese people yelling into their mics). Unless you're referring to either a non-japanese release or a limited edition pack-in?

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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #76 on: August 05, 2017, 02:53:09 AM »
@Agent D. - Well, certainly can't argue there. I just felt like there was no segue to that, and I guess I automatically ignored it when I wrote my earlier post. It does change the context, though. It doesn't necessarily mean that he ignored it because it looked like DBZ, but the implication is there, and with no other context to go off of as to why he still wants to pass on it, it's the safe assumption. I'm going to still give the benefit of the doubt, but only because Artimicia has had a history of poorly explained opinions. That excuse is losing its credicilty as time goes on, however. I certainly hope they expound upon it, since that would be extremely childish to ignore a game series just because it has used the monster and character designs from a world-famous artist, especially if you think the game itself looks "well-polish, presentable, engaging, and fun" and is the primordial essence from which one's assumed favorite genre stems from. That's not just being shallow, that's just depriving one's self of a potentially good game over a grudge, and while that's their choice to make, it's difficult for others to relate to without context.
To a certain extent, I can understand Artimicia's point of view even if I don't agree with it.  It's possible that Arti is turned off by the artistic style of the Dragon Ball series and has mistakenly transposed its story telling quality with the Dragon Quest franchise.

In any case, the reason I find it understandable is because I refuse to watch any films directed by Quentin Tarantino as I find the director unlikable and, as such refuse to enrich him by watching the content he produces.  If it means I miss out on films that I might potentially enjoy if I gave them the chance, then so be it.  My opinion is entirely irrational, but there it is.

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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #77 on: August 05, 2017, 03:19:03 PM »
I mean...it's again more a case of using the db franchise as a reason to not play it with the logic being "I'm not 7 so I wouldn't enjoy it". Not liking tarantino's style of film is a fair reason to avoid his stuff, thinking tarantino's films are all horror flicks because you watched planet terror and deciding to never watch one of his movies again because of that is fucking stupid and close minded. If arti had simply said "dragonball has shit for art, not terribly interested in playing a 60+hour game staring at those fuck awful characters" or something less like what I would say, I would never have said a peep as that would have been fine, but I get annoyed at people who use the childishness arguement as a reason to not watch something or play something. It's infuriating as fuck all. I have friends who absolutely refuse to watch archer or rick and morty because they're cartoons, and it drives me insane because no fucking child such watch either of those shows. "But they're fucking kiddy shows man, grow up".

Argh it's fucking so anger-inducing.
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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #78 on: August 07, 2017, 12:14:43 PM »
back on track, I watched a couple JP streams of DQ11 and the thread title is spot on, it just looks glorious and for us old people who like kiddy shows, it's a hit. 3million copies sold already and climbing.

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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #79 on: August 10, 2017, 09:44:22 PM »
I think the Dragon Quest series is as big in Japan as the Grand Theft Auto games are in the West.  Sadly, Dragon Quest doesn't enjoy anywhere near that popularity in the West.

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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #80 on: August 10, 2017, 09:47:56 PM »
I think the Dragon Quest series is as big in Japan as the Grand Theft Auto games are in the West.  Sadly, Dragon Quest doesn't enjoy anywhere near that popularity in the West.
Square-Enix's North American branch seems to act like the games don't even exist.

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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #81 on: March 28, 2018, 11:33:55 AM »
http://www.siliconera.com/2018/03/28/dragon-quest-xi-not-coming-3ds-west-switch-version-arrives-much-later/

The good news is that we're getting this on PS4 and PC by September 8th (in theory). The bad news is that we're not getting the sweet style changing 3DS version at all and the Switch version is still 'up in the air'.
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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #82 on: March 28, 2018, 02:16:56 PM »
Seems like they're not orchestrating the soundtrack, either.  Hopefully that changes between now and release.
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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #83 on: March 28, 2018, 06:47:11 PM »
Seems like they're not orchestrating the soundtrack, either.  Hopefully that changes between now and release.

It won't. Not unless you want the series' main composer to drop dead in the next couple of months.
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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #84 on: March 29, 2018, 08:16:17 AM »
I'm really happy about hard mode being added, but yea no orchestra does kinda suck.

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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #85 on: March 29, 2018, 09:47:22 AM »
Seems like they're not orchestrating the soundtrack, either.  Hopefully that changes between now and release.

It won't. Not unless you want the series' main composer to drop dead in the next couple of months.

That would be horrible.  And it's not like an all-midi OST is horrible.  Might be neat for a while.  Just seems like... idk, they could do a lot better for such a big release.

Maybe having such a throwback style in the music will actually work really well, though.
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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #86 on: March 29, 2018, 06:14:39 PM »
http://www.siliconera.com/2018/03/28/dragon-quest-xi-not-coming-3ds-west-switch-version-arrives-much-later/

The good news is that we're getting this on PS4 and PC by September 8th (in theory). The bad news is that we're not getting the sweet style changing 3DS version at all and the Switch version is still 'up in the air'.
The Switch is selling like hot cakes.  The Switch version will almost certainly make its way to the West.

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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #87 on: March 29, 2018, 06:31:34 PM »
http://www.siliconera.com/2018/03/28/dragon-quest-xi-not-coming-3ds-west-switch-version-arrives-much-later/

The good news is that we're getting this on PS4 and PC by September 8th (in theory). The bad news is that we're not getting the sweet style changing 3DS version at all and the Switch version is still 'up in the air'.
The Switch is selling like hot cakes.  The Switch version will almost certainly make its way to the West.

A) Its not even out for Japan yet, and B) this is Squeenix we're talking about here. They completely ignored DQX for the west and NoA had to foot the bill for the DS ports way back when. I'd bet good money that they'll be more than happy to find any excuse to state that DQXI didn't perform as expected and pull the plug on the Switch localization.
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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #88 on: April 02, 2018, 01:05:31 PM »
B) this is Squeenix we're talking about here. They completely ignored DQX for the west and NoA had to foot the bill for the DS ports way back when.

I think the chances are decent this time. The translation will be ready  to go, unless the Switch version adds new events, like the 3DS one did. Remember, SE does like easy money, unless XI bombs completely, which I don't think it  will -- it has the right production values people on the west value. Besides, X was a MMO, which many are not fond of, morever they'd ve to maintain servers and stuff.

Either way, nice it will be on PC too. Would've double dipped and picked the 3DS version too, the classic mode looked so good.

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Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« Reply #89 on: April 02, 2018, 04:59:00 PM »
B) this is Squeenix we're talking about here. They completely ignored DQX for the west and NoA had to foot the bill for the DS ports way back when.

I think the chances are decent this time. The translation will be ready  to go, unless the Switch version adds new events, like the 3DS one did. Remember, SE does like easy money, unless XI bombs completely, which I don't think it  will -- it has the right production values people on the west value. Besides, X was a MMO, which many are not fond of, morever they'd ve to maintain servers and stuff.

Either way, nice it will be on PC too. Would've double dipped and picked the 3DS version too, the classic mode looked so good.

They also like to not spend money on non-Japanese markets, no matter how easy the money may appear to be to the VGChartz analyst. Especially to release a game on a system that launched in 2011 and is more or less being supplanted by the Switch.


Edit: And on the subject of Squeenix being Squeenix....https://gematsu.com/2018/04/dragon-quest-xi-for-switch-delay-due-to-outdated-unreal-engine-4

This doesn't seem like much until you recall that SE have been working on the Switch version back when the Switch was still referred to The NX. Lol.
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