I'm trying to resist the urge to feel disappointed, but it's difficult. I love DQ, but this. . .is not exactly what I play DQ for. Still, if you can complete it 100% offline, it might not be so bad.
I suppose it would be foolish and irrational to judge the game at this point. I'd best give it a chance before completely dismissing it. I did enjoy IX and playing with my husband was fun, but not something I'd like to do all the time.