Universal Dragon Quest IV (by Square Enix)

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  1. badmanj

    badmanj Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhh... perfect! Thanks.
     
  2. Xexist

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    Will wait for a sale on this.. Yeah I know I know but before anyone jumps down my throat, I will probably be spending 7.99-9.99 for this game if it ever hits this price, and there is probably only a 10% chance I will ever play it even if I buy it...

    I would make some peoples heads spin with the purchases I have made that I haven't even seen the splash screen on.
     
  3. riChchestMat

    riChchestMat Well-Known Member

    Patch just out for the name. 180MB to correct Dargon Quest to Dragon Quest.
    Technically it should be 1 byte and a GIGANTIC wrapper.
     
  4. heringer

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    V is one of the best RPGs ever made. What do you think of VI? It's the only one I never played.
     
  5. riChchestMat

    riChchestMat Well-Known Member

    I work for an American company and I don't know any more. I just don't know. Editing will fix it anyway.
     
  6. Shaun Musgrave

    Shaun Musgrave Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoyed my first playthrough of DQ6, and it has some of the best vignettes of the series, but I can't help feeling like it's trying to be something it's not, and the game suffers for it. Definitely worth a play, but it is a bit of a letdown after DQ5. I think Horii-san really spent himself on that game and took a while to recover.
     
  7. Mene

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    This is... Just Superb!!

    So much more fun than VIII to me at least.

    How long is a good playthrough in this? I know it won't be close to VIII's 80hrs but it would be nice to know I have a long time ahead ;)
     
  8. Avatre

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    The review estimates around 40 hours, still more than plenty. Can't wait to dig in to it myself :)
     
  9. mnq4ever

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    Me and my gaming friends now pronounce dragon as dargon just for the laughs

    I have played this a while back, not sure if i should get back to it unless theres more content?
     
  10. Shaun Musgrave

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    Which version did you play? If it was the NES one, there's about 10-15 hours of extra gameplay in this one. If it was the DS one, then there's nothing new here other than some extra optional conversations you can have with your party members.
     
  11. RinoaHeartily

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    This is soooo much better than the previous dragon quest.. That previous release was horrible.. Quirky controls and all.. This was built perfect for iPhone.. Good job enix
     
  12. duncanedi

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    Shaun, how do you think this game compares (maybe they aren´t comparable at all :) ) with Chaos Rings 2? I started to play it (CR2) a couple days ago and was wondering about your opinion... all i know about DQ IV is what i read in your review btw :)

    In a way what im wondering is ... if i like CR2 will i like DQ4?

    thanks in advance :)
     
  13. Shaun Musgrave

    Shaun Musgrave Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm. I feel like they're pretty different games in a lot of ways. What in particular did you like about CR2? That would help me assess if you'd like DQ4. Basically, though, as long as you don't mind some of the trappings that come with a game being built around a 25-year-old core, you'll probably enjoy DQ4. It's a, I don't know, a humble adventure? Definitely comes from a different direction than most Square Enix titles.
     
  14. Louis Ace

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    Shaun, how would you compare this to the Final Fantasy games on the App Store? What are the similarities and differences?
     
  15. Shaun Musgrave

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    That's kind of a big question to answer. I'll try to come back later and give a more detailed response, but I think there's a big difference in the underlying philosophy of the two series. I think Dragon Quest IV is a much more sophisticated game than any of the three FF games of NES origins, but it's quite a bit more simple in concept than FF5 or FF6.

    Anyway, I'll try to come back later with a more detailed answer. I need to think about it a little bit.
     
  16. Robot:String

    Robot:String Well-Known Member

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    Shaun, how would you compare this to Flappy Bird?

    /trolls away...
     
  17. Shaun Musgrave

    Shaun Musgrave Well-Known Member

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    It would be a disservice to that great masterpiece to compare DQIV to it.
     
  18. Crazyboy423

    Crazyboy423 Well-Known Member

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    I want this game. But i hate portrait mode on ipad
     
  19. DarkestFlash

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    Can anyone tell me if you can play podcasts/music over the in game sound? I find them perfect for jrpgs where you find yourself doing a fair bit of grinding.
     
  20. Shaun Musgrave

    Shaun Musgrave Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, just checked, it's a no go.
     

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