Dragon Quest XI
|a game by||Square Enix|
|Editor Rating:||10/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||RPGs, JRPG Games, Dragon Quest Series|
The Dragon Quest saga is one of the biggest game series in Japan, and while it may not be like that in the rest of the world, it certainly is an incredible thing. Actually, when a Dragon Quest game releases in Japan it’s kinda like a national party, some people even get days off from work. Dragon Quest XI is the biggest and most multi-platform release in the series, and that means it’s an incredibly important title. That means this title had basically the eyes of all Japan and the world on it, but did it deliver?
Dragon Quest XI was released in Japan a year before the rest of the world got their hands on the title, but once it was finally released worldwide it didn't matter much, the wait was well worth it. It's a game that surprised many, and a game that the fans of the series simply must play. This title also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the series, and it does with an incredible team of developers behind.
About the game
We play as a young character about participating in the traditional ceremony of coming of age on his 16th birthday. He's to travel to the Sacred Rock along with his childhood friend, but after a series of unexpected events he's soon to find out he's more than just a young man. He's also the reincarnation of a legendary hero from the past.
The adventure of a lifetime
There are many ways to measure how great a game is, and how big of an adventure it represents, and by every single metric Dragon Quest XI is incredible. The immensity of the map is rivaled by a variety of locations. The game world is full of life and color, and all the designs are simply incredible. You'll often find yourself just wandering around the map, talking to the NPCs, and seeing what you find around.
Whether you’re exploring a giant mountain, a small town, or even a cave, every part of the world is different, detailed, and full of life. Your team is full of varied characters with different backgrounds and well-developed personalities.
The balance between classic and innovation
In Dragon Quest XI they managed to create a perfect balance by implementing things from all the classic games, and new mechanics. The combat system allows the player to have more control over when and if they want to enter a battle. As well as it is excellent in how progressively it gets tougher as you acquire new abilities and level up.
It's rare to see a game that's able to take you all the way back to your childhood, yet it's also enjoyable for the younger gamers. It has something for everyone that likes the genre, and if you like the Dragon Quest series, then you need to play this. Dragon Quest XI balanced elements from the classic days of JRPG games and added new mechanics to be more up to date for modern players.
There's virtually nothing to criticize about this game, it's an incredible experience that everyone should enjoy. If you love video games, chances are you'll love Dragon Quest XI.
- Excellent visuals
- Amazing soundtrack
- Incredible character design
- Beautiful worldbuilding
- Possibly the best in the series
- Dozens, even hundreds of game hours available