Board 8 > Sir Chris presents: turbopuns plays Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

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turbopuns3
02/25/20 9:04:40 PM
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@DoomTheGyarados

Oh yeah. That title has layers.

Our very own lovable buddy Chris sent me Dragon Quest and I've never played a single Dragon Quest game ever OK here we go!


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Panthera
02/25/20 9:08:10 PM
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##Tag: Chris
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##Tag: Puns

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ninkendo
02/25/20 9:10:21 PM
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LordoftheMorons
02/25/20 9:10:58 PM
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tag

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turbopuns3
02/25/20 9:13:29 PM
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I am so blind here that I didn't even realize this was Square Enix.
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neonreaper
02/25/20 9:17:16 PM
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Awesome game

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ninkendo
02/25/20 9:18:12 PM
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Were you not aware Enix always published dragon quest

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LordoftheMorons
02/25/20 9:18:24 PM
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turbopuns3 posted...
I am so blind here that I didn't even realize this was Square Enix.
Dragon Quest basically was Enix

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Corrik7
02/25/20 9:18:38 PM
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I sent someone a game for Christmas and I think they immediately fled the board after receiving it. Hopefully it is because they are so into the game and playing it.

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DoomTheGyarados
02/25/20 9:19:41 PM
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Excellent.

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turbopuns3
02/25/20 9:22:18 PM
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ninkendo posted...
Were you not aware Enix always published dragon quest

Nope I really don't pay attention to a lot of things
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turbopuns3
02/25/20 10:12:39 PM
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This absolute unit holy crap



I have more to say but this simply could not wait
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Bossman_Coolguy
02/25/20 10:19:40 PM
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hey once youre done can you send the game to me?

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Obellisk
02/25/20 10:24:36 PM
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Tag.

Only played about 50% of the way through, maybe I'll let you encourage me to finish.

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Wanglicious
02/25/20 10:28:08 PM
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curious, how are you getting pics off your switch?


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Corrik7
02/25/20 10:30:52 PM
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Wanglicious posted...
curious, how are you getting pics off your switch?
It's cut off. Likely a phone pic.

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turbopuns3
02/25/20 10:45:07 PM
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Absolute. Unit.


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turbopuns3
02/25/20 10:45:31 PM
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Yeah, I just took pictures with my phone
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ninkendo
02/25/20 10:47:10 PM
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But also you can link a switch to Facebook or Twitter to upload screenshots

It's very easy!

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Wanglicious
02/25/20 10:57:54 PM
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hm. might have to do that then, just make a new twitter account just for that. thanks, shine.

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turbopuns3
02/28/20 3:51:22 PM
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Bunicorn.
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turbopuns3
02/28/20 5:17:56 PM
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First things first, the music <3

Immediately when the music first started and it threw the name of the orchestra in corner (Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, I think?) my heart went oh HELL yes, partially because I heard some great horn melodies right away and I played French horn in band so I was just like yes, love, goosebumps, etc.

Beyond that my first impression of the game was the whole aesthetic was like blending what I previously understood to be JRPGs with the same sense of childhood wonder and pure delight that I associate with my early memories of Disney movies. That was a very cool and welcome mix that I don't know why I never sought out before. FF games I've played (7 and 10) have a heavier, darker feel whereas this was just like bright happy colorful chipper save the princess save the world time. Awesome.

Next thing that stands out in my mind is I'm so satisfied with all the little peripheral options. Setting voice acted dialogues to autoscroll is a fantastic thing that I've often wished existed in games but this is the first time I've seen it. Extremely welcome. I set the voices to Japanese because it just seemed cooler. Oh and I named my hero Daniel for no real reason. It just struck me in the moment as a strong yet basic name. Then finding out mom is named Amber I was like OK this worked out.

It's important that you know I sat on the 3D/2D selection screen for at least 5 minutes. I've never even conceived of such an option existing, and it was so surprising. I was very torn.

That said, I have now climbed the Tor a whopping three times because the communication about being able to freely swap between 3D and 2D is very misleading to be honest! I started in 3D and played until I got to the first church. Then I figured I would try out 2D and see how I feel about it. My expectation was that the game would just load me right back to where I was except in 2D. Nope. Back to the start. Well, that's fine, I thought. I'll just breeze through the intro again. So I do that and reach the church and say OK now I will switch back to 3D. Well guess what. Back to the beginning again. Wtf? Even though I have already completed the first section in 3D I guess I didn't reach the invisible secret story checkpoint marker and thus I actually haven't done anything at all yet. The good news is I have an extra couple levels, I guess.

I totally dig the 2D, by the way. I just ultimately wanted to do 3D because it seems like the transition isn't a perfect 1:1 and some quality of life features are just simply not present in the 2D. Though I can definitely see myself doing a full 2D playthrough in the future, maybe.

Basically, running around villages and breaking barrels and jars is more fun in 2D mode, but the overall immersion is better in 3D.

I was in Cobblestone for 3x longer than one should be, so when I finally got out into the overworld and heard that music I was PUMPED (or should I say pepped) UP and ready for adventure. Yay horse.

Hm I haven't even talked about the story yet. More of that later.
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LordoftheMorons
02/28/20 5:22:02 PM
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Yeah I was surprised when I found out that you couldnt freely switch between 2D/3D. When I get around to playing the Switch version Ill be doing 2D to switch it up (pun intended) from my PS4 playthrough (which only had 3D as an option).

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DoomTheGyarados
02/28/20 6:23:12 PM
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I feel like 3D is the way to go the first time. I need to start my 2d adventure though along with all the people playing this.

Also finally a topic where LotM and I won't be bitter rivals...!

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LordoftheMorons
02/28/20 6:29:58 PM
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Yes, we can all bond over the joy that is Dragon Quest!

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turbopuns3
03/04/20 10:06:45 AM
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Dragon Quest!
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turbopuns3
03/09/20 3:18:43 PM
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Dragon Quest!!
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turbopuns3
03/15/20 8:46:17 PM
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Fortunately I will be spending plenty of time at home in the near future.
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Reg
03/21/20 5:19:31 PM
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turbopuns3
03/28/20 5:50:05 PM
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Fortunately I will be spending plenty of time at home in the near future.
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turbopuns3
04/04/20 12:30:33 PM
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Oooooooookay let's talk about the STORY.

alright but first, side note I just watched the menu screen intro again and there is some seriously cool and badass shit going on later in the game. Lol.

Dang so it's been over a month since I saved HA HA sorry Chris I love you man. Hey I was watching out for the topic at least!

Alright here's where we're at. We, the Hero, Daniel, have completed our ritual of adulthood with our soulmate in the most picturesque little happy fun monstrously swol village of all, only to find out that actually, hold on, turns out we are in fact the reincarnation of legendary Luminary and now we must venture into harm's way, and with haste, to meet our destiny. And apparently the destiny can be found in Heliodor.

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turbopuns3
04/04/20 12:33:49 PM
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I just found the Sparkly Spots map and it made me happy
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turbopuns3
04/04/20 12:41:02 PM
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Hehehehehe I was DETERMINED to get right to Heliodor to keep things rolling, and so I'm just galloping past enemies, and this dude turns up and is just like BRO WAIT let's talk about campfires
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turbopuns3
04/04/20 12:41:51 PM
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Statues chock-full of holy powers!
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turbopuns3
04/04/20 12:48:38 PM
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Did you guys know? Red books are the ones that are worth reading.
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turbopuns3
04/04/20 1:03:27 PM
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I am a big fan of the scene with the castle guards thinking you're joking then turning serious.

Got some bad news though guys. The king locked me in the dungeon. Drag.
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turbopuns3
04/04/20 1:08:12 PM
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Jk, it's fine
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turbopuns3
04/04/20 1:37:42 PM
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Let me make sure I have this right.

My quest was to go north to Heliodor and meet with the king. I did so, and what happened. He threw me in the dungeon, then a random stranger in another cell instantly helped me escape, then the guards chased us through a series of underground tunnels, and after we lost them we got chased by a dragon which should have killed us on multiple occasions, then we got away from the dragon but the guards found us, so we kept running away from the guards until we got backed up to a cliff so we counted to 3 and leaped off the cliff together, after which he dragged my unconscious body to the nearest shelter where a nun secretly nursed us back to health, and now the FIRST order of busniess is for us to head north, to Heliodor wait what.
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turbopuns3
04/04/20 1:49:21 PM
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This Erik guy. He saved me so that's pretty good. But then he was like "let's go to heliodor so I can get something", then he's like "oh yeah the thing is a thing I stole from the royal family. I'm totally a thief." Then he's like "omg my best friend betrayed me. I'm gonna go kick his ass and YOU'RE gonna help me!" I'm just starting to think he's not the best influence on Daniel.
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turbopuns3
04/09/20 6:33:02 PM
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Just a typical day. No other JRPGs going on here. Nope.
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turbopuns3
04/13/20 12:51:57 AM
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Looking forward to getting back to this lighthearted vibrant happy world once I'm done with the other super heavy, dark JRPG that I'm totally not playing instead of this right now.
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DoomTheGyarados
04/13/20 12:52:50 AM
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I am playing persona 5 it is OK to mock my gift

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turbopuns3
04/17/20 2:47:14 AM
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I would never dream of it
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turbopuns3
04/23/20 12:31:46 PM
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Just like I'd never dream of playing a different JRPG other than this one twice back to back before continuing any further
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turbopuns3
04/28/20 5:10:09 PM
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Maybe I can play for an hour today
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turbopuns3
05/03/20 2:36:05 PM
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No time yet. I only have 100 hours in the game I started less than a month ago. Not nearly enough.
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turbopuns3
05/09/20 1:24:36 AM
#49:


Dragon Quest XI is a video game.
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turbopuns3
05/13/20 7:24:00 PM
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On the Nintendo Switch.
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