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Joey

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« on: 2002-01-02 01:23:00 »
My cousin came with a bag full of manga and I read Dragon Quest. I was quite suprised to find chocobos there. Actually, what is dragon quest and what are its diffrence between Final Fantasy?
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« Reply #1 on: 2002-01-02 01:40:00 »
apparently, final fantasy was created to be similar to Dragon Quest, according to Gamespot's "The History of Final Fantasy"

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« Reply #2 on: 2002-01-02 04:43:00 »
I also have all volumes of the Dragon Quest manga (the one that were translated into Malay). They are finished a long time ago. Cute chicks and handsome heroes around (Hyunckel???). I think the manga is based on the game itself, which one I don't know, because the only DQ game I've played is the 7th edition. DQ7 is better than FF9 and FF10, IMHO.

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« Reply #3 on: 2002-01-02 06:45:00 »
Another question: What really happened to the game and the company who made it? My cousin's one are in chinese. Is it the one about 2 guys with a sword?

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« Reply #4 on: 2002-01-02 13:20:00 »
Enix is still alive. And DW7 is out last month or 2. The main hero in the manga (called Dai) wield a sword, and so are some of the others like Hyunckel himself.
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« Reply #5 on: 2002-01-02 22:28:00 »
Dragon Quest is more original than FF. But I wonder why it is not popular, and how many CDs are they in 7? Dragon quest 6 had 6 CDs.

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« Reply #6 on: 2002-01-03 01:18:00 »
According to Nintendo Power magazine, the Dragon Quest series is really popular in Japan.  But the time that issue was written, the Pokemon craze hadn't begun yet.

Joey

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« Reply #7 on: 2002-01-03 03:10:00 »
How long ago?

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« Reply #8 on: 2002-01-03 03:21:00 »
im guessing 3 to 4 years ago.

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« Reply #9 on: 2002-01-03 03:34:00 »
DQ 7 consists of only 2 CD. DQ 6 Japan version for PSX have one CD because it doesn't use any 3D technology, so the graphics looks like a SNES console game. In fact, DQ 7 PSX and DQ6 SNES graphic quality are basically the same. AFAIK, DQ is second only to Pokemon in terms of popularity in Japan, with Final Fantasy and Biohazard series behind them.

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« Reply #10 on: 2002-01-03 03:43:00 »
Is it translated in english?

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« Reply #11 on: 2002-01-03 03:48:00 »
DQ7 is translated into English, and the title is changed to Dragon Warrior. DQ6 is also translated to English, but only the SNES version. DQ4 is also ported to PSX, but in Japanese language for now.

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« Reply #12 on: 2002-01-03 03:48:00 »
i would assume that it isnt........ just becuase ive never heard of it.

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« Reply #13 on: 2002-01-03 05:31:00 »
Where can I download the english rom?

Is the game like final fantasy or is it square based?


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« Reply #14 on: 2002-01-03 14:15:00 »
The first thing I noticed about DQ 7 is that the game is very complex and takes ridiculously a long time to finish. Maybe you will not believe it, but I need more than 250 hours to finish it in my first attempt!!!!!! ( compared to my usual 70-80 hours for other RPGs). Probably the length I need to finish the game can be attributed to the facts that this is my first DQ game and also that I will never read walkthroughs or using cheat codes at my first attempt on a game no matter how frustrated I am with the puzzles.

But the story is very good, and the battles are challenging (turn-based). If Enix somehow ported previous DQ games to PSX (in English), I will definitely buy them. The game is different from Final Fantasy, IMHO, because it is more complex and need more efforts to play em'. FF5 and FF Tactics are probably 2 FF games that are similiar to DQ7 at least.

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« Reply #15 on: 2002-01-03 14:58:00 »
dragon warrior is dragon quest

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« Reply #16 on: 2002-01-03 16:49:00 »
I remember renting Dragon Warrior for my old NES... Gosh that brings back memories... The game sucked. It's story was about as interesting as the original FF's storyline. But the graphics were slightly better than FF's...

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« Reply #17 on: 2002-01-03 18:05:00 »
i guess its the other way now.... The graphics are much worse, and the storyline is supposedly better.

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« Reply #18 on: 2002-01-04 00:03:00 »
I've downloaded and played the rom, and it's like a story! It's a bit hard to nav, unlike Final Fantasy, but it's nice, from the creator of Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump, Akira Toriyama

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« Reply #19 on: 2002-01-04 00:13:00 »
darkness: i.e. ff8  :cool:  :lol:  :naughty:  :z. you know it's true

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« Reply #20 on: 2002-01-04 02:42:00 »
i liked ff8

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« Reply #21 on: 2002-01-04 03:08:00 »
maybe so but i remember the world map mapping it's pixles as you come out of battle or move around it. and i remember crying.

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« Reply #22 on: 2002-01-04 04:47:00 »
Final Fantasy 1-7 is similar 2 dragon quest and so is chrono trigger and chrono cross.

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« Reply #23 on: 2002-01-04 04:57:00 »
They probably played off each other a lot during their developmental phases...

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« Reply #24 on: 2002-01-04 05:16:00 »
All the games that I mentioned just now was exactly like Dragon Quest with only a few diffs.