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[personal profile] xyzzysqrl
So I had never actually finished this one.

I know I've played it. I have fuzzy memories of playing it. Maybe as a rental? But the first Dragon Warrior I remember with any clarity of detail is IV. I completely skipped the first trilogy that I am aware of, and I became aware that I have been doing a lot of retrogaming recently, and HEY the entire first two trilogies of Dragon Quest are on the app store...

So, long story short (too late), I grabbed Dragon Quest.

To enjoy Dragon Quest 1, you have to really love to grind. You have to be okay with the knowledge that a good 55% or more of the game you're playing will be spent camped up just outside a town's walls, pulling in monsters one at a time, killing them, and moving to the next. Not exploration, dialogue, any of the stuff we take for granted as a foundation of RPGs today. There's plenty of that and you can enjoy it.

But you WILL need to grind.

Happily, grinding is one of my favorite parts of RPGs, so I got on well with DQ1. I do plan to play the entire rest of the series, and I plan to enjoy them.

As thou must.

Date: 2018-02-19 11:31 pm (UTC)
penguinmayhem: Pictured: a smug moron. (Default)
From: [personal profile] penguinmayhem
But thou mu

dammit

Date: 2018-02-20 06:25 am (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Oh, yes. The endgame for it is a really big grind, as I recall. And that was why the metal slimes were always in high demand.

Date: 2018-02-20 09:40 pm (UTC)
tuftears: Scared Lynx (Scared)
From: [personal profile] tuftears
Aiee, do not like grinding! o.o

Also, I finished Subnautica recently. It is awesome! A sandbox survival game blended with an epic science fiction story about being stranded on an ocean world and having to find a way to get back off the planet.

Date: 2018-02-20 10:22 pm (UTC)
tuftears: Lynx Wynx (Wynx)
From: [personal profile] tuftears
Well, you can play in a mode that basically removes hunger and thirst as mechanics, leaving the 'sandbox' part. That keeps the 'search around for clues and things you need to engineer' part remarkably intact.

Date: 2018-02-20 10:57 pm (UTC)
tuftears: Lynx Wynx (Wynx)
From: [personal profile] tuftears
All right! :) I guess on my docket next might be The Fall part 2, unbound, and Assassin's Creed and the latest Wolfenstein one, the one where you shoot Nazis in Amerika. (shifty sideways glance)

Date: 2018-02-22 12:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dang_bunni
I got a box for DQ Builders!

Now I just need tape for the box.

I'm getting there. Slowly.

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