Following Dragon Quest XI Page 3

  • Humperfunk 9 Sep 2018 12:51:33 8,007 posts
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    A good 12 hours in and loving every second, Spider-man hasn't got a look in really, as great as what I have played that is too.

    Wonderful stuff.
  • Murbs 9 Sep 2018 16:00:50 24,346 posts
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    Yup. About 6 hours in for me. Playing in my pj's before bed like wot Kotaku man did. Lovely stuff.
  • Humperfunk 9 Sep 2018 19:48:22 8,007 posts
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    Boosh, 17 hours, just had my first proper difficulty spike but just about got through, thank fuck as was an hour before I saved.

    Now for some mega grinding!

    Edited by Humperfunk at 13:34:46 10-09-2018
  • barrylyndon 10 Sep 2018 08:34:43 155 posts
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    I have been to a few different areas now. Not sure how many hours because it seems like the system doesnt let you properly pause the game and I have left the game in the background. After being initially very sceptical I think this is a well rounded and immersive game and I am really enjoying it.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 10 Sep 2018 21:45:02 32,338 posts
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    I think I was just fellated by a burly masked man in a slum. RECOMEDED
  • GloatingSwine 12 Sep 2018 09:25:25 3,832 posts
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    Well that quest with the mermaid ended with a dose of the sads.....
  • GloatingSwine 12 Sep 2018 09:52:23 3,832 posts
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    Shiny! the main character with Sylvando and Jade have a pep power that turns enemies into metal slimes. 12k experience and two levels from one fight.
  • Humperfunk 24 Sep 2018 20:49:16 8,007 posts
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    GloatingSwine wrote:
    Shiny! the main character with Sylvando and Jade have a pep power that turns enemies into metal slimes. 12k experience and two levels from one fight.
    Ooh, this sounds good! Will be on that.

    Approaching 30 hours and a definite contender with Ni No Kuni 2 for my game of the year still, great stuff.
  • Spectral 24 Sep 2018 20:57:35 6,282 posts
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    Really been enjoying this. Just got to the post game stuff and it's really not the usual fluff. Its really good, as interesting as anything in the main game.
  • Humperfunk 24 Sep 2018 21:01:32 8,007 posts
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    @Spectral yeah I read in a few places that the post game stuff is supposed to be as good as if not better than the main game!

    How many hours did it take you to beat the game itself?
  • Spectral 24 Sep 2018 21:05:11 6,282 posts
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    @Humperfunk Probably around 90 but I played a good chunk of it with the draconian option for tougher enemies turned on. But it ended up too unbalanced, it made the normal fights more fun, but bosses were just brutal. It all went much faster once I turned that off. I also didn't just mainline the story, I explored every nook and cranny I could find.

    Edit: Thinking about it a good few hours of that were just in the Casino while listening to podcasts too.

    Edited by Spectral at 21:07:57 24-09-2018
  • Humperfunk 24 Sep 2018 22:03:33 8,007 posts
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    Nice one mate, cheers. I definitely do not have that option on!
  • Humperfunk 26 Sep 2018 08:42:53 8,007 posts
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    Got a couple of hours in last night and have just got the blue orb from Sniflheim, wahey!

    I think I know where to go next, I'm in the area it's told me to but now a massive field with various places but no further guidance! Time to explore me thinks.

    The game has reminded me of how when playing DQVIII all those years ago, how upsetting it is when a metal slime does a runner, I want that xp :)
  • thedaveeyres 26 Sep 2018 18:34:59 13,888 posts
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    This is amazing, darling. That is all.
  • Humperfunk 17 Oct 2018 10:40:39 8,007 posts
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    Approaching the 50 hour mark now - quite odd as most JRPGs that I love are around the 45 hour mark and I've surpassed that and feel like I've got absolutely ages to go, but am loving it.

    Absolutely no chance I'll finish it before RDR2 next week but actually considering fucking that off to continue with this, it's that good.
  • Deleted user 17 October 2018 11:32:39
    I'm about 24 hours in now, just left the Casino town (after watching slot machine reels spin for a while)

    Once RDR2 is out I'll probably play it less frequently, but having the plot summaries is good, feels like a game you could play for an hour or two a week and not get lost
  • Humperfunk 30 Oct 2018 09:03:42 8,007 posts
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    Barely been able to play anything over the last two weeks, but after a couple of hours of RDR2 I've fucked it off to get straight back onto this. Finally got over the 50 hour mark last night doing another boss, what a game!
  • CosmicFuzz 30 Oct 2018 09:54:50 32,585 posts
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    Only DQ game I've played was 9 (I think?) on 3DS, which I loved. Got so much on the go right now however that I'm going to wait until this is out on Switch and play it then.

    Will probably be another year or so, but I love having a massive RPG on a handheld.
  • RyanDS 30 Oct 2018 09:55:42 12,842 posts
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    Ni No Kuni down and I have this sitting on my shelf, beckoning, winking at me coyly...

    But can I do two JRPGs in a row? Next to it is Far Cry 5 and God of War, both of which would be good palette cleansers before jumping into the world, but fuck me I just want to play DQ!
  • Armoured_Bear 30 Oct 2018 09:57:58 27,356 posts
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    I didnít realise this was out, I havenít finished Xenoblade 2 or even started Persona 5 yet.
  • THFourteen 30 Oct 2018 10:32:20 52,820 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear

    Is the Switch version out yet? I need it to work on the go, but the PC version is too bitchin for my Win 2 it seems
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 30 Oct 2018 10:34:01 6,369 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear Been out for a few weeks now. I wouldn't prioritise it over Xenoblade 2 or Persona 5, though. DQXI is a very old fashioned game. As a big, fuzzy JRPG comfort blanket, it gets the job done with style, but Persona 5 in particular is on a whole different level.
  • Deleted user 30 October 2018 10:36:27
    It's one of the few games I've played recently that works really well in remote play with the Vita, doesn't require shoulder or stick presses, doesn't matter too much if there's a bit of sync issues

    Really nice when the TV is being used
  • Humperfunk 1 Nov 2018 16:53:37 8,007 posts
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    GloatingSwine wrote:
    Shiny! the main character with Sylvando and Jade have a pep power that turns enemies into metal slimes. 12k experience and two levels from one fight.
    Urgh, trying to do this, in about three hours of grinding I have managed to get them to pep up four times, and twice it gave me metal slimes (of which two immediately run off), the other two it gave me robots.
  • Spectral 1 Nov 2018 17:04:26 6,282 posts
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    @Humperfunk When one of the characters peps up but the other aren't switch them out of the party, the pep wont degrade. Then move them all back in when everyone needed is pep'd.

    As for them fleeing, go for things with multiple hits and or increased crit chance.

    Edited by Spectral at 17:05:33 01-11-2018
  • Humperfunk 1 Nov 2018 22:02:33 8,007 posts
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    Cheers - I was swapping out so all good there, just that Jade was taking forever to get pepped!

    Got it to work a couple of times, including just now getting a King slime after also pepping Hallelujah so got almost 300k XP and went from 51 to 55, bosh!

    Also now unlocked a secret panel that should get Jade to pep up quicker.

    Just hit the 60 hour mark as well, what a game.
  • Humperfunk 3 Nov 2018 16:22:04 8,007 posts
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    I believe I am at the final dungeon before beating the game (before the post credits stuff of course), hopefully will get some time tonight to get through that!

    Definitely think it's surpassed Ni No Kuni 2 as my game of the year, only thing I can see beating this is the Spyro remake - really can't be arsed with Red Dead Redemption 2 still so think that'll be on the shelf for a few months.
  • Spectral 3 Nov 2018 20:32:41 6,282 posts
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    Humperfunk wrote:
    I believe I am at the final dungeon before beating the game (before the post credits stuff of course), hopefully will get some time tonight to get through that!

    Definitely think it's surpassed Ni No Kuni 2 as my game of the year, only thing I can see beating this is the Spyro remake - really can't be arsed with Red Dead Redemption 2 still so think that'll be on the shelf for a few months.
    The post credits thing is weird, it's really not just some tacked on extra stuff, its more like an entire 3rd of the game.
  • Armoured_Bear 3 Nov 2018 20:42:29 27,356 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    @Armoured_Bear Been out for a few weeks now. I wouldn't prioritise it over Xenoblade 2 or Persona 5, though. DQXI is a very old fashioned game. As a big, fuzzy JRPG comfort blanket, it gets the job done with style, but Persona 5 in particular is on a whole different level.
    Thanks, sounds like one for a future sale then :)
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