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    Dragon Quest X Being Developed As An Online Title

    Dragon Quest? Online? On the Wii? No, you haven't slid into a parallel dimension, but on the off-chance you have, welcome!

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    I hereby dub this game Dragon Quest X: Legends of Disappointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocelot View Post
    I hereby dub this game Dragon Quest X: Legends of Disappointment.
    Good call. In the meantime, what's the point of making an online-mandatory title for a system with a horrible online setup? And why not PC? Do Japanese gamers not have PCs?

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    I don't understand why people consider the Wii to be a terrible system for an MMO. Square Enix found a lot of success for Final Fantasy XI on the PS2 of all things, and the Wii is far better suited to an MMO than that console.

    I actually have some hope for this game. An MMO is certainly a change for the series, but a lot of what they showed indicated they really want to hold on to many traditions of the series even with that change. It certainly seems to be borrowing a lot of good elements from DQ9. Many elements of the battle system and animations look surprisingly unpolished for a DQ game, but the game is still in development so there is still time for improvement.

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    Anyone else disappointed by the DQX news? Online play? Really? I mean, sure they sort of experimented with DQIX on the DS, but this is taking it to another level. Usually online titles lack a robust single player experience (story, music, characters, gameplay) that you would normally get in other games. Sad news indeed.

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    This sounds a bit closer to what they were originally talking with IX.

    It's a bit premature to write it off completely at this point. Yeah, friend codes suck. We've heard this before. Aside from Smash Bros. being lag-tastic (let's be honest that was a late addition bowing to fan demand and we didn't have very good implementations of online fighting games at the time) haven't most of the Nintendo online games been fairly decent in terms of lag and stability?

    Since Nintendo is co-publishing this (or at least in the US) they have a vested interest in making sure this works. If this is the title that can demonstrate it is possible to do solid wi-fi play with the Wii (U), then that's a good thing going forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by storino03 View Post
    Anyone else disappointed by the DQX news? Online play? Really? I mean, sure they sort of experimented with DQIX on the DS, but this is taking it to another level. Usually online titles lack a robust single player experience (story, music, characters, gameplay) that you would normally get in other games. Sad news indeed.
    First off if anyone read the reports theyd see the game will be just DQ9... a single player game with online play... it isnt an mmorpg... secondly an online game lacking the single player experience, story, music, characters, gameplay... go play final fantasy 11 for more than 5 minutes then come back and say that... the chains of promathia expansion storyline in particular was just as good as any offline FF game storyline...

    Not all MMOS are just a buncha grinding and fetch questswith no substance theres actually a small few (id say less than 5%) thatactually try to capture that single player experince

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    What an embarrassment.

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    While it's true that DQ X won't be a full-fledged MMO (and Quin did an excellent job articulating that fact in the article), I think there's a lot of mistrust from gamers in terms of Square Enix's ability to pull off multiplayer gameplay and Nintendo's ability to provide a solid online backbone for the game. Plus, a lot of people were looking forward to having actual characters in their party again, (like DQVIII as opposed to IX, which just had personality-free buddies that you made for yourself) and it doesn't look like that's going to happen here. You'll either be playing with other people or with mindless drones again.

    The possibility of usage fees is also disheartening, though I seriously doubt they'll make the trip over the ocean even if they're implemented in Japan. Other similar Japanese games that have on-line usage fees have shed those fees when they came over here, because North Americans simply won't buy into them.
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    I'd like to hear more about the game outside the shrill angry cries of people who whine about games never changing then whine when games try something new.
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    I think the problem here is that these were changes that nobody was asking for. What I heard about DQ IX was, "The customization and battle system is fun! Let's try that with a stronger storyline and actual personalities for your companions!" I didn't hear too many people asking for it to pull a Phantasy Star Online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocelot View Post
    I think the problem here is that these were changes that nobody was asking for. What I heard about DQ IX was, "The customization and battle system is fun! Let's try that with a stronger storyline and actual personalities for your companions!" I didn't hear too many people asking for it to pull a Phantasy Star Online.
    You nailed it on the head for me. I've got no problems with having a DQ MMO. More power to them, I might even play it. What I'd love to have though is a DQ with the additions of DQIX, but the story and characters found in DQVIII. Not that an MMO can't have a good story, FFXI did, but it's by no means the main focus.
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    Actually, I am excited by the concept but disappointed with the platform. We knew SE had said long ago that DQX would be a Wii title. I was holding out hope they'd abandon that promise in light of the system's current position in the life cycle. It was just wishful thinking on my part. I don't mean to pick on the Wii or start a console debate.

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    This is bad news for me. DQ8 is my all time favorite game so I was hoping that they'd return to form with this entry but it seems like this will stray too far.
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    I no longer have any interest in this game since it is an online title.

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    I agree. This is a bad way to go. Now I'm hoping beyond hope that they'll have both online and offline components but I'm not getting that feeling. Sadness indeed if it stays online only.
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    After learning that "Dragon Quest 10 - Rise of the Five Tribes" will be an online game, and the gameplay will deviate from traditional Dragon Quest titles, its seems that Square Enix could suffer severe consequences from consumers and its investors.

    According to the e-zine, Digital Spy, Square Enix stock dropped over 10% on September 6, 2011 in response to fan disappointment regarding the game.

    Although everyone knew that DQ 10 will be released for the Nintendo Wii and Wii-U, fans were still not happy as the game is not being released for higher quality consoles like the PS3 or X-Box 360.

    The main reasons for the investor and fan disappointment include user fees being charged to play Dragon Quest 10 online, gamers will not get full features unless they play online which is a classic case of negative marketing, the game will be online multi-player, and the game play will deviate from previous Dragon Quest titles.

    Due to many flaws regarding Dragon Quest 10, it could be one Dragon Quest title I'll never purchase.

    If Square Enix continues to not listen to its investors and consumers, expect Dragon Quest 10 to be a possible flop.
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    Don't worry, investors are already severely punishing Square Enix for not releasing the game for in-demand consoles like the PS3 or X-Box 360, negative marketing tactics as you have to go online to use the game's full features, usage fees to play online, and gameplay deviating from the original Dragon Quest series.

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    With two possible flops already, including the Final Fantasy 13 and Final Fantasy 14 failures, and now the possible Dragon Quest 10 failure, maybe end of this RPG giant could be near.

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    DQ9 wasn't a failure. Au contraire, it was extremely successful, well reviewed, the whole bit. In fact, it was the most successful franchise entry ever in terms of copies sold.

    This DQX entry is taking things a step further with the addition of usage fees. It might be less successful for that reason, but I highly doubt it will be a failure.

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