I’m pretty late to the party when it comes to the Dragon Quest series, only really getting into the series with the 3DS ports of VII and VIII, but I completely understand why it’s held in such high regard. The Dragon Quest series is probably the last series of ‘wholesome’ JRPGs and, while this isn’t a bad thing, they offer a very different gameplay experience. They offer simpler journeys that build up rather than dropping you off in the deep end like most games in the genre do.
Dragon Quest XI is seeing its’ release in Japan on the PS4 and 3DS next month so it’s only fitting that we get to see a little more of the game. One of the things that fascinates me about this title is that it has variations in the visuals. Being on the PS4 and 3DS means that we were always going to see some graphic discrepancy, but the inclusion of retro graphics in the 3DS version means that we’re getting all sorts of visuals for the latest Dragon Quest adventure.
While there’s no Western release date as of yet and the Switch version has a few issues of its’ own, we might see something soon about it at E3. Much like with everything in the JRPG genre, we’re set to play a bit of a waiting game but thankfully Japan has been delivering hit after hit this year so hopefully, it’ll all be worth the wait.