Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has launched today for the PC and PlayStation 4. This entry in the long-running JRPG series is a momentous one as it marks the first time a game from the main series has made an appearance on the computer.
A new frontier
The Dragon Quest series (originally called Dragon Warrior in the USA) is a series of JRPGs that started out on the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1986. The series has eleven main entries and a bunch of spin-offs. The newest game is the first one to appear on modern consoles since Dragon Quest VIII on the PlayStation 2 in 2004. In addition, it’s the first game in the main series that has appeared on the PC. However, the PC has seen the release of both titles in the Dynasty Warriors-esque spin-off Dragon Quest Heroes.
The more modern games are known for their scripts rife with puns and all-British voice acting. The games are also known for character and monster designs by Akira Toriyama, known for his work with the Dragon Ball series. In this game, your character learns that they’re the reincarnation of a legendary hero, who may or may not be Loto/Erdrick, an important character from the first three games.
Despite being an older series and highly traditional, Dragon Quest 11 has some nice breaks from the classic JRPG formula. Enemy encounters aren’t encountered at random. Instead, they wander around the map so you can avoid them if you wish. The party members progress through a skill tree, allowing for more customization than simply equipment. It’s also possible to swap between active and reserve party members in the middle of combat.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is available now. It can be bought for $60 on Steam, Humble Bundle, or PlayStation 4. Level up your Dragon Quest gaming with a customized controller. Visit sites like https://scufgaming.com/playstation and see the limitless designs you can do.
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