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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - PlayStation 4-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 810 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good game, grating music

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    PayForYourGas
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    There's nothing new or exciting about this installment of Dragon Quest. You're either a fan of classic JRPGs, or you're not. While the game itself is overall enjoyable, the music is grating and repetitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dragon Quest XI

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    Carl
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    A fun RPG, combat is the classic DQ turn-based system which is great. Story is good, music is bad but you'll get used to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pure JRPG Bliss

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    Princesquirtle
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    This is a tried and true formula that sticks to tradition and delivers a beautifully crafted world that makes me smile every time I play. Only thing that's lacking is the soundtrack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun, but lacking soul

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    Daniel
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    The animations and music lacks much character. Battle theme gets repetitive and nothing feels like it has any weight. Areas to explore are bland.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best dragon quest yet

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    blokbyblok
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    I'm so happy this game finally got a release, this might be my favorite dragon quest and a perfect version to get into the series. Dragon quest has classic rpg elements but has pushed it to modern times. The only reason it got 4 stars was because the music is a bit annoying and lack luster, which is a shame for the series that usually has wonderful music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Solid Entry into the Franchise

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    BClark427
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    While 8 still stands as my favorite Dragon Quest game (and JRPG of all time), 11 is still very much a worthwhile addition to the franchise. It's gorgeous and the combat is a ton of fun. I'm not a huge fan of the MIDI soundtrack and why they decided to do that in the first place is BEYOND me. Other than that, I'm really enjoying the title.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Game, A Spectacular Adventure

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    Nick

    This is one of the best Dragon Quest games I've played to date on par with Dragon Quest Vlll. What a great story with excellent voice acting, stunning visuals, various equipment/skill customizations and a memorable cast of playable characters. The only downside is the repetitive battle music from time to time. Despite that, do pick up this game, you won't regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional

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    TexasBuyer
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    There have been several great JRPGs recently but this is my favorite of the ones I have played in 2018. People are overly critical about the music, to be honest it is great if not a little loud, but you can adjust it with sliders. The midi does not sound bad at all and most people are going to listen to it through their TV speakers anyways. Don't hesitate if you are looking for a good RPG!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great so far

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    Tony
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    Still working my way through this since its pretty long. The gameplay is great if you're looking for an oldschool rpg. Ive never been too crazy about the music in this series so it can get a bit repetitive. I really recommend this game for hardcore rpg players. Its a lot of fun and the story is good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    Chappman
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    So this is the 11th game to aloong going series. The graphics I will say are great but some pop ups in some areas but no game killer. The music is still the same as previous so to me maybe a change on several tracks that sound like they were ripped from other titles in the series. The voice so far is perfect and on par with the characters and their personalities. Still an awesome game to own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lacking something..

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    BestBoy
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    I was beyond excited to play this new Dragon Quest. Unfortunately, after about 20 hours I felt like I hadn't made any progress. Battles 20 hours in felt exactly the same as battles from the 1st hour. And the music was terribly obnoxious. I didn't finish it, and I don't plan to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's another Dragon Quest

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    Regicide
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    About what you should expect from a modernized Dragon Quest. It doesn't fundamentally change much, but the graphics are updated and some of the gameplay systems (battle, character growth) take a few pages from other games to take baby steps forward. Otherwise it's a very old-school rpg. Two caveats. One the music is still bad. I know it's Dragon Quest music, and it's just never going to change. But that doesn't mean it's good and that it shouldn't change. It's aged poorly, it doesn't fit the scenes it's on top of. And the composer is a bigoted fascist. Just change it. The other one is that the environments are too linear, in a geographic way. 8 and 9 didn't necessary have *larger* environments, but they had wider and more open environments that felt like dynamic places. When you look at the DQ11 map, it looks pretty big ... but very little of it's walkable. All of the dots are basically just connected by thin mountain passes. After you've traversed most of the world, it begins to feel small and constraining. You'll look at that last third of the globe and realize "Oh, that's probably just a little valley." It's a bit of a bummer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A traditional yet memorable RPG

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    surlysurely
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    Having never played a Dragon Quest game before, I actually went into this one with no expectations. But in the end I walked away incredibly satisfied. I only recently got into turn-based RPGs, and Dragon Quest pulls it off pretty well. Buffs/debuffs and the Pep mechanic lend some strategic depth, and the quality of the attack animations makes playing through enemy encounters a visual treat. The graphical style is quite unique, with characters having a nice, dark CG look that I'm now a huge fan of, and environments somehow managing to look almost photorealistic. The music is a little bit lacking; the level-up and rewards music sound borderline budget-quality. But that's a minor gripe in an otherwise great (and massive) journey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The music is annoying

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    worldsenemy3x7
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    Luckily you can turn it down. IF you choose to. I turned it down to about a 4 out of 10. I found the game to be a lot less annoying when I did that. I'm very impressed with the visuals... the gameplay is so so... not sure if I should say it lacks depth... OR say it is what it is... simple... but fun. I put about 6 hours in... I haven't beaten the game... but I came to the conclusion the game was worth buying. Fun factor to me is all that matters. So... I gave it 4 out of 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend