I love Chrono Trigger, Will I like Dragon Quest?

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#1 Posted by RavenholmDX (200 posts) -

Hey Guys,

I'm looking to purchase Dragon Quest IV for DS, and I was just wondering would I like it if I like Chrono Trigger? (Seeing as both share the same designer).

Thanks,

-Epic

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#2 Posted by Manachild (587 posts) -

dragon quest games are super generic in comparison, not to say they dont have charm but in comparsion....


i dont think so.....
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#3 Posted by JJOR64 (19660 posts) -

The main Dragon Quest games are strictly old school JRPG.  If you like old school JRPGs like me, then you will love it.

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#4 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -

They're almost nothing at all alike to play.

Dragon Quest is more 'dry', less interesting concepts, more grinding.

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#5 Edited by PureRok (4269 posts) -

Besides the fact that they're made by the same company (now), use the same artist (Akira Toriyama), and are both RPGs... they aren't really that similar.

Edit: Also, for the record, I really like Dragon Quest games, but I didn't really like Chrono Trigger. Take that for what you will.

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#6 Posted by RavenholmDX (200 posts) -

Ok, I will boil it down to one question...

Is Dragon Quest IV a game, as a gamer, I should at least experience?

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#7 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -
TotallyEpic said:
"Ok, I will boil it down to one question...Is Dragon Quest IV a game, as a gamer, I should at least experience?"
Personally, I'd say no.
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#8 Edited by SuperfluousMoniker (2915 posts) -
TotallyEpic said:
"Ok, I will boil it down to one question...Is Dragon Quest IV a game, as a gamer, I should at least experience?"
DQIV was pretty good, but if you're going to play one Dragon Quest game I'd make it DQ V, which is out for DS now I believe... It's a tossup between that and DQ 8 for best in the series imho.
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#9 Posted by Manachild (587 posts) -

if you need to play a dq game play 8

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#10 Posted by JJOR64 (19660 posts) -
Manachild said:
"if you need to play a dq game play 8"
What he said.  DQ 8 (for PS2) is one of my favorite RPGs of all time.
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#11 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2915 posts) -

Yeah, gameplay wise 8 is superior but I like 5's story a lot. So tossup.

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#12 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
TotallyEpic said:
"Ok, I will boil it down to one question...Is Dragon Quest IV a game, as a gamer, I should at least experience?"
I haven't got Chrono Trigger - yet, but DQ IV is a really good game, that should be a fun experience in itself.  You can't really go wrong, but don't expect it to be the same - which is a good thing.

Although I love DQ VIII, it is a console game and not an either scenario.  If you have a PS2, get DQ VIII as well, not instead.
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#13 Posted by RavenholmDX (200 posts) -

Just ordered DQIV for €12.58..Can't go wrong really...

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#14 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
TotallyEpic said:
"Just ordered DQIV for €12.58..Can't go wrong really..."
Well done sir :-)
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#15 Edited by Chaser324 (7867 posts) -

The one thing that really separates Chrono Trigger from any of the DQ games is the difficulty. DQ is a hardcore old school RPG series. You will have to do some pretty significant amounts of grinding from the very beginning.

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#16 Posted by RavenholmDX (200 posts) -
Chaser324 said:
"The one thing that really separates Chrono Trigger from any of the DQ games is the difficulty. DQ is a hardcore old school RPG series. You will have to do some pretty significant amounts of grinding from the very beginning."
I've played MMOs, I eat grind for breakfast (that makes no sense)
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#17 Posted by luce (4056 posts) -

i loved Dragon Quest IV and liked Chrono Trigger

you should love DQ4 especially since grinding doesn't bother you

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#18 Posted by ThomasP (1665 posts) -

I'd go for it if I were you. I've heard many good things. FF4 is a solid choice, as well. If you have a PS2 check out DQ8.

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#19 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@ThomasP said:
" I'd go for it if I were you. I've heard many good things. FF4 is a solid choice, as well. If you have a PS2 check out DQ8. "
What happened to Totally Epic?  I haven't heard from in a while.  Maybe he is too busy playing DQ IV  :-)
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#20 Posted by ThomasP (1665 posts) -
@oldschool said:
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@ThomasP said:
" I'd go for it if I were you. I've heard many good things. FF4 is a solid choice, as well. If you have a PS2 check out DQ8. "
What happened to Totally Epic?  I haven't heard from in a while.  Maybe he is too busy playing DQ IV  :-)
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Wow. This is an old thread. I didn't even realize. How did I get here? lol
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#21 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@ThomasP said:
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@oldschool said:
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@ThomasP said:
" I'd go for it if I were you. I've heard many good things. FF4 is a solid choice, as well. If you have a PS2 check out DQ8. "
What happened to Totally Epic?  I haven't heard from in a while.  Maybe he is too busy playing DQ IV  :-)
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Wow. This is an old thread. I didn't even realize. How did I get here? lol "
Alcohol most likely.  Look around.  Are your clothes disheveled and is there perhaps a hooker beside you  :-)

Hey, it happens to the best of us.  Just get a medical check-up and move on  xP
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#22 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@oldschool said:
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@ThomasP said:
" I'd go for it if I were you. I've heard many good things. FF4 is a solid choice, as well. If you have a PS2 check out DQ8. "
What happened to Totally Epic?  I haven't heard from in a while.  Maybe he is too busy playing DQ IV  :-)
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He made a twitter post on the 12th, but other than that he hasn't been around... Probably just busy. 
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#23 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
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@oldschool said:
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@ThomasP said:
" I'd go for it if I were you. I've heard many good things. FF4 is a solid choice, as well. If you have a PS2 check out DQ8. "
What happened to Totally Epic?  I haven't heard from in a while.  Maybe he is too busy playing DQ IV  :-)
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He made a twitter post on the 12th, but other than that he hasn't been around... Probably just busy. 
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I prefer your old avatar  :-(    It was you.

I just signed up for twitter, but I am a little  ignorant about it.  I will learn though  :-)
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#24 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@oldschool said:
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@AgentJ said:
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@oldschool said:
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@ThomasP said:
" I'd go for it if I were you. I've heard many good things. FF4 is a solid choice, as well. If you have a PS2 check out DQ8. "
What happened to Totally Epic?  I haven't heard from in a while.  Maybe he is too busy playing DQ IV  :-)
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He made a twitter post on the 12th, but other than that he hasn't been around... Probably just busy. 
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I prefer your old avatar  :-(    It was you.

I just signed up for twitter, but I am a little  ignorant about it.  I will learn though  :-)
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Don't worry, it will be back as soon as the Iranian conflict is settled (which could be a while)
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#25 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
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@oldschool said:
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@AgentJ said:
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@oldschool said:
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@ThomasP said:
" I'd go for it if I were you. I've heard many good things. FF4 is a solid choice, as well. If you have a PS2 check out DQ8. "
What happened to Totally Epic?  I haven't heard from in a while.  Maybe he is too busy playing DQ IV  :-)
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He made a twitter post on the 12th, but other than that he hasn't been around... Probably just busy. 
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I prefer your old avatar  :-(    It was you.

I just signed up for twitter, but I am a little  ignorant about it.  I will learn though  :-)
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Don't worry, it will be back as soon as the Iranian conflict is settled (which could be a while)
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Oooh, a political avatar.  I thought you were just catching up with local politics and it was a reference to Florida (the Dubya one)  :-)

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