Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Japanese Role Playing Game with a nostalgic touchEvery Dragon Quest game is a new one in the Japanese Role Play genre, just as we got familiar with through the Final Fantasy series. Dragon Quest seems to re-invent itself with every iteration of this game franchise. Dragon Quest has distance itself from Final Fantasy by holding on to turn-based battles; in that sense Final Fantasy took another route, because it searched for new ways to implement battles into the gameplay of these games to freshen up the franchise. In Dragon Quest you attack your enemy, and from there on out your screen changes into an arena where you can battle your enemy. In these arenas you can freely move.
Manga graphicsOne of the key-points that make the Dragon Quest saga such a great success is the cell-shaded design of the mange graphics of this game. Next to this, Dragon Quest XI makes use of the Unreal Engine 4. The combination of these elements give Dragon Quest the feel of an interactive movie.
The story of Dragon QuestThe game franchise tells the story of an unnamed hero. This hero always has a group of trustful friends around him, that help him during battles, and other parts of his mission. The enemy in this eleventh chapter of the Dragon Quest saga is the evil king of Lotozetasia.
The gigantic game world of Dragon QuestThe game world of Dragon Quest is gigantic. This world has a huge number of missions that you can all execute. This world also has mini-games, and many side-missions. The main story has a playtime of at least 50 hours, but when you want to finish all elements of this game it will take you up to at least 100 hours.
Dragon Quest XI summarized
Summarized Dragon Quest XI has the following features:
- Engage in an immersive story in which an epic mystery unfolds.
- Collect a group of side-characters that can finish the game together with you.
- The world of Dragon Quest XI is great, and looks like a living and breathing world.
- The battles are classic, but with a modern twist.