Dragon Quest XI S is a game for both long-time fans and newcomers alike. There are many Easter eggs and references to past Dragon Quest games that will subtly reward fans, but at the same time, the charming world of Erdrea and its characters are appealing to newcomers of all ages. Even those who have played the previous versions of Dragon Quest XI may find the vast improvements of the Switch version compelling enough for another round, especially with the Tickington quests, new character content, and marriage options. This game is a masterpiece, and it sets a new high standard for not only the series, but console RPGs in general. Hopefully the series will continue outdoing itself with further instalments.
Dragon Quest XI S is a quintessential JRPG that celebrates the series, and yet somehow is still accessible. The world is rich, the gameplay is satisfying, and with a free 10-hour demo, you have no excuse not to play it.
Playing this game is like waking up way too early in the morning as a kid and watching cartoons and eating cereal before school. Pure childlike bliss and sense of wonder.
This is a game better described as magical and charming than anything else. I never cared much for turn based combat until this, and I don’t think I’ll ever care again. But this game is just too wonderful for that gameplay aspect to be of consideration.
Dragon Quest XI Definitive Edition is a monumental game. It highlights everything the original already got right and adds so many unique features that enhance an already phenomenal experience. It’s a stand-out success for JRPG’s and RPG’s in general, both a modern epic and classic in every sense of the word.
Despite some small graphical compromises in 3D mode--rare frame rate stuttering and some occasional pop-in--almost everything in Dragon Quest XI on Switch is an improvement on its original release. If you have been putting off playing this RPG masterpiece, this portable edition is absolutely the way to go--and if you want to revisit it, this version is the perfect excuse to do so.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition is an achievement that Square should be proud of; this is one of the best games they’ve put out in years. A heartwarming, well-paced narrative supported by a cast of fantastic characters, a dense and interesting overworld packed with dozens of hours of content, and one of the finest soundtracks we’ve heard in a JRPG combine to make this an unforgettable modern classic. Whether you’re a newcomer to the JRPG genre or a returning vet, do yourself a favor and buy Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age as soon as you’re able. This is the epitome of a gift that keeps on giving, and it more than deserves a spot in your Switch library.
This is pretty fun.
The game is so traditional, so I thought it would be boring or whatever?
But not at all. That's why it's more fun.
Compared to other famous franchises in Square Enix, Dragon Quest didn't try to ruin the game or change the genre at all, just maximizing the advantages they had.
The story is slightly obvious, but I'm impressed by the voice in each cut scene, the motions that are mostly not reused.
Considering what mass-produced JRPGs look like these days, this game is definitely fun.
This game is just...decent. There's no real investment on any of the characters, or areas you go to. The story is decent at times but really blah for long stretches. It's overall extremely easy, even doing the Draconian quests.
My biggest gripe is probably the plot, which just seems like a game of telephone.
The game is safe. It's never terrible, but never great either. 20-25 years ago there were a half dozen games like this per year.
Not captivating in the least. Voice acting is comically bad, which isn't totally bad because at least it's funny. But the combat is dull and repetitive. And moving around in the world feels like a chore. Story is cliche and dull. Camera controls feel clumsy. It is charming I suppose which I why I didn't give it a zero but it truly is a game of such an easy difficulty, I felt more accomplished for stomaching the god awful story and mechanics.
Do yourself a favor and don't buy this game
SummaryDragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age tells a captivating tale of a hunted hero and is the long-awaited role-playing game from series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama and composer Koichi Sugiyama. While it is the eleventh mainline entry in the critically acclaimed series, Dragon Quest XI is a completely standalon...