Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a downloadable RPG game developed for Square Enix. The console platforms in that this game was released are PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch. This game was released on July 29, 2017, in Japan, for the rest of the world it was released on September 2018.
This is the eleventh game of the series for Dragon Quest (check out also our review of the previously released MMORPG Dragon Quest X). The series that began a long time ago, 1986 for NES. Even though it is a modern game its gameplay remains pretty classic with the battles for turns and one thing that you see is the graphics look like drawing and cartoon-base in 3D of course, looks beautiful in spite of that detail.
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The Game Review
The story of the game is set on a young man who has a mark on his hand that turns him into a younger age (16 years old) then he is in his hometown and discovers that he is a reincarnation of a hero.
Thus your task is to travel around that world to save it from spirits of darkness. The rest of the story is up to you when you decide it to play it to avoid some spoilers.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age: The Music
Music is good but somewhat repetitive for all the long hours you can play in the game, that is more than 60 hours at least.
The Differences Between the Japanese and the Worldwide Edition
There are some variations between the first release in Japan and the second release in the rest of the world, one of them is the inclusion of voice-over dialogues, in the first edition you didn’t have voices spoken, the reedition has included you can play it without them if you want in case you prefer to play it as an original form, dialogues are well designed, there is some drama and funny dialogues in the game and if you want to listen in another language translation is very good. Another addition is the added first vision, so you can see some details from a better perspective. There are also some differences with the Nintendo 3DS version in comparison with PlayStation 4 in the storyline.
The Gameplay In Dragon Quest XI
Your character has some features that you can improve, you can go to markets to buy items, you can select the type of weapon to use based on several features, don’t worry if you select some type of weapon that is not useful for you as you can change that on a special forging machine that you find in the game. The battles are turn-based like in the old days.
Reception and Critic Reviews
The game received good reviews in general, most of the famous video game reviews gave them scores over 85 out of 100. Most of the good points are visuals, gameplay that is classic and good characters.
The Bottom Line
Great game if you enjoy JRPG titles. If you are familiar with the series of games than it is a good option because most of the characters hail back from the previous installments of the saga. This is one of the best games of the saga too, so you can enjoy it better, on the other hand, if you are not familiar with Dragon Quest games it is also easy to adapt to it.
If you like difficult games this is not a good option as this one is not that much challenging, good for its long and diverse story, it is also long enough to enjoy it for hours and hours. If you were raised in the era of classic RPG this is your type of game. The rest of the world had to wait one year for its release worldwide in comparison with its release on Japan, that wait has been worth it because the game has some added features like voices in the dialogues and the first-person view. A good game to get involved in the RPG genre.
- Long playing time: Over 60 hours
- You can replay the game with some variations and stories once completed
- Great design and detail over structures and cities
- Nice epic battles
- Good Story
- You can reverse the type of weapon, so you can prove at any time
- Repetitive audio
- Not difficult enough for some people