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    • #409251
      Anonymous
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      What am I missing out on if I only played vanilla version of Dragon Quest XI and not the S version? Does it add much in terms of story?

    • #409252
      Anonymous
      Guest

      the sidestories where you play as erik, jade, sylvando, rab and what they did during the timeskip
      the entire 2d mode and its 40 or so quests

      • #409265
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Damn, you sold me. How is it on ps4 being that its from the switch version?

        • #409293
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Slightly but noticeable worse graphics, compared to OG release, but the new added stuff, symphonic soundtrack and QoL upgrades make up for it, not to mention its only 40 usd at full price.

          I’d say its worth it.

    • #409253
      Anonymous
      Guest

      theres some small scenarios inbetween acts 1 and 2, i really enjoyed them
      rab’s is emotional and has whats probably my favorite boss fight in the franchise, really adds to his character
      erik’s is, for lack of a better term, really REALLY hype

    • #409254
      Anonymous
      Guest

      A pretty huge side story involving visiting all past DQ games’ worlds. Marrying C___y.

      • #409260
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I heard you can marry before I played the game and I was torn between mega milk femdom and bratty legal loli until I experienced the loss. I regret nothing.

        • #409261
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Good lad.

          • #409264
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Unpopular opinion, I honestly wished she kept her adult form.

            • #409269
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >Unpopular opinion, I honestly wished she kept her adult form.
              she’ll age back into that, it’s the best of both worlds

            • #409276
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >Unpopular opinion
              Correct.

    • #409255
      Anonymous
      Guest

      You miss out on some QoL, the sidestories which are like two hours total, and the shittily implemented 2D mode. Also you miss out on the orchestrated OST.

      On the other hand, the graphics are significantly better in the original

      • #409257
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Give and take.
        Fidelity is better in the original, but textures and lighting are better in S.

    • #409256
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Jade is clearly in love with the MC.

    • #409258
      Anonymous
      Guest

      You could have Googled it.
      I only played the S version and reading the comparison lists I found these the most important:
      S has
      1, Japanese and English voice over.
      2, A shortcut menu for important things (it still doesn’t have zoom)
      3, Proper (orchestrated) soundtrack
      4, Various options to make the game hard
      5, You can play through the ENTIRE game in classic 16 bit mode
      6, Extra story bits for your companions
      7, An extra segment where you can visit past Dragon Quest worlds (only in 2D – available in 3D mode too)
      8, Battle Speed settings / Help with hidden treasures / Photo mode (shit)
      9, You can see your companions while exploring ingame and chat with them
      10, You can craft anywhere and buy ingredients anywhere. This fucking huge, saves TONS of busywork and enables you to forge high level stuff right away in the middle of exploring.
      11, You can equip outfits regardless of actual equipment, so you can lewd the girls without any drawback
      12, Call the horse anywhere, you can buy a cheat item for the horse races if you don’t want to get minigame cancer
      13, Extra mounts, extra outfits
      14, New trials and missions
      15, You can marry a bunch of characters instead of one.
      To be honest the original version is missing so much I probably would have had a very low opinion about it if I played that. Instead I absolutely loved the S.

      • #409268
        Anonymous
        Guest

        All this or an orchestral soundtrack with some higher quality textures. Dragon Quest XI S is a million times better in terms of story content and quality of life improvements alone.

    • #409259
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I just recently realized the scene where you fight Jasper’s ghost as Hendrik in Act 3 wasn’t in the original and was added in XIS.
      Which is insane since that scene is amazing at closing out their story and I can’t imagine not having it.

      • #409272
        Anonymous
        Guest

        They added a fuckton of shit to Act 3

      • #409343
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Kinda like Angelo coming to help in that last part of DQVIII in the 3DS version whereas in the original you apparently never see him again after the situation at the holy temple

    • #409262
      Anonymous
      Guest

      You can’t marry Jade.

    • #409263
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ll never play the shitty ugly switch version.

    • #409266
      Anonymous
      Guest

      You get to be a heart breaker Chad and still have sex

      • #409270
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Why would anyone do this?

      • #409273
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >treat them like garbage to the point where they are on the verge of tears but still acts slightly pleasant to keep them hooked on to you
        Just like real life. Why are women so masochistic?

        • #409283
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Because they are evil

          • #409313
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I’d feel dirty though

            Just follow story for a bit if your party is underleveled compared to you.

            They said they’ll train, maybe that should help

            • #409339
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >be me
              >be in university
              >met cute thicc girl
              >she took the initiative amd invited me to hang out
              >a few dates later
              >walking in the park close to her house
              >she told me to come with her to get something because she had to get her little brother afterwards and didn’t wanted to go alone
              >went to her house with her, nobody home
              >she went to a room to get something
              >i waited sitting in a couch
              >she cameback shortly after and mounted me
              >she took out her boobs and out them on my face while she rubber her crotch against now my erecting dick
              >she pulled of my pants and put acondom on my dick
              >she rode me like a pro
              >I was completely out of my mind thinking what she meant by this and if that condom was safe
              >came and left her house shortly after cleaning my self
              >a few days later I kept messaging her but she wouldn’t reply
              >then she replied to told me that she only used me to make her ex boyfriend jealous and to get him back
              >tfw that was my first time having sex
              >mfw I wss but mere tool
              Fuck…

      • #409275
        Anonymous
        Guest

        LOL

      • #409305
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Do you get to treat Veronica this way?

        • #409308
          Anonymous
          Guest

          You’re her bitch.

          • #409324
            Anonymous
            Guest
      • #409317
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Only the Darkspawn would treat a proper woman so poorly. He truly is the Shadow lord in disguise, I tell you!

      • #409333
        Anonymous
        Guest

        but that’s my wife, anon. I wouldn’t marry my stepsister or a physical child.

    • #409267
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I feel sorry for anybody who bought the vanilla version. So much QoL shit that vanilla players never got to enjoy.

      • #409274
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >QoL shit
        I’m not an ADHD zoomer so I don’t care.

        • #409279
          Anonymous
          Guest

          These aren’t small things that they added, some shit outright affects story and gameplay. Also zoomers HATE jrpgs. They just pretend to like Persona 5 because they want to fit in on social media websites.

          • #409282
            Anonymous
            Guest

            They liked jrpgs with social links/romance because they’re literally not having sex. That’s why fire emblem and persona are the only thing selling.

          • #409287
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Zoomers who like Persona 5 would probably like any other JRPG if they weren’t playing only what generates the most memes

          • #409302
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Reminder DQ is just as casual as Persona.
            You’re not better than them.

            • #409309
              Anonymous
              Guest

              No shit, all Jrpgs are casual, at most they require light use of tactics that can 90% of the time be overcomed by bruteforcing, use of broken strats and retarded amounts of grinding.

          • #409342
            Anonymous
            Guest

            All of 11sโ€™ additions are 10 dollar DLC tier sold for the price of a new game while making the graphics worse. Thereโ€™s nothing wrong with the original 11.

    • #409271
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Nothing that outweighs how downgraded the visuals were. Seeing the wheat fields of Zwaardsrust in the "definitive" edition was just sad, absolutely visually destroyed.

      • #409278
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >he cares more about wheat than gameplay
        literally cattle

        • #409286
          Anonymous
          Guest

          The gameplay is the exact same though, try thinking before you speak.

          • #409289
            Anonymous
            Guest

            This is literally not true lmao. S adds loads of features that completely changes how you play if you use them.
            Show us your huge milky tits already, cow.

            • #409291
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >S adds loads of features that completely changes how you play if you use them.
              No it doesn’t, unless you’re talking about the shitty 2D mode or the ADHD zoomer fast-foward button.

              • #409297
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Draconian settings, new items, War Drum (let anyone buff attack), God Bird Staff (make Rab a BAMF), Jade becomes a completely different type of attacker with her new equipment, two new superbosses, New Game+ that is essentially chapter select, among other shit.
                Show. Us. Your. Tits.

                • #409304
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  >Draconian settings
                  Super strong monsters is the only important setting, and is in the original
                  >new items
                  Must be really impactful if you aren’t even naming them
                  >War Drum (let anyone buff attack)
                  Homogenization is not a good thing
                  >God Bird Staff (make Rab a BAMF)
                  Homogenization is not a good thing
                  >Jade becomes a completely different type of attacker with her new equipment
                  Homogenization is not a good thing
                  >two new superbosses
                  Don’t care, the base game already pushes the combat system to the limit when played on hard mode
                  >New Game+ that is essentially chapter select
                  Why would I ever want to do this?

                  So no worthwhile gameplay differences whatsoever, in exchange for downgrading to Switch-tier graphics.

                  • #409306
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    Massive fucking cope post, rofl!
                    Keep on seething!

                    • #409312
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      I accept your concession.

                      • #409321
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        I accept you like sucking these nuts.

                      • #409330
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        Based anon puts graphics shitter in his place.

                  • #409334
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    Best denial post of all time

      • #409281
        Anonymous
        Guest

        MOOO

    • #409277
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >tfw no way to force edition of light to 60fps on ps5

    • #409280
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’m getting filtered by act 3, what do I do bros?

      • #409284
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Level to 99 quick with a metal slime farm guide.

      • #409285
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Just follow story for a bit if your party is underleveled compared to you.

      • #409344
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Abuse Veronica magic burst

    • #409288
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ll never buy a DQ game again. Solely because of the garden gnome business practise they did. How you sell me a game and then not even long after make a "definitive" version and offer no discount to get it for OG players and try force me to buy it all over again while delisting the original.
      Games good but Square can suck my dick.

      • #409290
        Anonymous
        Guest

        The game was already half price at launch compared to the original. The discount was baked into the price.

      • #409292
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Seriously? They didn’t let you upgrade for free? Fucks sake, didn’t know about that because I only played the S version

      • #409295
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I don’t know why you bought it day one on PS$/PC really. They already talked about how they were doing a Switch version months and even years before the release of the main game and it would come later.
        For that same reason, you wait for the late release as they would add more stuff or make it at least more complete that the day one base game.

      • #409346
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Come and play on Xbox. If we get something it is always the definitive edition because nobody cares about the platform for the first time. Also high chance it launch in Game Pass like DQ.

        • #409347
          Anonymous
          Guest

          xbox is the patient gamer’s best friend, yeah
          I pretty much don’t care about game hype anymore because everything has a better and cheaper rerelease after a year

    • #409294
      Anonymous
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      Wait, isn’t the Tockle village only in the definitive version? And people still argue that the vanilla is better? Really?

      • #409296
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Because no one cares about the 2D content

        • #409298
          Anonymous
          Guest

          It’s 2D but it’s still good especially when you played some DQ games before. Lots of neat references and locations from the previous games

        • #409300
          Anonymous
          Guest

          True fans do.
          You know, the people autistic enough to keep buying these games to see a little fanservice for them is like nutting high on drugs

          • #409301
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I wish that were me…

            • #409303
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Anon that’s your sister, and also technically you in your past life.

          • #409345
            Anonymous
            Guest

            The 2D mode is pretty barebones unfortunately, it doesnt even have moving sprites in battle. Like the SNES remake of DQ3 claps 11s 2D

      • #409299
        Anonymous
        Guest

        It’s just bitter tards seething because they feel entitled to something they haven’t paid for. Ignore them.

    • #409307
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >lots of QoL improvements and new content
      >can play on the go or in your bed
      >the graphics are shit compared to the original
      Graphical downgrade of DQXI is nothing compared to pic related

      • #409311
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Why can’t they put this on the switch?

        • #409314
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Switch can’t even handle 3DS graphics

        • #409315
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Fuck if I know, imagine DQ8 on the Switch with the original graphics and all the content from the 3DS port

        • #409338
          Anonymous
          Guest

          That would require effort

      • #409316
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >QoL improvements and new content
        All worthless. If you didn’t play the PS2 version, you didn’t truly experience the game. The visual downgrade isn’t even the worst thing about the 3DS version of 8, it’s the massively reduced difficulty.

        • #409318
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Imagine caring about "le hard difficulty" in Dragon Quest. You are impressing exactly 0 people with your posturing.

          • #409322
            Anonymous
            Guest

            If the game doesn’t present a challenge, it destroys all sense of danger and peril in the story. Difficulty is necessary, sorry if that upsets you.

        • #409319
          Anonymous
          Guest

          The fuck are you even talking about? The bosses are harder in the 3DS version and Memory Lane makes Dragovian trials look like a joke
          >you can actually see metal slimes now so you can grind way faster and that’s reduced difficulty
          More like reduced tedium

          • #409326
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >The bosses are harder in the 3DS version
            No they aren’t
            >Memory Lane
            No one cares about lazy asset re-use content

            • #409331
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >No they aren’t
              Yes, yes they are. But you haven’t played either version anyway since we are on Ganker and you people just prefer to shit on each other instead of actually playing video games so who cares

              • #409332
                Anonymous
                Guest

                >Yes, yes they are
                No, they aren’t.

                • #409335
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  I dunno what it is, but when people go "nuh uh" it immediately gives me a boner and makes me want to rape them (consentually of course). Maybe I’m just really into powerbottom brats…

                • #409336
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  No, I’m serious, they are harder. I’m not saying that the 3DS version is better, just stating the facts. They deal more damage and have more HP compared to the original

                  • #409340
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    >They deal more damage and have more HP compared to the original
                    This is false

        • #409329
          Anonymous
          Guest

          How? The original game wasn’t even hard. Did they make it a walking sim?

      • #409327
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Don’t forget the censorship of several outfits for Jessica.

    • #409310
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Martina’s martinas make me crazy

    • #409320
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’m not giving a single cent to this game until that racist composer is six feet below the ground

      • #409323
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Better open up that wallet then cuz he’s been dead for a week now.

      • #409325
        Anonymous
        Guest

        So what platform are you gonna buy it on?

      • #409328
        Anonymous
        Guest

        This, fuck that nazi motherfucker. Hopefully he dies soon

      • #409337
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >anon finally buys it
        >earth starts shaking
        >cheap MIDI trumpets thunder from the heavens
        >sugiyama’s corpse rises fromhis grave
        >he looks like a DQ zombie

      • #409341
        Anonymous
        Guest

        He already recorded the soundtrack for DQXII before passing on btw.

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