RPG LAND Forum Index RPG LAND
Welcome to RPG Land's discussion boards. Most RPG heroes post here before they lose their memories and star in video games.
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Dragon Quest VIII Official Thread!
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    RPG LAND Forum Index -> RPG/Video Game Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Owozifa
Red Menace Commie


Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 1788
Location: Nowhere, MN

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:25 am    Post subject: Dragon Quest VIII Official Thread! Reply with quote

I figure I should make one of these since discussion is fragmented a bit...but whatever.

Anyway, I'd just like to say the casino is so awesome. The prizes I've gotten are ridiculous. The hero is now doing almost 100 damage every attack and Jessica can hit all enemies for like 70+ damage!!!

It's ridiculous! And I love it!
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
timrpgland
Founder, Est. 1999


Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 2621
Location: MN

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heh don't want to spoil anything for you but my stuff is better Smile
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger
Owozifa
Red Menace Commie


Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 1788
Location: Nowhere, MN

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well see, I don't doubt that, the thing is Jessica is now doing twice the damage she did before and to more enemies. She's like a friggin' tank.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
timrpgland
Founder, Est. 1999


Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 2621
Location: MN

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, I ended up moving her on to a staff so I don't even use the whip anymore. With the staff she has some nice abilities/powerups that help more than the damage she does for my playstyle. 2 mini medals away from 110, woohoo.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger
NR
The Great White Bear of Sunflower Street


Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 7614
Location: Japan

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I've heard the game is mighty hard. Would you guys say it's the hardest RPG on PS2? Perhaps the hardest of this generation?
_________________
If you buy stuff from Play Asia, help support RPG Land. Thank you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
timrpgland
Founder, Est. 1999


Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 2621
Location: MN

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm tough to say. It has a pretty good difficulty range considering. I did die once actually in a battle that you have to do consecutively but then when you go back you just do the 2nd part so it was simple enough.

Definately a good challenge though especially this dungeon/boss I'm working on now. Like most RPGs though, you level up and you will be alright. The enemies don't get stronger with you.

If I had to I would say it is probably the most difficult RPG that came out this year in terms of length, having to level up (time consuming level ups) and extras. Most puzzles are simple enough though.

I beat it with the hero at level 40 which might be under the norm considering the quote I got but I'm not sure.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger
Owozifa
Red Menace Commie


Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 1788
Location: Nowhere, MN

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't really find much need to "level up" though it is one strategy that can be used. Usually there are alternatives like mucking with the alchemy pot or something. Mindless levelling never really entered the scene. It has a difficulty, but it feels really natural...hard to explain.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
timrpgland
Founder, Est. 1999


Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 2621
Location: MN

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the monsters in the dungeon I'm working on are pretty tough for my party so I will be entering mindless leveling soon. I'm sure that was the intention anyway.

I agree though, not alot of time was spent mindless leveling except a few occasions. The fact of the matter is, if you are having difficulty then you level up and that difficulty is gone. Each level up does take some time and that can be annoying. The actual dungeons/towers themselves aren't that complex as a whole.

Have you finished the game yet Owozifa cause things get a bit unpleasant after you finish.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger
Cloudcent
20th Century Boy


Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 1192

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just beat this at 84 hours and characters around level 50. What's more? It lives on! I love added content after completion of main quests.

Seriously though, RPG of the year and hot behind Shadow of the Colosuss for game of the year.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Owozifa
Red Menace Commie


Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 1788
Location: Nowhere, MN

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I went and reviewed the thing.

Dragon Quest VIII Review

I must say that game was quite an experience, and well worth the time spent.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
timrpgland
Founder, Est. 1999


Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 2621
Location: MN

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

COOL! YOU DA MAN

edit: yea, Cloud, that after-completion content is a trip.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger
Duke Otterland
His Royal Dukeness


Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 260

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DQ8 will be my Christmas present. I enjoyed the demo and am very excited about the game. So...how about that prequel, or whatever? Could be interesting...
_________________
LiveJournal
Lulu Storefront
Encyclopedia Anthropia
Judge of Stellasolum now available at my Lulu storefront
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Guest






PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this game is awesome but i cant get past Khalimahri.
someone help!
Back to top
vincent_valentine



Joined: 03 Jan 2006
Posts: 3
Location: arizona

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Khalamarhi is awesome
but a little on te crazy side
i need help
_________________
Too much hope is the opposite of despair... an overpowering love may consume you in the end.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
NR
The Great White Bear of Sunflower Street


Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 7614
Location: Japan

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
this game is awesome but i cant get past Khalimahri.

I can't even find this word in FAQs...
_________________
If you buy stuff from Play Asia, help support RPG Land. Thank you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
vincent_valentine



Joined: 03 Jan 2006
Posts: 3
Location: arizona

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he is the second boss
_________________
Too much hope is the opposite of despair... an overpowering love may consume you in the end.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
vincent_valentine



Joined: 03 Jan 2006
Posts: 3
Location: arizona

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he is the squid boss
_________________
Too much hope is the opposite of despair... an overpowering love may consume you in the end.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
savory snax
True Gamer


Joined: 20 Oct 2005
Posts: 228
Location: Visalia, CA

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vincent_valentine wrote:
he is the squid boss


You're talking about the port town when you first set out to sea? I remember I had Yangus do Tension a few times then attack while Hero healed. Rince, repeat. It was tough for some reason and honestly I haven't had to use Tension at all since then. Perhaps you should level up too, couldn't hurt.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Guest






PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanx wolfwood it helped
Smile
Back to top
Guest






PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gettin kinda pissed at the game... its awsome but i cant get the magic door key..... and Dohlmagus is not easy to kill the firs time you fight on the dark ruins... i hope this isnt a omen of things to come....
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    RPG LAND Forum Index -> RPG/Video Game Discussion All times are GMT + 9 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group