DQ V worth getting before DQ IX?

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Jun 3, 2010
  1. quezcotl
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    I saw it for like 170 kr (that's like 20 dollars).
    Or save the money for DQ IX?
     
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    It really depends, the story is different even the game play is somewhat different with no random encounters expect when sailing.

    DQ IX is quite a different game. It's newer and more innovative, but it's also more difficult.

    So if you like the OLD STYLE DQ games sure go for it.
     
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    i think DQ9 is easier
    the bosses mostly are craps
    only the last boss offers some challenge
    the interesting of DQ9 perhaps is the coop and grinding factor

    story wise DQ5 will always come stronger than DQ9
    DQ9 is just very straight forward
    hero just have to follow one straight line and game done

    of course if you are comparing on graphic and etc...
    DQ9 is really different.. its like a new bench mark for DQ
    i guess this is what we will see for Wii DQ10
     
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    Personally, I think DQV is worth getting before or after DQIX. DQIX has easily been one of my most anticipated DS games of the past three years, but DQV is just great. The story is so well balanced with humor and sentiment, and if you dig old-school RPG gameplay, it's a great ride. It's also easy on the eyes to boot.
     
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    I'm going with DQ9 because I don't know if the battle system has that retarded "1st person" turn based feel to it. In most cases, I consider turn-based RPG to be the "dry hump" of RPG gaming. Its forgivable in Final Fantasy only because of the 3rd person views where you can see your characters status effects/cast magic instead of it being one giant fail-menu of crap like DQ. And its forgivable in Golden Sun because outside the battle system, the game is basically Zelda (And its a remarkable RPG). On a personal matter I'd say save your money for the Holdays, you're going to need it. I'm really anti-dragon quest. The only blissful DQ experience I've ever had was in the parking lot of Dairy Queen. Atleast Dairy Queen doesn't have Akira Toriyama's stink all over it.

    I would invest in a DSTwo.
     
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    okay, thanks for all inputs.
     
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    I'd say getting it. While DQ4 and 5 are both remakes, and have old school firstperson rpg battles; they're still funner, and more solid than most DS rpgs. If you've ever enjoyed a Dragon Quest, I'd say 4 or 5 is worth it. And by the time 9 is out, I'm sure you'd be able to afford it, through working at a job, doing yard work for money, etc.
     
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    DQ4 and 5 and 2 of the best old school RPG out there
     
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    DQ5 is worth playing at any time, if you haven't. It's an incredibly solid and entertaining JRPG.
     
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    I tried my best to like, as in had to put effort into, DQ5 and I just couldn't do it. I think I did half the game and just stopped out of sheer boredom. DQ4 drew me in though so I don't get it. From what I've read up on DQ9 though it's a better game, also no stupid surprises as the people and enemies walk the map which is a nice change. I think it will come down to style in the end of how you want your RPG handled and just if it has some crappy slow/lul spots or not. I'd go with 9 but that's me.
     
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    4 and 5 are garbage compared to vi....
     
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    And when 6 is out... I rather play 9 tbh.
     
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    6 has no mention of localization or date, yet...maybe E3. I wonder if it will be some late 2010 release or into 2011 seeing how the 3DS thing ends up going for everyone. They can't do it mid year as 9 is out in July.
     

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