The first three Dragon Quest games will be released on the Switch in the west

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  1. DuoForce

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    So the real reason, greed and laziness? Okay then.
     
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    Looking at the prices hardly greed is it-they hav the right to sell these games again as thers a whole generation of gamers never pld them or prob never even heard of them
     
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  3. wicksand420

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    I still say its "Dragon Warrior"
     
  4. DANTENDO

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    I've never pld the game but you think you'd get any satisfaction from finishing tht kind of game in 23 minutes:lol:
     
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    Honestly, if I did consider buying these games, I would buy the switch release over the nes ones. I just think it may have added more polish to being more interesting game to play than the nes game. Of course, I'm not saying anything bad about people who prefer the nes original. I just hope the other games where you train monsters get a re-release. I remember playing that on gameboy color and then pokemon became the center of attention. Probably why they stopped making those versions of dragon quest. :P
     
  6. TheRaven81

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    so ummm, I wonder what happened to these?
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  7. AmandaRose

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    What happened is that they did not come out in the West just like the 3ds versions of one/two and three.
     
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    If you call that steep look at the mobile ports of final fantasy games.
     
  9. Robfozz

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    Lmao, shitty switch port practices strike again. Why are they all different prices? I get that 3 is a bit longer but that doesn't justify charging $12 for it. They should be $4.99 a piece or hell released for free on the NES Online service.

    Best system guys. The market will never change because you brainless idiots keep buying them.
     
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    I mean did they still end up coming out on PS4 and 3DS in Japan, or did they get axed in favor of the Switch?
     
  11. AmandaRose

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    The 3ds and ps4 versions both came out on Aug 10th 2017 in Japan.
     
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    I did not expect that :blink:


    At least we're not stuck with crappy touch controls


    You'd rather pay extra to pay for games? Lol okay.
     
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  13. ut2k4master

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    all nes and snes games on the switch apps are the us versions (outside of japan), even in europe. so theyre already only available in english
     
  14. AmandaRose

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    Exactly my point they can only be played in English/Japanese whereas the android versions have multiple languages.
     
  15. ut2k4master

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    no, your point was theyd have to be translated for them to be put on the nes app
     
  16. xs4all

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    Ahhh nice, the word "Portable" for the Switch now truly has a whole new meaning!
     
  17. raxadian

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    Yay!

    Wait, are they direct port or remakes? Because a lot of people would find the first game kinda hard.
     
  18. YukidaruPunch

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    This is great news. Dragon Quest is my favourite long-running series and the Erdrick trilogy is fantastic. Those are all great games, each in its peculiar sense.

    1 is a very simple game where you only control a single character and must travel around the world looking for clues in order to save the kidnapped princess and defeat the Dragonlord. It feels very basic by today's standards, but it's very cleverly designed and encourages exploration and paying attention above all. You can finish it in a weekend. 2 is a more robust game, featuring a party of three but it's also thr series' black sheep thanks to its weird pacing and unforgiving difficulty - it's still good, but undeniably flawed. 3 is an outstanding game which still feels like one of the best in the genre despite being released 31 years ago.

    To anyone who's ever been a fan of RPGs but never gave Dragon Quest a fair shot, I wholeheartedly recommend as they represent arguably the best the genre has to offer. To those worried about the ports, as someone who has played many ports of Dragon Quest, I can say that despite some flaws (like the scaling issues on 1) these remakes are the most affordable, most accessible, fastest and best translated versions of these games.
     
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  19. AmandaRose

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    It's ports of the android remakes which are easier than the originals.
     
  20. Mohammed2935

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    Are they coming in Japanese for Nintendo switch only or also on PS4?
     
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