Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Illusive Age has been available since last year. It is, thankfully, making its way to North America on PS4 and PC this September. I had an opportunity to play it while I was at E3 this year and it was fantastic. I know that people tend to give me crap for being an everflowing fountain of hype, but I am very excited to play this game. I love JRPGs to begin with and Dragon Quest 11 delivers in every way I want it to.
I cannot understate how pretty it is Square Enix did an amazing job of melding hand-drawn characters and animations with computer-generated environments. I thought it would be jarring and pull me out of the experience, but it actually made the characters look even better!
The cast of characters is also a high point. The characters were drawn by the renowned Akira Toriyama. His distinctive style has been one of the most recognizable features of the Dragon Quest series for decades. He’s not just a Dragon Quest guy though. You’ll also recognize his work in the Dragonball anime series!
My demo was short, a scant 15 minutes, but I love everything I did. In short, Dragon Quest 11 continues the franchises great legacy while applying a beautiful coat of digital paint. We live in a world where even the greatest franchises find ways to reinvent themselves. It is very refreshing to see one of the greats stick to their guns.
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