History VideoGame / DragonQuestVII

15th Mar '17 9:24:28 PM Mullon
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The first ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' game on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, ''Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past'' (JP Subtitle: Warriors of Eden) tells the story of a simple fisherman's son. His two best friends are Prince Kiefer, a RebelPrince who regularly flouts his father's restrictions, and Maribel, the [[RichBitch spoiled]] {{Tsundere}} daughter of the richest merchant in town. Theirs is an idyllic lifestyle, with no monsters haunting the countryside, no threats to their kingdom...

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The first ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' game on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, ''Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past'' (JP Subtitle: Warriors of Eden) Eden; NA Title: Dragon Warrior VII) tells the story of a simple fisherman's son. His two best friends are Prince Kiefer, a RebelPrince who regularly flouts his father's restrictions, and Maribel, the [[RichBitch spoiled]] {{Tsundere}} daughter of the richest merchant in town. Theirs is an idyllic lifestyle, with no monsters haunting the countryside, no threats to their kingdom...



[=DQVII=] introduced the concept of 'Party Chat' to the series. By selecting 'Talk' whenever you weren't facing an NPC, your party members would comment on whatever just happened. This wasn't restricted to major plot events, either; Kiefer, Maribel, and the others almost ''always'' had something to say about even the most minor NPC's 'WelcomeToCorneria'. This feature made it into ''Dragon Quest VIII'' and several of {{the remake}}s of earlier games.

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[=DQVII=] introduced the concept of 'Party Chat' to the series. By selecting 'Talk' whenever you weren't facing an NPC, your party members would comment on whatever just happened. This wasn't restricted to major plot events, either; Kiefer, Maribel, and the others almost ''always'' had something to say about even the most minor NPC's 'WelcomeToCorneria'. This feature made it into ''Dragon Quest VIII'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' and several of {{the remake}}s of earlier games.
13th Mar '17 4:05:52 AM secretfan14
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* CuteClumsyGirl: Aimy/Antonia of Litorud/El Ciclo looks like this at first, falling down the stairs every morning... [[spoiler:[[GroundhogDayLoop But that's not entirely her fault]].]]



* {{Dojikko}}: Aimy/Antonia of Litorud/El Ciclo looks like this at first, falling down the stairs every morning... [[spoiler:[[GroundhogDayLoop But that's not entirely her fault]].]]
7th Mar '17 10:40:18 AM Mullon
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* RewatchBonus: [[spoiler: When the Almighty is revived he doesn't initially recognize Sir Mervyn. On first viewing this just looks like a side effect of being asleep for so long, but in hindsight it's obvious because he's really Orogodemir, because why would the Almighty not remember his closest ally?]]
5th Mar '17 9:35:59 PM Mullon
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* MoneySpider: [=GoldSlime=] / Gem Slimes found at the bottom of the volcano near the end of the game drop three thousand gold apiece while other enemies drop a couple hundred gold apiece, and are quite common. Since late game equipment starts to cost tens of thousands of gold they really are a treasure.
5th Mar '17 9:02:40 PM Mullon
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* ShoutOut: The man who tasks you with building your own town? ''VideoGame/{{Sim|City}}''.

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The man who tasks you with building your own town? ''VideoGame/{{Sim|City}}''.


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** The [=BoltRat=] / Serial Quiller enemy is an [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} electric yellow rodent]].


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* SupportingProtagonist: For a lot of towns your party is not the main heroes of the story, they're just the muscle that showed up at a convenient time to do all the heavy lifting for the real hero to save the day.
19th Feb '17 12:08:10 PM Drastidue
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** With the exception of the hero/Auster, who is always manually controlled, the playable characters can optionally be assigned one of five AI patterns: Show No Mercy (always do the maximum possible damage), Fight Wisely (switch between support and high damage), Watch My Back (no attacking, only support and defending), Don't Use Magic (attack and support that don't require MP) and Focus On Healing (heal any damaged characters, if everyone is at full HP then attack or support). While these are relatively good and have the advantage of deciding their move right before acting as opposed to at the start of the turn, it also means they're limited to what the AI allows them, e.g., no MP means no MP usage at all. Conversely, all but Don't Use Magic prioritize reviving a fallen ally over any other action, so they can be stuck casting Zing (which has a 50% chance of failing a.k.a. wasting a turn) instead of delivering the finishing blow. They can use a few non-consumable items, but ignore most of the DLC rewards which are often MP-free copies of powerful spells and abilities. Fortunately, you can reassign them a different AI or switch back to manual controls at the start of every turn.
17th Feb '17 11:36:27 AM Angeldeb82
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See, during the final showdown between Good and Evil, most of the world got sealed away by the Demon Lord... and [[TheGodsMustBeLazy God never got around to fixing things]]. Whoops. Of course, that's where our hero comes into play, as he and his friends stumble across a great secret hidden in their island's Ancient Ruins and have to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong via TimeTravel. [[TimeyWimeyBall Or something like that, anyway.]]

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See, during the final showdown between Good and Evil, most of the world got sealed away by the Demon Lord... and [[TheGodsMustBeLazy God God/the Almighty never got around to fixing things]]. Whoops. Of course, that's where our hero comes into play, as he and his friends stumble across a great secret hidden in their island's Ancient Ruins and have to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong via TimeTravel. [[TimeyWimeyBall Or something like that, anyway.]]



* TraumaCongaLine: Buddy - first he is kicked out of his house by monsters. When he goes back, one stays with him but then [[HeroicSacrifice blows itself up so Buddy won't be taken by the vines. Then he gets a pet monster who the townsfolk want to kill and who [[spoiler:sacrifices himself too when the town gets attacked by monsters once again.]]

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* TraumaCongaLine: Buddy - first he is kicked out of his house by monsters. When he goes back, one stays with him but then [[HeroicSacrifice blows itself up so Buddy won't be taken by the vines. vines]]. Then he gets a pet monster who the townsfolk want to kill and who [[spoiler:sacrifices himself too when the town gets attacked by monsters once again.]] again]].



** Great job, you resurrected God! [[spoiler:Wait a minute... he's starting to enslave everyone... and seal off the world again.]]

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** Great job, you resurrected God! God/the Almighty! [[spoiler:Wait a minute... he's starting to enslave everyone... and seal off the world again.]]



** You have just killed the monster causing darkness around Nottagen. Wait a moment, why is it still ruined? Back to fix it! Well now you saved them from a man-eating plant. Now let's see what-wait why are they ''still'' ruined?

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** You have just killed the monster causing darkness around Nottagen. Wait a moment, why is it still ruined? Back to fix it! Well Well, now you saved them from a man-eating plant. Now let's see what-wait why are they ''still'' ruined?
16th Feb '17 8:29:42 PM Nicoaln
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** Labres seems almost like it has NoEnding with the priest just walking off... except wait a minute, [[TimeyWimeyBall wasn't there a wandering priest a while ago who wound up sacrificing himself to save everyone?]]

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** Labres Labres/Vogogard seems almost like it has NoEnding with the priest just walking off... off with a goddess statue... except wait a minute, [[TimeyWimeyBall wasn't there a wandering priest a while ago who wound up sacrificing himself to save everyone?]] everyone in a plot around a goddess statue?]]



** Greenthumb Gardens. The LoveDodecahedron ends in a non-solution and eventually leads to the decline and abandonment of the town.



* TranslationTrainWreck: There are numerous typos in the English version, but given the sheer amount of text they had to translate...

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* TranslationTrainWreck: There are numerous typos in the English version, but given the sheer amount of text they had to translate... Fortunately this is fixed in the 3DS version.
8th Feb '17 9:52:10 PM Nicoaln
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** The 3DS version has less party chat, but you can still get a few gems. Namely, Maribel mentioning that [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a currently unwed woman can lay with whoever she wants]] and it's none of their business.
** In the ending, you can see an old woman sitting across from another woman using the "Playboy bunny" model. Talking to both reveals [[GenderBender the playboy bunny was an old man originally and profession changed at Alltrades]]... and the woman asks if she should [[GenderBender become a strongman for her husband-turned-playboy bunny]].
16th Jan '17 10:16:07 PM Nicoaln
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** [[spoiler: Matilda - however it's a case of ICannotSelfTerminate]]


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** The Priest of Providence. [[spoiler: As it turns out he was more than willing to do this in the past...]]
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