History VideoGame / DragonQuestVIII

18th Sep '17 5:50:20 PM VapourSoulOS
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* BraggingRightsReward: The Gospel Ring. [[EncounterRepellant It eliminates random encounters when equipped]], but the only way to get it is to defeat every enemy in the game at least once, including Rhapthorne and the final trial of the Lord of the Dragovians. So, by the time you get it, there's nothing left to do.

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* BraggingRightsReward: The Gospel Ring. [[EncounterRepellant It eliminates random encounters when equipped]], but the only way to get it is to defeat every enemy in the game at least once, including Rhapthorne and the final trial of the Lord of the Dragovians. So, by the time you get it, there's nothing left to do. However, the 3DS version allows you to obtain it by defeating most of the game's monsters, not counting the ones added into the 3DS version. In other words, it becomes more useful for what remains of the game.
** The Lord's Bracer in the 3DS version is obtained by [[spoiler: Completing Memories Lanes and defeating Estark.]] At that point, it's worth is reduced since there's nothing to use it on. [[labelnote:Though...]]If you wished for Memories Lane early and decided to train there before defeating the rest of the Dragovian Lord's forms, they'll be a cinch to take down.[[/labelnote]]
13th Sep '17 11:22:52 AM Harco
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* DirtyOldMan: King Trode. Equip Jessica with any of her {{Battle Bikini}}s, and his comments on the status summary screen change from general tips and commentary to openly admiring her. Equip ''part'' of her [[PlayboyBunny Bunny Girl]] outfit, and he practically ''screams'' at you to hurry up and find the rest of it already!

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* DirtyOldMan: DirtyOldMan:
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King Trode. Equip Jessica with any of her {{Battle Bikini}}s, and his comments on the status summary screen change from general tips and commentary to openly admiring her. Equip ''part'' of her [[PlayboyBunny Bunny Girl]] outfit, and he practically ''screams'' at you to hurry up and find the rest of it already!already!
** One of the villagers in Alexandria in the village's church at night:
--->Dear Goddess, hear the plea of a poor old man. Please let the Alexandra's Day pilgrimage go ahead this year. It fills my heart with joy, seein' the beautiful angles of the statues of Alexandra.\\
...And the voluptuous curves o' the stauesque Miss Jessica!
10th Sep '17 8:41:27 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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In 2013, ''Dragon Quest VIII'' was released for smartphones in Japan. A North American release on iOS and Android followed in May 2014. It also received a remaster with new scenarios and [[PromotedToPlayable the additions of the thief Red and Morrie the arena keeper as party members]] for the [=3DS=] in August 2015 in Japan and 2017 in North America.

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In 2013, ''Dragon Quest VIII'' was released for smartphones in Japan. A North American release on iOS and Android followed in May 2014. It also received a remaster with new scenarios and [[PromotedToPlayable the additions of the thief Red and Morrie the arena keeper as party members]] for the [=3DS=] [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]] in August 2015 in Japan and 2017 in North America.
3rd Sep '17 11:06:29 PM Nicoaln
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Cash and Carrie. Within their quest to determine who will be the heir to their father's fortune, the other one will be attacked by a monster, but another will [[TakingTheBullet go out of their way to save them]] and have a DisneyDeath. The quest ends with them deciding to split it and work together with the casino.

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* AwesomeButImpractical:
** Fire in the 'ole is a beautiful ability wherein Red literally takes a cannon and fires it. Problem is, Tension and Oomph don't affect it, so she would deal more damage with Fan Dango.
** Golden Oldies. It's an absolutely ''hilarious'' attack that causes King Trode and a bunch of old men to appear out of nowhere and trample the enemies. Hilarious, but it requires 100 in Humanity - which means Yangus has [[MasterOfNone gimped himself trying to learn everything]].
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Cash and Carrie. Within their quest to determine who will be the heir to their father's fortune, the other one will be attacked by a monster, but another the first will [[TakingTheBullet go out of their way to save them]] and have a DisneyDeath. The quest ends with them deciding to split it and work together with the casino. As it turns out, that was the plan.
3rd Sep '17 10:52:32 PM Nicoaln
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** On one hand, Red joins after a story event: and she actually will appear in some story events, such as when the party escapes from prison and she appears alongside Trode. Red and Morrie do actually appear in the consultation screens, and will appear in full party shots.
** On the other, Morrie is optional and seems to contribute very little to plot scenes (less than Red). A particularly notable case of GameplayAndStorySegregation happens when the party is put into jail where, even if you have Red ''and'' Morrie in the active party, they will be mysteriously swapped out with the two in reserve. Yangus ''does'', however, explain that Red and Morrie snuck away, but it would seem weird regardless.

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** On one hand, Red joins after a story event: certain part in the game: and she actually will appear in some story events, such as when the party escapes from prison and she appears alongside Trode. Red and Morrie do actually appear in the consultation screens, and will appear in full party shots.
** On the other, Morrie is optional and seems to contribute very little to plot scenes (less than Red). A particularly notable case of GameplayAndStorySegregation happens when the party is put into jail where, even if you have Red ''and'' Morrie in the active party, they will be mysteriously swapped out with the two in reserve. Yangus ''does'', however, explain that Red and Morrie snuck away, but it would does seem weird regardless.
19th Jul '17 11:31:17 AM Skeletom9
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* OfficialCouple: The Hero and Medea have loved each other since their childhood years but were never able to act upon it due to their own respective duties getting in the way. [[spoiler: In the good ending, the Hero runs away with Medea on her wedding day to Charmles and in the best ending, they get married instead.

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* OfficialCouple: The Hero and Medea have loved each other since their childhood years but were never able to act upon it due to their own respective duties getting in the way. [[spoiler: In the good ending, the Hero runs away with Medea on her wedding day to Charmles and in the best ending, they get married instead.]]
1st Jul '17 4:23:57 AM VapourSoulOS
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24th Jun '17 2:31:01 PM nombretomado
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* PantheraAwesome: Great Sabrecats are a staple monster of the DragonQuest series, but can also be befriended in a few of them. This time around, the reward for a certain sidequest is a bell that summons a sabrecat for your character to ride on, multiplying your movement speed on the world map tenfold (obtained by [[spoiler:achieving the GhostlyGoals of Baumren]] in a rather moving subplot with his former master, Felix).

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* PantheraAwesome: Great Sabrecats are a staple monster of the DragonQuest ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series, but can also be befriended in a few of them. This time around, the reward for a certain sidequest is a bell that summons a sabrecat for your character to ride on, multiplying your movement speed on the world map tenfold (obtained by [[spoiler:achieving the GhostlyGoals of Baumren]] in a rather moving subplot with his former master, Felix).
21st Jun '17 11:17:04 AM Someoneman
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* NostalgiaFilter: The Western version of this game gets criticized by ''Dragon Quest'' purists complaining about the inclusion of voice acting; replacing the dated, Super NES-era synthesized music in the Japanese version with the orchestral score; and removing the classic battle sound effects [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks ruining the classic feel of the series]], completely ignoring the fact that this game STILL PLAYS like a classic Dragon Quest game.]]
16th Jun '17 11:00:49 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* NostalgiaFilter: The Western version of this game gets criticized by ''Dragon Quest'' purists complaining about the inclusion of voice acting; replacing the dated, Super NES-era synthesized music in the Japanese version with the orchestral score; and removing the classic battle sound effects [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks ruining the classic feel of the series]], [[CompletelyMissingThePoint completely ignoring the fact that this game STILL PLAYS like a classic Dragon Quest game.]]
* OfficialCouple: The Hero and Medea have loved each other since their childhood years but were never able to act upon it due to their own respective duties getting in the way. [[spoiler: In the good ending, the Hero runs away with Medea on her wedding day to Charmles and in the best ending, they get married instead.]]
* OneCurseLimit: Why the castle's curse did not affect [[spoiler:the Hero]] and why he cannot be cursed in battle.

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* NostalgiaFilter: The Western version of this game gets criticized by ''Dragon Quest'' purists complaining about the inclusion of voice acting; replacing the dated, Super NES-era synthesized music in the Japanese version with the orchestral score; and removing the classic battle sound effects [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks ruining the classic feel of the series]], [[CompletelyMissingThePoint completely ignoring the fact that this game STILL PLAYS like a classic Dragon Quest game.]]
* OfficialCouple: The Hero and Medea have loved each other since their childhood years but were never able to act upon it due to their own respective duties getting in the way. [[spoiler: In the good ending, the Hero runs away with Medea on her wedding day to Charmles and in the best ending, they get married instead.]]
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* OneCurseLimit: Why the castle's curse did not affect [[spoiler:the Hero]] and why he cannot be cursed in battle. The one he already has blocks the others.



%%* SequenceBreaking: And how.

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%%* SequenceBreaking: And how.



** Angelo flirts with Jessica quite a bit (and WhenAJerkLovesATsundere....)
*** At one point when Angelo is shown to be hitting on an NPC [[spoiler:during the feast at the restored Trodain Castle in the wake of Rhapthorne's defeat]], [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Jessica can be seen lining up a Frizz spell to pelt Angelo with (much to the alarm of the children she was just showing it off to)]], so it's not entirely one-sided.

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** Angelo flirts with Jessica quite a bit (and WhenAJerkLovesATsundere....)
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bit. At one point when Angelo is shown to be hitting on an NPC [[spoiler:during the feast at the restored Trodain Castle in the wake of Rhapthorne's defeat]], [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Jessica can be seen lining up a Frizz spell to pelt Angelo with (much to the alarm of the children she was just showing it off to)]], so it's not entirely one-sided.



* ShootTheDog: You do this quite literally, albeit with medieval weapons rather than firearms. The dog had it coming, though.



* UnexplainedRecovery: It's not explained in the ending just ''how'' [[spoiler:the new Lord High Priest Rolo]] survived.
** An interpretation for this is late in the game, as the party [[spoiler: escapes from Purgatory Island after being imprisoned with Rolo for one month after being wrongfully accused by Marcello for killing the Lord High Priest. They could not raise the cage lift without using the nearby lever to activate it. Rolo elected to stay behind and activate the lift. The two guards whom were knocked out so they could make their escape cornered Rolo, who accepted his fate. As the party gets off the lift when it reached the top, the chain snaps, sending the lift plummeting into the shaft. Note that Rolo and the two guards were standing in the vicinity of where the lift was. This still does not explain how Rolo got out, though.]]
%%* UnitsNotToScale: Actually averted.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: It's not explained in the ending just ''how'' [[spoiler:the new Lord High Priest Rolo]] survived.
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survived. An interpretation for this is late in the game, as the party [[spoiler: escapes from Purgatory Island after being imprisoned with Rolo for one month after being wrongfully accused by Marcello for killing the Lord High Priest. They could not raise the cage lift without using the nearby lever to activate it. Rolo elected to stay behind and activate the lift. The two guards whom were knocked out so they could make their escape cornered Rolo, who accepted his fate. As the party gets off the lift when it reached the top, the chain snaps, sending the lift plummeting into the shaft. Note that Rolo and the two guards were standing in the vicinity of where the lift was. This still does not explain how Rolo got out, though.but it's something.]]
%%* UnitsNotToScale: Actually averted.
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