History VideoGame / DragonquestVIII

22nd Jul '16 4:55:05 AM Willmo
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** Fortunately the Piggyback guide has every part of the game covered, with the last part of the book sealed up so you don't look at any spoilers.
17th Jul '16 8:21:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy - [[spoiler:Rhapthorne doesn't screw around when it comes to killing the people holding the seal on him. More than one are killed in front of the heroes' eyes.]]


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* NoNonsenseNemesis - [[spoiler:Rhapthorne doesn't screw around when it comes to killing the people holding the seal on him. More than one are killed in front of the heroes' eyes.]]
12th Jul '16 11:00:38 AM rufusluciusivan
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** Also not to mention that a few people in the church, such as King Pavan, Carrie and Cash, owners of a massive casino, as well as King Clavius himself are good personal friends of the party, meaning they have some damn good connections. Not to mention the wealth and status of Jessica and Hero respectively. Jessica being a lady of a rich family, and Hero being the Championne and heir to the Monster Arena, essentially the most secret and prestigious of clubs to the richest of the rich. Way to show how much of an ass you are in front of the world's richest and most influential people, Charmless.

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** Also not to mention that a few people in the church, such as King Pavan, [[spoiler:Lord]] High Priest Rolo, Carrie and Cash, owners of a massive casino, as well as King Clavius himself are good personal friends of the party, meaning they have some damn good connections. Not to mention the wealth and status of Jessica and Hero respectively. Jessica being a lady of a rich family, and Hero being the Championne and heir to the Monster Arena, essentially the most secret and prestigious of clubs to the richest of the rich. Way to show how much of an ass you are in front of the world's richest and most influential people, Charmless.


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* HeelFaceTurn: High Priest Rolo starts the game as a corrupt FatBastard trying to become the new Lord High Priest. After [[spoiler:being betrayed by Marcello, he starts to see the errors of his ways and ends up sacrificing himself to allow the heroes to flee Purgatory Island]]. However, [[spoiler:luckily for him, he gets a Redemption EarnsLife and becomes the new Lord High Priest as well as a better person]].
28th May '16 11:34:40 AM Nick7689
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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: After going to the Mystical Spring several times and letting Medea drink from it so she can breifly talk to the Hero as a human, Jessica will mention in one conversation how obvious it is that Medea has a thing for him.
16th Mar '16 8:13:52 PM SSJMagus
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* PowerfulButInaccurate: The Hero's Spear skills Thunder/Lightning Thrust and Yangus' Axe skills Hatchet Man and Executioner, which have a higher miss rate, but also a higher critical hit rate, than their standard attacks. These are very useful when fighting {{Metal Slime}}s, since critical hits [[ArmorPiercingAttack ignore Defense]] and will always OneHitKill them. Angelo also has the Bow skills Needle Shot/Rain, which either deal 1 damage (functionally equivalent to a miss) or a OneHitKill (if he "hits a vital area"), but their low hit rate plus ContractualBossImmunity to instant death makes them {{Useless Useful Spell}}s.

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* PowerfulButInaccurate: The Hero's Spear skills Thunder/Lightning Thrust and Yangus' Axe skills Hatchet Man and Executioner, which have a higher miss rate, but also a higher critical hit rate, than their standard attacks. These are very useful when fighting {{Metal Slime}}s, since critical hits [[ArmorPiercingAttack ignore Defense]] and will always OneHitKill them. And ''everything'' has a very high miss rate against Metal Slimes, so the inaccuracy of the attacks isn't that important. Angelo also has the Bow skills Needle Shot/Rain, which either deal 1 damage (functionally equivalent to a miss) or a OneHitKill (if he "hits a vital area"), but their low hit rate plus ContractualBossImmunity to instant death makes them {{Useless Useful Spell}}s.



** For those keeping count: [[spoiler:Dhoulmagus' first form, then his second. That's two. Then Jessica. Then Sir Leopold the Flying Dog. Marcello is pretty clearly under the influence of the staff when you fight him. Then you fight Rhapthorne's "true form" in his castle. THEN, you fight his final final ''final'' form. Counting both phases of the final battle, you have to beat Rhapthorne ''eight times''.]]

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** For those keeping count: [[spoiler:Dhoulmagus' first form, then his second. That's two. Then Jessica. Then Sir Leopold the Flying Dog. Marcello is pretty clearly under the influence of the staff when you fight him.him, though unlike the rest he's not copletely controlled. Then you fight Rhapthorne's "true form" in his castle. THEN, you fight his final final ''final'' form. Counting both phases of the final battle, you have to beat Rhapthorne ''eight times''.]]



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->[[TheStinger "Cor]] [[RunningGag blimey!"]]
28th Feb '16 10:58:52 PM WildCardCourier
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** On a smaller scale, the Puff Puff club. It has no relevance whatsoever on the plot and keeps no bonuses or notable items apart from a tinymedal.

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** On a smaller scale, the Puff Puff club. It has no relevance whatsoever on the plot and keeps no bonuses or notable items apart from a tinymedal.tiny medal.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: The 3DS version has had some of the revealing outfits more covered up. Jessica's Magic Bikini now has an actual knee-length skirt covering the bikini bottom instead of the original side-tie swim skirt, while Red is wearing short-shorts under her bearskin pelt skirt instead of her original bikini-style briefs. Surprisingly, this isn't because of Nintendo like some people think; it's due to the CERO guidelines for getting an All Ages rating becoming much stricter between 2004 and 2015.
16th Feb '16 5:57:49 PM GrammarNavi
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* SceneryPorn - This is one of the ''nicest'' looking games on the PS2.

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* SceneryPorn - This is one of the ''nicest'' looking games on the PS2.[[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]].
5th Feb '16 3:33:54 AM GrammarNavi
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''Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King'' broke ground in several respects: it's the first ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' game on the PlayStation2, the first ''DQ'' game in three dimensions, the first released in Europe (not counting the spin-off VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters), and the first released as ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' in the United States (as Creator/SquareEnix finally acquired the rights to the name). It's also the first in which party members are visible during battle sequences.

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''Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King'' broke ground in several respects: it's the first ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' game on the PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, the first ''DQ'' game in three dimensions, the first released in Europe (not counting the spin-off VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters), and the first released as ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' in the United States (as Creator/SquareEnix finally acquired the rights to the name). It's also the first in which party members are visible during battle sequences.
14th Jan '16 3:54:11 PM nombretomado
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''Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King'' broke ground in several respects: it's the first ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' game on the PlayStation2, the first ''DQ'' game in three dimensions, the first released in Europe (not counting the spin-off VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters), and the first released as ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' in the United States (as SquareEnix finally acquired the rights to the name). It's also the first in which party members are visible during battle sequences.

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''Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King'' broke ground in several respects: it's the first ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' game on the PlayStation2, the first ''DQ'' game in three dimensions, the first released in Europe (not counting the spin-off VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters), and the first released as ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' in the United States (as SquareEnix Creator/SquareEnix finally acquired the rights to the name). It's also the first in which party members are visible during battle sequences.
8th Jan '16 9:40:12 AM TheUnsquished
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers - the hero's pet mouse, Munchie [[spoiler:(who actually turns out to be [[LukeIAmYourFather the hero's grandfather, Chen-Mui]], in disguise to help him out)]] can be fed various types of cheese to perform special attacks in-battle.
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