History Videogame / DragonQuestVIII

3rd Nov '16 9:38:20 AM TKWizard
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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 is received a remaster with new scenarios and [[PromotedToPlayable adds the thief Red and Morrie the arena keeper as party members]] for the [=3DS=] in August 2015 in Japan and 2016 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 is received a remaster with new scenarios and [[PromotedToPlayable adds the thief Red and Morrie the arena keeper as party members]] for the [=3DS=] in August 2015 in Japan and 2016 2017 in North America.
7th Oct '16 2:14:06 PM Willmo
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** When Yangus' Fisticuffs skill reaches 42 points he will learn Thin Air, which hits every enemy, dealing about 45 points of damage each. What makes it so useful is that the soonest point Yangus can master this ability is level 12!
29th Sep '16 1:16:21 PM 32_Footsteps
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* FusionDance: In the Monster Arena, certain team combinations will result in the three monsters fusing into one extra-strong creature. Regardless of the result, the fusion only lasts until the end of battle. In regular battles, as per series tradition, slimes in sufficient quantities can do this to become a [[KingMook King Slime]].
22nd Sep '16 7:17:56 AM JudgeSpear
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* CorruptChurch - The Church of the Goddess has real problems with this. There ''are'' plenty of [[SaintlyChurch true believers]] and [[GoodShepherd upstanding members]], though.

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* CorruptChurch - The Church of the Goddess has real problems with this. There ''are'' plenty is disastrously corrupt. Despite two of [[SaintlyChurch the major clergy (the Lord High Priest and Abbot Francisco) being benevolent, selfless true believers]] believers, the structure of the church is thoroughly rotten: demanding money from the faithful in return for absolution, rising through the ranks based chiefly on bribery, and [[GoodShepherd upstanding members]], though.[[spoiler:using the church's martial arm to further personal aims]]. This results in the party's quest being stymied at several points.
16th Sep '16 6:03:55 AM JudgeSpear
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* BadBadActing: When High Priest Rolo did his HeelFaceTurn and helped the party escape from the dungeon in Puyrgatory island, they devised a ruse to distract the guards to escape. This ruse is complete with purposefully stilted, wooden, and melodramatic acting with Yangus dancing the highlight of the scene.

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* BadBadActing: When High Priest Rolo did his HeelFaceTurn and helped the party escape from the dungeon in Puyrgatory Purgatory island, they [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTDmSGCFFIc devised a ruse to distract the guards to escape. escape.]] This ruse is complete with purposefully stilted, wooden, and melodramatic acting with Yangus dancing the highlight of the scene.scene.
-->'''Jessica''': He's going to die. Ah, help.
-->'''High Priest Rolo''': My '''gold''' rosary! I swallowed it. And now the pain is un-'''BEAR'''-rra-'''BLE'''!!
13th Sep '16 11:02:23 PM JudgeSpear
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* BadBadActing: When High Priest Rolo did his HeelFaceTurn and helped the party escape from the dungeon in Puyrgatory island, they devised a ruse to distract the guards to escape. This ruse is complete with purposefully stilted, wooden, and melodramatic acting with Yangus dancing the highlight of the scene.
23rd Aug '16 7:06:23 PM nombretomado
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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter - Most monsters. Thanks to [[AkiraToriyama Toriyama's]] sense of whimsy, the monsters that aren't this are at worst UglyCute instead.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter - Most monsters. Thanks to [[AkiraToriyama [[Creator/AkiraToriyama Toriyama's]] sense of whimsy, the monsters that aren't this are at worst UglyCute instead.
22nd Aug '16 12:28:18 AM cypsiman2
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* HeelRealization: After David is killed in Arcadia, Dominico realizes that the servant that he'd so horribly belittled and abused was the descendant of the sage that his family had sworn to protect for generations, and that he'd lost sight of this because of the power that the Sage gave his ancestors for this purpose.
16th Aug '16 9:00:42 PM Ingonyama
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* GottaKillEmAll: [[spoiler:Rhapthorne]]'s goal, as the deaths of the descendants of the Seven Sages is required to release the SealedEvilInACan.


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* SingleLineOfDescent: Played with. While the descendants of the Seven Sages must die for the BigBad to be released from his can, it must be seven ''specific'' people who inherit that portion of the "can"--meaning that in a couple cases there are other descendants in the family in question, but they are useless to the BigBad's plan. Examples: Alistair vs. Jessica, Marta vs. her son.
5th Aug '16 2:46:05 PM Pistax
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* OutlawTown: Pickem.

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* OutlawTown: Pickem.Pickham.



* RunningGag - King Trode will pop up and make a comment when the team least expects to see him, always prompting a "COR BLIMEY!" from Yangus. Lampshaded late in the game, when Trode shows up at Tyran Gully, and Yangus starts to say his line, but then stops and says [[OverusedRunningGag he's getting sick of that old bit.]]

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* RunningGag - King Trode will pop up and make a comment when the team least expects to see him, always prompting a "COR BLIMEY!" from Yangus. Lampshaded late in the game, when Trode shows up at Tyran Tryan Gully, and Yangus starts to say his line, but then stops and says [[OverusedRunningGag he's getting sick of that old bit.]]
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