History Videogame / DragonQuestVIII

28th Dec '17 2:44:50 AM chizo
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: [[spoiler:The Dragovian society bears similarities to that of ancient China.]]
28th Dec '17 2:29:56 AM chizo
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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.

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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.him.
** The servants at Castle Trodain lament at how miserable the Hero will be when Medea gets married to Charmles and mention that the two are very close.
6th Dec '17 4:12:07 PM Willmo
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* SchmuckBait: Engaging in combat with the Axoraptor lurking just outside Farebury is a very bad idea at a low level. Fortunately if it chases you down, you can always flee from it with no fear of getting attacked.



*** Another Hero-D''ragon Ball'' correlation: [[spoiler:he and Gohan are both [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]]. Both characters' non-human racial traits allow transformations into a large beast.]]

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*** Another Hero-D''ragon Hero-''Dragon Ball'' correlation: [[spoiler:he and Gohan are both [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]]. Both characters' non-human racial traits allow transformations into a large beast.]]
15th Nov '17 2:02:53 PM Someoneman
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* JunkRare: The Platinum Sword is a rare weapon that, outside of a [[RareRandomDrop rare drop]] from a Hell Gladiator, has only one of that you find on the unmarked island, an island that isn't on the map and is far out of the way. However its 40 attack power will very likely already be obsoleted by swords you already have by the time you get it, it has no special effects, and it can't be used to make anything in the Alchemy Pot.
** The Golden Axe can only be gotten through Alchemy, but requires a rare Gold Nugget (of which in the PS2 version, there are only three of in the game outside of a rare drop from a postgame monster), and using an Iron Axe. However with a measly attack power of 27, it's weaker than the Iron Axe you need to use to make it. The book that tells you the recipe even warns you that it'll make a junk weapon. Now the Golden Axe can be used in Alchemy to make the much stronger Moon Axe and King Axe. But with the former being found in the Argonia vault and being weaker than the more easily obtained Bandit Axe, while the latter requires another rare ingredient in the Slime Crown and can just be bought later on in Ortusk, players deem the Golden Axe to still be a junk weapon not worth the expenditure of rare Alchemy ingredients.


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* LethalJokeItem: The 3DS version has a candy cane as a downloadable weapon for Yangus. It always does 1 damage, which seems useless until you realize it means you can use Steal Sickle almost constantly without killing an enemy, making it much easier to grind for {{Rare Random Drop}}s.
10th Oct '17 2:09:17 AM Bakazuki
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* DeadAllAlong: The game begins with the group's arrival at Farebury to seek out Master Rylus, who can help them find a cure for the cursed king. [[spoiler:Master Rylus is not only dead, it's ''his'' house that's been burned to the ground]].
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.
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