For this month, I don’t have any honourable mentions because the one game I am featuring here is one that will be eating up most of my gaming time (together with Fire Emblem: Three Houses).
This particular game was released at the end of September for the Nintendo Switch, but it was also previously released for the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. The Switch release is an enhanced version.
The main protagonist from this game also appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, though they were not part of the initial roster.Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is the eleventh entry in the classic Dragon Quest series, in which you take control of a hero known as the “Luminary” to defeat the forces of darkness.
Dragon Quest fans will know exactly what to expect from Dragon Quest XI: An excellent JRPG about the forces of light overcoming the forces of darkness. After all, that has been the case in every game in the series.
It is a case of “if it is not broke, then don’t fix it”. This definitive edition does bring along some new features to enjoy, though.
You can freely switch between 2D and 3D modes in the game. The 2D mode turns your adventure 16-bit, just to make it feel extra classic.
On the subject of classic, you’ll encounter sprites known as Tockles. Tockles are the key to visiting Dragon Quest worlds of the past, where you can find quests to carry out.
A Photo Mode means you can take pictures to remember your journey, even having the Luminary and his companions strike a pose.
It’s not just the Luminary’s story you’ll experience, either. There are interludes at certain points in the game where you take control of one of the Luminary’s allies and experience their side stories.
There are also new audio options. You can switch between English and Japanese voices (with subtitles, of course). As for the music, you are able to switch between the old synthesised soundtrack and new orchestral soundtrack.
If you’ve got the time for it and are a fan of JRPGs, then Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is definitely well worth looking into. I’ve always enjoyed the Dragon Quest games, and this entry makes a mighty fine addition to the series.