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    Well, I just received, and finished playing, my Dragon Quest VIII demo and I'm impressed. It is truly a beautiful game to look at and behold. Thankfully, it also plays as well as it looks, evoking RPG battle systems of old and new and they come together nicely. The new voice overs are very well done, as are the new menus. The lip-synching isn't perfetc, but it IS done very well. Now I can't wait for November for the full release! Yay!

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    I just got my DQVIII demo the other day, I must say I can't WAIT for this game... I really love how this series has evolved... the voice overs were done really well..

    The only thing I wish this DQ had was the multiple characters when running around towns/world map...

    That'd be the best lol.
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    The Question in everyone's mind must be: does it play like a Dragon Warrior game? Truth be told, the battle systems from DW 1 to DW 7 did not really evolve very much. This is what appeals to me.
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    Topic says DW VII - might wanna edit that
    I can't wait for this game either though.. Oh wait, yes I can, because it should have come out a year or 2 ago, so I guess I HAVE been waiting for this game
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    The battle system is very much like DQ VII and previous iterations... From the demo both the Hero character and Yangus were able to do the Psyche Up ability that Kiefer had in DQVII, I'm assuming all characters will have it as there was some sort of tutorial that explained it...

    But other than that, it's very true to DQ... the only thing different with the battle system is visuals, you actually see your character dealing out the damage and see the monsters attacking your character etc...
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    How did you guys get the demo?

    Anyway, I can't wait to get this game!
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    Gave it a spin just now. This is EXACTLY what the series needed after VII.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMG
    How did you guys get the demo?
    Ditto.

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    Pre-order bonus at Gamedump.
    Zelda is NOT an RPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMG
    How did you guys get the demo?

    Anyway, I can't wait to get this game!

    my local gamestop had em, most retail stores should have a copy...

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    Got my demo at my local Fry's Electronics... they had a bunch just lying around to pick up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkMan
    Got my demo at my local Fry's Electronics... they had a bunch just lying around to pick up.
    Anyone konw if EB has them? If so, I'm friends with a store manager and will have him pick up a few.

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    Gotta see if my Gamestop has any for free before work tonight.
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    Is there any way to, you know, try it out WITHOUT having to pre-order it? What a stupid idea, only giving demos to people buying the game.

    BTW, as if I didn't know, what system is this?

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    For PS2.

    I grabbed one the copies of the demo we have at work tonight. I haven't played it yet, but does is there a save game function in the demo?
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    I already have the Japanese version of the game, but since I don't have a way to play it (or the Japanese release of DQ V for the PS2, either)...

    I've been looking for somewhere to get a hold of one of those DQ VIII demos, though. Anyone willing to help me out?
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    Sadly there is no save function on the demo... so unless you have an hour or two to fully complete the demo, plan on leaving your PS2 on if you have to run an errand... lol.
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    Great news... someone should edit the title of this thread as the official Dragon Quest VIII thread...

    Well the news is that DQ8 will include a playable demo of Final Fantasy XII! Even more of an incentive to pick up this game!

    Nov. 22nd is going to be so expensive... XBOX360 + launch games + DQ8.... yipes.
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    There!.....changed the topic title Samuraismurfette reported last week that DQ VIII will also be packaged in a special box like Star Ocean was. Yay! I'm still having fun with this demo. Finding secret little paths here and there....finding that guy all by himself in the hut on top of the waterfall....constantly watching the sun rise and set so beautifully...being told I can't proceed to that really nice looking church in this demo...*sigh* Nice demo indeed I DO wonder now what Jessica and Angelo sound like when they speak....

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    Since this is a DQ thread, who else here thinks VIII will be the last DQ game? Will Squeenix make another without Toriyama or what?
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