Tag Archives: Dragon Quest

A raucously fun game: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

  Introduction Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is what I would call a hidden gem for the Nintendo DS. I found this game on the discount rack at a Zellers when Zellers was going out of business here in Canada. … Continue reading

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Steeling myself in Pokemon Diamond

  I like to think that the complexity of the gyms in Pokemon Diamond reflects the Game Freak team’s contemporary understanding of how each gym’s type works. That is, the Water type gym in Pastoria City has you wander around raising … Continue reading

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Dragon Quest IX finished

Bringing everyone’s level up to 45 did the trick. I finally beat Corvus. Dragon Quest IX is over. Looking back, the shape of the successful final battle was weirdly by the numbers.  It had its first act, in which things … Continue reading

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Grinding for two

Though easier metal slime battles would be welcome, Dragon Quest IX‘s levelling system is far from broken. Yet, based on a suggestion from the GameFAQs forums my level grinding just got faster. Reducing my party to two members gives both … Continue reading

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Facing Dragon Quest IX’s final boss once more

Well, in this case, the third time was not the charm. My latest battle against Corvus was going well until he kept using breath attacks turn after turn. If only you could lob breath mints at monsters in Dragon Quest … Continue reading

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Grinding in grottoes with bruising bosses

Dragon Quest IX‘s grottoes have a strange difficulty curve. In one found through following a map called “Rock Mine of Doubt Lv.29,” the monsters you encounter change thrice. At first they’re throwbacks to the early part of the game, then … Continue reading

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Seeking hidden grinding spots

After my second attempt on Corvus went even worse than the first (since he was much more aggressive), I’ve decided to sit back and grind for a bit. But, rather than just going on a prolonged metal liquid slime hunt, … Continue reading

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