He’s already here! I arrive! We can finally enjoy Dragon Quest XI in Xbox in his Definitive edition. Also at no additional cost for Game Pass subscribers. Let the adventure begin!
Dragon Quest XI Echoes of a Lost Past arrived in Europe in 2018, after staying in Japan for over a year. However, we were not able to take advantage of it Xbox. It is well known that the relationships between Redmond and the Japanese country has not been quite convenient … until now. It seems that with the strong bet of Phil spencer The flame has been rekindled and, luckily, negotiations and agreements are gradually taking shape. The fact that the inclusion of several Yakuza in the Game Pass, as well as the inclusion of this Dragon Quest XI Definitive edition, casts a ray of hope on Xbox users hoping to see and enjoy more Japanese works on their consoles. Without a doubt, this is excellent news.
The light is back better than ever
The case we find here is that of Dragon Quest XI S Echoes of a Lost Past – Definitive Edition. This is a Harbor directly from the game that was released for Switch at the end of 2019 and it’s a significant improvement over the original game. This release includes a number of incentives that make it, according to popular opinion, one of the best RPGs of the generation..
The lands of Erdrea they have long been harassed by the forces of evil to plunge everything into perpetual darkness. Fortunately for mankind, a legendary hero named The luminaire
Classic but modified turn-based combat
The game is a classic JRPG with strategic turn-based combat that has stood the test of time in a memorable way. The fact that we enjoy a game that we could have played perfectly 12 years ago is indicative of the good craftsmanship of the boys of Square Enix. We will undoubtedly enjoy entertaining battles in the usual style in absolutely beautiful environments and gradually get to know some really deep and interesting characters. All this, as if that weren’t enough, softened with the novelties that this version brings which make it an absolutely essential job.
Since there are people who, despite the adventures, don’t like to be entertained with this turn-based combat, this Definitive edition present the possibility of speeding up the fighting, which will make the development of the story more bearable for the more impatient.
The most modern… and classic Dragon Quest!
However, the most striking and curious novelty is that you can play the title both in its original state and in 2D. In churches (which in this saga are places of saving, healing and diversified management of the game) we will be allowed to upgrade to the 2D version, which looks like the old 8/16 bit RPGs. It is the definitive return to the classic and it is very nostalgic: pixelated characters, aerial camera, color palette and simplified menus … It is a trip into the past that will delight the most orthodox on this subject.
But it’s not just the aesthetics that change: the fights play out a little differently. The options are simplified a bit and the fights are random. In normal mode you see enemies lurking around the map and you can dodge them and dodge a lot of clashes. In classic 2D mode, battles occur spontaneously without warning and you will have to fight yes or yes. As in the games of yesteryear. In addition, They took advantage of this 2D mode to introduce a series of additional missions that will allow us to travel to places we could not before.
More history and more difficult
Also in this Definitive edition they introduced some additional subplots for the accompanying characters that make the story much more round and interesting. These events will allow us to better understand the basis and the “raison d’être” of the protagonists and will make the plot much deeper and more mature.
Another very important addition is the addition of a difficulty mode new. Rather, it is a modifier called Draconian mission and this allows us, at the start of a game, to change certain parameters of the game to make it a little more difficult, crazier, more random … The truth is that a good part of the player base of this title complained that this Dragon Quest XI It was a walk so adding another layer of difficulty just feels right. If the game goes completely crazy, we can always turn it off later and leave everything as it should.
Visual and sound section: one of lime and another of sand
The orchestrated soundtrack is another of the magnificent forays of this new edition. The original title was accompanied by the incomparable melodies of Koichi Sugiyama in synthesized mode but this time we will have the possibility of listening to them in an orchestral way. And you can see it. It shows a lot. To our taste, the common audiovisual experience gains a lot and, if you are a fan of the saga, you will get goosebumps when you recognize certain melodies from the previous games. This detail was a success.
What doesn’t seem so successful is what they did with the tech section. As we commented before, this edition comes entirely from the version of Nintendo Switch that came out last year, with all that that entails. That is to say, although the title is spectacular in terms of landscapes and characters (designed by himself Akira Toriyama, that we do not forget), it is true that there is a certain lack of definition in the graphics. It’s not something to put your hands on, but it’s incomprehensible and even more so to know what our people are capable of. powerful Xbox. The differences are very subtle but we can say that the previous version is graphically slightly better than this one. Definitive edition. A pain. Incomprehensible.
Finally Dragon Quest XI on Xbox
Definitely with everything mentioned above we have no choice but to recommend it 100% good game. Dragon Quest XI S Final Edition it’s finally available on Xbox and is one of the masterpieces of the genre. Plus, being included with Xbox Game Pass, you’ll have no excuse. Of course, if you are not a fan of long games, you better stay away from this title. But for everyone, its more than 90 hours of duration will have you spending all Christmas glued to the screen enjoying like crazy.
Here we will leave you, courtesy of the house, the official game trailer for you to enjoy this wonder.