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Author: dagoss
Posted: March 30, 2021 (04:48 AM)
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I'm only about 7 hours into this game, but my understanding is that there are now fan servers that you can connect to so that you can still get access to the post-game content even though the official servers are dead. This might not have been applicable when this review was written though.

I've heard the multiplayer was a lot of fun when it was still around. I take it you didn't get a chance to try it?

In contemporary reviewers on big sites, and podcasts (like Retronauts) with people that worked in the gaming press, I always hear tell of how great things like Mario Kart DS multiplayer was, how great 3DS's streetpass was, etc. I have never in my life encountered a single other human people with a DS or with streetpass active. I guess you have to live in Japan or go to TGS or something to have these fabled multiplayer experiences.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: March 31, 2021 (12:45 PM)
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No, never got the chance to do any of the multi-player stuff or anything that involved linking or anything like that. Wish I'd known about the fan servers when I was playing it, but alas, I can't imagine me going back to this one. It's a solid game, but probably in my bottom half of Dragon Quest games as far as the overall package. Definitely below 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 11 for sure. I will give it credit for one thing, though: Having the character Jack o' AllTrades turn into Master of Nu'un is the single best pun this series has ever come up with.


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