Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest X is an anime-style, JRPG-inspired subscription MMORPG in which you must stop Nelgel, the Lord of Hell, and save the world. Freely switch between classes and engage in combat that's a mix of turn-based and MMORPG.
|Publisher: Square Enix
Type: 3D MMORPG
Release Date: August 2, 2012
Pros: +Non-human races. +Freely switch between jobs (classes). +Cross-platform gameplay. +Free-to-play up to level 20.
Cons: -Small zones. -Not easily accessible to English speaking users. -Box fee and a monthly subscription.
Dragon Quest X Overview
Dragon Quest X: Awakening of the Five Tribes online is the tenth game and only MMORPG in the popular series of JRPGs Dragon Quest. You start the game as a human in a single-player prologue, during which your village is attacked by Nelgel, the Lord of Hell. During the attack your soul is forced out of your body and into the body of another character that is used in the MMORPG portion of the game. Choose one of six varied races—Human, Dwarf, Elf, Ogre, Puklipo, and Weddie—and one of six jobs—Warrior, Mage, Martial Artist, Minstrel, Priest, and Thief—that can be switched between freely and set out on your journey. Combat is a combination of traditional MMORPG combat and the active time battle system seen in many JRPGs; you have to wait a certain amount of time between turns, but turns will stack if you wait long enough. A highly customizable housing system allows you to create your perfect fantasy house. Navigate your way through the cinematic story to stop Nelgel and save the world.
Dragon Quest X Key Features:
- Aesthetically pleasing - the game world is brought to life by Akira Toriyama’s signature style.
- Six varied races - make a character that is any of six varied races, three of which are decidedly non-human.
- JRPG-inspired combat - the combat system is a combination of classic MMORPG combat and the active time battle system.
- Freely Switch between jobs - one character can play as each of the game’s six jobs; simply return to town to change which job you are playing as.
- Highly customizable housing - choose your plot size, house type, and even the interior decor.
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Dragon Quest X System Requirements
Operating System: Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 7600 GT VRAM 256MB, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro VRAM 256MB, or Intel HD Graphics 2000 VRAM 256MB
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Disk Space: 16 GB
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Dragon Quest X Additional Information
Developer(s): Square Enix, Armor Project, NTT DoCoMo (Android and iOS versions), Ubitus (Android and iOS versions)
Publisher(s): Square Enix (Japan), Shanda Games (China)
Wii Beta start date (Japan): February 23, 2012
Version 1 Wii release date (Japan): August 2, 2012
Version 1 Wii U release date (Japan): March 20, 2013
Version 1 Windows release date (Japan): September 26, 2013
Version 1 Android release date (Japan): December 16, 2013
Version 1 iOS release date (Japan): December 16, 2013
Version 1 3DS release date (Japan): September 4, 2014
Version 2 Wii release date (Japan): December 5, 2013
Version 2 Wii U release date (Japan): December 5, 2013
Version 2 Windows release date (Japan): December 5, 2013
Version 3 Wii release date (Japan): April 30, 2015
Version 3 Wii U release date (Japan): April 30, 2015
Version 3 Windows release date (Japan): April 30, 2015
Closed Beta start date (China): August 24, 2016
Development History / Background:
Dragon Quest X was first announced at a press conference in January 2009, during which designer Yuji Horii had hinted that it was halfway complete at the time. In April 2011, Horii announced that the game would be done by the end of the year. It was formally unveiled during a Ustream livestream on September 5th, 2011. Beta applications opened in November 2011, with the Wii Beta beginning on February 23, 2012. Beta testers were given the Beta version on a disc, a USB memory stick, and a manual. The initial launch occurred on August 2, 2012, at which time it was available exclusively for Nintendo Wii. Wii U, Windows, Android, iOS, and Nintendo 3DS versions would follow at later times. On December 5, 2013, an expansion called “The Sleeping Hero and the Guided Allies,” also known as Version 2, was released. A second expansion, titled “Legend of the Ancient Dragon,” was released on April 30, 2015. A third expansion has been announced and will add a seventh race, Dragon.