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Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition is coming to Xbox One on December 4, 2020. It will be available via Game Pass on console and PC too on release day. This is the first time the series has appeared on Xbox.

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Sorry about the english in this rant:

This was the last rpg I will ever play from Square Enix. I absolutely hated it after putting quite a few hours in it. And I love my RPGs (finished the first two Ys just a few hours ago). The start (and coincidentally the demo portion of the game on Switch) was great. The first experience of traveling the world, finding new locations, characters and so on WAS FUN. But after that.... doing it practically again for storyreasons and without much change and with those more and more stereotype characters, which - well, not all of them, but most of them - never really grew made me resent this game. Also... Square has so much money and does so much graphically with their games... and some of Dragon Quests dungeons still look like a first draft. Or like... Minecraft without its charme. Blocky, empty and boring. There is one, where the whole gimmick is, that everything is golden. And it looks nice... for 1 second, until you realize its all still cubes without even a single non-90°s-Wall. The dungeon-design really looks like the took the old NES-Graphics and remade them in 3D. I still finished the, but I can name like a few dozen better RPGs, even some from Square Enix. Do I still need to talk about the music? About the drama because it was soooo bad on the PS4?

This game... is just sooooooo overrated and BAD. Worst RPG I played in a very long time.

Oh, I dont resent DQ in general. Played quite a bit of DQ7, DQ8 and DQ9 and they all ranged from fine to good.