So I was telling someone that the other day, our teacher said that if anyone doesn’t come to class on November 29th that no excuses would be accepted and it would be counting as ditching. He did throw us a bone and canceled the coming test until the week after though.
My brother is planning to pick it up at a different store then me, and they say they’ll be opening at 6:00 AM and will be playing the Symphonic Suites for customers. The first 10 get a slime plushy. He’s then already planned to have a small get together at a friend’s house with his massive entertainment system and they’ll all play it there.
The store I reserved at will have snacks and refreshments, and will load all their TVs with the games and have it playable outside while you wait. My brother’s wife and the baby will stay home with me to play it. (He, he, I’m a wife-stealer! :P)
About two months ago, while tugging on one of those round white things to stay up on a train, I started humming the “adventure book” theme that plays at the main menu when you load from the title screen. When my voice faded away, less than a minute later, I heard someone else humming it. It reminds of a year past when Dragon Quest VII got released and you could still find it stacked full, occupying an entire shelf to itself at stores and ring tone melodies were just beginning to be really popular and Enix had released the first Dragon Quest melodies, I used to here the original DQ’s overworld theme on someone’s cellphone somewhere in public like once or twice a week.
I even think the website rocks. I keep looking at the movies on the promotional disc that came with DQV and I love the look of riding on the tiger, or carrying the torch through the caves, or the way your protagonist struggles when he picks up a barrel. The classic things, like hitting your head on the ceiling when you use the return-to-overworld spell in an enclosed place or reporting to the priest to save your game make me giggly with glee.
Jump had an article this summer when they announced it would be coming out this winter. They polled readers on which month they thought “winter” meant and then asked what their ideal release date would be. Then they did a couple of columns on what it would be like if it released on such and such a day, and reminiscing about past DQ release dates. Then they went over the series and the screenshots, speculating about winter-releated Dragon Quest enemies, towns, weapons and such and then polled readers on what they’re favorite wintry Dragon Quest elements are.
During the summer, every magazine would compete to be the first with scoops like screenshots showing different views, esp. the series’ first 1st-person overworld view, of a temple or to report that the search command had been replaced with the party command in the menu.
You can get daily fortunetelling from the priest or the water mirror witches and watch slime races, or download cellphone wallpaper and music and little mini-games, including DQ versions of classic casino games, among other things for about $3 a month and you can bet I’m subscribed to it.
Every time the commercial comes on (the third one I think before the game is even released) my family calls me in to come watch it.
Only 58 more days!