Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is the Nintendo 3DS remake of the PS1 classic. Released back in 2013 in Japan, it’s finally about to come out in Europe and North America: there’s now less than 2 months left to wait!
Today, Nintendo of America uploaded the second episode of their video series for Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past. This one is all about battles, which is one of the central elements of pretty much all RPG.
Unlike the original, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past does not feature random encounters. You can clearly see enemies in the field, and avoid them if you want/need to. In fact, they all have a specific pattern, and you need to pay attention to it if you don’t want to be caught unprepared. For example, some enemies just wander around, while others will immediately charge at you when they see you.
As for the battle system proper, it’s turn-based (no changes here!). You have to select your actions based on your strategy, and for all the characters. Alternatively, you can let your teammates take care of themselves, by giving them specific sets of commands. Don’t worry if you chose that option: you will also get XP that way.
One thing to keep in mind is that enemies can call back-up, and will sometime merge into a more powerful monster: you need to prepare yourself for anything if you’re planning to save the world! Therefore, you need to equip the right equipment, and frequently visiting the shops in town is a great way to do so.
Here’s the second episode of Nintendo’s video series for Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, which is all about the battle system:
The next episode will be about the Vocations (which change the stats and abilities of your characters).
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS) comes out on September 16th in Europe and North America.