Like, what the fuck, Square Enix?
This was the best of the bunch:
The best. It’s especially egregious when Level 5, the developers responsible for several previous Dragon Quest games, is making a game that looks like this:
I mean, sure, you could use the Wii’s lack of horsepower as an excuse when put next to Ni No Kuni, which was developed for the Playstation 3… but even the damn Nintendo DS version of Ni No Kuni has more heart and complexity to its environments, despite the low resolution and ancient hardware. See:
Try harder, Square Enix. It’s early (though the game’s been in development for several years), it’s an MMO (kinda) and Dragon Quest has never been graphical powerhouse… but this is just embarrassing. I want to be excited for this game, I’ve been hard at work trying since it was first revealed… but I’m finding it exceptionally difficult to imagine this being any less of a trainwreck than Final Fantasy XIV, which Square Enix are tearing down and rebuilding from scratch because it was so bad.