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Let's talk about Dragon Quest. The 33-year-old JRPG series has its hooks in us, and we're okay with that. Austin is playing through the whole main series and blogging about it, and Beej is discovering and adoring the series right on his heels. From metal slime hunting to beautiful art books to trying to work our way around a Japanese Nintendo 3DS, we are having an amazing adventure with the series, and we want to share that with you. Like all Geek to Geek Media shows, we keep a clean rating. DQ is about fun for us, and if you can play DQ with your kiddos, you can listen to us with them, too. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dragonquest/support

Let's talk about Dragon Quest. The 33-year-old JRPG series has its hooks in us, and we're okay with that. Austin is playing through the whole main series and blogging about it, and Beej is discovering and adoring the series right on his heels. From metal slime hunting to beautiful art books to trying to work our way around a Japanese Nintendo 3DS, we are having an amazing adventure with the series, and we want to share that with you. Like all Geek to Geek Media shows, we keep a clean rating. DQ is about fun for us, and if you can play DQ with your kiddos, you can listen to us with them, too. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dragonquest/support
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Let's talk about Dragon Quest. The 33-year-old JRPG series has its hooks in us, and we're okay with that. Austin is playing through the whole main series and blogging about it, and Beej is discovering and adoring the series right on his heels. From metal slime hunting to beautiful art books to trying to work our way around a Japanese Nintendo 3DS, we are having an amazing adventure with the series, and we want to share that with you. Like all Geek to Geek Media shows, we keep a clean rating. DQ is about fun for us, and if you can play DQ with your kiddos, you can listen to us with them, too. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dragonquest/support

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Episodes

18 - Final Fantasy vs Dragon Quest - "Crystals, crystals, crystals!"

9/20/2019
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This week, we’ve got a special episode for our Patreon patron, Ty. We have a thoughtful and friendly discussion about Final Fantasy versus Dragon Quest. We thought it’d be cool to compare numbered Final Fantasy games to its DQ counterparts. We’re both Final Fantasy fans as well, so it was cool to get to discuss I-XI and talk about their strengths and weaknesses. Along the way, we talk about familiar tropes in each series, how the games influenced one another at different times, and which...

Duration:01:39:34

17 - Dragon Quest Monsters+ Manga - "This is our spiteful manga episode!"

9/13/2019
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Just in time for the new release of Dragon Quest Monsters + Volume 4, which releases in English on September 17th, we’re bringing you an episode all about DQ Manga! We’ve been talking about it for a while, and now it’s finally here! For today, we’re mostly just talking about the Dragon Quest Monsters + manga, but we hope to do an episode on things like Emblem of Roto and others later on. We really love Dragon Quest Monsters + (especially Austin), so this episode is really just us trying to...

Duration:01:03:27

16 - DQ Builders 2, Part 3: Austin Goes to Hell (Moonbrooke) - "I hate you, and you're gonna live in the snow."

9/6/2019
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Don't miss our Patron-exclusive minisodes at patreon.com/dragonquestfm This will be our final episode (for now) on the wonderful Dragon Quest Builders 2! If you haven’t listened to our previous two episodes about the game, be sure to check those out (episodes (9 and 10). Today, we’re talking about the final parts of the game and our final thoughts. Fair warning: there are a few spoilers ahead! We begin our discussion by talking about Skelketraz, prison break movies, and being buddies with...

Duration:00:46:54

15 - Dragon Quest Rocket Slime - Patreon Request Episode

8/31/2019
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This week, we’re talking about the Dragon Quest spin-off game Rocket Slime! This a special episode, because the topic was chosen by one of our Patreon Patrons, DJPimpDaddy! As part of our Metal Slime tier, you can choose a topic for us to discuss, and this was his. So thanks for your support, and thanks for encouraging us to play Rocket Slime because it’s delightful! Before we get into that, we just want to remind everyone that the demo for Dragon Quest XI S is now available to download on...

Duration:01:02:14

14 - Dragon Quest Swords - "IGN Gave Us Stockholm Syndrome"

8/23/2019
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Welcome to Episode 14 of Dragon Quest FM! This week we’re talking about Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors, which was released on the Nintendo Wii in 2007. For a game that’s 12 years old, it’s fun and looks pretty. When B.J. was in town with Austin, we decided to play it together. But we only had about 24 hours to speedrun the whole thing, which was tricky. Thus, the Journey to Beat Dragon Quest Swords in a Single Weekend Began! This is a very dramatic story full...

Duration:01:19:37

13 - So Happy Together - Live Listener Q&A - "We are in the same room!"

8/17/2019
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Do you hear that noise? It’s high-fiving! Because for the first time in the (admittedly short) history of Dragon Quest FM, B.J. and Austin are together! In the same room! We cover lots of questions, from talking about our Dragon Quest XII hopes, to a list of our favorites: monsters, bosses, and towns! We also go down a dark road and discuss what might happen to the series when Toriyama or Horii pass away. B.J. talks about Star Wars, nerds out over Ewan McGregor, and freaks out over the new...

Duration:01:11:14

12 - Dragon Quest News and Announcements - "Moonwalk right out the door"

8/9/2019
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This past week, we got tons of Dragon Quest news! We got heroes in Smash, the release of Dragon Quest Your Story in Japan, some news about DQ X that makes us want to cry, and some exciting updates about Dragon Quest XI S! First, let’s talk about the Heroes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate! Neither of us really play Smash, but we’re really excited for all of you who do. Then it’s on to Dragon Quest XI S! SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION Patreon.com/dragonquestfm Announce our Upcoming Q&A episode!...

Duration:00:39:20

11 - Dragon Quest 2 (Listener's Choice)

8/2/2019
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This week, we’re talking about Dragon Quest 2! We had a listener poll, and this is the topic you chose. A HUGE thanks to everyone who voted. We’re going to be holding another poll soon, so make sure you keep an eye out for that. We’re going to be discussing the game in-depth (plus the game is, like, 30 years old), so there will be some SPOILERS ahead. For those of you who haven’t played the game, Austin gives a brief synopsis at the beginning of the episode. He played the mobile version,...

Duration:00:44:02

10 - Dragon Quest Builders 2, Part Deux - "Just exploding and pooping hearts"

7/26/2019
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Support DQFM on Patreon! Once again this week, B.J. and Austin have both been playing tons of Dragon Quest Builders 2, so we’re doing a quick follow-up episode. Once again, we’re keeping it as free of story spoilers as possible and instead focusing mostly on gameplay and our experiences. Austin was also sick this week, so B.J. does a lot of the talking. We also discuss Austin’s weird reaction to cold medicines. Like, seriously, why does he react that way? We talk about the second island...

Duration:00:44:42

09 - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Initial Impressions

7/23/2019
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Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm It’s our early impressions of Dragon Quest Builders 2! We’ll have no real story spoilers in this episode, since the game is so new. Anything we discuss story-wise is something you could see in the promotional materials before the game’s release. Today, we’ll mostly be talking about gameplay mechanics, side quests, and just things we liked with the game. We discuss the poll results for our August 2nd episode, as well as our reactions to...

Duration:00:56:20

08 - Catch-Up Hour: Dragon Quest IV and VI

7/11/2019
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Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm This week, what started out as a special Dragon Quest Catch-Up Episode, where Austin and B.J. talk about where they are in the DQ games they’re currently playing, turns into a Zenithia Trilogy episode because B.J. is playing DQ IV and Austin just finished DQ VI. First, B.J. talks about getting stuck in the Alena chapter of IV and how much he dislikes random enemy encounters nowadays. We also talk about the accents and dialects in IV, and...

Duration:00:52:53

07 - Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2

7/5/2019
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Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm In this week’s episode of DQFM, we discuss Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2, originally released on the PS4. We discuss the difference in play styles, NPCs, and even towns from the mainline series. (Airship vs Courtyard. We all know which one is cooler, right?) Which Heroes game is better? Austin has fond memories of the first one and thinks it’s the best. B.J. agrees, but thinks DQH2 still has a lot of good things to offer. We also do a...

Duration:00:37:58

06 - Dragon Quest: Your Story and Playing "Who Said It? Dr. Agon or BJ?"

6/28/2019
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Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm This week, we’re discussing the latest Dragon Quest Your Story trailer and poster! Austin and B.J. are both excited for the movie, but they’re approaching it differently. Austin has played Dragon Quest V, the game that the movie is based on, while B.J. has only played through the intro. Because of this, they discuss whether Trailer #2 actually had spoilers, as someone who played the game versus someone who hasn’t. They also talk about...

Duration:00:43:33

05 - Dragon Quest 1 - "You are embarrassing, and I am a stick in the mud"

6/21/2019
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Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm This week, Austin and B.J. explore early JRPGs and also talk about the first Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior in the West). First, they discuss the different versions of the game. B.J. played the NES version when he was a kid, thought he beat it, but has been really been living a lie--he only got halfway through the game! We talk about the graphics, music, and why we think the game wasn’t initially successful in the States. Austin played...

Duration:00:43:48

04 - Post-E3 DQ Thoughts

6/13/2019
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Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm Last episode, we went through our pre-E3 hopes and dreams. This week, we come back to reality and talk about what we got right, what we got wrong, and all of the great stuff that happened regardless. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dragonquest/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dragonquest/support

Duration:00:54:53

03 - Our Pre-E3 Show, or The One Where All of BJ's Dreams are Destroyed by Austin

6/7/2019
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Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm E3 is just around the corner, and we wanted to talk about some of the most important things for us. From Dragon Quest X to XII to what we hope they let us see in DQ XI S for the Switch. Beej hits Dragon Quest Walk right on the nose before it was even announced (this was recorded prior to it), and Austin dashes his hopes that we will see an English localization of DQ Rivals for mobile devices. We also wonder about just what Pokemon Sleep...

Duration:00:41:28

02 - Dragon Quest XI: Journey Through the Gazillion Versions

5/31/2019
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Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm Dragon Quest XI has experienced incredible success in the West, and there is good cause for that. It takes the DQ formula that has worked for over 33 years and hones it into what many people say might be the best in the series. Unlike previous Dragon Quest games, though, DQXI has released on multiple platforms at launch, instead of getting remasters and remakes over the years. In Japan, a PS4 and Nintendo 3DS version were released (sans...

Duration:00:32:23

01 - What Dragon Quest Game Should You Start With?

5/28/2019
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Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm Dragon Quest is 33-years-old. Some of you have been there since the very beginning. BJ, for instance, played the Nintendo Power Giveaway version of Dragon Warrior all the way back in 1989. And others like Austin became mega-fans after being exposed in 2016 or so. No matter when you come to DQ, what matters is what you're here. Or almost here. We get asked a lot about which Dragon Quest game you should start with? Should you start with...

Duration:00:27:28

00 - Why We're Doing a Podcast on Dragon Quest

5/27/2019
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Support DQFM in just 3 clicks! We have wanted to do a Dragon Quest podcast for some time, and we decided to finally do it. There needs to be a lot more DQ content out there, and we want to be a part of that conversation. Austin is in the middle of playing through each and every DQ game over at DragonQuestAustin.com, and Beej is working his way through them at a slightly slower pace. We love the DQ community, and we want to be friends with all of you. Let's get together, talk about things...

Duration:00:13:08