Wednesday, July 21, 2010

But what about Beyonce's blue ball gown?

I've always been a bit obsessive--OK, a lot obsessive--when it comes to collecting loot (i.e., accessories, armor and weapons) in RPGs, but Dragon Quest IX has taken those obsessive tendencies to new heights by allowing me to actually see the accessories, armor and weapons my avatars are currently sporting.

The problem with this "feature" is that I tend to equip my party members based on how a particular accessory will make them look as opposed to how it will help them in battle. For instance, Beyonce, my martial artist, currently sports a silver tiara, a spangled dress, fishnet stockings, high heels--and a shiny pair of crow's claws.

Thankfully, the former Destiny's Child frontwoman--and her digitized Dragon Quest IX cohorts--are a bit over-leveled at the moment, so they're still holding their own rather handily despite the fact that they're all wearing less-than-desirable (from a defense standpoint) gear.

I don't suppose any of you fabulous Dragon Quest IX aficionados are experiencing this same, er, "issue"?

See also: 'The gayest (Dragon Quest IX) party ever'


Viewtiful_Justin said...

OMG! I SO am! I keep thinking to myself, "I wish that was something that was a bit stronger, because it would look SO CUTE on her."

Dang it all. I'm sad to have to hide Trigg's spiky red hair under a helmet all the time.

It's a dilemma I've ever had to even THINK about before. Just another reason to TOTALLY love this game!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ha ha! Well, I'm glad I'm not alone :)

I feel like I'm slowly getting better, although accessories and armor still have to match for me to choose them.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

That's so funny. I had one of my characters walking around in heavy armor and panties. It didn't seem like the best of choices...

Bryan Ochalla said...

But those are the best outfits, Justin! ;)

My mage currently looks like someone who got a bit part in Pam Anderson's V.I.P. show, BTW.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Yeah...I've got a guy wandering around in a gown he got from a VIP at the hotel, and then I alchemized some Wonder Shorts (I think that's what they're called...) that look like Super Hero Speedos. No lie.