Friday, August 06, 2010

Slime dunk

Until a few minutes ago, I thought that, in the world of Dragon Quest IX, a slime is a slime is a slime--i.e., all of the game's slime enemies (with the possible exception of those oh-so-slippery metallic ones) are easy-as-pie pushovers.

Then I came upon a Darkonium Slime (see image to the right)--after spending 30 minutes or so battling my way through the first nine levels of one of Dragon Quest IX's more difficult grottoes.

My first reaction upon seeing the shiny red beast: "Awww! It's so cute!" A few seconds later, all of my characters were laid out like Lindsay Lohan after her latest bender.

I guess that means I have to level up a bit more. Maybe I'll do that this weekend by beating, once again, some of the easier grottoes. Or maybe I'll, you know, tackle the final boss.

See also: 'I don't want it to end'


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I'd suggest that second one. you have a level 40 mage (is it called a mage...I can't recall...the one that uses offensive spells and wands?) yet? You can sleep at Alltrades Abbey and complete a side quest in your dreams.
I'm about 5 levels short...

Bryan Ochalla said...

I'll let you know which option I went with on Monday :)

As for your question: Yep, I have a level 40 mage, and I've completed that quest. It's a fun one!