Dragon Quest IX

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#redirect [[Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies]]
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{{Infobox
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|title = Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Sky
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|image = [[Image:Dragon_quest_ix2.jpg|Dragon Quest IX Front Cover|256px]]
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|imagecaption = European Boxart
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|label1 = Developer
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|data1 = Level-5 <br />
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|label2 = Publisher
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|data2 = Square Enix <br />
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|label3 = Creator
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|data3 = Yuji Horii <br />
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|label4 = Character Art
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|data4 = Akira Toriyama <br />
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|label5 = Release Date(s)
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|data5 = July 11, 2009 (JP)<br />July 11, 2010 (NA)<br />July 23, 2010 (EU)
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|label6 = Genre
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|data6 = RPG/Adventure
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|label7 = Official Website
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|data7 = [http://dragonquest.nintendo.com/# dragonquest.ninteno]
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==Background==
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Unlike other Dragon Quest games, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies allows players to create the main protagonist (Hero). The story begins high above the world, in an angelic paradise known as the Observitory. The Hero is one of the Celistrians who inhabit the kingdom. As an Celestrian, the Hero's goal is ultimately to make it into The realm of the Almighty, though he'll need to get the  Fyggs before he is allowed to enter The realm of the Almighty. Being that this isn't your ordinary run-of-the-mill fruit, the only way to find it would be to pay a visit to the World Tree - but it only grows when the tree is empowered by Benevolessence. In order to acquire one of the Fyggs, you'll need to collect an awful lot of Benevolessence, and the only way to do that is by helping out the inhabitants of the world. The Hero's journey begins as you visit the people below the seemingly angelic paradise, and offer to help them with whatever it is that they may need assistance with.
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=Gameplay=
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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky isn't your typical Dragon Quest game. Unlike past Dragon Quest titles, where a single goal is laid out in front of you, you will be forced to complete hundreds of smaller quests for people - in order to reach your goal of entering Realm of the Almighty. Dragon Quest IX features hundreds of individual quests, ranging from slaying a specific breed of monster, to collecting a rare item for a villager. As you explore more of the world, more locations and quests become available to you. The more quests you complete, the more Benevolessence you collect. Dragon Quest IX features additional quests, or "side quests", that share little to no relevancy to the game's storyline. These "side quests" are usually for rewards, such as a piece of equipment or an item that is unattainable through play otherwise.
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==Multiplayer==
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Dragon Quest IX is the first game in the series to feature wireless multiplayer. Players may connect with one another, either through the Nintendo DS's local wireless capabilities or through Nintendo Wi-Fi, and form exploration parties of up to four. Certain quests and locations are only available for play, or can be unlocked, through playing with other people. Players will also be able to download exclusive Wi-Fi quests, have guests from previous games, and access an online shop where unique items, equipment, and costumes can be purchased for gold.
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==Characters==
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===[[Stella]]===
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A fairy character who arrives alongside of the hero in the human world(Protectorate). She is the operator of a flying train known as the Starflight Express.
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===[[Ivor]]===
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A young man who seems to have a thing against the main character. Often times acting as a bully, he may be more of a friend than a foe upon closer inspection.
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===[[Jona Jones]]===
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A timid young woman who worries about things constantly. She was born in a seaside town known as Porth Llaffan, and seems to have a respect for the ocean.
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===[[Phlegming]] and [[Catarrhina]]===
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Phlegming is an eager Archaeoligist. The way he speaks suggests that he very confident in his findings, perhaps a bit too confident. Catarrhina is his wife. A tad naive, she helps Phlegming out with his research.
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===[[Teal]]===
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Another young man from a far off city. He was forced into his current whereabouts by his uncle for reasons unknown at this time.
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===[[Serena]]===
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A young woman shrouded in mystery. She seeks the hero's help, but for what?
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===[[Aquila]]===
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A senior celestrian who would take on no apprentices until he saw the hero's potential, and agreed to mentor you. He is strong, fair, and has a very strong sense of honor. He will do anything for his celestrian comrades. But will he betray all he knows and loves?...
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===[[Apus Major]]===
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The oldest and most regal of all the celestrians. He has a strong sense of benevolence, and has great hopes for the hero. He yearns for the day that the holy celestrians fulfill their grand duty assigned to them by the Grand Architect, Zenus.
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===[[Corvus]]===
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The betrayed Celestrian who fell from grace... Can the hero save him before all is lost?
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===[[Erinn]]===
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A bright, young girl who runs the inn in Angel Falls. She is kind, caring, and great at    what she does. She is the hero's first mortal friend and later becomes the manager of the  Quester's Rest, an inn in Stornway that serves as a get together for all adventurers.
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===[[Patty]]===
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A rough'n'tumble, one of a kind girl who is rescued by the hero in the hexagon. She later reveals her true intentions and that she needs Erinn to run the Quester's Rest in Stornway. She also has a knack for seeing hidden traits in people and has her own Party Planning Place, where she introduces the hero to all kinds of helpful allies to adventure with.
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===[[Zenus]]===
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The Grand Architect himself. He is a wise all powerful leader and creator of mortals and celestrians alike. He is the father of Celestria. He was angered by the Mortal's greed and wanted to destroy them. Celestria, however, thought the mortals were a kind race and they were just a little off course, so she transformed herself into the might Yggdrasil to protect the Mortals.
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==Monsters==
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''See [[Monsters (Dragon Quest IX)]]''
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Several new monsters, such as the Wight Knight or Slime Stack, make their debut appearances in Dragon Quest IX.
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There are also Legacy Bosses from previous Dragonquest games that provide a memorable      experience for those just starting with DQ9, or those who have been playing Dragonquest    games for a while.
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==Reception==
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{{Reviews
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|Game Informer :: 8/10
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|Official Nintendo Magazine :: 90%
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|Famitū :: 40/40
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|MC = 87/100
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|GRank = 86.88%
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Dragon Quest IX sold 2,318,932 copies -- out of an estimated three million copies that had been shipped -- just two days after it was released in Japan. The game received mixed reviews from gamers, though it received favorable reviews from most gaming magazines / websites. Famitsu gave Dragon Quest IX a perfect 40/40, claiming that the game was true to it's roots and a visual spectacle on the DS.
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