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Start with 8, then go to 11, if you really, really like the stories I'd recommend the rest but do yourself a favor and start with the modern ones first.
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where's 7? man i got pretty far into that game on my psp back in the day but I never finished it because a hoe broke up with me 😥
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Any recommendations on where to start with the series, or if one game stands out? I'm assuming the first game, but thought I'd ask.
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Any recommendations on where to start with the series, or if one game stands out? I'm assuming the first game, but thought I'd ask.
Start with 8, then go to 11, if you really, really like the stories I'd recommend the rest but do yourself a favor and start with the modern ones first.
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I'm more of a 3 kinda guy. 1 and 2 are great, but you might feel that they're too retro.

But again, you're talking about one of the legendary Japanese retro RPG games ever made. If you're into RPGs, I'm sure you'd appreciate them all.
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Any recommendations on where to start with the series, or if one game stands out? I'm assuming the first game, but thought I'd ask.
The first 3 connect to the newest release, XI, they're also fairly short, especially the first one. I believe the mobile versions are the definitive experience for these first 3. So I recommend starting with them, they're old, but still fun, even better on mobile imo.

I don't recommend VIII on mobile, PS2 version is the definitive version of that one (there's also a 3DS version that's not quite as good). I imagine Square-Enix will bring VIII to the Nintendo Switch at some point (at least I hope so).

Whatever you choose, enjoy!
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Any recommendations on where to start with the series, or if one game stands out? I'm assuming the first game, but thought I'd ask.
I'd recommend starting from the beginning, but it might be too retro. The storyline and gameplay really gets good from the 4th one (so you might want to start here) while the first 3 games are super basic, with 3 being a prequel to the first game. What's also cool about this series is that it kind of birthed the whole jRPG genre.
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where's 7? man i got pretty far into that game on my psp back in the day but I never finished it because a hoe broke up with me 😥
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where's 7? man i got pretty far into that game on my psp back in the day but I never finished it because a hoe broke up with me 😥
The remake has only popped up on the 3DS as of now...

Here's hoping.
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Start with 8, then go to 11, if you really, really like the stories I'd recommend the rest but do yourself a favor and start with the modern ones first.
Only get 8 on the 3DS though -- the mobile version is hot garbage. Also, the 3DS version has long load times for battles; the screen just blacks out for a good 3-5 seconds before a battle. A shame that they didn't fix this because it's otherwise an amazing port.
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The first 3 connect to the newest release, XI, they're also fairly short, especially the first one. I believe the mobile versions are the definitive experience for these first 3. So I recommend starting with them, they're old, but still fun, even better on mobile imo.

I don't recommend VIII on mobile, PS2 version is the definitive version of that one (there's also a 3DS version that's not quite as good). I imagine Square-Enix will bring VIII to the Nintendo Switch at some point (at least I hope so).

Whatever you choose, enjoy!
I really would stress about not recommending 8 on mobile.
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Isn't Dragon Quest VI the last (and thus most advanced Dragon Quest game) on the SNES? Kind of like Final Fantasy VI? Wouldn't VI be a great intro to the series?
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My personal favorite is 5 then 3. I would say you could skip 1,2. 1-4 was on NES and 5, 6 were for super fc (SNES) ..
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Any recommendations on where to start with the series, or if one game stands out? I'm assuming the first game, but thought I'd ask.
It depends on what type of rpg you like. Dq 1 2 and 3 are games where you really got to pay attention to the text as the game doesnt really guide you to your destination like newer rpgs and doesnt emphasize on graphics. Dq4 onwards follows a more easier gameplay a bit better on graphics.The story on dq1 is very short if you know what to do. It can be passed in one sitting. I personally like the music in dq2. Dq8 was the first dq with voices if you like that type of rpg and graphics are much better. I personally like dq 1 2 4 5 7 8 10 11 but i dont like the voices of 11.
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Isn't Dragon Quest VI the last (and thus most advanced Dragon Quest game) on the SNES? Kind of like Final Fantasy VI? Wouldn't VI be a great intro to the series?
Eh, DQ doesn't really work that way. 4, 5, and 6 are kind of a trilogy, but the core mechanics of the games don't change a lot from game to game. It's mostly the trimmings (like one has monster taming and one has multiple stories to play) that change. Generally, 5 is considered the best of the bunch. Then 4 then 6. I recommend all three.

Just to throw in my opinion, I think everyone recommending to start with 1 are crazy. DQ1 is an awful game by today's standards. I like DQ a lot. I even suffered through 7 (it's a crazy slog, fight me). DQ1 is archaic as hell. DQ2 is just a bad game. I think the remake fixed some of the bs, but it's still not a good game. I think, as historical curiosities, they're neat. I'm glad they're available on modern devices. But they've aged terribly. Just read a wiki or watch a let's play or something. Don't suffer through them.

Out of this bunch, I'd probably start with 3 or 4. 3 is cool because you get to make your own team. 4 has a great story, and you can jump on 5 and 6 if you enjoy it. I'd go back to 1 and 2 if you really like the series and just want to see where it starts. And I'd only play 8 on mobile if you don't have another option.

11 is awesome, and I'd highly recommend it at any point. It would be a fantastic start, if you're not locked into mobile. 7 is kind of the odd man out. It's probably the best game I wouldn't recommend anyone ever play. It's so damn long and slow. It's really hard to recommend, but it's also good. Play it if you have a spare hundred hours to meander around an RPG that revels in the grind. If you're not into grind or you like big overarching plots, avoid it at all costs. It's not that kind of game.
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