"Can the remnants of our past lead us to a future...?"
Dragon Quest: Legacy of the Lost is a fangame highly inspired by Dragon Warrior 7. The game will feature the shard system and time travel aspect found in Dragon Warrior 7. The underlying story, however, is not the same and besides the time travelling portion, no plot sequence will be taken from Dragon Warrior 7.
“Join a story that spans the ages! Through a series of seemingly unrelated events, a young man finds himself in the middle of a divine conflict. Picking up allies along the way, the man will confront the darkness and bring back the legacy of the lost!”
The world of Araginol is at peace… or so it seems. As far back as the people of this land can recall there is little in terms of land. The continent of Erdrich is all that has been discovered by seafarers and captains of the seas…
“How can this be? Is it truly possible that the world be so small?”
Unknown to the people of the current era, Araginol had once consisted of several islands and continents. Through the power of the demon lord, the islands that occupied Araginol fell one by one, eventually leaving no remnant of their passing.
Just when it seems Erdrich has been spared from this tragedy, several unfortunate events begin to plague the land. It is up to you, the hero, to traverse the rifts of time and save the world from evil’s vile clutches!
Name: Aldain Age: 18 Job Class: Hero The Hero is formidable in both might and magic. Holy blood runs through his veins and he is an essential part of any team. The Hero also has the most well-rounded stat growth in the game, and while not too hard to train in early levels, requires a lot of experience points as he grows in level. The Hero can be equipped with most weapons and armor.
Aldain lives in the land of Erdrich, not far from the castle. He lives with his mother, Sarah, who has recently come down with a terrible sickness. He is willing to put his life on the line to find a way to save her.
Name: Oruba Stacain Age: 53 Job Class: Mage The Mage is formidable in attack magic. Mages excel in devastating their enemies with powerful magic. They can even fall back upon various support spells to aid in battle. This learned mage has a low attack, defense and agility rating but excels in intelligence. The Mage takes a fair amount of time to level. The Mage can use whips and staves and be equipped with small shields and lightweight armor.
Oruba was born in Rhemhage Village, older brother to the current mayor. He resents his brother for everything he stands for. His brother took over the village when his parents suddenly died. Blaming their death on his brother by bearing witness to the crime, Oruba has turned his back on his brother. When evil threatens his hometown, though, he is all too eager to defend it, as long as it wasn't a request by the mayor.
Name: Melody Age: 24 Job Class: Maiden The Maiden is a supplemental character who aids her allies by using detrimental magic on the enemy and raising one's own stats. However, her spell list is limited. She has a high amount of strength and agility, but defense and intellect lack slightly. She levels fairly quickly. She can be equipped with a wide array of heavy weaponry and can wear lightweight armor.
Melody is the upbeat daughter of Yardrick Village's mayor. She met a tragic end at the hands of the basilisk, a devastating beast borne of black magic. By purging the land of this foul beast, you lift the petrification and in her gratitude and eagerness to leave home, she offers to join you on your quest. She had studied to become a priest before leaving. Not much else about her past is known...
- Breeding system akin to Dragon Warrior Monsters. At certain points of the game, it will be possible to recruit monsters to join your team. Eventually, you will unlock the breeding center in which you can breed your monsters together to create newer and more powerful offspring. In addition, there will be monster masters that will offer up their own monsters to breed with one of yours. - Alchemy Pot - Mini-Games - Dynamic party system: The final member of one’s team will consist of a wide variety of available monsters. At a certain point in the game you can swap out your team to mix and match to your choosing. - Scripts to make the game feel and play like a Dragon Quest game.
I have just added the latest version of Legacy of the Lost. I have taken down the download for version 1.2. Here is the information on the new version. I have updated the OP to reflect these changes as well.
Estimated Play Time – 10 hours Estimated Overall Progress: 40%
Version 1.5 sees several improvements, additions and adjustments from version 1.2! For a full list of changes, click the spoiler below.
- Two new regions, Yardrick and Bariden, have been added. - Arena and Treasure Chest game have been added. - Icons for items and equipment have been added. - Alchemy is introduced. - New sidequests. - Adjustments to enemy EXP and gold. - Music now loops correctly. - Warp Wings and Exit Bells now work as intended. It is no longer possible to lose an item by using it in the wrong place. - Some animations have been changed. - Design of certain interior areas have been changed. - A fully functional game over system has been added. - The menu system is now working 100% correctly. - You now can actually name your monsters. - Poison no longer damages you with every 1 step you take. It now takes 15 steps on the map to recieve 1 point of damage. - The graphics for inland water has been changed. - Basilisk battle has been adjusted. - It is no longer possible to get stuck in Poison Marsh Cave. - Various graphical fixes and improvements have been made. - Fixed grammatical errors.
You can download version 1.5 here! Keep in mind that you need to install the font, PressStart2P, which is included in the ZIP file.
KNOWN ERRORS IN DEMO: - Most battle animations are RTP default. - Outland water has a black border that might could look better
IMPORTANT for Version 1.5:
Save files from your previous 1.2 versions will not work as intended in this version. If you choose to use an old save file, the new game over function will not work at all, but besides that, the game should work properly.
To alleviate this, I have added an option in the beginning to skip to where the end of Demo 1.2 left off. In Aldain's bedroom, click the blinking "!" to be transported to Cardial Port City, after beating the Sea Devil. If you didn't play Version 1.2, I would highly recommend not using this method for your game.
Clicking the "!" here will transport you to the end of Cardial.
If you see any spelling errors, other bugs, general suggestions or have other comments, please let me know!
Amerk also completed a offical preview of Legacy of the Lost! I thank him for his efforts and you can find the preview here!