Dragon Quest X Online is coming to the Nintendo Wii. Square Enix is bringing an online game to the Wii and WiiU. It sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Dragon Quest IX was my first Dragon Quest game. I liked it and found it to be an ideal fit for the Nintendo DS.
Would it be an ideal fit as an online game with a subscription fee? I don’t know. Sure? They made Final Fantasy into an online MMO, I don’t see why Dragon Quest wouldn’t work.
But getting it to work and convincing the millions of Japanese fans to hop online for their Dragon Quest fix is an entirely different beast. I wasn’t swayed to go online with Final Fantasy XI or XIV (the latter with very good reason) and I certainly do not see myself paying a fee to play Dragon Quest X Online — especially on the Wii.
There is a WiiU version with no release date, but if Dragon Quest X Online ends up like Final Fantasy XIV Online, I can see that version of the game remaining TBD for quite some time.