Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

Square Enix, Inc
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PlayStation 4
Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Simulated Gambling, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol
No Interactive Elements
Rating Summary
This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a hero who must defeat an evil force in the land of Erdrea. From a third-person perspective, players explore towns, complete quests, and battle fantastical creatures to advance the storyline. Combat is turn-based, with players selecting attack moves/skills/items from a menu; on-screen characters perform short animations for each action, using swords, crossbows, and magic spells to defeat enemies (e.g., slimes, dragons, robots, demons). Cutscenes sometimes depict characters getting impaled; a handful of scenes depict dead soldiers on the ground. One enemy is called “Bloody Hand,” and is represented by a disembodied hand dripping with red, slime-like blood. The game contains some suggestive material: female characters wearing low-cut tops or bunny outfits; male characters caught with “girlie magazines” (e.g., Ogler's Digest); innuendo in the dialogue (e.g., “Wilt thou sample the sensual puff-puff for a mere 20 gold coins?”; “Art thou not alive with pleasure?”; “Does that feel good? You'll tell me if it hurts, won't you?”). During the course of the game, characters can enter a casino and bet tokens on games such as slot machines, roulette, and poker. Some characters are depicted drunk (e.g., slurring their speech, hiccupping) in pubs and/or party environments. Players have the ability to acquire horse manure as in inventory item; one cutscene depicts a character placing a lump of feces in a creature's hand.