We've heard the 'chosen hero' storyline a million times before, but Dragon Quest's seemingly infinite charm allows it to embrace cliches quite unlike any other series. Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time appears to be no different, as the title's lovingly crafted opening cinematic shows the game's protagonist as a baby, being whisked away from his royal castle home as it burns to the ground.
Naturally, our infant hero is found by a kindly old man, and it's very likely that he'll have no idea that he's of royal birth until later in the adventure. Oh, and he's also the reincarnation of a legendary warrior, so that's something else he'll have to deal with eventually.
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