Just finished Dragon Quest III.
I see why some people call it the best DQ.
What a great game.
You guys playing any DQ games?
Not very easy to have Dragon Quest threads on 4chan these days. I've had more luck with... Is the name still banned? You-know-what chan. Partly because it's slower and the thread won't get pushed off the board after five minutes of inactivity. So maybe try there if you want to talk about DQ.
You mean infinity chan?
Anyway, I just haven't tried any Dragon Quest game outside of the original on the NES a while ago and DQH, so I don't know where to start. Should I try the SNES version of DQIII, even though it's the third in the original trilogy?
Yeah, that one. Can't believe moot was so bitter that he banned the name. Tenboro did the same with nhentai, it's pathetic.
The third game is a prequel, so it'd be fine. SFC version is pretty goddamn good. Keep in mind that girls get the best armor and access to the best personality (Sexy Gal).
IV and V are also great (especially V) and VIII. VII is fun too, but only play it if you have no social life.
I fucking loved DQ3.
That music, that atmosphere, them classes, that fuckin Loto.
Moonbrook is super cute.
It's really fucking long. Like, 100 hours for the main story is not an exaggeration. The 3DS version can apparently be completed in 60sih hours, but I'm guessing that's if you know exactly what you're doing and you're rushing. I played it and since it was the first time I played the game I took my time and got confused as to what I needed to do a few times, so it took me 138 hours.
Yeah, I can't really call any of the DQ games I've played bad, even if I wasn't terribly fond of some of them. It's a pretty well-rounded series.
Yeah I know what you mean. I like lewd DQ stuff as much as anyone, but sometimes I'd just like to talk about the games.
I hope DQ Heroes 2 has the princess of moonbrook
>Yeah, I can't really call any of the DQ games I've played bad, even if I wasn't terribly fond of some of them. It's a pretty well-rounded series.
2 is still the only DQ game I don't really like.
II wasn't the greatest, but I think I dislike VI and IX more. VI just bored me and IX is hard to get into, it feels like they went with quantity over quality in terms of quests in that game.
Also, do you not get skill point upon level up sometimes in DQ IX? I just got the ability to change jobs and took on the quest to unlock the Magic warrior class. I need to learn Magic Barrier on my mage. I gave her a skill seed which gave her a skill point, I leveled her up via Metal Slimes after that which got her 5 more. Now she's level 24 or 25 and I just need one more skill point to get that skill, but after grinding a bit more she leveled up but got no skill points at all.
I agree about II being tedious since when you go to the next area, its on the other side of the world and you go back to the other side for next area. That final area though is a nightmare with those ice baboons that uses Blizzard. Even worse those Ice Baboons are back in DQ Heroes and they are a pain in the ass to deal with.
I mean hell I can get the fact that DQ2 was made in less then a year and was suppose to be bigger then DQ1. And in that sense it succeeded.
But..it's just too boring and by the time you get the ship too cryptic as to where to go next
Not that guy, but how is it shit?
Though the SFC version was really something special. That fan translation is fucking great.
That reminds me. Some of the Japanese spells are really creative.
アバカムン (Abakamun), the spell that opens doors. Yuuji Hori explained it as: "If you open a door and a girl is changing clothes inside she'll say "Ah, Bakamun! (アバカムン!)That is, "Ah, you idiot!"
They took out all the monster battle animations and the dice boardgame rooms. Basically its the snes rom but gutted to run on 2009 japanese phones.
There's no excuse for that now when you can emulate the real snes vesion on your phone anyways.
I really hope that next year they announce that DQ7&83DS are coming to the west.
the only mainline I have yet to play is 8
and the japanese ones of course
but I can't continue because I burned myself out too hard and those loading times are ass on my old PS2
Giving the series a try now. Been playing the Super Famicom version of 1. Mostly just been grinding and exploring. Can't really figure out where I need to go. Just that I need the 3 relics.
If you can read Japanese, why not play the 3DS version? Graphics and censorship aside, it's better in almost every category. Load in and out of battle times are a second or two longer, but I didn't even notice, though I've never played the PS2 version before.
Oh sorry, I misread that, thought you said you were playing "the Japanese one, of course". Well damn. Hopefully VIII 3DS is released in English, they've still go the old script, there's not a metric fuckton of new stuff to translate.
Oh I'm not. I'm having a decent time actually. The battle theme is awful though.
I've been debating using one, but it seemed short so I figured I could power my way through.
>that feel when imported dq7/dq8 3ds and a jap n3dsll but can't read japanese
>I've been debating using one, but it seemed short so I figured I could power my way through.
That's pretty true for the first one. Just hit up all areas and talk to everyone and you should be alright. The second one is another story.
i've ran through dq8 ps2 a few times so im not worried about a jap text version.
dq7 3ds is going to be blind but i might run through ps1 version before so at least i'll have an idea of things to do. plus i heard they made it more linear or it has a shard radar or whatever.
Congrats OP! It really is great though personally I liked 4 better. 3 has more replayability with that dank class system and less story-driven stuff. Gonna start 5 sometime soon. Fuck I love these games.
You best make a friend that can read.
Is it me, or has every single modern DQ fan (including myself) first become aware of the series because of all the porn?
Isn't the mobile port the SNES version for the most part? Guys?
A bit of filtering, but otherwise they use SNES graphics for 1-3 and DS graphics for the rest. They're decent enough, nothing ridiculous like those insane Final Fantasy "remakes".
>Is it me, or has every single modern DQ fan (including myself) first become aware of the series because of all the porn?
I was starved for RPGs about may so I tried DQV DS
it blew my mind away and I blazed through the other DS ones like I was going through a line of cocaine
Guess it's just me then. I once jerked off to something back in 2008 or so, and then thought, "But what is it a porn OF?" and half an hour later I was ploughing through the fantranslation of DQV, marvelling the music and the fresh setup. And when the game started throwing those plot and gameplay twists at me, I got hooked for real.
the jessica art got me into dq8. after that i went back and tried the rest of the series. dq3 spawned so much hentai, holy shit.
>dq3 spawned so much hentai, holy shit.
AND RIGHTFULLY SO.
Some people disagree, but I felt that the DS remakes of 4 and 5 were a tad too easy and felt inconsequential as a result. (If you're from one of the previous big threads or the generals, yeah, I'm that guy.)
DQ4DS is arguable, but of course there's no reason to ever bother with any version of DQ5 but the stellar, stellar PS2 remake.
>there's no reason to ever bother with any version of DQ5 but the stellar, stellar PS2 remake.
only reason is to choose the new wife and read her party chat. like its nice for a playthrough.
Just started the series, played I and II on mobile.
Really digging it!
II really opened up the exploration, I really liked how I was able to go get items I didn't need yet.
I did get lost a few times and had to look at a walkthrough and it made me wonder how in the heck was I supposed to figure that out. I really liked the overworld and sailing theme.
Looking forward to III
>but of course there's no reason to ever bother with any version of DQ5 but the stellar, stellar PS2 remake.
Deborah. It's the only reason I'll play the DS version when I get the DQ V itch again (I played the PS2 version first).
So what's your preferred version of IV? NES? I've heard that you can't directly control anyone but the Hero in chapter V which sounds really fucking annoying. I've only played the PSX version but I liked it quite a bit.
Not that guy, but you can control all your party members in 4 NES with a Game Genie code. Assuming you're not a madman who's going to get an actual NES cart of it, that code is avaliable to you on almost any emulator.
I quite liked the NES version. The remakes IMO take a bit away from the charm and innovation and makes it a bit harder to see why the games are so special and interesting. You can't go wrong with DQ4 anywhere, really.
I felt that Deborah was extraneous and out of place. Not only did she have a visual design not quite in line with the game, she had no real function in the plot.
Bianca was THE wife. Flora was the not-Bianca. She is there in order to free you from marrying Bianca. The whole point is that Bianca is the correct one, the one you're supposed to marry since childhood, but you're free to fail to marry her without ending the game prematurely, which is brilliant. But what the fuck is Deborah for? DQV wasn't about choosing a bitch from a harem.
Party chat, of course, is cute and all, but is it even remotely comparable to the brilliant presentation of the PS2 version—the high quality 3D, the recorded orchestral soundtrack, etc.?
fucking love this series so damn much!
She's jsut an ordinary tsundere. Bianca, let alone Flora, aren't any more complex, but, as I said, both have a function in the plot. Deborah is really just pandering. I think that to have her in the game on your first playthrough mean diminishing the marrying experience a tad.
Actually, thank god the game wasn't spoiled for me when I first played it. One of the reasons it impressed me so hard was I didn't know what to expect at all. I was expecting an old-school JRPG, and I got Dragon Quest V.
Funny how the progenitor series hasn't really been duplicated. Everything, including Final Fantasy, has either failed to copy it properly or invented its own, entirely different, only very superficially similar design philosophy.
Plat'd Dragon Quest Heroes today, my first ever platinum.
As for DQ games, III. V, VII, VIII, and IX are my favorites. I'd love it if, though it's doubtful, we'd get the 3DS remakes eventually and that XI makes it over, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
Of course we are getting remakes. Every generation is probably going to have a set of those.
3DS may not be here for long, especially if NX rumours prove to be true, but either it or its successor is likely going to have 3D remakes of 1-3, I'm pretty sure of it.
>Having to cheat to play a game as it should be played.
Did anyone ever explain why they took control of everyone away in chapter 5? I'd make sense if it was the first DQ title with multiple characters, but it was the third, so it doesn't make a lick of sense to me.
I used to love DQ, the atmosphere especially, but the direction of more recent games is pretty disheartening to me. I just want a believable world I can have a exploration-style adventure.
I dont want dynasty warriors and I dont want minecraft, I just want good ol' DQ.
Depends. Do you like starting a franchise from a beginning? Go with the first, Otherwise VIII is a really safe starting point. V is another good one (PS2 or DS preferably). If you like old school JRPGs that focus on fighting and exploration then III and IV are also good.
I-III are all directly connected. II is a sequel to I, III is a prequel. IV-VI are called the Tenkuu/Zenithian trilogy because they all have a particular location and equipment in common, but that's it. Their stories aren't really connected at all. The rest aren't connected with each other.
Hey, can you guys post some nice DQ music? Something like DQVIII's world map theme would be cool. I haven't started my journey into DQ yet (though I played a lot of V before losing my save, I was loving it) but I absolutely love how the OST sounds.
Do all the games have the same composer?
>Had a fucking blast
>Start playing VI
>Get to the point I can change the characters' classes
>Start getting bored
>Get to the "princess in the mirror quest"
>Too bored to care and go on
I dunno, VI feels so boring and way less ADVENTURE than V.
What other DQ game should I try next?
My favorite of the battle themes. VIII and XI aren't bad either.
VII or VIII. VII is a long journey, but I enjoyed all the locations and stories they have more than VIII, but VIII has the better cast of characters and over-all story.
>You should absolutely play 1-3 in order.
This is false. They're only loosely related. Stop telling him to play the two worst games in the series first.
The games are very loosely related to each other. Basically, each has a couple of references to the other, and that's it. There is a twist in 3 that is marginally more enjoyable if you've played 1, but the thing is so minor compared to all the stuff the game has. And, most importantly, while definitely an interesting experience, the first game in the series is by far the weakest, and DQ2 is second weakest, while DQ3 is often considered the best. If you start with 2, let alone 1, you will burn out long before you see what's so special about the series. So don't listen to those lying fuckwads.
I have never played a single mainline dragon quest game, but I've fapped to the porn.
Dragon Quest monsters was my jam. Being a cute Loli with bigass monsters fighting and liking ass. Fuck that fag cobi
Let me quote him at >>315326834:
>Playing 1 and 2, especially 1, before 3 will make you appreciate 3 quite a bit more.
Use your fucking brain. He's telling him to play 1 and 2 before 3. I.e., he's telling him to start playing with the worst games in the series simply because there's that silly little twist in 3. He's misleading the guy by claiming the three games are actually connected through plot, because he doesn't know what plot is. The games just reference each other. Not only the order in which you play them is irrelevant (1-to-3 twist works in the opposite way, too), but the connection itself is not even remotely worth suffering through DQ1 and DQ2 before you got a taste for the series.
Indeed. I and II before playing three, but he's not saying play those first, he never said he couldn't start with DQ VIII or something else first, which was heavily implied by your post.
>inb4 back peddling.
What is the best order to play Dragon Quest 1-3? I've bought DQ1 on my iphone ($10), and I have DQ SNES1&2 Rom translated to english.
Fortune Street had her, so that's a good sign. It would be cool if it had some classes from 3 (maybe even a gender swap option for them) and the ability to ditch the protagonist in favor of someone else. If not that, then at least costumes for every main character throughout the series, since I doubt they'll put them in the game.
I'm about to start my first playthrough of Dragon Quest 3, any suggestions for my party? I kind of don't want the traditional Solider/Wizard/Cleric group from the start. Any ideas on what could be changed up and still be viable?
I guess you can go with a martial artist they're alright.
If you're feeling daring you can go with a jester and get it up to sage the hard way.
I've played 5, 4, 6, 8, 9 in that order and most of the localized spin offs. 5 being my favorite rpg of all time
never played the original 1-3 and thinking of getting 3 from the play store, what makes it one of the best dw games out? no spoilers please and is it the smart phone port any good? ty in advance
He suggested playing 1 through 3. Also, you should really play VII, each individual location you explore has it's own story and they're mostly all great. A lot better than the majority of little stories in VIII.
3 is good because its the flawless dragon warrior 'beat the big bad' with hijinks and predictable twists
its dragon quest without the story and character development and strict narrative structure
it perfected the original formula of just being some generic guys who saves the generic rpg world and finds loot and stuff
good progression, good class design, added a lot of the well known songs and well known monsters
I'm very surprised that people can enjoy it, because at the time it was only amazing because it improved so much on 1+2
5 was definitely a larger leap as far as immediately impressing the player, I even played the japanese DQ5 on a superfamicon without knowing japanese, it was fucking sweet
the only version I know about is NES, I'm sure anything will be superficially better, but NES is the true experience
nothing wrong at all, it's simple and only has a few songs just like DQ1. The only improvement was managing multiple characters
It's like DQ1 but longer, harder, with more enemies and more cryptic as to what you're supposed to be doing.
The game is pretty straightforward until you get a boat, then good luck figure out where you're supposed to go without a guide.
There are two game-critical items you need that are hidden with absolutely no hint nor indication as to where they are. They are on otherwise unmarked blocks.
The final area is notorious for its length and difficulty.
All that said, I still don't think you should skip it. Just play it with a guide.
Finishing my backlog and I wanted to play the DQ games in order.
I want to play the older titles but I don't think I'll have a gut for the NES gameplay. What are the best remakes I can play for these games?
Started a NG+ in DQHs, playing as the female lead this time. Wanted to see how much of a faceroll the starting parts were, got to the camp to change gear and she doesn't have any of her stuff (no Metal King Sword, Orb, etc), but all my other orbs and the accessories are there.
The SFC versions of 1-3 are the best available remakes for them. They all have fan translations.
For 4, the best version in english is sadly the the mobile version. Play the DS remake of 5 for Deborah and a few other improvements or the PS2 version for orchestrated music and 3D. Play the DS version of 6.
I want the original trilogy remade for 3DS or Wii U or something. Preferably the 3DS becuse I like taking Dragon Quest on the go.
But I haven't played any in a while. Might start IV here after Pokemon Platinum or something.
I know that they already did. I'd just like to see them in 3D or some shit. It'd be rad to see everything look so much better. Maybe a fully orchestated soundtrack, too. With more songs.
I also want VII and VIII over here soon.
Il ike how 6, 1, 2, and 3 are holding relatively normal and realistic swords (well, 2's is pushing it) and then 6 holds some anime shit and 5 doesn't know where the fuck he even is
Its one of my favorites for sure. 5 is my favorite out of the Zenithia Trilogy. 6 is 2nd. 4th is shit tier because translators sucked ass and didn't translate party chat and i can't be bothered to deal with that shit again.
7 is a fucking masterpiece in Feels.
8 was spectacular overall. Great voice acting too. 10/10 for the English version of Dragon Quest.
9 was okay tier. Lots of feels not as much as 7 though
>implying its ever coming to the US
if you read moon runes then you got it good bro.
I want to play 7 so bad. If 7 gets translated and ported to mobile devices I am going to be so pissed.
I bought a 3ds because I wanted to play that game
If you guys are looking for some quality female Warrior doujin look up [Saha] Let's have an Adventure!
I could fill buckets with how much I love that doujin
If you don't like Shota on Adult Female action then you won't like it
Never played Dragon quest 9? She's your companion character who shows up all the time.
I am playing 3. This is the first game I have ever played on a phone. I gotta say, I like it. Other than it hurting my otherwise amazing battery life. I am in the isis pyramid.
It's in a side entrance outside the main entrance. It's easy to get to, but you encounter a battle every step out of the pyramid on the path back out. It's brutal if you aren't ready, but that's also the strongest weapon in the game.
Aw yeah. Thanks, Anon. I would've missed that. I am playing without a guide. Is it just regular enemies? The only thing that is wrecking me is the canniboxes. I'm greedy and they hit for 80-90 a pop.
I'm playing DQIX again.
I'm depressed because the lack of Nintendo's DS WiFi service makes most of the post-game DLC quests and DGVC unavailable
Hold me /v/
I hear that they're really unreliable and that a simple system update can make them obsolete, is it really worth 26$ for what was once free?
And if it's worth it, can anyone point me in the direction of one that's work with a 3DS XL with the latest update installed?
>set a goal for myself in February to play all the DQs by the end of the year
>start with V
>plow through V, I I I, I, IV, and VIII within a few months
>start VI back in May
>am still on VI today
I can't even tell what it is about this game that killed my motivation, but man it is just so boring compared to the others so far.
I pretty much dropped it and picked it up again several times over the last few months, and I am finally gathering up the Zenithian equipment, which hopefully means I'm near the end
Of course I can't possibly beat IX and VII with 2 months, but I'll just be happy to move on from VI
Yeah it probably helped I got into Phoenix Wright in between. But its really strange how much more boring 6 seems to the rest of the series. Especially in a series where so much stays the same. I guess the world and characters just aren't at all captivating like some of the games are
Characters like Milly and Nevin are such a drag to be around. I'm thinking I Knight get more personality out of the slime knight
>I guess the world and characters just aren't at all captivating like some of the games are
That was my problem. I play for the gameplay and the exploration, but damn, the characters and story were so boring it somehow bothered me. The story just kinda disappears after you beat a certain someone a quarter or a third through the game. It only shows up again at the very end.
Funny enough I've been trying to play 6. It just won't hold my interest, and I fucking love Dragon Quest games. It's about the only DQ game I have not beaten at this point because no matter how many times I start it, I unconsciously put it down within a few days.
Yeah I think that's probably where I lost a lot of interest myself
After that point it becomes "We defeated the big bad.. Didn't we? Idk lol let's look around some more."
It seems really pointless and without direction.
I SERIOUSLY doubt this. Tifa probably has more fanart/porn than any other female video game character.
I think Priestess may actually have the most of any DQ, at least from what I can tell from the Boorus.
"Go find yourself."
That's at least a third of the game, probably closer to half. Also, maybe I didn't talk to the right people, but the real big bad just kinda showed up. It's like everyone knew about him all of a sudden.
I just did a brief look at the numbers and yeah Tifa easily wins. The DQ girls were a bit of a suprise though.
Tifa Lockhart 18000
Bianca (DQ5) 5900
Maya (DQ4) 5600
Jessica (DQ8) 3.900
There weren't supposed to be decimal points there.
I became a fan of Dragon Quest because I bought 8 as a kid and it was fucking fun.
Never got past that fight where you finally face off against the jester-wizard and he transforms into a monster. I wasn't that good at RPGs and I put all of my points into the stats that let me get the fun attacks. Like Jessica's seduction-like attacks.
Man, I need to play through now that I kinda know what I'm doing.
That's almost exactly the experience I've had with VI. Tried to finish it twice now and I just get bored with it half way through
I'd give IV a shot next. It's no V but the chapters gimmick is fun and feel more like an adventure than VI.
I replayed Dragon Quest I-III about 2 months ago. Want to play the other games but there's no good version of Dragon Quest IV.
I'll just keep praying that SquareEnix comes to its senses and releases al lthe 3DS games soon. Oh what am I saying. It's not going to happen so I might as well stop hoping.
>Want to play the other games but there's no good version of Dragon Quest IV.
Dragon Quest IV and FF IV have no perfect versions available in English. It's one of the many things that got me irritated enough to learn Japanese.
>tfw never played a Dragon Quest game in my entire life
>tfw still fapping to femWarrior
be right back
Don't be too hard on yourself. Even hardcore DQ fans have trouble playing DQVI. It has a lot of pacing issues. I think because its a lo more linear than most DQ games. Coupled with an open job system. It felt like the development team was trying to focus on two conflicting systems in one game.
It would be like having a Mario game that focuses on a linear story, but then having an overworld map where you choose the order of what levels to play. It just wouldn't work well.
Maybe Edith lucked out then. She's probably rolling in her grave now though with the current treatment if the series in the West.
Make sure you play the SNES remake of DQII. It doesn't fix the endless sailing, but has a much larger world map. Which makes exploration way easier. It also improves the final area, which is legendary for being hard.
Its still hard. But nowhere near as bad as the NES version.
Yes it does. It gives your character the vain personality. Not one of the better ones in my opinion. I'd go for Ladylike/Sexy for women. Forgot the good one for men. Its the opposite of Sexy. Lecherous I think?
Nevermind, its Lewd.
>mfw male hero with Lewd personality
>three female companions
I'm so fucking done with SE guys. DQ3 is one of the few DQ games I haven't beaten. Years ago I got to
Alefgardin the GBC verison, but my PC crashed and I lost the save data. I recently wanted to try to play it again and I decided to get the android version since it was the most recent and I wasn't completely opposed to DQ3 on my phone. I bought it and it didn't even work. Just got some error. Turns out people have been getting this error since release and SE hasn't done jack shit. I got a refund but damn I was pissed. It doesn't even end there though. I got hax 2.5 beta working on my 3DS so i got the SFC version on there. It worked surprisingly well. Everything was great. I was getting back into DQ3 and making some progress. I made it to the pyramid and I was about to go in. I decided to save and come back to it the nest day. Turns out saving was a little fucked. I booted up the emulator and my save was rolled back to Romaly. Hours of progress gone. I don't know if I'll ever finish DQ3.
If you want to experience Sacrifice on every turn, go for it. As well as an even weaker Prince Cannock.
I still can't believe I finished my NES playthrough. But somehow between all the frustration, it made me appreciate the game more. Like I actually accomplished something.
You should be done with SquareEnix because they refuse to bring over the DQ games people want. And think smartphone ports is what we actually want.
>you can't have Dragon Quest VII on 3DS
>but here's the samrtphone version, lol!
Just play on a reliable PC emulator or install a .wad on your Wii.
Might skip it. I want to finish the FC version of the first one just because and of III because I'm really interested in the FC version of that one for some reason.
I wrote it all because I wanted to vent a little. This is an anonymous image board. Do you really think I thought someone would care anon or did you just want to shitpost? I at least was on topic.
I tried to give them one more chance. Oh well then. I guess I'll just learn Japanese. Wait did we get confirmation on getting the phone version?
>I guess I'll just learn Japanese.
Do it. If you like Japanese video games you won't regret it. It's even more worth it if you like other Japanese media.
I played DQ VIII in Japanese and just had to check out how they translated the instance of Meetia saying that (well, it's not Cor Blimey in the Nip version obviously). Didn't really work in the English version unfortunately, though I found it funny in the Japanese version.
Unrelated but it was pretty funny hearing Gelda impersonate Yangus and make fun of him for missing the Hero during the ending.
Long ago, the localization director of SE of Japan said we'd be getting all of the smartphone ports (DQI-VIII). The only one we have yet to get is DQVII.
So if he follows through with his promise, we will get it on smartphones. And he will contradict the thing he has been saying for 3 years. That it would be 'too much effort to localize the game' (referring to the 3ds). But somehow its not too much effort to localize the same exact game on smartphones. A platform which will sell even less copies.
Great logic Squeenix.
I'd love to see a list of all the stupid things SquareEnix has done as a company over the years. The sheer incompetence from both companies, going back to the NES days, is staggering. Hell, just the shit they've pulled with Dragon Quest should have killed their company.
I have iron hax and a sky3ds so getting region free games on my 3ds shouldn't be too hard although I might buy DQ83D if I really do learn. Got any place to start? Does /a/ still have the djt threads?
>Played DQI and II (SNES) last year
>Loved the shit out of them
>haven't gotten to III yet
It almost makes me want to go through I and II again just so I can understand the references in III. Then I remember the bullshit parts of both, that being like the last few parts in I or like 70% of the fucking game in II (still liked it though).
I started with Genki. It's slow but thorough which is great for beginners. I didn't read part II, I just read through Tae Kim's Grammar Guide after that which is much briefer but still quite useful. There are other books out there as well, but I never read any. You can search for what you may like. DJT threads had resources in the first post of every thread last I checked (like, a year and a half ago). DJT can be helpful at times or very unhelpful, but you're on 4chan so you already know the drill. Better than /r/learningjapanese. Avoid that place like the plague.
Get Anki and download a kana deck for hiragana and katakana. You don't need it for that (I just drilled kana the old-fashioned way because I didn't know any better) but it'll be useful. It's especially useful for vocab and kanji. Grab a Joyo kanji deck eventually, but don't worry about it too much at the start. Just don't put it off for *too* long.
Also, read. Read a lot. You won't be able to for a bit, but don't put it off for too long (like I did). I'd say read something that interests you, it doesn't have to be children's tales or anything, if you read what you're interested in you'll be that much more motivated to actually read it despite any difficulty.
Bookmark Jisho's website. Weblio, both the English and Japanese versions are also really useful, as is http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/ for when you progress to J>J dictionaries.
I think I've hit all the important stuff. If you have any questions, I'll be up for a few minutes more. If I don't answer, sorry, I'll likely be in bed.
My college also teaches with genki to start out with. The books and audio are online if you know where to look and are very helpful with beginning grammar and vocabulary and even some Kanji. I am only in my second semester, so I can't say much more than that. It's at least a good starting point. Also, that app obenkyo is very useful for drilling.