Dragon Quest XI is amazing. I've already beaten it, and it's like a love letter to fans of old school style JRPGs. It's got just enough modern sensibility QoL stuff to keep things from being a true chore, but everything else is old school JRPG to its core. I loved every hour of it. So good luck to all who are entering.
Good luck to whoever wins DQ and yes make sure you get the orchestra mod. I was going to try and play it without that and made it 20 minutes before I had to go find it. It's hard to overstate just how bad the default music sounds. I usually don't pay much attention to game music either it just sticks out so much.