I love you Atlus.
I was pretty sad when I saw this game dropped. But Atlus came along and picked it up and made it anew. Thank you Atlus for giving us another great game much like Muramasa and Odin Sphere. Both very great games and I'm quite positive this game will be as awesome as the others.
64-Page Art Book!
Its not update yet on this page but, it was announced that people that pre-order the game will also receive a 64-page art book. Hopefully the update this!
unprecedented 2D artwork & addictive gameplay
I picked this game up yesterday, It's flat out amazing, The visuals will knock your socks off the attention to detail has been pain stakingly applied to the artwork, The fast paced hack & slash gameplay is completely addictive, Especially when coupled with true rpg elements, From looting chests for weapons & armor to picking up coins from fallen enemies, The detailed environment also provides Tons of hidden loot from hidden doors to sparkling treasure hidden upon the walls, Did I mention 4 player local CO OP. This is A must buy game!! I give it a perfect 10. Thank you Atlus keep up this amazing 2D artwork
Excellent Hack and Slash
D and D was recently re-released on the PSN network, this game is an absolute homage to those games of yesteryear. The graphics are gorgeous, the soundtrack is excellent, and the gameplay is superb. If you have a group of friends to play with, it is all the better, but even as a one player game it is an excellent play through. The battle system is simple to pick up, but increases in difficultly as the game progresses, as any well made game should. Pick this game up now, support these types of titles so that we can continue to have A+ quality 2D hand drawn titles.
A breath of fresh air for the 2D brawler genre
Dragon's Crown is a 2D side-scrolling brawler with a medieval theme brought to life by beautiful hand-drawn art. At start, you can choose between one of 6 character classes: Warrior, Dwarf, Amazon, Elf, Wizard, and Sorceress. Using a town as your central hub, you'll embark to dungeons individually; gaining levels and collecting loot as the story unravels. Up to 4 players can battle at a time--online or offline. If you choose to play by yourself, you can fill out your party with NPCs via bones you'll collect on your travels--although they have a nasty habit of stepping on traps a lot.
If you've ever played Capcom's Dungeons & Dragons games from the mid 90s, you know what to expect here. Scroll from left to right and slash up fantasy-based minions on your way to the boss. Yes, Dragon's Crown is indeed an arcade game at heart...but unfortunately, it tries to hide that fact with tons of dialogue in the town, menus, and other stumbling blocks in the name of longevity (this gimmick essentially extends the game from 5 hours long to about 20 hours). There are only about 9 stages, but they get recycled about halfway through the game--forcing you to take an alternate path in order to collect talismans to defeat the dragon. Add that to the fact that you'll be revisiting these areas anyway to level grind / complete guild missions, and you'll see it gets old quick.
I really want to give Dragon's Crown a 10/10. The visuals are beautifully drawn, and the gameplay is varied and satisfying. If they only trimmed the fat and didn't try to extend the game with unneeded dialogue and repetition, I certainly would have given it a better score (a few more levels wouldn't have hurt, either). Still, it's a grand ol' tribute to 2D games of days gone by and deserves at least one full playthrough.
Awesome game all-around
Picked this game up the day it came out...it's been an all-around blast to play. My husband and I had been waiting for a co-op RPG to play on PS3, and this will definitely satisfy us til the PS4 comes out!
Really hoping this game will have the cross buy option, game looks good but not worth buying twice..
'Golden Ax' for Adults
Good for those who loved 'Golden Ax' as a kid, but need a little more complexity to stay engaged. Good for single or multi-player. Characters are balanced and boss fights are entertaining. Definitely for the art fanatic. Bonus paperback art book is full-sized and great quality. Can't wait to see more from artist George Kamitani! His exaggerated main character design is cheeky and larger-than-life, but doesn't take focus away from the action, plot, or deeper play. As a chick I fully endorse Kamitani's art style, and Vanillaware's decision to publish Dragon's Crown; the hype over the sorceress is just as silly as watching her in action. Love it. SO PLAY IT already.
Its a great game for those who like the genre, it's loot mechanics honestly a main reason why I'm hooked on this game! It's a game for either casual or hardcore gamers. It's easy to pick up and play but there are higher difficulties that will keep you hooked on this game for a long time! Well worth your $55!
Underestimate gameplay styles
First person shooter seems to be the most popular style of game play on the current market, meaning that the market is flooded with FPS titles, not all of which are good, in fact, we the consumer often find ourselves flooded with mediocre titles that do little to truly excite, entertain or leave a want for more.
This game does all that and more, using two-dimensional graphics, beautifully designed with interesting characters, the story is easy to follow and easier still to get lost in.
If you are a fan of roleplaying games, if you are a fan of beautifully designed games or a fan of great games, pick up Dragons Crown.