But It's Cruel!
Essentially I found myself enveloped in this game like I haven't been for a long time (hence is why I feel so disturbed by its shortcomings), but I found it to feel...incomplete. While it boasts to be a extraordinary adventure, you'll find yourself running a couple of errands in a land rather tedious in scope, characterized by a muted palatte of color, dull scapes and a solid if overdone medieval theme wrapping it up awkwardly. You'll find yourself wondering what incredible monsters wander the shores and the nighttime, the ones the game warns you against constantly. All you'll really find are typical overgrown lizards, wolves, goblins, bandits and harpies, punctuated by ogres and chimeras (whom often grow quickly into fodder), and the occasional pack of woodland creatures. The plotline is anemic as well as the monster roster--rushing everything, leaving you gaping when lo and behold, you've magically reached the end-- but then again, that's the case for most games. That being said...I utterly loved playing this one because it excels in places that other games usually ignore. Secrets/treasure are actually really fun to find. The pawn system is AMAZING. They keep the loneliness at bay and serve as excellent battle companions (though most of what they say is pointless...), and in the process, connect you to other players. Though, having him/her fret constantly over you can be a serious con (or a pro...). At times, the suspense of the game even makes you forget about the flaws of it. All in all, considering that there aren't many open-ended action RPGs out there that are as oddly addicting as this, I'd recommend it to gamers who want a good challenge, loot, a great sense of progression and a world that seems living and breathing. Oh, and PS: It's perhaps too late for this...but I just found out that love interests (male and female) exist in this game. I was thrilled at this interesting revelation because it adds a bit of emotional depth (and I was already crushing on Julien... >.>), but it's a little late since I'm about to fight the dragon. Oh well, it isn't like that's too much of a problem since there's a New Game+! :D
Dragon's Dogma is a great game, hopefully there will be more DLC and more adventure for the Arisen..
Strenght in numbers
Really good game. Altough it does not hae great graphics I think they are awsome because they are more cartoonish. The gameplay is fantastic though and you get a very good amount of classes that you can use. You also get to create your paws who helps you throughout all your quests. You can also have 2 extra support pawns. The game at first seemed boring to me and too hard. After a while I got used to it and started noticing that my pawns started to learn strategies. This came very helpful defeating certain enemies because they can enchant your weapon so you do more damage and things like that. I would not recomend buying any of the dlc unless you just wan't it as cosmetic gear because they have real terrible stats.
Not for me.
Before i got this game i was so excited.... after 1 hour of playing it I got bored why?..... too many quest and some of the quest you get is pretty hard to beat... like theres a sea dwelling lizard that can kill u in 3 hits. a big giant ghost inside a cave that you have to avoid/ kill..... my pawns are just pawns... useless cows... sooooooo yeah ..... I'm not hating on this game its just not for me. ... getting kingdom of amalur :D
A touch of MonsterHunter
This game would be great for those fans that loved MonsterHunter series on the psp/wii/3ds. It's got pretty awesome graphics although I found myself saving and quiting to get rid of some graphic glitches. Controls are easy to learn. The story takes off pretty quickly but slows down enough for you to explore and do what ever you want from taking on hunts to random pin board quests in the INNS. The crafting system is fairly simple, just open inventory and click combine and if you have anything you can combine with it shows and you can make it. No real guessing. There is a number of different weapons as well to choose from and 3 classes to pick from as well. All in all I give the game a 8/10.
way to go
Great game. Awesome and fun gives very long lasting appeal. Pawn system is fun but would have liked to play co-op.
A Great Game For Regular RPG and J-RPG Fans! I Had Problems on The Souls Games Than This, But At Least Theres a Pause Button! I Completed Dark Souls Two Days Ago (Link the Fire Ending) And I Cant Wait For The Sequel! I Am The Warrior of Sunlight! Praise the Sun (Lord)! :D
Best Investment Ever
I admit that at first impression I wasn't too impressed with the game, but after a friend and I found some videos and actually played the game, I regretted not getting it sooner. It. is. addicting. I'm on my third play-through and still find it hard to put down the controller. Some minor issues like lack of diversity with the enemies, character speech/audio synchronization is not so great. But, vocation choices are cool and each unique and enjoyable in their own way. Skill effects are awesome, gameplay fun. Fun, fun, fun. Dragon's Dogma > Skyrim in my opinion.
Under-rated, Fantastic Game!
I'm more of a casual gamer now than a hardcore gamer, but this game grabbed onto me and never let get. I never heard of the game until I was browsing Playstation Network one boring night. I came across the demo and downloaded it that night. The next day after I got off of work, I gave the demo a try and WOW was I surprised. The demo provides you enough gameplay to understand what your getting yourself into. I Didn't want the demo to end. So that same day I bought it and now it being a month or so, i cant seem to take my interest away from it. I finished the game and have started over just to play each vocation. I have played both Skyrim, WoW, and Borderlands 2, and I see myself always going back to Dragon's Dogma.
Give the game a try, and download the demo!
You'll not regret downloading.
If you decide to go out and buy it, the Strategy Guide is a MUST-Have!
not too bad
the way you fight some of the enemies is very unique. sadly, the graphics level barely makes it past the ps2 level.