Rated 9 out of 10 by Carlcarmax For hardcore and Casuals
Very good gameplay, very refreshing compared to what's out and what's on the way. Most problem's from the original have been corrected, the story is interesting, most of the quest are interesting given the traditional fetch or collect quest. Gave is challenging, and can be toned downed if your struggling. Those seeking a challenge like Dark Souls, should get this and set it to hard mode and see how they fair. Combat feels very satisfying, especially when fighting a boss. Game is at least a hundred hours if you run through it on hard mode trying to complete and get everything, maybe 50 if on speed run. Flaws are only one save file and graphics could be better, and some different personalities for the pawns, the super proper voices with different tones and pitches get a little old.
Rated 9 out of 10 by MasterRoshi Unique RPG and very fun
Let me start off by saying I have played many role playing games as they are by far my favorite type. This game is very fun and in a way very unique. I have seen many people call it a rip off to Dark Souls, and although I do not think it is I would also note that isn't exactly a bad thing considering Dark Souls was a great game. The boss fights in this game I think are what really stick out. In my opinion they are one of the best RPG's I have ever played in this area. Each boss fight brings with it a challenge that you just do not see in real time role playing games this day and age. Also, the pawn system is definitely another unique and interesting move by the developers as when you start a new game you can make a follower or "pawn" to follow you on your adventures. But it doesn't stop there. There is a place you can go to and rent other gamers pawns to fight with you in the battles ahead. Each pawn is unique in that some might have more helpful information on quests or enemies that others may not have.
If I had to pick any negatives in the game I would have to say it is the way everyone talks in the game. I mean, I can see why they did it to try and make it sound like people talked back then but It can get pretty annoying quickly.
Other than that I really have no quarrels with this game. I really enjoy playing it would recommend it to anyone who loves RPG's. Now if you will excuse me, I am going back to play the game now.
Rated 10 out of 10 by RaginCaucasian AWESOME GAME!
Why haven't I heard of Dragon's Dogma until recently? This game is EPIC! Capcom needs to market this game more, because had I known this game even existed lol I would have ran out and bought it immediately. I absolutely LOVE how the combat is so fluent and how you can climb up giant monsters and bring them to the ground. Although the story is a bit bland the games epic boss fights make up for that. I've still yet to experience bitterblack isle but I'm nearing my way there.. Wish me luck!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Riddick Great package for a great price
This game includes the original dragon's dogma along with all previously released dlc and the new expansion dark arisen. You can import your old save and continue on with your quest. The original game was a must own in my book and the extra content is really fun but a bit short (depending on what your level is and what difficulty mode your on, I played normal with a 150ish level character). If your new to the franchise get this version, if you have already played this game and not loved it then pass since the new content won't win you over. For fans of the original, think about how much you liked the original, if you really loved the everfall part of the game I highly recommend getting this version. There has been a few changes to the main game, first menus are faster, second new enemies spawn in the post game section, third the are more work crystals laying around in the world, and last there has been some stat changes like the assassin has been nerfed. There is a second disc which comes with a HD texture pack which is a must install or the game looks ugly and it also includes Japanese voice over which was cool imo but there is no lip sync. It should be noted that previously released dlc is in the game but not presented normally specifically with the armor packs, you only are able to get them by buying them at the black cat, you do not get a free version of the armor at the inns. Overall I had a blast with the new content and highly advise getting this version of the game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Pizzaboy PREPARE FOR BATTLE!!!
Yes this is the original Dragons Dogma, but the extension is no joke. Even though you've probably already heard this before I wouldn't venture into Bitterblack Isle before level 80+. Second I would recommend a physical type class(Fighter, Strider, Warrior, Ranger, Assassin) or at least not a hybrid class because magic doesn't have a strong affect on many of the monsters/bosses. Regardless of all that, Dark Arisen is a great extension.
Rated 0 out of 10 by JJospeh No More Running
The first game was good, except for the idiotic running all over to do anything or get anywhere, when the 'day' clock is going way too fast for a normal day. I was so tired of the nonsense of having to run everywhere over and over again that I haven't replayed it since I beat it, screw the ferrystones that it took WAY TOO LONG to access. This 2nd one says we'll be rewarded with ferrystones to bypass this stupidity this time, so maybe it'll be a better game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Jerror45 Top 5 Fav Games of All Time
This game has it's flaws, but I think that is what gives it it's character! I have sunk hundreds of hours into it, and still want to play. So much to explore, and with the Dark Arisen content there is lots to do for high level players, and the pawn system is a lot of fun as well. If you like ARPGs and are willing to give this game about 10-15 hours, then you are in for a ride that could last hundreds. VERY UNDERRATED.
Rated 10 out of 10 by LOST3500 My Personal Game of the Year.
I was In awe when the original Dragon's Dogma came out, It gave me freedom, the fear of traveling at night, and the thought of death at a moments notice. The questing was fun, the story was decent plus the (twist crazy) ending. Now we get Dark Arisen. Adding a lot to an already excellent game, Slapped with a new coat of paint, with a 20 hr addition and you've got one of the best games of 2013 in my opinion.
Rated 10 out of 10 by NicG Amazing game!
This is a perfect game. Unfortunately there was a HUGE missed opportunity for co-op. The game itself however is a masterpiece. If you want a challenging and immersive fantasy RPG, this is your game. Boss fights are incredible, exploring is risky, but extremely fun, theres TONS of unique loot and since you can continue to improve your character and storage carries over in new game+, it's replay value is extremely high.
Rated 0 out of 10 by svtcobra04 Looks Great!
I'm a big fan of the first game, it had great combat, character development, a lot of good weapons/armor, and the AI was actually very well done. I also like that you can input your character from the first game, I hope they make the graphics better because that was the only thing I would say wasn't that great from the first game;I'm defiantly going to get this as there isn't a lot of games coming out that really interest me.