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GF Rating
6.9

371 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

An action RPG with an arcade style feel

posted by Existence (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Aug 30, 2013

Member since Jul 2011

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is quite similar in gameplay as some of the older side-scrolling action games that were fairly prevalent in the days of NES/SNES and arcades (think Golden Axe, X-Men, The Simpsons, etc.). For those not quite as familiar, each stage is extremely linear with the player going from the left to right, and combat is set on the "vertical plane" (up and down on the screen); the player needs to be relatively on the same vertical plane as their target in order for attacks to connect (which I always found to be annoying).

It then combines that aspect with a dungeon-crawler: going into a dungeon to find randomized loot with various stat bonuses to upgrade your character.

It certainly does not play around with the concept of "high replay" because it kind of forces it on the player; there are a grand total of 9 different dungeons (+1 bonus dungeon, but it just re-uses areas from the others), and once they have been cleared once, to continue on with the story the player has to clear them...again...only with a different boss. I feel this is the reason why it felt so repetitive for me.

On the plus side, I did find combat to be fairly fun and easy to master (although this may vary with class selection, the Fighter was pretty easy to learn). I also thought the highlight were the boss fights; most of them were far more interesting than the general button-mashing during normal encounters.

I did find the AI team to be incredibly stupid (but I was able to solo with the Fighter) and at times there are so many flashy effects on the screen it can be hard to tell where your character is.

What was the most disappointing for me were the lack of NG+ functions. Not much carries over other than money (which isn't used for much) and any ally NPCs for your team (which is decent, but didn't improve much). As a result it almost felt like I had to start a new character from scratch, which hurt my interest in playing again.

Overall, the game can be fun, but lacks variety.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Good Concept, but boring after awhile of playing

posted by wlbuddy (REDLANDS, CA) Sep 22, 2013

Member since Oct 2004

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The graphics nice. game concept is good. After play for about 3 hours it got boring. it became repetitive. fighting the same monsters. Your character get lost in the crowd.

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GF Rating
7

Good

DD Dungeons And Dragons

posted by HarleysBatman (POMONA, CA) Aug 22, 2013

Member since May 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Before I begin my review, I just wanted to say I don't understand the hype or backlash or what have you about most of the female drawings and animations in the game. They have large breasts and are sexy. That's not really new to video games...or movies...or comics...or books...or anything! That being said, if you can get passed that, you will enjoy the game---at least for a little while.

Dragon's Crown is pretty fun to play; its system is easy to get used too and the controls are simple enough to pick up. You go to different lands to defeat one of two bosses, in order to get a Talisman, that will help defeat the dragon master boss of the game. The bosses each have a set level, so you have to level up a bit for a better chance of victory. This makes the replay value high. Also, you can do quests that earn you money and experience points, for those who are getting stuck on the boss fights. The animation is really bright and bouncy. From the jiggling breasts to the flowing beards, the animation pops! The music is standard and nothing spectacular. I found it fun to level up and collect different weapons; to do the quests and view the amazing art work. However, after I finished the quests and passed the game, I found it more repetitive. I was playing more and more to level up, but since I've passed everything, the allure and excitement was gone. Also, to pass it with ONE character is tasking enough---to pass it with all six characters would just take too much of my time. I have not played it online so maybe that adds a bit more fun and challenge to the mix, but I can't say for sure. I do know I had fun playing this and getting trophies and while it was a bit repetitive, it is addicting too. I would recommend renting first; buying it when the price drops. Overall, I give this title a 7/10!

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