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GF Rating
6.8

442 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Great Artistc Graphics. Fun, but gets boring fast.

posted by MrSche (MEMPHIS, TN) Apr 22, 2014

Member since Jun 2007

I like the art style of this game. The fighting reminds you of a side scroller, with a gauntlet feel. It can be a bit chaotic, as your character will get lost in all the fighting, especially if you have other players along for the ride. You wont know where you are, and it quickly becomes a hardcore button masher. The story really isn't that special, didn't keep my interest much at all, but it was ok. The upgrade, equipment and accessories UI is a bit tedious and wonky. Almost made me not even want to level up my character.
I did like aspects of this game. I like how you can resurrect new allies. The messages they leave behind over their bones are hilarious at times.
The graphics were the best. The cartoon art is unique. The gameplay just gets boring after a while because you often repeat the same dungeons to do side quests, fighting the same enemies in the same on screen chaotic battles.
Its good for a rent to blaze through, but I wouldn't but this one.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great Evolution of the Side-scrolling Brawler

posted by Robio77 (OVIEDO, FL) Apr 18, 2014

Member since Jan 2009

Dragon's Crown does a fantastic job of elevating the classic side-scrolling brawler, a genre that really hasn't seen much evolution in the past decades. If you liked old arcade brawlers like TMNT, Double Dragon, Dungeons & Dragons, and Golden Axe this game will be a treat.

Combat is much more in-depth with a variety of attacks for each different class. A skill-tree allows the player the choose what types of attacks and traits they level up, and allows the player the control the development of their character. The game also incorporates elements of "loot games" and after each level, the player will pick up large amounts of treasures that can be used or sold to the in-game merchants.

Despite all the improvements, at the end of the day the game is still a brawler though and the repetitive combat does get a little old after a while. I found it difficult to play for more than an hour at a time. Still, it makes a great rental and it's worth sinking a dozen or so hours into.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

So fun.

posted by turbobeta (SEATTLE, WA) Apr 2, 2014

Member since Jan 2011

Rented it, played it a day, logged back in and hit Keep It! That's about as good as a testimonial as one can give a game.

Arcade style beat-em-up, reminds me a lot of Streets of Rage, Gauntlet, Golden Axe, etc. Fun character progression, dumb story, and solid combat.

Sole complaint is that you can't play online multiplayer without first beating the singleplayer campaign, although, it's very short and an easy obstacle to overcome, it's still a pain that it exists in the first place.

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