I just want to say that this game had some very good ideas. It lost my attention after about an hour of play though. As soon as you jump into this game you will be joined by many allies. I love that in a game. I hate having to do everything on my own all the time like in other RPG's. It's nice for a change. But it really doesn't take away from the games difficulty. I'm not saying that this is a Dark Souls kind of hard. But within the hour i fought a tiger with a snake for a tail and a sheep growing out of it's back (not sure what significant role the sheep played, all I knew was that I had to kill it). Then I encountered a Dragon and I fought it with no armor and a rusty sword ( you are meant to lose this fight anyways). Then i was clobbered by a giant cyclops not too long after that. Now I am a totally competent gamer, I have been playing games for a long time. This game is not easy. Lets move on to how the menus are set up. This is one of those games that has a very complex menu system. So complex that it actually hurts the game in a way. At some times I just didn't even bother looking through my inventory because it would just take too much time to figure out what was what. If you are a completionist and are willing to dump a lot of hours into this game then go ahead and rent it. I don't want to sound like an idiot but this game would be a lot better if Capcom would just dumb it down a bit. Simplify the menu system, make following quests easier (by the way there is no waypoint system, good luck finding all those hidden objectives), and make the monsters a little bit easier to fight. If they made a Dragons Dogma 2, I would definitely give it another shot. Worth a rent.
I rented this based on great user reviews, which I normally trust. After playing for a night (past second big base), I am not impressed. The graphics are so-so; the character interaction is mechanic; the UX is annoying.
It pales in comparison to, say, Skyrim or Morrowind.
There's nothing particularly upsetting, it simply doesn't live up to expectations.