Dragon's dogma is a breath of fresh air to the Fantasy RPG market. The story is deep, engaging, and evolves in ways that you won't expect. It keeps you on your toes. Combat is challenging, but very rewarding, especially when you progress to higher levels. The graphics are beautiful, and give the game a truly "epic" feel. Don't be discourage by the early difficulty, it only serves to remind you that in this world, you're not some all-powerful super warrior.
The highlight of dragon's dogma are the larger enemies (Ogre, Dragon, Hydra, Golem, Cyclops, bosses, etc.) They are truly awe inspiring, and when you bring one down you feel a great sense of accomplishment.
Overall DD is one of those "landmark" games that you'll remember playing for a long time. Do yourself a favor and give it a try.
I gave it a 9 instead of a 10 because of some graphical errors in towns, but those are few nd far between.
I'm quite surprised how good this game is. like some one already posted before me, starting out is hard.. it really makes you work for it, but once you upgrade your gear things gets a whole lot better. Armor design with different layers is really GOOD. gives your a unique look to mix and match layers. weapons designs are awesome as well.
questing is good, but could be improved by having some type of column to sort out the main quest to side quest. no quick travel is frustrating some times - before you can purchase the "ferry stones" anyway, but it adds up to the adventure when you have to take a long walk back home to safety, trough the forest at night with just a flickering lights from your lantern and end up running into a freaking chimera (a 3 headed beast lion, goat and some octopus coming out of its butt) and wiping out lol.. ALWAYS SAVE.
story wise, eh.. ok. hey its made in japan and we all know how Japanese story translate to English, always leaves us with one eyebrow raised saying "Wut?" but cgi is an eye candy as always.
all in all the game play, combat mechanics is superb. graphics is very good. story.. well .. is ok? you go ahead and try to describe eternity and make up a whole story around it. good job CAPCOM.