posted by claclaclaudius (SANTA CRUZ, CA) Oct 4, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
Very enjoyable with highly recommended rewarding replay value! Dragon's Dogma shines as a subtle wonder of a game. Character/Pawn/Avatar customization alone is enough to eat up hours of gameplay time for the more imaginative. Greatest strengths: the general combat physics, believable gorgeous choreographed movements of characters in game, colossal amazing monsters, and fast pace of action...A diverse range of possibilities to explore with character customization and skill development, and it meets the bare minimum of requirements off the starting block to qualify itself as stylishly executed RPG. No clunk here...streamlined immersion into the high paced simplistic combat emphases typical to less immersive Capcom games burns bright here. I say "bare minimum" because the game felt small in size and short in duration for an RPG. Combat, customizable player classes, and the "Pawn" system open up a strategic supportive social element to online play unusual to RPG's of this sort. Giant Monster Attack and Farming/EasterEggHunt/SideQuests for accumulation of items, weapons, armor, XP and such keeps players engaged even if the main storyline is too short, and though much of the delivery of the story seemed at times a bit subdued, and arguably underdone, and many of the characters generally speaking unmemorable, the game certainly makes up for it with legendary combat, adrenaline charged soundtrack, subtle genius, and gorgeous character models/animation/ overall game quality. While rather small, the game world itself is beautiful, and the beasts epic and amazing!! Truly a work of art! Bravo!!! Well worth the rent!!