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GF Rating
7.3

4339 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Good!, almost great but...

posted by SeizeTheDay (LOUISVILLE, KY) Sep 1, 2012

Member since Sep 2012

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I had been waiting for a long time for this game and was really hyped for it. I looked up reviews, gameplay footage, trailers and I thought this was going to be the best RPG I ever played(Im a huge RPG fan) and it was until about 11 hours into the game. It was amazing! Boss fights were incredible and probably the best thing about this game. Combat is fast and requires reflexes and team work with your pawns(party members). But like i said somewhere around 11 hours I started to lose interest. I lost interest so quickly because there is now fast travel and the map is huge and takes up to 15 minutes real time to get to some locations. Another thing is that I felt like there was no story which for me is a huge part of any RPG. I didnt beat the game because these problems and I dont see myself revisiting it. But dont think that Im saying this game's a bad game. Those things are just flaws and the combat and boss battles almost make up for it. Boss fights in this game are probably the best out of any game I played.

Now this is a definite rent and maybe a buy if you think you can deal with the no fast travel. Really no one should pass this game up.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

The best of many worlds

posted by Swedendrift (COSTA MESA, CA) Aug 19, 2012

Member since Aug 2012

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Dragon's Dogma combines the best of many RPG and Open World adventure games. The combat system provides several interesting elements that make it more exciting than other games in the genre. The ability to climb onto larger opponents and strike more vulnerable areas create a tenseness in the game that will have you holding your breath until the last creature is downed. The Pawns are the game's special race of NPCs which can be switched in and out based on level, class and a myriad of other reasons. Dragons's Dogma dedicates one pawn to you that is fully customized and advances along with you. The other pawns you choose for your party need to be changed out as you level up or simply to better accomodate your current mission. The loot system is another area where Dragon's Dogma makes the game interesting. You will be returning to your inventory regularly to use potions and other edibles, combine items to make potions or armor or simply to switch items to gain a more specific advantage. Lastly, the game gives you the ability to switch classes which makes sure that you never get bored and never have to create a new character just to try our being a mage instead of a fighter.

However, the game isn't perfect. simple items like seeing enemy targets on the minimap translate into a pretty big issue in real gameplay. Also the game does not do a good job in directing you towards quest locations which can make for some frsutrating moments if you get stuck and are out of ideas where to go next.

All in all Dragon's Dogma is an extremely fun game that will challange the best players while at the same time be fun for more casual players. If you intend to rent this game, make sure you set aside a month or so - you will need it.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great Game

posted by JuggaloGanjaGod (BETHANY, OK) Aug 12, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Loved almost everything about this game, the only real problems i had with it are that the graphics are abit lacking and you have to walk EVERYWHERE!

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