Like other reviewers have said, not much story and side quests are small and simple.
Now for whats good!
Combat in this game is awesome. Each monster is a challenge, but enjoyable. Very large world to explore, and explore you will, because it has a limited fast travel system. You have to use travel crystals (not what there called in game) to fast travel to a specific town in game. So, you will be running around alot, but running around in a beautiful world.
Pawn system. This is something that other game developers need to pay attention to. You can hire other pawns that are online to help you with your adventures. Also you make your main pawn and it is being hired and used by other players all the time, even when you are not online. When you rest in an in it tells you your pawn was hired and you receive items and quest crystals that you use to hire other pawns. I had a low level pawn that was being hired out all the time. Was always excited to see what he came back with.
I have literally played 95% of the rpg's that have come out in the past 20 years. This one is addictive and fun. It also has new game+ mode, which is always a plus.
Believe me, this one you'll be holding onto for quite awhile!
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So, if you weren't already amazed by the demo, let's just set the record straight and let you know that this game is good and demands your attention.
Obviously, this is a game for anyone of the Western RPG fanbase.
I think the graphics are great, especially the lighting, landscapes and the Character Customaztion works better than most as far as feeling both varied and in unison with the rest of the game.
Granted, this is a CAPCOM game, and they will purposely put things in this game to make the game more difficult, not out of smarter AI or stronger enemies, but by making it take incredibly long for your character to get back up should they be knocked down, very unforgiving Autosave (MANUAL SAVE -ALL- THE TIME!) and other things that will make you angry, not at the game, but at the people who thought these decisions were a good idea.
That being said, the game really isn't that difficult. Unforgiving at times, yes (save before you say "I'm not THAT high, I'll live" and jump to your death) but it's all in how you prepare.
Oh, and the PAWN system, don't know where to begin. Basically, you create your own character and your Pawn, then DL other people's Pawn's to join your party, bringing with them all their experience, equipment, skills and tactics they've acquired in other people's RPG's. It's like, there's a PAWN MMO going on, and they all come to play this console game with us.
The world us SUPER HUGE. Get ready for a ton of exploring.
I don't have to say it but, I will. If you like Skyrim, Kingdoms of Amular and the like, you will love this game. People bring up Dark/Demon Souls, but those games are junk and this game is much better and easier.
As for the critic reviews, wave a 50 in their face and your game will get a 9. Otherwise they try to bury it, especially if Skyrim has DLC on the way.
Absolutely get this game. Rent it here, then keep it, you won't be disappointed.
First off, I have to say; why are people complaining that the story is bad or that it's a copy of Shadow of the Collosus or Skyrim? I found no real similarities besides climbing fur and killing dragons and the story if you really put time into doing sidequests you'll absolutely start to understand what being Arisen really mean.
Now that I covered that, here's why I love Dragons Dogma.
For one, the concept of the game is great and a fresh breather from other RPGs that plague our society nowadays.
Second, the graphics are great (and anyone who can make a dragon, who on the one hand, is massive and terrifying but also a beautiful, powerful, intelligent creature, is someone who really does their bloody research) and the landscape is massive. Plus there's plenty of diversity in the enemies.
Finally, I love that they actually had such a deep pawn system. I have always found followers to be useful in RPGs but pawns leave them in the dust.