The biggest flaw in this game is the fast travel. You have to travel far, often and early. I dont mind putting many hours into a game but not to just run back and forth. If you want an awesome action filled RPG, play reckoning. Its better then skyrim in my opinion and I am a skyrim fan.
Since this game came out the availability has been low, ve low, and on nce Available Now and it was only for about an hour or two. The reason being is because this game is extremely fun and addicting. Highly customizable and rarely seen in an open world RPG, action packed. A lot of the negativity comes from the poor story, but keep in mind Capcom isn't really a RPG veteran, but trust me story is a big deal in RPG's when thy play like normal RPG's, but in Dragon's Dogma the combat alone will distract you from caring about the reasons you're even in battle. The other con is fast travel, I get this, but with me it wasn't a big deal. Because I rarely use fast travel in say, Skyrim, I LOVE to just journey around as my custom warrior and such. To me it adds to the experience, it would've been nice, but I could care less. I think one of the biggest pros for the game besides intense combat, is the pawn system. This is in my opinion the best way to answer an RPG's co-op system. They're just as customizable as your character, they will assist you and even learn. If you hire someone else's pawn and they know a monster's weakness, they will tell you and you can have the advantage. Your pawn can be hired too of course, so when you wake up to play, you could have some money waiting for you. It's very cool and in ways advanced.
Great game, it's a definite rent if you like RPG's or just fun combat involving swords, arrows, and magic. I say a BUY if you can and don't mind the very minor cons. I bought mine just minutes into the demo from Glyde. Excited to play even more.