posted by RandomFellow (SPRINGFIELD, MO) Jun 6, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
I was pleasantly surprised with this little action-RPG. Imagine Fable 2 and monster hunter had a baby and forced it to play tabletop D&D, and you'd get pretty close to this.
Dragon's Dogma is basically a free world rpg Not particularly my cup of tea, BUT (and this is a big butt. Er, big but I mean) the game play and character development make this one incredibly addictive. There are quit a few unique classes to play as (and they can be switched to at the drop of hat, and each class has there own special unique abilities which are darn fun to just watch the animation. Heck, every ability in the game is impressive to watch. I mean, watching you character stab a thief with a 9 foot sword and then throw him 10 feet in the air it just good family fun.
Now there are some issues you might wanna be aware. One is that the world is HUGE. Feels as big as Skyrim. This I actually loved. Tons of random areas to explore and pillage. Unfortunately, there's only way to travel without hopping it, sort of a town call scroll, but these are rare , can only be used once, and have a limited number in the world.
And if you were expecting a grand story right off the bat, you're in for a treat. The razorblade in a caramel apple kind. The main story is quite slow going, giving more emphasis on side quests. But these are interesting enough on there own rights.
And the last thing you might wanna know about are the pawns. You can hire three comrades that are devode of free will of their own (pawns of course) and do anything you tell them. The pawns do not require payment. I dunno if its just me, but they come off as sort of self proclaimed slaves..
Not even to mention the fact you can lend your main pawn to other players as well. When done, they return with gifts from the player who borrowed them. All I'm missing is my pimp cane and hat.
All said and done, dragon's dogma it definitely worth a try, especially if you've always wanted to scale a Cyclops and poke him in the eye with your fi
It took me a few hours to get into the game, but since then I have enjoyed playing it. The game would have been so much better if there were a fast travel feature. You spend way too much time running from point A to point B with mind numbing repetiveness. The fact that you cannot heal your comrades and must depend on them to be smart enough to heal themselves is frustrating. The battle system is fun and you must sometimes employ different strategies to be successful. Glad I took a risk on this game.
I gave this a 7. Good Visuals, Good Mechanics, Solid game.
Wished the Story would have been a bit more engaging. there is a Huge Potential to be an amazing story here with lots of Lore. I feel the way the story unfolded just missed that mark. didn't grab a hold of me right off and send me wanting to know more.
Everyone in the game you meet has something to say should you talk to them. lots of Lore behind what your main character is about. his role in the world. but you have to want to find it. they are not gonna just had it to you on a platter.
I love the Pawn system, (helper characters) and I love the story behind them. and the execution of their interactions with you in the game.
All in all this is a solid game , with lots of interesting side quests, and creatures to find in this open world game. will keep you busy running from one side of the world to the other, only reason this game didn't a higher rating is the pacing and depth of the story. Still a great game to play.