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8.6 out of 10

Dragon's Dogma

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Overall 8
7.5

Dragon's Dogma

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Of all the games announced by Capcom in 2011, Dragon's Dogma caught my eye the most. It boasted visuals reminiscent of Demon's Souls , a winding world of huge beasts in the same vein as Monster Hunter , and huge battles against mythical creatures that bear more than a hint of Team ICO's work. Very promising. Although few paid attention to it at first, the game has drawn more eyes as more content was revealed, and with good reason.
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Overall 8
7.5

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: I thought Jim was spot on with his review of the original Dragon's Dogma . It had grand ideas, but in many areas, it failed to execute them, and was marred by some fairly glaring design choices. With a full sequel, Capcom could really craft something special and fix a lot of the issues the original suffered from. For now, you'll have to deal with Dark Arisen , an expansion and semi-update for the game that essentially uses the exact same shell of the original.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

EL33TONLINE
30 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Note: Although I played through Dragon’s Dogma to achieve a high enough level to compete in the new and dangerous lands of Bitterblack Isle, this is a review of new elements introduced with the Dark Arisen expansion.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 7
6.5
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 6
5.5
Storyline 7
6.5
Control 6
5.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
19 May 2013
  • Conclusion: An amazingly bad western-style RPG designed by people who just don't get it.
  • Pros: Exciting and interesting combat system when everything works.
  • Cons: Awful environments, ghastly graphics, terrible controls, insipid story, abstruse mechanics, should I go on?
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PS3 Review: Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

Video Games Reloaded
3 May 2013
Overall 9
8.5

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Strategy Informer
3 May 2013
  • Conclusion: Own Dragon’s Dogma? Let your opinion on the first game determine your decision. Never played it? Go out and buy Dark Arisen.
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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

NZGamer.com
29 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The original game’s back, along with the bleak and deadly Bitterblack Isle. More ‘climbing up stuff and..
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Overall 6
6.0

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Video Review

GamerNode
24 April 2013
  • Summary: Dragon's Dogma benefits from Dark Arisen's content, more closely approximating the type of play suggested by the game's atmosphere - congruence that was lacking from the initial release.
  • Pros: Dark Arisen content varies play, Interesting world begs exploration, Oppressive atmosphere, Lots of meat in inventory/equipment system, Great
  • Cons: Excruciating travel/backtracking in main game, Frustrating pace discourages exploration, Poor AI, Exhausting ally banter, Lack of combat intricacy and balance, Challenge feels unnatural
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Overall 9
8.8

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

GameTrailers
24 April 2013
  • Excerpt: * Line added in regard to trading items (4/25) The original Dragon’s Dogma is well worth playing thanks to its developed sense of adventure and discovery, imparted by perilously long journeys and harrowing fights against foes with distinctive behaviors and exploitable weaknesses. Dark Arisen is a re-release containing the original game as well as a sprawling underground dungeon holding untold treasures and vile creatures of every ilk -- a considerable addition to an...
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Overall 9
8.5

Gransys Gains A Deadly New Playground

Game Informer
22 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Concept: Re-release the action/RPG with a host of extras including additional endgame content Graphics: Bitterblack Isle has its own unique look, but the rest of Gransys is varied and full of surprises Sound: The pawns are still chatty, though you now have the option of hearing their original Japanese voices Playability: Character building is deep and rewarding, and the enhancements are good for new and veteran players Entertainment: Dark Arisen skillfully treads the...
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