Get Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen instead, the Superior Experience
Jessie Scott, Amazon
8 July 2013
Summary: I provided a review for Dark Arisen, the expansion, as well (which is much better) but here is a quick breakdown of the game: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is an open world, 3rd person, action/rpg where players are given a variety of vocations, or classes, that offer different methods of fighting. -The three basic classes are Fighter, Strider (archer), and Mage.
Summary: Dark Arisen is just an extension of the original Dragon's Dogma released almost a year earlier. It does not have added trophies which is a disappointment. It does have new items, weapons and armor and some story elements. However, if you already owned Dragon's Dogma, there isn't much incentive to buy this - especially at full price. It does contain the entire Dragon's Dogma game plus added content.
Summary: This includes both the base game and the DLC expansion but the fact that this was the only way to acquire the DLC was very shady, this was made worse by the fact that the expansion is primarily recycled content. Many of the enemies are simply variations of existing ones if different at all and there are only a few new maps included with each level simply a version of another with different paths blocked off.
Summary: So this game had a lot of potential, but I can't see why people are giving it 5 stars. The good: A lot has been said about the lack of a fast travel system. I see this as a plus for the game. It makes you really think before you set out. As much as I like the Elder Scrolls games, the travel system makes it a little too easy. The battle system is pretty fun, even though it can be a bit of a button masher. I've enjoyed picking people up and throwing them from a height.
Summary: I've been playing this for about 2 weeks now as a strider with a mage pawn... Pros: -Awesome Battles - Boss battles are actually quite intense. Some of these monsters you face are HUGE. And I do love the aspect of climbing the monster till I reach it's forehead and begin happily jabbing away into its brainpan with my awesome daggers! Very Cool! -Pawn System - I originally bought this for the intriguing aspect of this pawn system.
Summary: In reading this review, please keep in mind that I'm not an avid RPG player.
My main exposure to RPGs is getting mid-way through Oblivion, though I am a
HUGE fan of the Demon's/Dark Souls series. Trailers and the like, even the demo for this game, looked very promising to
me. However, after purchasing and playing for a few hours, I decided this
wasn't the game for me.