Summary: Drakengard 3 is a great experience despite not always being a great game. However, my complaints about the technical problems or those elements of gameplay that fell short pale in comparison to how much I enjoyed myself.
Summary: Drakengard 3 is what happens when a perfectly good action RPG gets crushed by questionable taste, a poorly optimized graphics engine, and awful writing. It gasps for breath for a while, wheezes, then just collapses under the weight of it all.
Excerpt: The Drakengard series was created by Yoko Taro, the man behind the flawed but memorable Nier. It has always been a combination of Dynasty Warriors like hack and slash and Panzer Dragoon like flying, an interesting union that is made all the more so with a bizarre storyline added into the mix.
Excerpt: You know, there’s really only so much dark, twisty, blood-spattered atmosphere I cant take. Some may fond it compelling on some bizarre level, but I’ve never been all that enamored with gritty settings, even if they are fantastical.
Excerpt: Perhaps the most striking thing about the Drakengard JRPG series, and its spin-off game Nier , is just how strange the stories are. Drakengard 3 is no different in that respect. You play as Zero, a songstress god who is out to kill her five sisters for unknown reasons.
Summary: Drakengard 3 will join the collections of many series fans, as it certainly has buckets of character and no doubt stays true to the previous games. For anyone else looking for an interesting action-RPG, it misses the target far too often to recommend it as an essential purchase.