You’ve never seen an action RPG like Dragon’s Crown
Quarter to Three
29 August 2013
Excerpt: Dragon’s Crown sure is beautiful. That’s not really saying much when you talk about a videogame these days, where graphics quality is so often praised regardless of artwork. As long as the tank, dragon, or space marine is anti-aliased, some yahoo is going to call it out for “jaw-dropping” graphics.
Summary: Recalling developer Vanillaware's previous work on Odin's Sphere , Dragon's Crown is a 2D brawler/RPG hybrid starring a cast of over-the-top adventurers in a land of generic fantasy tropes. The combat and wide variety of enemies play to Vanillaware's strengths.
Excerpt: Dragon's Crown is a brawler as archaic as the fantasies it draws upon. Designer George Kamitani made his name with Capcom's Dungeons & Dragons arcade series of the early 90s - games that took on the lineage of Final Fight and furnished it with deep-pocketed inventories and experience points.