Excerpt: Drakengard 2 is a role-playing action game featuring knights and dragons that builds on the scenario of the original Drakengard title, brought to us by the role-playing geniuses at Japanese uber-publisher, Square Enix (they of Final Fantasy fame).
Excerpt: How can something that seems like such a no-brainer turn out to be so bad? Any normal person would think that riding a giant fire-breathing dragon and then leaping from its back into a massive battle filled with hordes of enemies would make a pretty interesting, action-packed experience.
Excerpt: A couple of years ago, Square-Enix released a game called Drakengard . The idea was simple; you and a dragon get to rip through armies and rain destruction every step of the way. While the gameplay was fun, if a bit tedious, the most memorable part of Drakengard was its story.
Excerpt: Have you ever had what you think would be a great idea for a game? Do you constantly mentally deconstruct titles as you play them, insert your own set-pieces, ideas and gimmicks, and marvel at what could be?
Excerpt: Drakengard highlighted a big division between gamers. Some people absolutely loved its dark, chaotic style and the hack-and-slash "one-man army" gameplay. Others were grossly disappointed in the game, which was promoted by Square Enix as being a perfect blend of Action and RPG.