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Drakengard

Set in a chaotic world of dragons, gods and warfare, Drakengard Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Drakengard PS2 Review

Console Obsession
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Square Enix are renowned for their strong narratives and at least on that count, Drakengard does in no way disappoint with its powerfully, imaginative storyline which sees main character Caim fatally wounded and discovering a similarly injured dragon. The two somewhat reluctantly agree to make a soul joining pact and in doing so save one another’s lives, unfortunately at the cost of Caim’s vocal capabilities however.
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Overall 4
4.0

Drakengard review (PS2)

HonestGamers
2 August 2007
  • Excerpt: : it's annoying. Killing stuff just isn't fun. If it were, I'd be able to gloss over such faults and thrive in the moment.
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Overall 9
9.0

Drakengard review (PS2)

HonestGamers
27 February 2006
  • Excerpt: But none of them stand a chance, and it's a given that a worse-for-wear Caim will limp into his own courtyard, blood flowing freely from his wounds and dripping onto the barren earth floor. A few more troops await their death here but once they're disposed of, you learn the full extent of their actions. In the middle of the courtyard, peppered with arrows, spears and swords, awaits an imposing sight. Before you lies a dying dragon.
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Overall 3
3.0
Gameplay 3
3.0
Graphics 3
3.0
Sound 4
4.0
Storyline 5
5.0
Lifespan 5
5.0

Expert Review

Gaming Addicts Network
26 July 2005
  • Excerpt: It’s not often these days that Square-Enix publishes a game that isn’t an actual turn-based RPG or one that isn’t part of their “polymorphic content” ideal. It also isn’t often that Square-Enix publishes a game under its name that is deliberately dark and brooding without the “feel-good” saccharine sweetness of games like Final Fantasy IX and Kingdom Hearts.
  • Pros: + Totally unique story and characters.
  • Cons: - Uninspired game play and some bizarre plot elements.
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Overall 7
6.7
Gameplay 7
7.2
Graphics 7
7.2
Sound 7
6.7
Lifespan 7
6.7

Expert Review

PALgaming
24 July 2005
  • Summary: Drakengard does have it's faults thats for sure. As a first effort from the freshly merged Square Enix it's a disappointing release considering what each company has been capable of in the past. Taken for it's own merits though, Drakengard is a surprising first entry into what will hopefully one day become a major franchise. The ground work for a world beating sequel has been laid, we now await the right development team to capitalise on it...
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Overall 9
8.5

Drakengard

Playstation Illustrated
3 July 2005
  • Excerpt: What the heck? These are three little words you will say to yourself quite frequently while playing Square-Enix's latest title, Drakengard . While it has pretty simple gameplay and graphics, the story and themes of Drakengard seem to be it's biggest focus. It's not exactly a linear tale, but an amorphous glob of pain, revenge, and some of the most random freaky stuff you've ever seen. As I stated before, the graphics of Drakengard are pretty 'simple'.
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Overall 7
6.5

Drakengard

Just RPG
2 July 2005
  • Excerpt: Ride a dragon. Kill stuff. That pretty much sums up Drakengard , Square-Enix's latest opus. Sure, it sounds good on paper, but does the execution give it justice? The basic premise is simple enough: the evil Empire has laid siege to the Union and kidnapped its princess. That all changes when a much larger conspiracy unfolds. Everything comes to rest on the shoulders of a single warrior and his pact-partner, a dragon.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
8.2
Sound 8
7.6
Storyline 9
8.5
Control 7
7.0

Expert Review

RPGFan
27 June 2005
  • Excerpt: What drives a man to become that which he despises? Can the conflagration of passionate revenge become the only absolute truth for those who have lost everything, including themselves? Does boundless love transcend even that of the deepest madness? For Caim, the unwilling hero of Square Enix’s Drakengard, each of these burning questions comes to a point in an almost transfixing journey into the brink of chaos.
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Drakengard Review

GameCritics.com
14 May 2005
  • Excerpt: When asked to describe Square Enix's latest action role-playing game (RPG), Drakengard , most people talk about how it's a combination of Koei's Dynasty Warriors series and Sega's Panzer Dragoon games. This is an accurate assessment-but an even better one would be to say it's Square's version of Drakan: The Ancients' Gates , a sleeper PlayStation 2 title that was criminally overlooked.
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This review is irrelevant... like this game!

GameCritics.com
14 May 2005
  • Conclusion: Super Saiyans? In MY Drakengard ?!
  • Pros: The moment early in the game where the main character must turn on his allies is almost perfect.
  • Cons: The rest of the game is just downhill from there.
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