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.
Excerpt: The lone warrior "Caim" makes an immediate and impressive impact, cutting a bloody path across a field of flesh. Even after suffering a mortal wound, Caim slices through pockets of steel-clad soldiers, eventually stumbling upon the treasure they guard: a ruby red dragon, itself lingering on the cusp...
Excerpt: Drakengard 's lead wastes no time in poetic speeches about the evils of battle or the noble pursuit of peace within war. Caim's motives remain simple and fixed throughout; all he wants is to kill those who stand in his way, a resolve that I, the bloodthirsty gamer, share.
Excerpt: Combining genres, especially Role-Playing Games, isn’t a new concept in gaming. There have been strategy/rpgs, driving/rpgs and even sports/rpgs. However, the most popular blend is the action/RPG, which appeals to just about every gamer.
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...
Pros: + Totally unique story and characters.
Cons: - Uninspired game play and some bizarre plot elements.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.