Dragon's Dogma! = Dark Souls? + Dragon Age? = Awesome!?
Dragon's Dogma, a new RPG that should be checked out by dedicated fans of the genre. Its has combat that reminds me of Dark Souls, along with much if its difficultes brought in a new light due to the player not being prepared or under leveled. It has the 3 extra character slots that dragon age poses but lacks the ablitiy to play as them which would help improve the game so much more. Last of all its reminds me of D&D and those who enjoy that may find this game interesting as well.
Dragon's Dogma is Capcom newest game to be released as of May 22nd here in the United States. Ive have played the game now for 24 hours and id like to throw in my two cents on the subject and tell you how a dedicated but forgiving RPG freak thinks of this new addition to the genre.
My first thoughts lingered right to that of Demon's Souls, and Dark Souls as the combat (atleast for Fighters) reminds me of the combat of these respected games and don't be fooled as the Difficutly matches it well enough though i do not think it was 100% intended to be that way at times. There is no scaleing in this game i can tell you that right off the bat (which i like, makes the world feel more real when things are super weak, or super powerfull against you) but not in all the best ways as some of the earlyest quests i come across requires me to bust through 3 trolls twice my height and 50 times my power or an army of bandits some of which are way to powerfull to be bandits and sometimes these required exploits to get past (trolls for example, useing your Y or /\ while climbing on the trolls back when it jumps backwards to squish you under him, you will do jump off with a down slash and then be able to get in 15 more hits cause there is no recovery time when hitting the ground. So unlike Dark Souls i rarily feel equiped for the task ahead without grinding in early game quests.
My second thoughts hit Dragon Age as the pawns that fallow you remind me of a very custumizble version of the characters in Dragon Age but with no really, really big flaw. you can not control them AT ALL from what i've found.. the best you can do is tell them to "go" "help" and "Come".. i could think of so many better stratiges with the troll if i could control the mage of my group as the Troll easily catches fire but he was way to busy with healing plus the fact that when your character dies its game over (unless you have a special stone on you).
Another fault which should of been in the game, should be the ability to go on quests with your friends Split screen (yea developers we fucken want it). and or Online.. but the best you can do is download characters that other people created to be your pawns.. so its lacking there were it could of been absolutly genious.
So overall though it has been very entertaining if not difficult and i do reccomend it to those D&D and RPG fans as its only real problems is it difficutly and its lack of some good modes and abilites.. but then again im very forgiving in RPGs...