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Just want to pause for a moment before I go to bed to say that Dragon's Dogma is a pretty damn good video game. Yeah, I know, I'm behind the times on this by around five years or so, but whatever. Better late than never.



(Yes, I know it's a Capcom game, but still. If you've got Capcom on your shitlist these days, as I do, for the most part, I'd still recommend potentially making an exception for this. For what it's worth, I didn't pay attention to the fact that this was a Capcom game until after I bought it on a dirt cheap sale on Steam.)

Date: 2017-05-14 11:48 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] owsf2000
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I have to agree with you on this. Dragon's Dogma was an exceptionally awesome game. I got Dark Arisen as a free rental[1] on PS3 and it was one of the few freebie games I actually played through and enjoyed - in fact played through the story mode like 3 times and was in the middle of my 4th when I moved on. When I get plus my ps account again I'll probably go through it and try another couple of runs.

I do have Dragon's Dogma (original release) as a physical disc on PS3 as well. So there's nothing really stopping me I guess from playing it, but not sure if it'd force me to start from scratch or not. Where the save game is DA. I think it's mostly the bonus dungeon that's added to DA over the original, plus at least on the PS3 there's a bonus for rebuying DA if you already had the original game. You get a permanent use portal stone or whatever they're called.

That being said, the PC edition is suppose to be superior to the PS3 if only because Capcom wisely upped the resolution so PC gamers can take full advantage of their monitors for it. Seems there's a lot of PC ports from consoles that lock PC gamers into the often inferior native resolutions of the console it came from.

(Mind you, I think Capcom had considered a sequel to this series a few years back but I don't think anything came of it - and probably for the best as I think they were aiming at MMORPG territory... *googles* oh wait, that ended up being "Dragon's Dogma Online". So a DD2 that's faithful to the original is still technically possible.)

[1] Part of the Monthly Freebies that stop working if you're not PSN+, which I currently am not but will probably be again later.

Date: 2017-05-15 09:19 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] owsf2000
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I'd have to agree with you about the spells and all that, although ultimately I think the thing I loved most about the game was taking down the larger monsters like griffins, dragons, etc. As a mage I'd have to stay back a lot, but when I played as a warrior class there was the fun thing about climbing on the monsters and hacking away.

Even if the buggers tried to take flight. (make sure you carry extra stamina restoratives!)

I played it offline as well, so I generally made sure I had a well rounded party. Regardless of the party formation I made sure I always had at least one healer onhand other than myself.

My current favorite class was the Magic Warrior or whatever it is. mystic warrior? Either way, it was like the best of both worlds.

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