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#1 Posted by me3639 (2006 posts) -

RPGS are starting to wear me out, but totally excited for this game.
 

Concept : Give players an open world, fill it with monsters, and provide their heroes with the tools to dominate.

Graphics: Gransys is a well-realized world, filled with beautiful scenery and imposing monsters.

Sound : If there’s a shy pawn out there, I never met him. AI companions fill the silence with their every observation, however mundane.

Playability : Combat is intensely satisfying, with an impressive amount of class-based attacks and skills.

Entertainment: Dragon’s Dogma blends the best from open-world RPGs and action games without feeling like a diluted wannabe.

Replay Value :Moderately High
 

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#2 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

Cool. Sounds fun. The demo was interesting. I like it but the controls felt kind of stiff. The review makes it sound good though.

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#3 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@JasonR86 said:

Cool. Sounds fun. The demo was interesting. I like it but the controls felt kind of stiff. The review makes it sound good though.

They do take getting used to. Keep trying. 
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#4 Posted by TentPole (1856 posts) -

I think the graphics are damn good.

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#5 Posted by Three0neFive (2378 posts) -

Really excited for this, as it's the first non-fighting Capcom game I've ever played that didn't feel horribly dated.

Also, anything that tries to do Shadow of the Colossus is alright by me.

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#6 Posted by xxxlynchxxx (169 posts) -

I liked the demo. I do plan on picking this one up.

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#7 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

I've kind of unintentionally ignored all the news coming out of this game, but it looks pretty cool.
 
I might pick it up.

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#8 Posted by Justin258 (14289 posts) -

...there's a demo? I need to download that soon.

Meanwhile, could the OP transcribe or find a transcribing of that review and post it? I can't really read that very well. Or get a higher resolution picture.

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#9 Posted by NegativeCero (3138 posts) -

Very interested in this since seeing the OXM preview video a while ago. I need to try the demo again though. I feel like I fumbled with the two fight the first time around. Also, is this co-op at all? I've been confused on that point.

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#10 Posted by AltonBrown (1006 posts) -

So excited.

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#11 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -

For some reason, I really dislike labeling companions/followers as "pawns." Feels weird.

Unless I totally misinterpreted what these NPCs do. Which is possible.

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#12 Posted by Lemmycaution217 (1802 posts) -

Just finished the demo. I will probably be picking this game up on release day.

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#13 Edited by Karkarov (3385 posts) -

@believer258 said:

...there's a demo? I need to download that soon.

Meanwhile, could the OP transcribe or find a transcribing of that review and post it? I can't really read that very well. Or get a higher resolution picture.

http://i.imgur.com/V0Vhe.jpg

@Oldirtybearon: Yeah they are called Pawns because that is what they are literally, the Pawn Legion is their actual name. They are like demi human's who are immortal but have no emotions of their own unless they are around an arisen.

@NegativeCero: No it is not co-op. You can share your main pawn with other people and recruit other peoples main pawns but you can't play with other players directly.

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#14 Posted by Justin258 (14289 posts) -

@Karkarov said:

@believer258 said:

...there's a demo? I need to download that soon.

Meanwhile, could the OP transcribe or find a transcribing of that review and post it? I can't really read that very well. Or get a higher resolution picture.

http://i.imgur.com/V0Vhe.jpg

@Oldirtybearon: Yeah they are called Pawns because that is what they are literally, the Pawn Legion is their actual name. They are like demi human's who are immortal but have no emotions of their own unless they are around an arisen.

Thank you!

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#15 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -

@Karkarov: I think I have to check this demo out. All of this sounds very interesting,

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#16 Posted by VDay (34 posts) -

Keep in mind that the demo isn't particularly good at showing off the game since it's two quick fights and your character/party are a bit over-leveled. If you want to try the combat out try playing the prologue without picking up the two pawns halfway through. If the demo seems interesting for you at all though check out some of the videos that people are putting up on youtube, they do a much better job showing off the interesting parts of this game.

In particular, the OXM previews are great, and this guy is putting up a bunch of videos every day as he plays through his preview copy.

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#17 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

Huh.

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#18 Posted by sirdesmond (1390 posts) -

It looks like it's time for me to really, finally get to playing that demo. The game looks really promising though.

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#19 Posted by kindgineer (3086 posts) -

Demo impressed me, but I'm way past buying console games anymore. Gamefly FTW!

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#20 Posted by Tidel (372 posts) -

I went from curious to convinced very quickly after the demo. It doesn't give enough space to breathe with the controls, but it shows a lot of promise. Could end up being something special.

@VDay: Thanks for those preview links.

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#21 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

@believer258 said:

...there's a demo? I need to download that soon.

It's a relatively short demo, but it's still fun. I played it 4 times.

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#22 Posted by Karkarov (3385 posts) -

@VDay said:

In particular, the OXM previews are great, and this guy is putting up a bunch of videos every day as he plays through his preview copy.

Nice links to Robert's page. He isn't the greatest player and hasn't commentated any of the vids I have seen but he is putting up new fresh content every day. Of course capcom may bust him soon but hey ;p

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#23 Posted by VDay (34 posts) -

@Karkarov: I think he'll be fine. Capcom seems to have given the go-ahead to show whatever people want about the game as long as it's not a story spoiler. There's a ton of videos out there of the game's first few areas, and all kinds of sites have done their own versions of a quick look on it. At this point I know what the first hour of the game is going to be like for me because I can't stop watching videos because this game looks so damn fun.

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#24 Posted by StriderNo9 (1307 posts) -

Ah I'm glad it got a good review. I just preordered this game.

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#25 Posted by Slayne (60 posts) -

Wish the demo had been a bit longer, but it seemed interesting. Least the review gives some tidbits to fill my gap in knowledge about the game.

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#26 Posted by jacksukeru (6553 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

@believer258 said:

...there's a demo? I need to download that soon.

It's a relatively short demo, but it's still fun. I played it 4 times.

I played it a dumb amount of times, transfering your customized characters into the full game was a really neat hook they got in there.

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#27 Posted by StriderNo9 (1307 posts) -

According to the 8-4 Play guys the demo we played is pretty old and the game is a lot more polished than that old version.

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#28 Posted by Undeadpool (5860 posts) -

My roommate buys something like two games per year and he's suddenly VERY interested in this game. So that along with this constitutes "ringing endorsement."

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#29 Posted by mesoian (1621 posts) -

Yeah, I mean, from a purely mechanical standpoint, this game looks incredibly interesting. I'm really eager to play it and hope that a lot of the issues that are coming out in reviews aren't big factors.

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#30 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

They do have a point about the talkative AI.   

Pawn 1: Be careful, Arisen. There be harpies in this cave. 
 
Pawn 2: I see London, I see France, I see ogre's underpants. 

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#31 Posted by mikey87144 (2100 posts) -

Well I'll wait for the version with all the on disc stuff unlocked.

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#32 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

@mikey87144: That's a pretty ignorant stance. I'm not fond of how Capcom have handled most of their DLC, but Dragon's Dogma seems to be a pretty big game and you have to understand that once the developers have finished working on the game, they're free to move onto other projects while the rest of the game is finished up. The on disc DLC was most likely funded and developed separately from the main game and just put on the disc before it's released to save bandwidth costs. Just because it's already on the disc, doesn't necessarily means there's anything under handed going on.

Sure, if it feels like the DLC has been cut out of the main game, just to make us pay more for it, then you have a point. But let's at least wait and find out what the DLC is going to be.

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#33 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

Seems a bit different. Might have to check this one out if I can find one of my consoles beneath all the dust they've gathered.

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#34 Posted by Sackmanjones (5454 posts) -

8.5? Game sucks

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#35 Posted by mikey87144 (2100 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind: I'm basing my opinions on 3 years of Capcom pulling this shit with the most recent example being Asura's Wrath. I don't care how good the game is I'll wait so I don't feel like I'm being scammed into paying more for the game.

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#36 Posted by Morrow (1870 posts) -

I've been excited about this game ever since I saw the cover on Amazon. I hope I won't be disappointed like I was with Two Worlds II.

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#37 Posted by StriderNo9 (1307 posts) -

For whatever it's worth Edge Magazine gave Dragon's Dogma is 7, pretty much saying a lot of what GI said, the combat is fun but the story and premise are a bit thin. I'm still excited for it.

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#38 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

Very excited. For me, Dragon's Dogma is the game of May to look forward to, instead of Max Payne 3/Diablo 3.

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#39 Posted by Totori (596 posts) -
@mikey87144 said:

Well I'll wait for the version with all the on disc stuff unlocked.

There is only one thing on the disc, a pack with bunch extra side quests.
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#40 Posted by iTWAN (49 posts) -

Looks like I need to try the demo. Cant believe this comes out next week!!

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#41 Posted by RVonE (4982 posts) -

@iTWAN said:

Looks like I need to try the demo. Cant believe this comes out next week!!

Or watch some of the longer videos on YouTube. The demo is way too short to get a good feel for what this game is.

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#42 Posted by EmuLeader (589 posts) -

When I played the demo, it made me think that this game is what BioWare wanted Dragon Age 2 to be. More action oriented without loosing the deep RPG mechanics.

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#43 Posted by CrazyBagMan (1197 posts) -

8.5? Why so low?

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#44 Posted by RVonE (4982 posts) -

@CrazyBagMan said:

8.5? Why so low?

You're joking, right?

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#45 Posted by Nekroskop (2831 posts) -

@CrazyBagMan said:

8.5? Why so low?

WOW!

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#46 Posted by Neferon (269 posts) -

I like Dark Souls. I like Monster Hunter. I should like this too!

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#47 Posted by StriderNo9 (1307 posts) -

8.5 is damn good.

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#48 Posted by CrazyBagMan (1197 posts) -

Disappointed no one got my reference... shame on you all!

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#49 Posted by OmegaPirate (5642 posts) -

@CrazyBagMan said:

Disappointed no one got my reference... shame on you all!

On here of all places xD

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#50 Posted by mesoian (1621 posts) -

As to be expected, reviews are all over the place. 8 and 9's one place, 4's and 5's in other places.

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