Why is this game hated on so much?

#1 Posted by j0lter (213 posts) -

I bought this game last weekend and i'm absolutely addicted to it. There is plenty of stuff in the world to keep you busy, especially with all the quests to do. The combat is amazing, although i do admit that the story has no real premise except for the beginning and end of the game. Now someone tell me why everyone seems to hate this game?

#2 Posted by JasonR86 (9372 posts) -

It wasn't.

#3 Posted by Jrinswand (1692 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

It wasn't.

Yeah, OP, I'm not really sure where you got that it was hated from. Everybody seemed to think it was pretty decent when it came out. Remember: your friends/the internet are authorities on nothing.

#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@j0lter said:

I bought this game last weekend and i'm absolutely addicted to it. There is plenty of stuff in the world to keep you busy, especially with all the quests to do. The combat is amazing, although i do admit that the story has no real premise except for the beginning and end of the game. Now someone tell me why everyone seems to hate this game?

Who hates it? Everyone I talk to LOVES the game. 
#5 Posted by Freshbandito (611 posts) -

Can't say I've seen any of this hatred you mention. Seen some apathy towards it but mostly people saying they enjoyed it.

#6 Posted by dungbootle (2454 posts) -

I thought it was really well-received for a recent JRPG. I'm interested in picking it up myself.

#7 Posted by Fearbeard (801 posts) -

I don't remember seeing much hate about the game.

It definitely has some flaws that could be addressed to make an amazing sequel, but the game seemed pretty well regarded overall. Personally I enjoyed it quite a bit, and am excited to hear that it did well enough to warrant a sequel.

#8 Posted by Wacomole (811 posts) -

You need to get your money back from whoever sold you a dictionary with the words "hated" and "well-received" switched around. :)

#9 Posted by LikeaSsur (1430 posts) -

This game is probably the biggest surprise of the year. It's not hated on at all, but the DLC for it is a different story. Word of advice: Don't buy any of it.

#10 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3151 posts) -

I don't HATE the game, I just think it's rather mediocre. It's really the traveling that tarnishes the potential this game had -- having to sprint, and then bend down to take a breather every 5 seconds? Man, that's annoying.

#11 Posted by triple07 (1193 posts) -

As with everyone else in this thread I have no idea where you are getting that it was poorly received .

#12 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

Yeah not hated on. It's close to being truly awesome, though it's too constrained and it gets tiring going through the same areas over and over. Dragons Dogma 2 could be fantastic.

#13 Posted by Genkkaku (730 posts) -

There were people that disliked certain aspects of the game but didn't hate it.. they didn't hate it so much Capcom is making it a franchise

#14 Posted by Opus (143 posts) -

The hate you caught wind of was Capcom hate, and there was plenty of it after the Tekken X Street Fighter DLC debacle. This may have affected one's outlook on Dragon's Dogma in a superficial way, but that had nothing to do with the content of the game itself.

#15 Posted by TruthTellah (7641 posts) -

@j0lter: People might have disliked parts of it, but it was generally well-received. It has been a real surprise to many.

Some seem to be under the misconception that it has gotten hated on, but it has gotten decent reviews, a good amount of press, and lots of gamer love. So... while the game is far from perfect(and it does struggle as you get to the latter half of the game), it has received a rather positive response. If you like it, then you're one of many.

Online
#16 Posted by Slag (3339 posts) -

I think the game was generally liked, just not raved about like Skyrim

personally I love the heck out of Dragon's Dogma

#17 Posted by pyrodactyl (1642 posts) -

huh?

#18 Posted by GunstarRed (4730 posts) -

I think fantasy games are shit and I thought it was a couple of steps away from being truly great.

#19 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1564 posts) -

It seemed to get the same reaction that Kingdoms of Amalur got. Fairly well received, but it didn't set any records in sales.

#20 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1854 posts) -

Ya, gotta go with the consensus. I remember being surprised by all of the love for the game when it came out since I had never even heard of it before.

#21 Posted by Yummylee (20564 posts) -

I was super negative about Dragon's Dogma a while back on the boards, and I still stand by my complaints that the lack of any reliable fast-travelling system, or at least some sort of transportation like mounts, nearly destroyed that entire game for me. But Dragon's Dogma has got so much to like about it otherwise, even if the story is a load of generic trash up until the ending, and the Pawn system isn't all that well implemented. The combat is superb; the general feel of the movement, the animations, the variety of skills - frankly this is a game that probably would have benefited more so as an action dungeon crawler than some sprawling open-world RPG.

As others have said, it's but a few steps away from being something truly brilliant, but as it is it's still a pretty fun action-RPG despite the rough spots. And man, that ending! The first... ten or so hours and the final five (basically as soon as you fight the dragon itself) are undoubtedly the best parts of that entire game.

#22 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -

Because it's japanese and they make inferior role-playing games.

Online
#23 Posted by Ducksworth (656 posts) -

I heard it's monster hunter for babies, though I've never bothered playing the game or tried to validate that statement in any way.

#24 Posted by Soapy86 (2597 posts) -

So what do you do in the game between the supposed good parts at the beginning and end?

#25 Posted by Evilsbane (4333 posts) -

@triple07 said:

As with everyone else in this thread I have no idea where you are getting that it was poorly received .
#26 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

@Ducksworth said:

I heard it's monster hunter for babies, though I've never bothered playing the game or tried to validate that statement in any way.

Well that's wrong

#27 Posted by JBG4 (379 posts) -

I really enjoyed it. I put 50 plus hours in it and thought it was well made and had some great ideas.

#28 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

Another thing I should say I didn't like though was the class system overall. There were some good ideas but I could have used more flexibility. Also let me have more than 3 skills, as some are awesome but highly specialized. At least let me swap them out via a start menu or something.

I like some of the ideas behind the class system, but I don't know if its rigid nature supports the action combat and freedom that this genre of RPG should have. Really I would prefer just simply the Fighter, Mage, Strider class choice then from there you over time have access to all skills in the class and customize them as you please.

#29 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4036 posts) -

I never even played the game and I liked it...

Online
#30 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (928 posts) -

Many people loved this game. I don't know where you got this hatred from, my friends loved the shit out of this game.

#31 Posted by chrissedoff (2041 posts) -

It's not hated on. Nobody cares about it.

#32 Posted by Robot_Sneakers (417 posts) -

I really enjoyed the game, though sometimes knowing how far I would have to travel kept me from doing things if they weren't worth the time it would take.

Online
#33 Posted by takayamasama (433 posts) -

I had a blast with this game, was well worth the 60 bucks. Sure the narrative was a bit non-existent, but what was there was insane and totally awesome.

#34 Edited by EXTomar (4125 posts) -

Who hates on Dragon's Dogma? If anything, it is a niche game and only a few have heard of it.

#35 Posted by xyzygy (9622 posts) -

Every single person I know who has played this game loves it, I have no idea what you're in about.

#36 Posted by CrazyBagMan (801 posts) -

@ThePaleKing said:

Because it's japanese and they make inferior role-playing games.

Racist bastard!

#37 Posted by ComradeKhan (687 posts) -

"it will not leave you indifferent" 

#38 Edited by Tennmuerti (7720 posts) -

It has quite a few core design flaws and it's more then fair share of issues. God knows i posted quite a few of them over the weeks i played it. But it is still an overall decent game.

Especially for Capcom's first foray into western style open world genre. It's the perfect game to learn from, iterate on and make better in the sequel.

There are parallels that can be drawn with Asassin's Creed 1's roughness yet something unique brought to the table as well.

Online
#39 Posted by Humanity (7948 posts) -

While not hated I do recall most people having a "lukewarm" reaction to it with a vocal minority praising the game for great combat. As far as GB goes they didn't think it was anything special because "there was nothing to do in the open world." I remember the exact nonsensical argument was that when they climbed a mountain there was just nothing to do there, unlike Skyrim - because when you climb a hill in Skyrim you know, theres a ton of things to do.

Either way a lot of people complained about the lack of quick travel and having to traverse through the same mobs constantly.

#40 Posted by Landon (4115 posts) -

I thought it when it came out everyone thought it was a nice surprise.

#41 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -

Yo what. I also thought this game was absolutely hated. I remember seeing how shitty the game was on these very forums! Then when I played both demos I kept thinking how crazy people are.

Very glad to hear otherwise. After Borderlands 2 I will be checking it out.

#42 Posted by j0lter (213 posts) -

Even the Giantbomb team hated on it when it came out, and i failed to understand why. They said the world was "empty", leaving me to say "wtf, how is it empty?". I'm currently in the post-game and i'm over 35 hours of gameplay in, and with how much there is to do post-game along with the basic game itself, i felt like this game had an immense amount of things to do within the world. I admit the sprinting thing is annoying, but it does teach you how to conserve your stamina and use it effectively in battle, and never run around with no stamina. I learned the hard way with a griffin landing on top of me while i was overexerted lol. Besides the somewhat vague story throughout, i believe this game deserved 4 stars rather than the 3 stars given on here. Patrick seemed to particularly hate on it.

#43 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2019 posts) -

Giant cardboard PAX East shields.

#44 Posted by Cubidog1 (211 posts) -

I hated many parts of it, but the sequel could improve and get rid of every complaint I have. I really hated how they handled fast travel, and going to the same places over and over. The combat was enjoyable, and using my friend's pawns was cool. Then I realized that I wanted to play this with my friends. For the sequel I want 4 player co op. It doesn't need it, that is just a personal wish of mine. Maybe add the ability to invade other's worlds ala Darks Souls. Of course add more monsters, weapons, and armor. I want to be excited when I find a new weapon and for it to look unique. If they did all of that it would be my favorite game of the year.

#45 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6077 posts) -

Obsidian. Have fun reading up on their games, and the often retarded reactions of fanboys.

#46 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2265 posts) -

I have never heard even ONE person say they hated it. I've talked to people who never played it, but most of those just say, "Oh I need to remember to pick that up." I was lucky I had ten people on my friends list (PS3) who were playing the game, so I had ten Pawns most of whom were leveled up that were always free. I never needed to pay Rift Crystals to get my friends Pawns. I used only a tiny amount of Rift Crystals late in the game to hire some very specific muscle.

#47 Posted by NegativeCero (2925 posts) -

I don't remember it being poorly received either. If anything people liked it, but basically felt it still had potential to get better. I still plan on picking it up, so I'll chalk that up to it looking good before and after reviews hit.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.