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Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka

This definitely looks like something you'll either love or hate.

Unfortunately- I'm not interested, since this video confirmed my concerns about the allied AI. I had already heard mostly bad things about the Pawns- and this video did absolutely nothing to disprove the negative consensus I've heard so far. Their performance in combat was just painful to watch more often than not. Poor AI like this is not something I'm usually able to tolerate for long. >_<

It's a shame too- cause despite the abysmal allied AI, the combat itself looked pretty good. :(

That's just me though- games like Half-life 2 routinely prove that AI quality is not high on the priority list for most people. :P

Posted by AngelN7

The reaction to this game is been kinda interesting the reviews for it are not glowing in praise yet a lot of people seem to like the core of the game , also most reviews dismiss the game for not being in the same plane as a "Skyrim" even when it doesn't need to be that to be a great game (or even be compared) , that just goes to show hype is a hell of a big thing and most reviews mean nothing.

Edited by crusader8463

Too bad it's not coming out on PC. I could have seen me getting super into this game.

Posted by Shaanyboi

I'm VERY interested in what this game does.... hmmmmm

Posted by Canteu

For some reason this reminds me of Nier. I do not know why however.

Posted by MarkWahlberg

Hour-long quicklook? Well, it is summer.

Posted by Bread_Harrity

This is like Operation Flashpoint as an open world RPG.

Posted by xXxLYNCHxXx

Looks good. I picked it up last night, and looking forward to spending some time with it.

Posted by DarkbeatDK

This game is super Japanese style Western game like many of the best games ever created. I'm thinking about games like Contra, Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil. I'm super hype to get it here in Europe!

Posted by kollay

Those shadows.

Posted by Arjuna

Odetta is the bad split personality.

Posted by somalu

Vinny, nice one. now i know why everyone says your awesome :) ( and those who dont, go away :P)

Posted by PillClinton

Looks interesting. I'll probably pick it up later this year when it's dropped in price.

Posted by HyperionXR

I don't often dip into the fantasy genre, (Mainly only Demon's Souls, Dark Souls and Witcher) but I like a lot of what I see here. I think I'll hold out a bit though and see if perhaps a PC version is announced soon.

Posted by GERALTITUDE

Environments and effects look ok, game looks mediocre

Posted by DrJota
Posted by Grilledcheez

Too bad I'm broke, note to devs, we get our college money right before college starts up in late August ;)

Edited by BatmanBatman

I don't why but I'm very interested in this game....

Edit - That's a lie .. Dragon' and shit is why...

Posted by ProfessorEss
@evanbower said:

What's with the aspect ratio of this game? The expansive world of Dragon's Dogma couldn't adequately be captured in 16:9?

It wouldn't even bother me if they had put the HUD elements in the corners. It's like they letterboxed it after the fact and forgot to move them to the sides. 
Edited by shodan2020

I'll pick this up at some point, but really it just makes me want a Nier 2. The story in Nier was absolutely amazing and all four endings were different, but dovetailed amazingly into the over-arching story. Nice voicework too. :)

I do love the pawn idea though and the battle mechanics look like great fun.

Posted by BatmanBatman

At first I though "hey this looks very western" then Patrick starts fighting and circles appear...

Posted by superlauth

@shodan2020: Man, I really want a Nier 2 too. Too few people played the first one.

Posted by DrStrangepork

The music in this game just doesn't work for me. I'm probably so accustomed to the orchestral scores from western takes on the fantasy genre. Plus, I think this game really missed out on not being co-op. I am still kind of curious about this game though I'll probably wait for the price to drop.

Posted by PhantomGardener

The lack of loot is kinda a turn off for me :/ Real shame, cause I was kinda looking forward to this game before I leard about that.

Posted by LikeaSsur

This game looks really good. I've been wanting an open world/MMOish single player game that actually plays well.

Posted by MasturbatingestBear

@Garfield518 said:

Patrick's doing that thing again where he just walks around in circles and talks for the first few minutes.

Please stop doing that. :(

No, everybody else would rather not have to take in what they are seeing as it is being introduced to them.

Posted by Xeiphyer

About 6 hours into the game so far, its really great. Tons and tons of depth.
 
Its very reminiscent of Dark Souls and Monster Hunter, so anyone who enjoys those games will feel right at home here.

Posted by Spiritof

I'm by no means a platform-centric gamer, but this game looks kinda shitty on the 360. I played the PS3 demo and it looked a ton sharper than this.

Posted by Fistfulofmetal

Let the record show, Patrick did not let go of the hold button!

Posted by Dallas_Raines

@Brendan said:

@onan said:

@Romination said:

@EveretteScott said:

@FoxMulder said:

@TentPole said:

Fast travel would ruin this game.

I agree. I played Skyrim with no fast travel for a 2nd character and it had a much different feel to it. This looks like it'd be too short with fast travel.

Fast travel has spoiled gamers. You have to actively choose not to use it. It's just become so easy to depend on it that apparently a game without it, that's seen as a negative now. I prefer when in-game you have to pay for some sort of transportation instead of this magic-go-everywhere-makes no logical sense in the game world option.

We have a lot of things like this that spoil us, really, and break the logic of the game. Just thinking about the way we're starting to see games with a "trash" option for picking up items is kind of weird.

There's nothing "magical" about fast travel. You get to your location in about the amount of time it would take for you to walk or run there. Time advances. It's just cutting out the potentially boring traversal bit. If that's magical, then me taking a nap on the train on my way to work is also magical. I close my eyes in one location and, egad, I'm at my destination moments later! Tis black magiks, it is!

Also, re: this quick look, Jesus Christ Patrick, Kill the mages first! Archers don't cast slow! Come on now. :)

Agreed. Also, in games like Skyrim fast travel is really nice in the late-game, when I've filled my map with locations already. Going halfway across the map just to put something in my chest in my home with nothing new to discover and only a bear or two to kill on the way would make Skyrim really tedious without fast-travel. I refrain from using for most of the game to get the full experience.

Also, if you're not gonna have fast travel, then don't put a limit on sprinting.

Posted by George_Hukas

I'm not usually a stickler for graphics, but those are some distractingly hideous shadows

Posted by Daftasabat

@George_Hukas:

Would you not buy a game because of the dodgy shadows? Seems somewhat shallow to me

Posted by Bunny_Fire

Jay and silent bob + Dragons ... awesome

Posted by FoxMulder

Digging the demo, though it is short. Probably buy it when it's $30 or less.

Posted by Totori
@Fistfulofmetal said:

Let the record show, Patrick did not let go of the hold button!

but you don't have to hold it in this game
Posted by MrMazz

This looks like a solid buy in the middle of summer when no games are out and it's 40 bucks or less.

Posted by Agent47

@DrStrangepork:The music is a really mixed bag,some rock music here and big typical RPG scores over here, but there are alot of good pieces I've heard.I really liked the one in when you first enter the village and the one at Gran Soren, but it is kind of weird how no music plays while you explore towns.But yeah I kind of like it cause even though some tracks feel out of place it's a nice touch of variety from most RPGs that just use the Hans Zimmer template.

Posted by HerbieBug

This looks really fun.  Is this really fun?  Should I get this game?  Cause I think it looks fun.  :/

Posted by Blair

The wind effect looks really good.

Posted by HerbieBug

I think I'm going to get this.  It has some of that Demon's Souls early reception feel to it.  Some people love it, some people think it's trash, and a lot of people aren't really sure what to make of it.  
 
Alright Capcom.  I'm on board. 

Edited by TentPole

@Dallas_Raines said:

Also, if you're not gonna have fast travel, then don't put a limit on sprinting.

There is no problem with fast travel in general it is just that this game is built around the risk and tension of traveling far from safety without an easy way back.. Your max health begins to diminish and you have to think about if you will be able to make it back before you explore some cave you find. It builds tension knowing that if things go bad and you don't have enough provisions to get back to town then you are screwed. The game depends on this tension.

Skyrim would suck without fast travel. Dragon's Dogma would suck with it.

Posted by ChosenOne

Any chance Bethesda grabs a few of these Dragon's Dogma guys to do the combat in the next Elder Scrolls game? While they are at it, grab some Bioware or Naughty God guys for the story and characters. Skyrim has great lore, and the story is better that what's seen in Dragon's Dogma, but there is still a lot of room for improvement imo. Admittedly, it's harder to tell a great story in a world that is so open... Sorry, I'm all over the place.

Posted by George_Hukas

@Daftasabat: Nah, still ordered it. The game has charm.

Posted by Detrian
@onan said:

@Romination said:

@EveretteScott said:

@FoxMulder said:

@TentPole said:

Fast travel would ruin this game.

I agree. I played Skyrim with no fast travel for a 2nd character and it had a much different feel to it. This looks like it'd be too short with fast travel.

Fast travel has spoiled gamers. You have to actively choose not to use it. It's just become so easy to depend on it that apparently a game without it, that's seen as a negative now. I prefer when in-game you have to pay for some sort of transportation instead of this magic-go-everywhere-makes no logical sense in the game world option.

We have a lot of things like this that spoil us, really, and break the logic of the game. Just thinking about the way we're starting to see games with a "trash" option for picking up items is kind of weird.

There's nothing "magical" about fast travel. You get to your location in about the amount of time it would take for you to walk or run there. Time advances. It's just cutting out the potentially boring traversal bit. If that's magical, then me taking a nap on the train on my way to work is also magical. I close my eyes in one location and, egad, I'm at my destination moments later! Tis black magiks, it is!

Also, re: this quick look, Jesus Christ Patrick, Kill the mages first! Archers don't cast slow! Come on now. :)

Don't be thick. It's "magical" in the sense that it's like having a completely peaceful trip and that just never happens in any game of the style.
 
@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka said:

This definitely looks like something you'll either love or hate.

Unfortunately- I'm not interested, since this video confirmed my concerns about the allied AI. I had already heard mostly bad things about the Pawns- and this video did absolutely nothing to disprove the negative consensus I've heard so far. Their performance in combat was just painful to watch more often than not. Poor AI like this is not something I'm usually able to tolerate for long. >_<

It's a shame too- cause despite the abysmal allied AI, the combat itself looked pretty good. :(

That's just me though- games like Half-life 2 routinely prove that AI quality is not high on the priority list for most people. :P

Give the demo a try. The pawns do fuck up here and there but their AI is pretty decent and Patrick just has a shit team composition.
Edited by SatelliteOfLove

OYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
 
I'll name my pawn Fuuka. Teeheehee (my GOD the blatant obviousness of their chat).
 
Im used to no lockon from WolfTeam ARPGs, (Full Manual, All Manual, All the time). Like Tricky said, it's control.
 
OYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Posted by onan

@Detrian said:

@onan said:

@Romination said:

@EveretteScott said:

@FoxMulder said:

@TentPole said:

Fast travel would ruin this game.

I agree. I played Skyrim with no fast travel for a 2nd character and it had a much different feel to it. This looks like it'd be too short with fast travel.

Fast travel has spoiled gamers. You have to actively choose not to use it. It's just become so easy to depend on it that apparently a game without it, that's seen as a negative now. I prefer when in-game you have to pay for some sort of transportation instead of this magic-go-everywhere-makes no logical sense in the game world option.

We have a lot of things like this that spoil us, really, and break the logic of the game. Just thinking about the way we're starting to see games with a "trash" option for picking up items is kind of weird.

There's nothing "magical" about fast travel. You get to your location in about the amount of time it would take for you to walk or run there. Time advances. It's just cutting out the potentially boring traversal bit. If that's magical, then me taking a nap on the train on my way to work is also magical. I close my eyes in one location and, egad, I'm at my destination moments later! Tis black magiks, it is!

Also, re: this quick look, Jesus Christ Patrick, Kill the mages first! Archers don't cast slow! Come on now. :)

Don't be thick. It's "magical" in the sense that it's like having a completely peaceful trip and that just never happens in any game of the style.

Not peaceful, but rarely anything to justify the long-ass walk over the same old terrain. I always assume something did happen along the way, but since i was backtracking to places I'd been, I'd just retraced my path that had been more or less cleared out of enemies. Maybe I'd come across a wolf or some other lame enemy, but it wouldn't make sense to load an entire area and cut my fast travel short just to bop a weak enemy on the head once with my sword. I suppose if it were truly the way I'm saying, my bags would be slightly more filled with crappy junk drops and i'd have about 12 more XP by the time I got there, but I just view that as them not being obnoxious about it.

Edited by mason20

Seems to look pretty interesting without really knowing what this game was really but, now I'm not sure if I had heard a rumor or not but I remember someone telling me that they had Berserk tie-in DLC..

If that is true and they do have Berserk than I am buying this now.

Posted by Tsuchikage

I was expecting Patrick to be really negative about Dragon's Dogma. He didn't seem to like it on this week's I Love Mondays.

Posted by FoxMulder

Damn...I keep playing the demo despite how short it is! Makes me wish this was a budget title from the get-go...I'm almost tempted to lay down $60 for this!

Posted by McGhee

I don't know. This looks pretty cool to me.