Who has pre ordered this?

Avatar image for cubidog1
#1 Posted by Cubidog1 (414 posts) -

The demo was fun, but the combat seemed a bit too hack and slash for me. I'm debating pre ordering it, as I would love for a new Capcom IP to prosper. I also have a huge backlog of games. Why do you do this to me Capcom?

Avatar image for ze_ro
#2 Posted by ze_ro (182 posts) -

I pre-ordered. The demo was a huge positive surprise. Especially the combat felt really nice, and I need a new open world to roam.

Avatar image for gargantuan
#3 Posted by Gargantuan (1905 posts) -

I don't pre-order games. I'll probably buy it on the 25th. I'll definitely buy it if my job interview on Tuesday goes well.

Avatar image for jonsmith
#4 Edited by JonSmith (174 posts) -

I did. I was sold the moment I found out that you can play as Guts and Griffith from Berserk, complete with armor and weaponry.

Avatar image for grillbar
#5 Posted by Grillbar (2079 posts) -

me

Avatar image for toxicfruit
#6 Posted by ToxicFruit (1918 posts) -

I did. The griffin fight sold me :P

Avatar image for demoskinos
#7 Posted by Demoskinos (17355 posts) -

Debating throwing down. Got $10 amazon credit from max Payne 3!

Avatar image for jacksukeru
#8 Posted by jacksukeru (6599 posts) -

@Gargantuan said:

I don't pre-order games. I'll probably buy it on the 25th.

Avatar image for drag
#9 Posted by drag (1212 posts) -

Yep, can't wait.

Avatar image for vebbon
#10 Posted by vebbon (25 posts) -

I ordered this. Why not? It looks pretty good and I like the grabbing mechanics. Getting SotC vibes while fighting a cool monster (I feel like an awesome touch of Monster Hunter stylization is going on here) in an open RPG world sounds pretty damned great! I do hope that the *good* Monster Hunter feelings will persist. Also, Berserk! Yes! YES!

Avatar image for uitdetoekomst
#11 Posted by UitDeToekomst (799 posts) -

i did. seemed like a pretty good bet. the few reviews out so far seem pretty positive, so i guess that is good. looks like the type of game that is right up my alley. unfortunately, I am balls deep in Diablo III right now (and assume i will be for at least another couple of weeks, based upon how much i am digging it so far) so i guess preordering Dragon's Dogma wasn't really essential.

Avatar image for roxasxiii
#12 Posted by RoxasXIII (168 posts) -

pre-ordered it from amazon a little less than a month ago. So excited!

Avatar image for the_laughing_man
#13 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

Pre ordered from Gamestop and I will be picking it up Monday at midnight. 

Avatar image for naptimesleeper
#14 Posted by NapTimeSleeper (352 posts) -

I'm tempted especially after playing the demo. The pawn system seems pretty cool.

Avatar image for cannongoose
#15 Posted by CannonGoose (401 posts) -

I have it preordered but thanks to the good old 25th of May (a Friday) release date for Australia I will most likely receive it on the 30th.

God I am ridiculously jealous of the people on NeoGAF who have it already!

Avatar image for blind_evil
#16 Posted by Blind_Evil (321 posts) -

I preordered.

@Cubidog1 said:

The demo was fun, but the combat seemed a bit too hack and slash for me.

Just wondering, what's wrong with hack and slash combat?

Avatar image for nekroskop
#17 Posted by Nekroskop (2831 posts) -

It depends on if the PS3 version is garbage performance wise compared to the 360 one.

Avatar image for monkeyking1969
#18 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (6516 posts) -

Just gonna buy it, no need to preorder, because day oen I'm just going to have it. I only preorder games if I think I'd FORGET to buy it.

Avatar image for karkarov
#19 Edited by Karkarov (3385 posts) -

Preordered both versions because I am dumb. The combat in the demo was hack and slash, in the real game it won't be. There will be alot more strategy to it than you think.

PS: The game already has a confirmed half a million pre orders in Japan as of like two days ago. So apparently pre ordering the thing is a pretty popular idea somewhere at least.

Avatar image for snowninja845
#20 Posted by snowninja845 (44 posts) -

i pre-ordered thought it was good idea of a game when i found out about it.

Avatar image for bigdaddy81
#21 Posted by bigdaddy81 (378 posts) -

Pre=ordered this game months ago. As soon as I saw the first gameplay video I was sold on this game. I played the demo and that just reinforced my belief that Dragon's Dogma would be something special.

Avatar image for slag
#22 Posted by Slag (7440 posts) -

I probably should have as this game looks to be worthy of my support. But I didn't play the demo until last night and I don't like preordering in general.

Avatar image for cubidog1
#23 Posted by Cubidog1 (414 posts) -

@Blind_Evil:

It gets repetitive after a while. I thought the combat system was supposed to be about strategy, not just keep pressing one of the attack buttons.

Avatar image for wintersnowblind
#24 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

I enjoyed the demo a lot, although I think if they had shown off more of the exploration/city/RPG stuff, people would have been more interested.

I won't be pre-ordering or buying on release though, I just have no money to spare for games at the moment. I could also see Capcom milking it to Monster Hunter/Street Fighter proportions.

Avatar image for dimsey
#25 Posted by Dimsey (1123 posts) -

I've not pre-ordered but I'll be picking it up when I can regardless, enjoyed the demo a lot.

Avatar image for blind_evil
#26 Posted by Blind_Evil (321 posts) -

@Cubidog1: The strategy is in which attacks you use and when, I think. There are quite a few, each applicable in different ways.

Not to mention how you set up your allies, that's highly tactical.

Avatar image for catarrhal
#27 Posted by Catarrhal (876 posts) -

@ahaisthisourchance said:

It depends on if the PS3 version is garbage performance wise compared to the 360 one.

Apparently it's the 360 version whose performance is garbage. According to a review: "Big fights cause slowdown that can freeze the screen for seconds at a time on the Xbox 360 version. Dragon’s Dogma runs much better on the PlayStation 3 than on the 360, with a smoother frame rate and fewer streaming problems…"

Avatar image for the_laughing_man
#28 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@Catarrhal said:

@ahaisthisourchance said:

It depends on if the PS3 version is garbage performance wise compared to the 360 one.

Apparently it's the 360 version whose performance is garbage. According to a review: "Big fights cause slowdown that can freeze the screen for seconds at a time on the Xbox 360 version. Dragon’s Dogma runs much better on the PlayStation 3 than on the 360, with a smoother frame rate and fewer streaming problems…"

Ive watched a few videos by OXM and they use the 360 version and have some nice battles and no issues. 
Avatar image for devilb0y
#29 Posted by Devilb0y (143 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@Catarrhal said:

@ahaisthisourchance said:

It depends on if the PS3 version is garbage performance wise compared to the 360 one.

Apparently it's the 360 version whose performance is garbage. According to a review: "Big fights cause slowdown that can freeze the screen for seconds at a time on the Xbox 360 version. Dragon’s Dogma runs much better on the PlayStation 3 than on the 360, with a smoother frame rate and fewer streaming problems…"

Ive watched a few videos by OXM and they use the 360 version and have some nice battles and no issues.

Yeah I've watched close to 2 hours of gameplay on the 360 and not seen any issues either.

Pre-ordered this over a month ago and have been anticipating it since it's announcement. Would love for this game to do well as it seems like an OP with legs and in my oppinion you can never have too many great open-world RPGs floating around, particularly ones with awesome combat systems.

Avatar image for sins_of_mosin
#30 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1713 posts) -

I might give it a go after they patch the hell out of it for the 360.  Already got a lot of RPGs that need to be played and this game don't look anything special.

Avatar image for karkarov
#31 Posted by Karkarov (3385 posts) -

@Catarrhal said:

@ahaisthisourchance said:

It depends on if the PS3 version is garbage performance wise compared to the 360 one.

Apparently it's the 360 version whose performance is garbage. According to a review: "Big fights cause slowdown that can freeze the screen for seconds at a time on the Xbox 360 version. Dragon’s Dogma runs much better on the PlayStation 3 than on the 360, with a smoother frame rate and fewer streaming problems…"

Reviews were all made using and older review build of the game. The retail product has more touch ups and lots of graphical features added in that fix all those issues the reviewers talk about. I love how they never mention they are using a review copy too when they know for a fact it isn't the retail version. Yes I know people who actually own both versions of the game, yes they have told me they have never seen any of the issues reviewers are talking about.

Avatar image for benspyda
#32 Posted by benspyda (2129 posts) -

@Karkarov said:

@Catarrhal said:

@ahaisthisourchance said:

It depends on if the PS3 version is garbage performance wise compared to the 360 one.

Apparently it's the 360 version whose performance is garbage. According to a review: "Big fights cause slowdown that can freeze the screen for seconds at a time on the Xbox 360 version. Dragon’s Dogma runs much better on the PlayStation 3 than on the 360, with a smoother frame rate and fewer streaming problems…"

Reviews were all made using and older review build of the game. The retail product has more touch ups and lots of graphical features added in that fix all those issues the reviewers talk about. I love how they never mention they are using a review copy too when they know for a fact it isn't the retail version. Yes I know people who actually own both versions of the game, yes they have told me they have never seen any of the issues reviewers are talking about.

It's IGN remember, take what they say with a pinch of salt.

Avatar image for l4wd0g
#33 Posted by l4wd0g (2373 posts) -

I ordered if for the PS3. Amazon has informed me that it shipped. Pretty excited.

Avatar image for crazyleaves
#34 Posted by crazyleaves (678 posts) -

Gonna head down to Gamestop at midnight and try not to look anyone in the eye.

Avatar image for karkarov
#35 Posted by Karkarov (3385 posts) -

@benspyda said:

It's IGN remember, take what they say with a pinch of salt.

It is not just them, I have seen lots of reviews say they were taking off points for XYZ visual bug that doesn't happen in the retail version. Like the frame tearing on the 360, it is just not there in the retail version or is very very minimal. However almost everyone who reviews the 360 version mentions it knowing full well they have a review version and it is fixed in the final.

Avatar image for winsord
#36 Posted by Winsord (1567 posts) -

@Karkarov said:

@benspyda said:

It's IGN remember, take what they say with a pinch of salt.

It is not just them, I have seen lots of reviews say they were taking off points for XYZ visual bug that doesn't happen in the retail version. Like the frame tearing on the 360, it is just not there in the retail version or is very very minimal. However almost everyone who reviews the 360 version mentions it knowing full well they have a review version and it is fixed in the final.

To be fair, the reviewers can't exactly just take Capcom's word on whether certain visual bugs and things of the like are corrected in the final version or not. I don't think bringing up that they're playing a review build would be bad, but they're just reviewing what's been given to them.

Avatar image for krakn3dfx
#37 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2730 posts) -

Not me, I no longer buy Capcom games for personal moral reasons.

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.