Has anyone ever stolen your heart? No, I mean really stolen it, right out of your chest. Sounds pretty improbable, right? Well, what if it was stolen by a dragon? What if this made you the Arisen and granted you command over people called Pawns. What if this wasn’t even the half of it, and things to come would get stranger still?
Arise and face your destiny, it is now your time.
This is more or less how I felt about Dragon’s Dogma. But I still found it better than Skyrim for some reason.
The pawns are slightly annoying after a while since they just keep saying the same thing every time. But there are inclinations you can adjust (for your main pawn only) so that they don’t talk as much.
And sure some people will be like, oh this doesn’t have fast travel.
Do you know how short this game would be if it did? I played it for about 60 hours within a week and a half. Fast Travel would have shorten that to about 30, but I’d be so underleveled by the end. It would have taken about an hour to finish the final boss.
Yes I did say an hour. When I fought the final boss, it took me 2 tries both being about 30 minutes each. The first time I died right before I made the final blow (ultimate frustration), the second time was slightly faster as I’ve figured out what to do, but it was still really long. (Also I was an idiot and didn’t have any ranged attackers other than my Mage, but she was busy healing and Element Buffing)
Other than that, I agree with this review completely. Took the words right out of my mouth. It’s a fantastic game and personally my Game of 2012 so far. And with great Japanese sales in the first week. I just hope for a sequel. Hopefully the sales here in the West were good enough to garner a sequel to come across the pond.
(Personal Review Score: 4.5/5)