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Posted By: Demonic Dragon's Dogma - 15/01/12 11:14 AM
Part One.

(Half of the video is the player running about in town, talking to people, trading and customizing the character.)

Part Two.

Gameplay in the wilderness. This video shows the player playing as a warrior with magical abilities. The battlemage can use magic when jumping to jump further and even attack simultaneously. The battlemage can also create a magical orb that when hit, sends magical bolts flying.

Part Three.

This video shows an archer class which actually looks fun to play for once! The archer is fast and apart from firing arrows, he can dash fast forward in a split second and perform a flurry of attacks with two daggers. In several instances, he charges up his arrow and sends it far. The camera follows it.

To be honest, this looks like it could be this year's best RPG.
Posted By: Arokh Re: Dragon's Dogma - 15/01/12 01:01 PM
It does look promising. I have loads of other games to play yet that I bought at the steam xmas sale so it will be awhile before I get round to it. Just started the Witcher 2 at the moment.
Posted By: virumor Re: Dragon's Dogma - 18/01/12 09:10 AM
The setting looks pretty bland, to be honest. It looks like they just crammed every creature/monster from European legends/mythology in a Tolkienesque world. Characters also have that typical JRPG look I really dislike.

Combat seems fun, though.
Posted By: Libertarian Re: Dragon's Dogma - 04/02/12 07:36 PM
I just hope its design isn't too eastern in approach. I prefer the more western design approach.

http://www.vg247.com/2012/02/04/ranger-and-mage-class-videos-released-for-dragons-dogma/

The world looks pretty bland. There's not much color or life to it.
Posted By: Arokh Re: Dragon's Dogma - 05/02/12 10:58 AM
I didn't think it looked too bad, the textures and the background looked soft and pale but it was a low res video. Also it is a PS3 / Xbox game; both consoles are getting a bit limited now when compared to the latest PC's. A game with a wide open area like that in high def textures etc is going to need a ton of video memory. That's something the PS3 does not have.

I remember when the PS2 version of Drakan came out, textures and the world looked bland compared to the older PC version however the polygon count & draw distance was much higher. Guess it's the same kind of thing here.
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 21/02/12 10:37 PM
1 hour and 47 minutes of gameplay and answers from the developer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOgchg-az9k

The graphics actually look good in this video. The trees and grass all blow in the wind, dust flies through the wind and the shadows look pretty good.

Oh and there's free running in the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=pOgchg-az9k#t=5835s
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 19/03/12 09:48 PM
New facts revealed:

  • Clothing can be worn under armor. You can wear ordinary clothing or leather padding for extra protection. You can even choose what underpants to wear under your clothing which is under your armor.
  • Drakes roam the world and are uber powerful. Drakes aren't mindless beasts though and they have their own language. They can possess your companions and make them turn against you.
  • If one of your companions gets possessed and becomes a thrall of the dragon, they will literally try to grab and hold you in front of the dragon for it to attack. AI in this game is amazing.
  • Drakes also have the power of flight and may take off into the sky with you hanging onto them if you grab them. If you drop from them at this height, you're dead for sure.
  • In another instance, a companion was grabbed by the drake and shouted to the player "Attack the drake while he's distracted with me!" which shows how amazing the AI is to realize the situation it is in.
  • Assassins have the same ability to jump upwards while climbing akin to the ability that Ezio from AC2 learns half way into the game.
  • Companions can be told to collect items for you so you don't have to.
  • The religion in the game is called The Faith and adherents worship one god called The Maker (Dragon Age lol).
  • There are zombies in the game and they look as varied and horrific as zombies from Resident Evil which is no surprise since the game is being developed by the same makers.
  • Sorcerers are massively powerful. Sorcerers can summon meteorites down from the sky and summon up huge tornadoes. The negative side? These spells take very long to cast and leave the sorcerers open to attack. This means that sorcerers need to be protected by warriors and fighters or other melee based classes.
  • Certain enemies come out at night and exploring certain regions may either be more dangerous or more safe at night. One region is a swamp which releases poisonous gases during the day but not at night.
  • There seems to be massive interaction with the environment. Nearly everything can be picked up, destroyed or used in some way. Items can be combined to craft items and ledges can be climbed up which means that the player can climb up mountains literally. Fruit can also be picked from trees.
  • If you toss a pig at one of your companions, they will catch the pig and toss it back.
  • Passive animals roam the world and you can even find baby dears roaming about with their parents.


Videos:

Assassin Vs Drake:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZT2J_-kyb8

Drake battle trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_mCKg0IPIk

Second 2 hour stream:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YimwPf0Fr3A

Slow Life trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NESLudfWkU

Some random cut scene from the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExL9dxsTYHY

Character facial expressions are rather realistic. Even the silent protagonist feels alive as he/she will make facial expressions in cut scenes.

At one point, you're slaying dragons and griffins. Then you're exploring the world and meeting beautiful characters in a typical RPG fashion:

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Random drake encounter.

Next, the game transforms into a survival horror as you enter caves. Lamps are actually fueled by oil and if you run out of oil, your lamp will go out and you'll be in pitch black:

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GOTY material.
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 10/04/12 04:26 PM
New videos showing undead, ogres and phantoms:

http://www.el33tonline.com/past/2012/4/10/dragons_dogma_is_spellbinding_creepy/

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Posted By: Arokh Re: Dragon's Dogma - 10/04/12 05:35 PM
Looking at those screenshots and videos this is something I will definitley want to play. For a PS3 game it looks fantastic. You get the impression of a huge world just waiting to be explored.
Posted By: Libertarian Re: Dragon's Dogma - 24/04/12 06:25 PM
The demo was complete crap. frown
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 24/04/12 10:18 PM
Really? What was wrong with it? Did you find the gameplay horrible?
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: Dragon's Dogma - 25/04/12 01:30 PM
Perhaps it wasn't like an RPG ?
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 25/04/12 08:51 PM
I hear most people enjoyed the combat though. I think it would have been better though if Capcom done something similar to the Two Worlds demo where you're thrown into a part of the world but there's a time limit.

Optionally they could have done something similar to the Divinity 2 demo too so that players get to see the RPG side and combat side but since Capcom have been advertising this game on the combat alone it kind of does make sense for them to make the demo have two action-packed quests as opposed to any quests which would show the RPG side.

The only bad I've heard about the game from the previews is that the title theme sucks and that there's a few graphical glitches in the preview build which I hope don't make their way into the final build. It doesn't sound as though there's any serious bugs though and it's the polish which will be the make or break for me. If people say there's game-killing bugs in the game then I've avoiding this game like I avoided Fable 3 and Skyrim.

Peter Molyneux is still chucking copies of Fable 3 at me and I'm dodging them like a pro. Each copy lands in the trash and each time, Peter gets even more mad. Meanwhile Todd Howard throws broken copies of Skyrim at me. I like taunting him by saying that a "working" version isn't any different from the broken copies he keeps throwing. I hear Obsidian Entertainment is coming for me too. I hear they wish to throw Alpha Protocol and Fallout: New Vegas at me. I'll dodge them quicker than the Champion Richard's penis erects whenever he sees a woman.
Posted By: Libertarian Re: Dragon's Dogma - 26/04/12 01:01 AM
Dragon's Dogma makes Fable 3 look like Planescape: Torment.
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 26/04/12 07:33 AM
Really? Was it because it was easy? Well you are playing a high level character in the demo.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: Dragon's Dogma - 26/04/12 11:22 AM
Perhaps the Libertarian means lack of dialogues ?

Something like ProgressQuest , for example ?
Posted By: Libertarian Re: Dragon's Dogma - 26/04/12 04:11 PM
- Choppy framerate
- Blurry IQ
- Unsatisfying hack 'n slash combat
- Hit detection seems a bit off at times
- Boss fights seemed poorly executed
- The grab function seems hit-or-miss
- Pawns constantly shout the same things
- Art direction for interiors looks like a poor man's Demon's Souls/Dark Souls
- Art direction for exteriors looks like a poor man's Elder Scrolls

I could go on and on, but I'll leave it there.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: Dragon's Dogma - 26/04/12 05:50 PM
I will perhaps be able to see a bit of DRagon's Dogma at the RPC soon.
At least capcom is presenting it there.
www.rpc-germany.de - They still have no English-language web page there, I begin to wonder why ? It's a rather stupid decision in my eyes - or they have their resources otherwise bound.



Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 27/04/12 04:56 PM
That's more depthful Libertarian. It still doesn't sound like it makes Fable 3 look like Planescape though. A game would have to be completely void of choices to do that. Dragon's Dogma just sounds as though it has a few technical issues. I hear there's only one save too (WTF Capcom?) which is stupid for an RPG. Who the **** wants one save? We aren't talking about something similar to the Dark Souls save system. We're talking about only one gamertag being capable of having one character save file. If you want to create a new character you have to overwrite the old one.

Who's stupid idea was that? I love how Capcom ask people to play the game multiple times and create multiple characters with different classes and yet only provide one character save file. So if I want to replay the game I have to overwrite the save for my previous character (who I might have spent 200 hours on) just to play a new game? This is a game which is supposed to have NG+ too so it's not like my original character will just be left there for me never to touch again. NG+ means that I could easily come back to him later.

I don't know. Capcom have great ideas with this game but they've made some stupid design decisions too. Other than Libertarian's comment, I've heard good things about the gameplay from other people who have played the demo but Capcom have made poor decisions elsewhere.
Posted By: Arokh Re: Dragon's Dogma - 29/04/12 10:26 AM
I played the demo yesterday. I wasn't impressed by it - a few of Libertarian's points were evident after 5 mins of playing. The combat is unsatisfying and it`s difficult to tell what the hell is going on during large battles. Your characters shout & say things but you don't always hear them with all that's going on. They repeat the same things. Boss battles are completley riddiculous.

The demo does not really seem to show us the good points of the game - just confusing menu system and bewildering gameplay. Maybe it's just me or maybe it's because I'm not used to playing it. I mean if you started at the beginning and got used to it rather than being thrown in to a boss battle it would have been better. I could go on but I found a review that sums up exactly what I thought.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1211787

Gonna wait till this comes out and read reviews first.
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 29/04/12 10:30 AM
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Well there is the prologue quest...

I'm guessing you jumped straight into the griffen quest first.
Posted By: Arokh Re: Dragon's Dogma - 29/04/12 11:19 AM
Yes I did but I did the other one as well. Though it was the prolouge quest it just seemed confusing as hell. Maybe I need to give it another chance but I will be waiting for the reviews of the game to come in first. I thought the demo just was too short to show what the game can offer; not enough to make me decide atm.
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 29/04/12 01:13 PM
Well I'll get to finally try the demo once it becomes available for Xbox Live silver users.
Posted By: DivineGamer Re: Dragon's Dogma - 13/05/12 10:22 AM

Played demo multiple times.
I'm in love with it.
Great fun

Loads of videos
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2EA696273E4B3609

Awaiting full release.
Finally a good game I can sink my teeth it.
Skyrim fell short, severly overhyped & over-rated game.
KOAR just didn't have that wow factor after a few hours, and stopped drawing me in.
Posted By: Libertarian Re: Dragon's Dogma - 14/05/12 08:36 PM
I'd rather replay a million other RPGs (including Skyrim, KoA: R, D2: DKS, etc.) than play DD.

I haven't been this underwhelmed in a long time. I could never say I "loved" what I played. I felt it mashed together a bunch of other games and didn't do any of it particularly well.
Posted By: DivineGamer Re: Dragon's Dogma - 17/05/12 04:32 PM
Each to their own.
Alright I wouldn't say "loved" but am enjoying it alot.
And Skyrm, was overated & was underwhelming too tbh.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: Dragon's Dogma - 17/05/12 05:22 PM
I indeed played the introduction at the RPC - and as usual I had my problems with the controller.

How are people able play with this ... thing ??? aargh
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 17/05/12 05:31 PM
I'm guessing people learn the controls and some do it better than others. Me? I ain't buying this game. Capcom revealed that the game would have disc locked content.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Capcom-May-Stop-Using-Disc-Locked-Content-Dragon-Dogma-42525.html

No thanks. I'll wait for the complete edition.
Posted By: DivineGamer Re: Dragon's Dogma - 17/05/12 07:17 PM
I didn't have any problems with controls.
Didn't take long to get accustomed to there basic controls.
First time I played the game, I wasn't sure.
Played it multiple times at my own pace & I really enjoyed it.
Posted By: Arokh Re: Dragon's Dogma - 30/05/12 11:54 AM
So who bought this game then? Having read several reviews which seem to give it an average to good score I thought you lot might have some ideas. I read a lot of comments on forums and blogs but they are just filled with fanboy guff i.e the xbox is better than the ps3 etc rather than comments about the actual game.

Some of the points where it failed is the world is surprisingly empty, mainly in towns / cities despite it's size. Also many comment on how difficult the game is and it's lack of a plot. There seems to be a beginning and end and that's it. One review said it has an ending that is one of the worst in history.
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 31/05/12 03:11 PM
It seems to be getting good reviews on metacritic for critics and fans alike and OXM actually praised the ending and apparently there's multiple endings. Disc locked content though so it's a no go for me.
Posted By: Arokh Re: Dragon's Dogma - 31/05/12 09:02 PM
Ill be getting the PS3 version. There seems to be a lot of conflicting information on the 'net but the Xbox version seems to be the better version; the PS3 has frame rate issues?

Anyways, Ill probably be buying it eventually.
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 11/07/12 04:28 PM
Well I played the demo and I don't know what the haters are talking about. Combat is amazingly fun, controllable and fluid but also realistic at the same time. I have full control over everything my character can do. I press LB and I can control my shield in whatever way I want as I'm given access to the skills associated with the shield (whether I want to charge up a bash attack, unleash multiple fast bash attacks or bang my shield to attract attention, meanwhile, simply holding LB allows me to block with it). Meanwhile, I press RB and all the skills for my weapon come up. Without any of these buttons pressed, I can jump, perform a normal attack, perform a heavy attack or grab someone.

I also noticed that if you don't instantly attack after performing your first normal attack, you can perform a new series of combos by waiting for the right time to strike after your first normal attack (this is when your character is getting ready to raise his/her weapon again after their first normal strike).

I'll admit, the controls took some getting used to at first but I'm a pro at combat now. It didn't even take that long for me to learn. I've played through both quests several times and each playthrough has been different simply due to the numerous options you have of dispatching enemies. I even did the prologue quest without any pawns just to see how difficult it would be. I ended up having an epic battle against the Chimera as a result.

The griffen fight is amazing. Each fight against it has turned out different. The best one was where I climbed up to some tall structure to start shooting at the griffen with my bow and then it comes swooping down to try and attack me and I simply jump and grab it and start attacking it in the sky.

This is a must buy for me but I'm still going to wait for that Ultimate Edition or at least a price drop. Besides, I have many games to finish and I'm not going to add a 100-200 open world RPG to that list any time soon!

The only real flaws I have seen with the game have been when I've watched a few videos on YouTube. The side quests don't really seem that interesting. Reviewers have also noted that the side quests are rather dull in terms of story. They also said that the main story itself isn't really that great (but supposedly there's a few good bits here and there and apparently the ending is really good).

But I mean the game presented itself as an action-RPG (and that's what Capcom called it) and for me, it's succeeded in that department. Way better than Amalur (which boasted to have the best combat in any RPG which is simply a lie) which I got bored with after 30 minutes. Thank God I only downloaded the demo of Amalur.
Posted By: Rod Lightning Re: Dragon's Dogma - 11/07/12 10:50 PM
My review of this game:

Decent RPG

Story is meh

THE COMBAT IS AMAZING AND A STANDARD FOR EVERY RPG TO COME AFTER THIS GAME!

Fin.
Posted By: DivineGamer Re: Dragon's Dogma - 23/08/12 09:02 AM
Only played 20 Hours.
Can already say its better than borefest Skyrim in my eyes.
Posted By: Arokh Re: Dragon's Dogma - 23/08/12 03:24 PM
New demo on PSN where you can play right from the beginning and import your save into the full game. Much better than the previous demo when you just got a couple of missions and that was that.

Game has gone up higher in my opinion now. Was playing it last night with a friend, both liked it but found the quest system and marker system awkward. AI can seem retarded at times and many voices are repeated. Much better than kingdoms of Amalur - not played skyrim yet.
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 23/08/12 10:01 PM
I played the full game.

Great game.

Great action.

Terrible story.
Posted By: Libertarian Re: Dragon's Dogma - 25/08/12 01:30 AM
Skyrim's better, in my opinion. Dragon's Dogma is another poorly crafted Capcom game. I hope they start making good games again one of these days. What a generic and lousy fantasy setting Dragon's Dogma provided, which failed in comparison to Divinity II, Skyrim, Witcher II, Demon's/Dark Souls, etc.
Posted By: Demonic Re: Dragon's Dogma - 31/08/12 09:57 PM
Who cares about the setting? It's an action-RPG which it succeeded at more so than Skyrim. I only ask for an harder difficulty, romance to be optional (and have a more understandable system), more than one save and better loot.
Posted By: Rod Lightning Re: Dragon's Dogma - 01/09/12 12:01 AM
I hope there will be a second Dragon's Dogma game. It was a shot in the dark and they succeeded greatly in some aspects. I'm willing to give them a chanve to up their game..
Posted By: Arokh Re: Dragon's Dogma - 01/09/12 05:48 PM
I believe Dragon's Dogma is the first game in a franchise so if game sales are good we should see a sequel or spin-off.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkai...rn-dragons-dogma-into-a-major-franchise/
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: Dragon's Dogma - 02/09/12 11:31 AM
Success -> Franchise

Posted By: DivineGamer Re: Dragon's Dogma - 04/09/12 09:27 AM
Originally Posted by Libertarian
Skyrim's better, in my opinion. Dragon's Dogma is another poorly crafted Capcom game. I hope they start making good games again one of these days. What a generic and lousy fantasy setting Dragon's Dogma provided, which failed in comparison to Divinity II, Skyrim, Witcher II, Demon's/Dark Souls, etc.


Skyrim felt bland and generic too then.
I just think the whole TES Series is highly overated.

Dragons Dogma felt fresh and brought new things to the table.
Posted By: Venix Re: Dragon's Dogma - 04/09/12 02:24 PM
Originally Posted by DivineGamer
Originally Posted by Libertarian
Skyrim's better, in my opinion. Dragon's Dogma is another poorly crafted Capcom game. I hope they start making good games again one of these days. What a generic and lousy fantasy setting Dragon's Dogma provided, which failed in comparison to Divinity II, Skyrim, Witcher II, Demon's/Dark Souls, etc.


Skyrim felt bland and generic too then.
I just think the whole TES Series is highly overated.

Dragons Dogma felt fresh and brought new things to the table.


Skyrim was good while it lasted, after about a month i lost interest, but its good for modding i guess, unlike some other RPGs.
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