Dragon's Dogma is a very under-appreciated game that was overshadowed by Bethesda's colossus "Skyrim." I played the original title and have beaten the game five or six times. After trading it in to Bull Mouse I quickly realized that I had made a mistake, and in April purchased the rerelease entitled "Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen." The game is on my favorites list and is one of the few that I'll keep in my permanent collection.
I'm not saying that this game is perfect. the Voice acting and some of the humanoid characters like the princess could be improved. The overall story could be fleshed out as well. However, at the same time I feel that the developers left the story to the players' own interpretation which i believe is what a game, as well as any true piece of art should do.
Dragon's Dogma renewed my hope in Capcom as well as the gaming industry as a whole. Its good to see other developers besides Bethesda take the necessary risk to push a new title through. Im sick of FPS, and button mashing games that ask nothing from the player. A game should be challenging, it should provide the player with a new experience, and it should carry a message that can be viewed outside the confines of the game itself.
I love Dragon's Dogma, faults and all.