Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - Talking Monsters & Mayhem
GameSpot's Jonathan catches up with Kento Kinoshita and Minae Matsukawa and talk about the new things in the upcoming Dragon's Dogma expansion, the main game's ending, parallels between this and Monster Hunter, and even tidbits on Monster Hunter 4's
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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.
I finished the first Dragon Dogma and I loved it. My question is, if I buy this, will it be the exact same story with just additional content? Or is it going to be like Dark souls DLC The abyss?
Totally with stardust on this one, I cannot wait 19 more days and I truly enjoyed dragons dogma's unique story where every question is answered and no stone is left unturned
For anyone looking for a harder rpg, just buy Dark Souls, it still has a healthy online community on consoles. I'll be interested in DDogma 2 but I won't be supporting this Dark Arisen DLC ripoff lol they have to learn sometime to stop these practices, because I don't want to buy DDogma 2 and have to buy it again when they make a DLC for it.
I did like Dragon's Dogma, but it just felt and looked unpolished. It definitely has tons of potential and I am eager to see what they can do with the sequel. Overall for a new IP it was good, but would have been much better if it were more polished.
Can't wait for this! There has been some hint of a pc version... well a hint that they are trying to get a pc version approved for development at a least.
Unless they offer it as download or cheaper for those with the game already, I'm just gonna have to hate Capcom and not buy any of there stuff, which is a shame because it's a hell of a game and I really wanna play dark arisen.
I bought this day 1. I'm sorry, I can't do $40 for DLC. If you're new to series, pick this up - you scored big time.
Really sucks for people who supported this new IP from the start.
Exactly my friend Dragons Dogma is one of the best action-advanture-rpg game. Hope we will see more in the future like DD2 DD3, maybe it will be Capcoms new serie games like Street Fighter....
Also looking forward to see Super Street Fighter 5 !!!
PS: Yes I read that this game will have the original Dragons Dogma+Dark Arisen, you can sell your old Dragons Dogma :)
I have a question about this game.
I am a litlle confused will this new version have the original Dragons Dogma campaign story as well as the new content on top?
OK..here is a question ive always wanted to ask.
I dont have a console, so i only played Dark Souls, and i completely flipped out on it :).
I have heard that Dragon's Dogma combat system is a lot of fun, and very immersive, and watching gameplay footage hasn't helped.
So, people who have experienced both, please enlighten me on 'Dark Souls vs Dragon's Dogma'. What aspects do they differ in?..apart from the size of the world. I have heard Dragon Dogma world is as big as skyrim, or comparable at least.
One of the best games out there right now. Can't wait for DD2 and of course this expansion. I'm sure DD2 will have coop but I pray they don't scrap the pawn system because I love it.
Dagon Dogma .. dog tag on dogsgma... dragons dog my.. dago doma... shagohod moses...drakengard dog.. sleeping dogmas... dickon dogstyle... magma dodge...WTF!? seriously! LOL
Not a fan of the ferry stones. I understand why it's there, but I always thought the initial ferry stone being so limited was a purposeful design decision that forced you to think about when night would come... I hope I'm wrong, but I want Capcom to make their game and not do what they did with RE series, water it down so everyone is happy.
Looking forward to this.
What? Unlimited ferrystones only for those who have an old save file???? I'm reconsidering my purchase right now
i am a big fan of resident evil series, but i have to say that dragons dogma was probably the best game made by Capcom in 2012....
@Stardust7 Yes ! Well said !
@insanem0nk --harder! Are you kidding! More like impossible! Dark Souls is easily one of the hardest games I have ever played!
@CRAPCOM1926 lol no.
@CRAPCOM1926 Monster Hunter is pretty awesome. But monster hunter is best played multiplayer with friends. Dragons Dogma has more of a single player focus. So it's like comparing apples and oranges.
@CRAPCOM1926 To each their own.
On second thought, it's a lot cheaper than I assumed it would be in the in the UK... Usually 40$ would be about £30 - £35... But only £17 on Amazon... Figured I'd buy if it was 15 - 20. Gonna be a waste of the old disc though, hardly an environmentally friendly approach to dlc.
@slefo29 it does suck, they should give us free avatars at the least. I'm still getting it, love the game too much. At least I didn't buy any of the DLC, than I'd be even more pissed.
@tempus78 Bitch please Dark Souls, Demons Souls are better than dragon dogma. DDogma is a rip off of the SOuls series.
@tempus78 Thanks for the quick awnser i never owned the original that's why i wanted to know.
Good to know that i can just buy this version and not have to buy the original as well.
@shano- Dark Arisen is a full game plus extra content. It's a good deal for the people that never played the game when it first came out. However, it's a complete ripoff for those that bought Dragon's Dogma.
@HipHopBeats if you can wait, then wait, which is always worth it. Or just make sure you don't buy any DLC for it when it releases, because you know the full version is coming, then you can upgrade and have it all on one disc. So glad I didn't buy DLC for this game.
@radikel dragon dogma is medium size world .
Dark Souls is old classic, you alone vs monsters mainly (you may summon other players, but in the end its just you). very dark & brooding, and makes you to fear when venturing forth. A little mistake can kill you, and thats a a part of its allure.
The enemies/bosses will make you cry sometimes, but that forces you to think and adapt. Not a game for the fainthearted. You have to be careful, and when you kill a boss, you feel immensely rewarded. really good game.
Dragon dogma is more like adventure style, you+your customized mercernary+party of hired mercs vs the world.
The story seems simplistic at first, but with a few really good plot twists
The real deal is when you battle various bosses, and interact with the terrain, and you change your classes (about 8, but very disctinctive playstyle)
Not good scaling on the enemies, means its kinda easy after a certain point (which is what the Dark Arisen is trying to help, they also added a Hard mode too)
I bought DD for 30 euros and i havent regretted it a bit (even the easy scaling)
On the other hand i also brought DS +Artorias DLC and havent also regretted it
Both really good games, and in my personal opinion they have given the genre a new boost, and revitalized the japanese developer scene
@Nightrain50 The pawns were the main focus of DD, so they can't take em out :P
@snova9308 They should have a boss called Dragon Dog's Ma. In other words one bad ass bitch.
There are difficulty settings. The original shipped with only one mode. "Easy" mode was patched in a couple of months later. "Hard" mode is available via free DLC.
@Karchy They lowered the price of the ferrystones in Dark Arisen so it is way more easy to acquire, and you can always find a save file on the internet :D
@JimmeyBurrows trade or sell b4 they release arisen..
@JimmeyBurrows @pulamata Well at GameStop I got 15$ credit for Dragon's Dogma, and with all the new contents (new skills, new enemies, new customization option, new equipment, new tiers) and the things they fixed I think it's not that bad. I've seen worst like 15$ for 3 maps DLC.
But I totally agree that they should have release this without the original game too, or at least giving more contents for owners of Dragon's Dogma.