Set in a huge open world, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen presents a rewarding action combat experience. Players embark on an epic adventure in a rich, living world with three AI companions, known as Pawns. These partners fight independently, demonstrating prowess and ability that they have developed based on traits learned from each player. PC users can share these Pawns online and reap rewards of treasure, tips and strategy hints for taking down the terrifying enemies. Pawns can also be borrowed when specific skills are needed to complete various challenging quests
Dynamic combat experience – Cut off the four heads of a Hydra, climb atop griffins and fight airborne, or defeat dragons and other creatures by finding out their weaknesses.
Tons of content – Includes everything from the original game, plus the sequel. Features the highly praised combat experience and rich customization, plus a huge underground realm to explore with terrifying monsters.
Customization options galore – Nine different vocations for players to choose from with a variety of skill options for each, armor that can be upgraded and enhanced, plus Pawn companions that can be trained to fit your desired combat style.
Stunning visuals – Beautiful high res graphics with increased fidelity.
Full Steam platform support – Including Steam Achievements and the ability to play using both Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers, plus the traditional keyboard and mouse control scheme.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is an outstanding game that sets you down in a verdant fantasy world and instructs you to go hunt down the dragon that ripped your heart out. Along the way, you'll battle huge mythical beasts, partner up with magical buddies known as Pawns that you can share online with your friends, and generally have an amazing time. It's the moment to moment gameplay that makes Dragon's Dogma shine. An open-world RPG that refuses to compromise on rich, character-based systems and customisation, Dragon's Dogma is one of those rare breeds – an immersive, expansive role-player that offers up a breathtakingly satisfying combat experience.
You won't know what mythical monstrosity waits around the next corner in Dragon’s Dogma, but if the idea of taking down a hydra Hercules-style appeals to you, you're going to have a lot of fun finding out.
- OS: Windows Vista or newer (32 or 64 bit)
- Processor: Intel Core i5 660 CPU or equivalent
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: Radeon HD 5870 or equivalent
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 20 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard audio chip
- Additional Notes: 1) Supports Keyboard+Mouse and XInput/DirectInput devices including Xbox 360, Xbox One, DualShock4 and Steam Controller.
- 2) Some high end integrated graphics chips and modern gaming laptops with a discrete GPU may work but have not been tested, nor are they officially supported by Capcom.
This game is a fun, unique, and immersive action RPG. Addicting battles, necessary strategy, and a great character customization system make this a very VERY solid RPG. The story is par for the course but the main draw here is all the classes. The classes offer such a variety of game play and skill that no 2 play through are ever the same. Though this class system is part of the big flaw in this game. While using a certain class, only certain stats will rise to a useful degree upon level up. Sounds normal, but for some of the classes the stats that raises to a good degree doesn't help the class perform better. Take the mystic knight. The main stat raise in this class is magic defense. A nice stat and all but that doesn't help my knight knock chimera heads around. So to raise a good character, you have to raise a few levels in classes that you don't want to play as. I wanna play as a mystic knight not a warrior for 30 levels just so I can have an acceptable attack stat. Big flaw for people who like to continually play as one class but nothing too bad for someone who doesn't mind switching classes.
I played this game back when it was released on ps3 and I must tell you that I was quite impressed at what Capcom had achieved. First of all Dark Arisen has the base game with all the DLC and expansion, so it is the definitive version of the game with enhanced graphics and 60 fps for PC. Character creation is very unique in the sense that however you create your character will impact the gameplay, for example, if you're tall and heavy you will be strong as a warrior and throw bigger enemies around but slow and cannot jump high or grab on a flying monster easily. The action is great with nice visual effects when you cast spells and classic monsters such as goblins, harpy's, griffins, dragons and many more. If you grab on a griffin you can hold on to it while it flies and stab it to death, so the fights are really epic and challenging that way. The story is not one of the greatest in a RPG nor do the side quests contribute that much to the main story but there is a ton of stuff to do in the game that keep you from getting bored. In the end, I recommend buying this game for a fun time especially when it is on sale.
Okay so only quick review, I don't have much time. Good game with some cool mechanics but gets really boring later on in the game. Combat is good though and the enemies are pretty cool, they remind me of enemies from the witcher. I played it on ps3 but am sure it's just as good on pc. Would recommend you buy it, especially when on sale - 100% worth the price.
The RPG elements in Dragon's Dogma are visible but they're not as apparent as the action within Dragon's Dogma. Honestly, the game plays like it's a Hollywood movie sometimes and that is not bad at all! Near the beginning of the game, you're instantly treated to a dragon attack and then a giant attack on a fort! For many people, this is something they've done already in many other RPGS. However, in Dragon's Dogma; you can actually climb on these giant monsters and attack them! My most memorable memory is when i climbed on top of a cyclops and attacked him until he toppled over the edge. I wold have died with him had I not jumped off him in time. This moment was entirely unscripted and was done completely by my own actions. Dragon's Dogma does what many action rpgs fail to do and that is making the action awesome!
I want to make sure everyone knows how amazing this game is but I also want to keep it (relatively) short. basically dragon's dogma is the greatest fantasy rpg of all time. dark arisen is the 'definitive edition' of the original console game with all the original dlc and expansions present. First and foremost the character creator has yet to be topped by any other game I've played. There's no sliders and instead you pick from a huge huge list of features, ensuring that you always end up with an actual human face, and you can be literally anything from a 10 year old boy to a fat middle aged black woman, you can choose your height and arm types and torso types, it's JUST SO GOOD. Also your player's age/body type does not impact the game at all with the exception of weight giving you an advantage in windy environments. Yes, being fat is the only thing that will give you an advantage in this world. And of course the combat is so fluid and fun and there's so many different kinds of skills with different effects, and the boss fights are always a joy because every boss monster has a different strategy or weakness and they all feel natural to discover on your own. I can't even say anything particularly articulate about it, it's just fun and it feels good to kill things and the skills are rad, which I guess is the mark of well-designed combat. Also it's fair to mention the monster hunter-like roaming boss fights that always keep exploration from getting boring. Let me tell you, nothing will wake you up faster than hearing your pawn spot a griffon. The romance system, admittedly, is weird and difficult to understand unless you look it up elsewhere, but it more than makes up for its lack of explanation with the total freedom it gives you. There are a number of npcs that are obviously groomed to be potential love interests, but you can romance absolutely any npc in the game that doesn't die as a result of the plot. Any random guard, any particularly attractive quest npc, the blacksmith assistant girl who has one line of dialogue, you can marry anyone of any gender and they're all treated as equally important once you pick em. I can't talk too much about the plot because it is something that can be spoiled, but I will say this: don't be so quick to judge this game based on how it presents itself. This game is very self-aware and it IS setting you up for a bait and switch. So if you enjoy the gameplay but find the plot boring you, just press on. It'll be worth it. The multiplayer aspect is, of course, the best kind of multiplayer, the kind where you never have to actually interact with another human being. When you create your character, you also create one main party member, and that party member is able to be hired by other players online while you're not playing, allowing them to come back with gifts and knowledge about quests and enemies you might not have encountered yet. They also get rated based on how pretty they are, so you'll know whether to step your fashion game up. This is the very rare kind of game that happens when people like Capcom try to tackle a genre they're not familiar with. They're not as experienced with it but they're also not entrenched in the conventions of the genre, and there's a lot of little things in the gameplay that feel different and foreign and new. At the end of the day, when so many fantasy rpgs feel the same, there really is no game quite like dragon's dogma, and I think it's something that every rpg player should experience, just to see the kind of creativity that comes from someone who has never been told what this kind of game is supposed to be.
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