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Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen






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Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen





Set in a huge open world, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen presents a rewarding action combat experience.

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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

Key Features:

  • 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.

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Action, Adventure
Friday, January 15, 2016
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements

- 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.

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Reviews for Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen

Eaten through all the Contemporary RPGs?

Dragon's Dogma surprised me. I picked it up as a bargain title, and have yet to regret the purchase. It isn't by any means a perfect game, and might put off players who have trouble adapting to the games combat and leveling systems. I enjoy the pawn system a great deal, particularly building your own companion pawn. Constructing your pawn to better support your own class choices is a nice addition. My favorite aspect is the ability to climb large foes and attack specific body parts. This isn't the first game to implement combat of that sort, and it isn't necessarily the best to do so, but combat feels more interesting when I'm hacking away at a dragons neck, rather than standing next to his leg mashing the attack button while I watch his health whittle away. At times the camera can be a bit Janky, and I've encountered a number of glitches and bugs when fighting large monsters, but this won't be the first game I love despite its flaws. An in depth leveling system that seems to reward some alternative leveling paths compared to other contemporary RPGs is also an interesting if at times baffling touch (for those of us who aren't as deeply invested in proper min/maxing).

If do you like RPG, you should buy this.

Yeah, as I said, this game is an amazing RPG, not the best (maybe i'm a huuuuuge fan of another games and also I love retro RPG) but this game make me feel addicted, so fun, great battles. Well, I just say this is a must buy if do you love RPG.

Skyrim meets Divinity and God of War. It's a port, but you can't tell.

They finally made a good RPG console->PC port. This game IMO is better than Skyrim. Every encounter with enemies feels like a boss/dragon fight from other similar games. The combat is excellent (played primarily mage). You can play strategically and actually be rewarded for it. My only issues are the crafting system (very basic 'enhance' type setup) and some character types don't scale very well, causing you to play another class-style to raise some stats that you'll actually rely on. Overall, sweet RPG. Story, graphics, loot, difficulty, you name it. Give this one a shot if you don't care about multiplayer

Good but needs work

Don't let the downvote fool you. I like this game but I just can't recommend it. This game does a lot of things right when it comes to boss battles but it failed in several other areas. let's start with the best part about the game: the boss battles. Most boss battles in this game are extremely interactive. They have weak points that actually change the fight. Hit a cyclop's arm enough and he'll drop his club. Hit his eye and he blocks his face. Break a tusk off and he grabs at it to check. And more! It's so cool! Really opens up a lot strategies and makes a lot of the fights feel unique. You can also climb on these bosses and they will react to it. They'll grab at you and shake. These boss fights are just handled so well and it just feels great. It almost makes up for all of the other issues. Now the bad. Traveling sucks. You have to run to most places. This would be fine except you have a stamina bar and massive distances between locations. When your stamina bar depleats, your character has to take a breather. He actually bends over and catches his breath. This adds some depth when you're in combat. When traveling, it's just annoying. There are also no mounts or anything so have fun running. Fast travel is limited. This game has a fast travel in the form of ferry stones and portstones. Ferry stones are a one time use item that take you to either permanent portstones you activated or portstones that you placed down. It's a neet idea but there aren't many portstones unless you play new game plus. If you don't have a portstone near where you need to go, your back to traveling on foot. This version of the game gives you an unlimited use portstone once you reach the capital so that's nice at least. Combat with small enemies is pretty boring. I'm probably in the minority here on this one but fighting hoards of trash mobs is just not fun in this game. It's pretty easy and boring. You get stupidly OP in just a few hours. You get to the point were you can just crush several enemies with one use of a sub par ability. There are also enemies everywhere and they always spawn in the same locations. It get's old fast and makes traveling take even longer. The Pawns... ugh... So for anyone that doesn't know: Pawns are AI companions. You can have three pawns at a time but you can only make and have any control over one of them. The other two are rented from other players and are built by other players. This alone sucks because you can't make and control your own dream team but that's a minor issue. The main problem is how dumb these things are. They are comically terrible at everything. They run directly into attacks. They'll moved downed pawns into groups of enemies. They'll just refuse to heal you sometimes. They'll run around picking up items while your getting killed. They'll fall into water and drown if an enemy is swimming in it. They just suck at everything and are completely unreliable. Also, they won't shut up. They just bombard you with the same information you've heard 20 times as well as some pointless chit chat. "It's a portstone!" "Their kind hates ice and fire both" "If you hate fire, you'll hate this" "We need the key" "I wonder what this lever does" "It's dark"

Fun and Immersive But With A Major Flaw

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.

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