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.
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).
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.
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
You make your character and even that has influence on how much inventory you can carry. You pick a character class (IE FIghter, Mage, Scout) and then get to pick a sidekick (Pawn). Then you get to pick 2 more characters (Pawns) to adventure with you from other people's Pawns. Ultimately you get a party of 4 and begin questing. I suggest picking fighter with a mage sidekick or scout/mage with a Fighter sidekick. It's entirely up to you how to form your party. You'll definitely want to have a Pawn mage to heal you if you're not carrying the heals yourself. The world is pretty substantial and running from place to place is time consuming. The Dark Arisen DLC and other DLC give you items in the Inn at the main town, there is a permanent teleport stone available to help cut down on the travel time. You can run across monsters all over the place and either engage or run away and find another route passed them. The fights can be quite hard and it's easy to run into monsters that you aren't ready to overcome yet. The fighting in this game is kind of like Fable or The Witcher 2, you swing your sword with a light or heavy attack and use skills by holding down a button and then pressing the skill's corresponding button. The quests are interesting and the story is decent. The pawns learn how to finish the quests as you go along and they'll give you tips on the quest you're doing. They also learn how to fight monsters more effectively as they fight them. If you have a friend with pawns you can hire them for free and they might already know about the quests you're doing. Overall a serious 7/10
This game has been one that i have always been hoping would make its way to pc... and they actually listened! This is a action rpg/rpg with a pretty big world (if you run everywhere instead of teleporting, which i fully recommend you do), awesome combat, rewarding exploration, and quite a decent amount of content with the new addition that Dark Arisen brings. Pros: -Fun combat that includes climbing on monsters similar to Shadow of the Colossus, though not as big. -Beautiful world with lots of neat hidden loot to find and areas of interest. -Build your own companions and share them online with others, or just download other peoples' -Multiple classes that you can switch any time (Though leveling them up gives you different stats) - A talking dragon Cons: -Not a game to get for the story, half the game lacks cutscenes or any epic events to keep you on your toes. -Game can become too easy when you reach higher levels and even with a new game + and a hard mode, it fails to bring a bigger challenge. (Bitterblack Isle however, is still pretty tough) - No actual co op -Some things related to quests are simply vague or unexplained which you might want to research before starting. Overall, Dragon's Dogma is a fantastic game for action rpg fans that will last you at least 25 hours and if you are like me, you will keep playing for over 100.
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