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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Theres a reason this game keeps being re-released

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    Mark
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    It's a Japanese developer's attempt at a Western RPG they managed to be better in every aspect. Its amazing game who's initial launch was overshadowed by Skyrim. I'm a big Elder Scrolls fan, and I have no doubts this beats everything that series has done. Combat is fantastic. Your choices in character growth matter and actually affect how you'll play. Each playthrough can feel Worlds different from this. There's a reason I've bought this game on 4 of its 6 platforms now. Best part, once you beat it, you're just getting started and basically get another game worth of endgame content without buying more or subscribing to a service. This is a must buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised

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    Chad
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    I have purchased this game three times now and can happily say that the Switch is a wonderful platform to play it on. I was shocked by how quick the loading times were and how well the controls worked out (there is a learning curve like most games however.) Thus far, my time spent playing has all been in handheld mode, and I haven’t had any issues regarding the games’ performance as of writing this review. Such an amazing experience to be able to take with you on the go. Also wonderful that the pawn system is not hindered by not having purchased Nintendo’s online services.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Was pleasantly surprised

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    kevjc07
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    I previously heard this game was good but did not know what to expect. The character creation process is pretty in-depth. When I first started the game I wasn’t that impressed but as I continued to play I started to get quite into it. I’m hours into it and enjoying it quite a bit. It plays great in handheld mode. It’s basically the only way I play the game. If you are looking for a sprawling action rpg where you can change your vocation and skills then check this out. And for only $30 this game is a great bargain. I would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Action RPG by Capcom goes to Switch.

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    JB85
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    I was on the fence about this game for a bit. I had seen all the hype from everyone on the internet and said there's no way this game is that fun....then I played it! yes, the game has its problems and can be a bit janky, but overall I can't stop playing it. the combat is great and the big battles are awesome. and that pawn system is just wonderful! if you were on the fence about this game, I say JUST BUY IT! it is $30 and has a ton of content to keep you busy. it is worth the money

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unheraled RPG for the Nintendo Switch

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    mrjavascript
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    Dragon's Dogma when it was first released didn't receive the best of reviews. However as years have passed, the game is starting to get more appreciation. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is the "complete" edition of the RPG released back on the PS3 and XBOX 360 from Capcom. The game plays surprisingly well on the Switch hardware (particularly in handheld mode.) If you're looking for a excellent third person action RPG to play, definitely check out this Capcom title.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Do not sleep on this.

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    A3on
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    Where was I in 2012 when this game originally came out? I finally dove in with this recently released Nintendo Switch version after years of hearing that it was a great game. Turns out everyone was right! Action RPG with different classes that you can switch between, large open areas to explore, deep combat, and customizable AI-controlled party members that you can share and download over the internet, all in a beautiful fantasy setting. Check it out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good open RPG, shows its age

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    RPGNerd
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    Admittedly, I'm only a few hours in, so take this with a grain of salt, but here is my impression so far: It's a good open world RPG with a lot of depth, but it shows it's age in terms of quality of life/overall experience, and it's only an easy recommendation if you've played through the other open world RPGs (or their ilk) already available on the switch. If you've already played through Skyrim, BoTW, XBC2, then consider this one — at 30 bucks, it's not a huge risk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Thrilling Fantasy combat!

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    Kevin88
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    For $30 this is a wonderful open world rpg experience with amazingly rendered monsters and a unique party system that lets you interact with other people's games even though this is strictly a single-player game. This game's best attributes are a flashy over the top combat system and fantastic spell effects. This game has a loyal fanbase and all of the above should tell you not to miss out on the lesser known gem of a game. Many hours of adventure await!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Skyrim like Western rpg

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    Heavyleadbones
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    Man this game is awesome. I can't believe I missed it on the PS3. It feels like a big game world that's like Skyrim. I am hooked on this and playing it every day. It's epic.i would highly recommend. The graphics are a little dated and the save system and fast travel systems suck, but the game makes up for it in do many other ways. If you love Skyrim you're gonna love this as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You better support this game!

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    Lv21Articuno
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    Dragons dogma 2 to arrive! For a game to be remastered from 360-xbox1-to xbox1 enhanced-now on the switch? Talk about a single cash cow! This game is a must buy for an real open world rpg’er fighting different dragon types like drakes to wyrms. This game is a fluid version of monster hunter giving it’s awesome skill enhanced upgrades on classes! A must buy...not a better buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dragons Dogma = Awesome Rpg !

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    Golden37
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    Dragons dogma is a fantastic game for the switch , This is what a great rpg game should be ! Everything from the story , gameplay and the graphics is simply amazing , Nintendo nailed it on this game! Do yourself a favor and pick this game up today , You won’t regret it , I sure don’t , Simply amazing game in every aspect ! Keep up the fantastic work Nintendo !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    And epic fantasy adventure.

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    Brad8080
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    Dragons Dogma was a sleeper hit on the PS3 and 360. Its a high fantasy adventure game that has some great action gameplay and combat. Lots to explore in the kingdom you find yourself in as your work towards the showdown with a dragon and more. Now you can take this epic game on the go. Its a single player game so you can enjoy it on your own time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An extremely good action RPG!

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    Snowdog75
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    Been looking for another good RPG to play on my Switch, when I saw Dragon's Dogma. I've heard of it on previous systems, but never had the chance to play. After seeing some great reviews for it, thought I would give it a try. Absolutely enjoying it. Love that it's portable. Looks pretty good, sound is great and gameplay is top notch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fun action based rpg game!

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    tootboy73
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    This game originally came out on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. It has since been remastered for PS4, Xbox one, and Switch. I got the Switch version. It plays well and is an improvement over the PS3 version. In my opinion this is one of the best rpgs ever made. It belongs with Skyrim, and Final Fantasy. Overall a great game. Give it a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Look for the error print while you can!

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    aricberg
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    I've heard great things about this game, but wanted to snag it while I could. The first run was missing the red around the Switch logo and on the spine. As a collector, it's definitely one I wanted to have. Will probably end up getting it when it goes on sale digitally so I can keep this one sealed as I'm crazy like that!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great gaming experience that holds up very well

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    Skyw3rd
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    While you may think Dragon's Dogma is an old game, and it is, its one of few games I can think of that holds up all these years after it's initial release. I like to think of it of Skyrim meets Monster Hunter. If that gets you excited at all, I'd be hard pressed to think of a reason you wouldn't like this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great open world Action RPG game

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    MarcTheGeek
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    This is the first time I play Dragons Dogma and must say I was craving for a game like this since I finished Zelda Breath of the Wild. Graphics look good, cut scenes look even better. Gameplay is very smooth and satisfying. Open world exploration is great too. For just $30 you are getting a lot of content here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Port of a Solid Game

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    SimplyStated
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    Great little rpg that I missed out on during it's first releases in the 2013-2014. The port is pretty solid especially in handheld mode but has a few performance issues. Some pop-in and occasional framerate drops in docked mode. The game itself is quite fun for a western rpg from a Japanese studio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great game

    Posted
    Avalon13
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    I've never got to play this game when it was on the last generation systems so when I heard it was coming to the Nintendo switch I just had to pick up a copy because I watched a lot of trailers and YouTubers to make sure I would like it and I wasn't disappointed in my purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    TxGuy
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    Dragons Dogma has all the elements of a good RPG - quests, leveling up, lots of loot... And it adds a unique element- pawns - that really amps up the fun. You get one pawn who you design and level up. And you can hire other pawns who have their own unique experiences and knowledge.

    I would recommend this to a friend