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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - PlayStation 4-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Mix from Good Titles Even Though Outdated

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    Bork
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    This game is throughout enjoyable and massive in scope. The combat feels good, when you swing your axe it feels impact (unlike Skyrim). The game can feel overwhelming at times and sometimes difficult to track where you are suppose to go, but if you enjoy getting lost and exploring this game is for you. For instance, I was trying to get to point A, but ending up in a Church, by the time it was over I forgot I was even going to point A. RPG elements are strong and the Pawn system is a unique take on your party. Basically, you can summon other peoples characters as NPCs and they can fight along with you. There is a graphical different, but nothing too memorable. If you are looking for a lengthy RPG to fill your RPG void I would look no further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the best last gen, ok port.

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    Shermdawg
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    This was one of the best action rpgs of last gen, and while its a much appreciated port allowing us to enjoy the game on the latest console hardware, the graphics could've used a little love as the lighting outside of really nice looking torchlit caves and dungeons are really rough looking outdoors given its washed out artstyle. Still its a super fun game with plenty of different classes to experiment with which you can change anytime you're in the main city. Combine that with a companion character you set up which you can rent out to other players online and the awesome enemies and gigantic beasts you'll come across in your journeys make this one of the most memorable fantasy gaming experiences you'll likely ever have. Great game, try it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Give it a Try!

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    ediddy
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    Dragon's Dogma is an amazing game to pass the time with. If you like Skyrim you will love this game no doubt about it. I'm giving the review an 8, only because their is a few mechanics that should have changed for the remaster. Fast travel- You will be doing a lot of running from point A to B constantly. In a world the size of Skyrim that gets quite annoying after awhile. Ferry stones are way to expensive to purchase because you will want to buy new weapons and gear for you and your main pawn. The game is quite hard, it will not hold your hand while you play. Especially at lower levels you will die constantly if you are not expecting a battle. Boss battle are amazing with the grab mechanic letting you climb all over dragons, cyclops's, hydra, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game, big time commitment

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    rorry
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    Bought this game because i have always wanted to play it back when it came out for the ps3. have had a blast with it so far but have not had much time to play. there is defiantly a big time commitment here and it takes hours for the game to pick up and turn into something exciting. the overall game play is fun but it lacks that initial draw that keeps you playing for hours at a time. i would recommend this title but strongly cation you that if you don't have a lot of time to play i suggest going and getting something else that would provide more of an initial entertainment value as this game requires you to invest a lot of hours before you can really have some fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A grand adventure

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    Samuel
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    Dragon's Dogma is unique creature. At a glance, it resembles your typical fantasy-adventure with goblins, harpies, and ogres patrolling the landscape. Yet under the hood, therein lurks a surprisingly introspective tale about fate and the acceptance of one's destiny woven into the otherwise seemingly by the numbers tale of a hero slaying a great evil. Combined with a varied job selection that allows players to be a spell slinging wizard to a fast-hitting strider or a sword/club wielding warrior, Dragon's Dogma has just about everything a fan of D&D could want. A haunting soundtrack brings the world to life with epic choirs, while touches of rock music bring the epic battles to life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun open world RPG with a hint of Devil May Cry

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    Suzaku
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    Open world RPG from the creators of Devil May Cry 4. Really had fun with this one. There are a few things that could be annoying, depending on your playstyle; for instance the way fast travel is handled and night time in the game being REALLY dark and that darkness being filled with really powerful enemies. Besides that, there's a lot to like with this game. A few small details I liked were being able to douse an enemy with oil, hit them with fire and they take more damage and stay on fire longer; similar effect if their wet, lightning attacks do more damage and have a higher chance of stunning them. Overall it's a great game and definitely worth $30.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great last gen RPG at a decent price

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    2nd2lastjedi
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    I would compare this game to Dragon Age 1 and 2 in terms of gameplay. Since your party consists of pawns (only 1 you can level up), if does feel a little more like "filler" than a fleshed out character. And boy those pawns are repetitive!! Yes I know.. wolves hunt in packs!! Haha. On the plus side, the ability to climb larger enemies and slash away is a nice departure from other games. Lots of content here for your $ though (esp if you have BB GC discount). If you are a fan of western RPGs I would highly recommend it....it won't blow you away but it will fill plenty of hours with some different game dynamics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    3rd person Skyrim like Western rpg

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    Heavyleadbones
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    This game is awesome. It's ported over from the PS3 era but remastered with crisper graphics. If you loved Skyrim you'll love this game. Pretty cheap too so worth it. I never heard of it but wish I did when I had a PS3, I totally would if put a lot of time in it. Tons of classes and skills and weapons and armor. Some mechanics are outdated but it's worth it still. The scope of the game is huge as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best RPGs on the system

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    Twentytwo
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    This game is awesome! A great mix between Assasins Creed exploration, Dark Souls combat, and Monster Hunter big battles! This package has the expansion that released after the first game so tons of content for the price, you get tons of value with this game. Really neat online system too where you can use your friends created sidekicks in your party, very unique! Awesome game, it's a must have!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Underrated

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    Nick
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    Dragon’s Dogma got stuck in between PS3 and PS4. It never got the attention it deserved and kind of slipped through the cracks. This game is kind of like combat inspired by Monster Hunter with a world closer to something you’d see in a Witcher game. It’s a very unique game and worth your time. Enhanced visuals on PS4 are appreciated.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Classic

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    Arisen
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    If you never played Dragons Dogma on 360 or ps3 I recommend it for all rpg and action game lovers. Complete with a good character creator and different classes to choose from there is many hours to pour in for only $30. As stated this game is flawed with hard to follow quests, no mounts and weird fast travel system which does put it down a few pegs. Other than that it's a game I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A remake of a great game

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    Gemer147
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    This is a remake of the original Dragon's Dogma that came out in 2012. The game comes with all available downloadable content that was ever made for the original game as well. There are sadly no new features or anything outside of what seems like faster loading times and better and cleaner visuals. The game itself is an excellent adventure with lots of content and additive and fun gameplay.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great RPG

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    firenuggett24
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    This is one of the best rpg to play. If you like games to play with lots of quests to do and lots of loot this is the game for you. The story line is tremendous. I would highly recommend this game for rpg lovers. This game is a must play in my eyes. It has a game guide book that is a big help.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great action game

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    Lawrence
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    I recent purchased this game, I believe this is great game if you like monster hunter series games.I went into this game with good expectations and my expectations were not only met but they were exceeded.If you want to play as monster hunter, then you’re gonna have a lot of fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still an awesome game

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    MisterX
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    I rarely have multiple playthroughs of games, but this was an exception. I've probably put over 300+ hours into this game over the years. The enhanced visuals and smoother framerate make this game even more enjoyable now than it was back in 2012 on the last gen consoles. The visuals are dated compared to most games today, but the gameplay holds up extremely well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I don't understand the appeal

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    Typewriter
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    I've tried this game multiple times and it never really draws me in. The core gamepaly loop feels simple and generic, the story feels lackluster, and nothing in the world has any 'pop.' This game is trying to have a strange mix of direction and exploration that just winds up making everything feel empty and crowded at the same time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun hack n' slash Capcom style

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    BackSeatReviewer
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    This game reminds me of the old school Capcom beat'em up games remade into 3D. There is something fun and straightforward about the combat that is reminiscent of those old school games. Sadly it can get a little boring here and there. But give it time and it might grow on you. Get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another port of a great game.

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    Ivan
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    I played the original dragons dogma when it first released on the PS3 and loved it. Now this version is pretty much the same along with the dark arisen dlc a few patches and uptakes graphics. The tale on this game is unlike any other. Please if you haven’t played it you have to give it a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dungeon crawler

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    Thatguy
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    This game is amazing. I would recommend playing on hard mode to balance out the game. Difficult at first but becomes balanced as you level. The dark arisen dungeon pack is amazing. Bitterblack isle had me looking forward to the next challenge as I came back every day. Great character customization and equipment mechanics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dragon's Dogma, now on the PS4

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    mrjavascript
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    This game is Capcom's re-release of Dragon's Dogma for the PS4. It's the exact same game as the one on Steam and last gen consoles. In either case, if you love the game or you hate the game, your review for this PS4 version is based solely on that fact. With all that said, I'm all in and a big fan of Dragon's Dogma for PS4.

    I would recommend this to a friend