Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

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81 / 100
Jan 14, 2016

The PC port doesn't introduce much new and certain elements could be stronger, but Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen still shines as a uniquely enjoyable RPG.

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7 / 10
Jan 15, 2016

Despite borrowing so much from so many different games Capcom's Western style role-player is still very much its own game – with plenty of interesting ideas of its own.

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7 / 10.0
May 21, 2012

Like many of the Western RPGs that influenced it, Dragon's Dogma is an uneven experience, but it's one that rewards patience and perseverance, and it's a bold argument for why Japanese developers should continue making RPGs, with or without the inspiration from this side of the Pacific.

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Apr 22, 2019

While the Nintendo Switch version might not be the ultimate way to play Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen if you’re worried about graphical quality, it does bring forth its own share of positives

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80 / 100
Oct 10, 2017

It's no the best remaster out there (although it is the definitive version... on consoles), but Dragon's Dogma is still as fresh as it was in 2012. If you didn't play it then, this is the perfect time to discover one of the best action RPGs of all time.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 19, 2016
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Erik Kain

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9 / 10.0
Jan 16, 2016

Character customization, combat, and the weird story and brilliant end-game all make this one of my favorite action-RPG's of all time. Meanwhile, the Dark Arisen changes make the game somewhat more traversable and streamlined, turning a fun but frustrating game into something far more enjoyable. There's nothing really new here, but it's great to finally have the game on PC.

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7 / 10
Jan 14, 2016

If you're looking for a game that combines elements of Skyrim, Monster Hunter, Dark Souls, and japanese RPGs, then Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen should be on your watchlist.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on Nintendo Switch it's not perfect at all ma it still ha its own charm.

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Unscored
Oct 2, 2017

Look, here's the thing: Dragon's Dogma is one of the best games of the last generation. Now you've got a new chance to play it, because not enough people did.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

Capcom has done a solid job bringing a very well-made RPG over to the current generation.

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8.2 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

The game only offers a visual improvement but it still may work in a very specific scenario: discovering Dragon's Dogma to that audience who missed it in the first place during the last generation. The game has aged well though we still hope for a Dragon's Dogma 2.

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8.9 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2016

A thoroughly great action rpg. On pc it has near perfect fluidity and all the epicness of the xbox 360/ps3 edition. A valid alternative to Witcher 3 or Dark Souls, if one can withstand graphics that are not really on par to today's standards.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

A fairly lacklustre remaster does nothing to diminish what makes Dragon's Dogma such a unique and memorable role-playing game. For fans of western style action RPGs it's a must play.

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Oct 2, 2017

It might not be a perfect package, but its old age certainly hasn't harmed Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen in the slightest.

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Jan 14, 2016

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen may be a few years old now, but the new PC version is still a blast to play.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2016

If anything, Dark Arisen reminds me just how much I missed my time with Dragon's Dogma, and how I'd love to see another one in the works. Here's hoping Gransys has more adventures for us in future!

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Unscored
Jan 14, 2016

What it offers though is a solid combat system backed up with enough different flavours, little moments of triumph, pats on the head and surprises amongst the very, very quickly familiar terrain to be compelling, like a big bowl of popcorn sprinkled with chocolate.

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85 / 100
May 4, 2019

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen has already been released a handful of times on different consoles, and this port doesn't add anything new. The ability to play in handheld mode is great, but this version also comes with some pop-in and framerate drops not present in other releases. Still, it's worth it just to experience one of the most overlooked games of the decade again, or for the first time. If Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen's stellar combat, unique class system, and treacherous world hook you, its technical flaws are extremely easy to overlook.

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80 / 100
Jan 14, 2016

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is a worthy memorial to a criminally underrated title, and although it falters at times, the design, combat, scenery, and world this game molds is one that deserves preservation.

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