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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

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Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 3, 2017
Xbox OneOct 3, 2017
PCJan 15, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Publisher: Capcom

Genres: Action, Adventure, RPG

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.

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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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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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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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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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Audience Reviews

Don't buy this game. Just take my word for it. You won't like it. I bought this game for $9.99 and after a few hours in I wouldn't spend $1.00 for it. I'm not joking or being an ******* here. Capcom lost their touch. There's things from a design perspective that you just don't do to people. If you like going in directions for hours to map markers without labels on them for

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