Dragon's Crown Pro Reviews
Dragon's Crown, George Kamitani's latest game made for Vanillaware, is a soup of his very favorite ingredients
Dragon's Crown Pro makes strides in updating the side-scrolling beat-'em-up genre by incorporating light RPG mechanics well. The overall setting and simplicity of getting into the game are intriguing, but the art style is jarring, and the story paper-thin. While I understand the latter is not the reason to play this type of game, it's frustrating to see and feel how flimsy it comes off. The gameplay is solid, and the innovations are intriguing, but the rest of Dragon's Crown Pro is rather shallow.
As it stands, Dragon’s Crown Pro is a great title to play with friends, but if you’ve played this once before there’s not going to be much to draw you back in for a replay.
Dragon's Crown Pro offers upgraded visuals and some nice audio options as a remaster, however for returning fans there isn't any special reason to go back for this. For others, however, this is the definitive version of a very enjoyable and stylish side-scrolling fantasy brawler.
Dragon’s Crown Pro is a gorgeous looking game, despite its exaggerated illustrations. Even if no new content has been added to this new version, players will enjoy the updated 4K resolution and the fact that they can transfer their game data from previous games and continue where they left off. Those who haven’t yet played this arcade-style adventure no longer have an excuse to wait. Add this crown to your collection immediately.
While Dragon’s Crown Pro won’t be for everyone, those looking for an arcade-style RPG with a lot of co-op potential should look into it and give it a try at the most. Those that enjoy Dungeons & Dragons will probably have a rocking time and honestly, Dragon’s Crown Pro would be the perfect break for those doing longer role-playing sessions.
Grab a friend with you! Join a pub game! Quit whenever you like! Others will come, sooner or later! It’s a hell of a fun game that I would enjoy time and time again now that I have both the handheld and console version of the game. A fun and engaging core story although a bit shorter than I wanted but considering the fact that you have six characters and each with their own separate endings you’ll be wishing the game could end faster!
Repetitive but never monotonous thanks to the range of heroes, Dragon's Crown PRO is an arcade of the old guard made with a great audiovisual style. Nothing new for its old players, but continues to be a gem in the ARPG scene.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Dragon’s Crown Pro is a modern adaptation of old school gameplay that is graphically gorgeous and incredibly entertaining
Dragon’s Crown Pro remains a great package that holds up five years later. It’s all about these delicate elements that make a cohesive whole that can now be experienced on more modern hardware. Make that double if you have access to a 4K TV and PS4 Pro, where Vanillaware’s artistry shines brighter than ever. It’s also one of the most accessible Vanillaware titles available, a hack-and-slash whose mechanics are mostly easy to understand and there’s no chaff distracting you from the main story. Ignoring some dated aspects and some divisive character design choices, if you have an itch for brawlers and action RPGs, Dragon’s Crown Pro is still worth checking out after all these years.
Dragon's Crown Pro does not introduce many changes to the gameplay but there was not much to improve anyway. It's still one of the best fantasy beat 'em ups on the market.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Dragon's Crown Pro is the definition of what a remaster should be.
With a deep loot system, multiple characters, secondary paths and randomly generated dungeons, Dragon’s Crown Pro is a game for those who are looking for a grind that’s both fun and rewarding.
This is the definitive version of Dragon's Crown, but do yourself a favor and wait for it to go on sale. Your wallet will thank you.
Dragon's Crown Pro should be considered as a remaster. However, it features 4K graphics for PS4 Pro owners and a new soundtrack. Otherwise, it's the same title we saw in 2013 for PS3 and PS Vita. Like any remaster, it's worth if you have not played it until now. In this case it's even worthier because it will hardly age badly with this unique and beautiful artistic style.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Even with very little being new in Dragon’s Crown Pro, it still manages to be the same great game that it was before. For those looking for a fun beat-em-up with a twist for your next party, Dragon’s Crown Pro might be just the game for you.
If you've already played Dragon's Crown to exhaustion on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita, you won't find anything here that'll get your juices flowing. For those who have not yet played Dragon's Crown though, it's the perfect way to enjoy what is destined to become a cult classic.
Dragon's Crown is still one of the best beat 'em up games, even after almost 5 years. The Pro version didn't introduce anything new but also didn't make anything worse.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Dragon's Crown remains one of Vanillaware's best titles to grace a PlayStation console and the Pro remaster showcases the beautiful art in 4K glory, but in the end, you're ultimately playing the exact same game that came out five years ago.
Dragon's Crown Pro is a great opportunity for those that missed the original game on PlayStation 3 but is not enough to justify a purchase for returning players.