Dragon Marked for Death Reviews

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2018

Overall, Dragon Marked for Death isn't a perfect title, but damn it's fun. It has all the right elements of a simple action platformer, but RPG attributes to make the experience deeper and more engaging.

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7.3 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2019

Dragon Marked for Death's action-packed gameplay is phenomenal and its missions are huge and rewarding to master.

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5.5 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2019

MEDIOCRE - On the surface Dragon Marked For Death ticked all the right boxes: beautiful sprites, colorful graphics, co-op action/adventure, RPG elements, and compelling story. After playing it became obvious the game offers a very shallow gameplay experience with repetitive combat, difficulty spikes, and bosses that just won’t die. The bottom line is that this one just isn’t all that fun to play.

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5 / 10
Jan 31, 2019

Given the high standard of gameplay that Inti Creates has shown in many other titles it's released over the last several years, it's hard not to be disappointed by Dragon: Marked for Death.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2019

Dragon Marked for Death is a frustrating experience because there are some good ideas buried behind some poor decisions.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2019

It already feels like a game that has potential to add a lot more depth to as well, and I hope that the online stays populated for a long time to come.

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Feb 1, 2019

While I think Dragon Marked for Death isn’t balanced very well for a single player game, I think the online play more than makes up for that. There is a ton of quest variety, the levels have tons of depth and the game is just simply a blast to play with a friend. I’m not even a big fan of multiplayer games like this, and if I had more time I’d still be playing right now. I think the amount of quests here and replay value more than justify the inexpensive entry price, and hack and slash fans should grab a friend and be all over this one.

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Feb 1, 2019

Inti Creates' new Nintendo Switch exclusive Dragon Marked For Death is a beautiful pixelated multiplayer action-RPG, but solo players need not apply.

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Renan Fontes
Top Critic
7 / 10
Feb 3, 2019

Dragon Marked for Death is a strong action RPG held back by a few strange design decisions.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2019

Dragon Marked for Death is a hot new Switch exclusive that combines Mega Man X, Castlevania, and the difficulty of Monster Hunter into one fun little game.

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GameSpot
Top Critic
7 / 10
Feb 7, 2019

Dragon Marked for Death is an eye-catching action platformer that is excellent with friends but can be frustrating alone.

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DottorKillex
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

A game that gives lot of fun to the player, but the lack of a local coop and a strange business model don't work.

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6 / 10
Feb 11, 2019

If you can gather a team of four players and don't mind consulting a FAQ every now and then, this might be a good investment.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2019

I really hope Inti Creates explores more of this universe seen in Dragon Marked for Death, as I think they have a solid new IP to work on in future titles. There are snippets of DLC that go into the Dragonblood Clain, but I definitely want to see more. Now with a base, they can refine and experiment!

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72 / 100
Feb 22, 2019

While I love the moment to moment action, the pacing can still get downright glacial at times. If you’re hoping for an RPG experience, you’ll be rather let down. As far as action platformers go, however, Dragon Marked For Death is a ripping good time.

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Drew Hurley
Top Critic
6 / 10
Mar 21, 2019

Dragon Marked for Death is a fantastic experience when played with friends - but, only when played with friends. The lack of balance absolutely buries the experience, making single player a horribly flawed one.

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3.5 / 5.0
Apr 5, 2019

While it isn't without its problems, Dragon Marked for Death embodies the best parts of the multiplayer facet of the side-scrolling 2D action RPG community. Anyone who enjoys the genre and has Nintendo Online would be remiss to not give this game a try.

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A-
Apr 10, 2019

You may not be blown away by the visual experience of the game, but its a fun experience to play solo or with friends. Especially for fans of the Mega Man Zero series this is a must have addition to your library. Highly recommend this title!

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2019

Despite being in development for eight or more years, Dragon Marked for Death could have actually used more time in the oven. I'm sure there is a great game buried somewhere in there but between its lack of balance, less-than-ideal controls, boring levels, and unfortunate co-op requirements, the end product isn't nearly up to the level of the rest of Inti Creates's catalog.

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5 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2019

Dragon Marked for Death is a decent Action-Platformer that is held back by baffling design choices, but aims to please fans of the genre, especially fans of Mega Man Zero.

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