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  • Summary: The next chapter in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise delivers a huge brand new area, missions, enemies and more, plus all of the content from the original game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Jan 14, 2016
    100
    What you essentially have here is a definitive edition of one seriously amazing action RPG.
  2. Jan 14, 2016
    89
    A classic after all these years, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen has certainly been outclassed in many areas and this PC port shows it, but its peerless combat and peon mechanics are still features that many current day games would benefit from incorporating.
  3. Feb 5, 2016
    85
    A very special gaming experience that no RPG fan should miss, especially this brand new version that improved an already great game.
  4. Jan 14, 2016
    80
    Dragon's Dogma was never prefect, but it was good enough to overcome all its shortcomings and have us playing for hours and hours. This PC version is also the best way to enjoy it.
  5. Mar 1, 2016
    80
    The gameplay is a healthy challenge. It’s good value for money. All in all it’s such a charming and engaging piece of work that as soon as I’ve wrapped this review up I’ll be straight back on it. So farewell.
  6. Jan 21, 2016
    80
    Not perfect, but still a shining example of a stellar RPG and one that fans of the genre should readily seek out.
  7. Jan 29, 2016
    65
    So Dragon's Dogma has worthwhile elements even if it feels dated, and even if I very nearly quit just before hitting the all-important twist that actually made the story worthwhile.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 111
  2. Negative: 23 out of 111
  1. Dec 31, 2019
    10
    Great combat mechanics, the story is good and engaging, the quests are diverse. The pawn AI could be smarter but what can you expect from aGreat combat mechanics, the story is good and engaging, the quests are diverse. The pawn AI could be smarter but what can you expect from a game of 2012? Very good game! Expand
  2. Jan 17, 2016
    10
    One of my favourite RPGs, or even games, on the last console generation. Literally one out of two games I played on PS3 always hoped wouldOne of my favourite RPGs, or even games, on the last console generation. Literally one out of two games I played on PS3 always hoped would receive PC ports.

    A medieval fantasy world that actually looks medieval, a story with insane twists at the end, decisions and side quests that actually affect things down the road, and perhaps most importantly... a combat system that actually justifies the term "action RPG" and makes battle so much more enjoyable than in most other ARPGs. Insane mobility as well, with some classes having access to dashes, double jumps, levitation, and so on, and a very climbable world.

    This game does have its flaws, and I don't just mean that it's a late console port that doesn't try to hide what era it is from. On the other hand, this PC port includes the original game, the expansion, and all the DLC that ever came out on consoles with exception of two armor sets that they don't have a license for anymore, and all that at a very friendly price point. And the age has its benefits; I can play this at a constant 60 FPS in 4K resolution on my (gaming) laptop.
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  3. Jan 15, 2016
    10
    Few hours to official release.

    You may say: 'Why a 10? Maybe its broken like the latest Batman' or 'It was good years ago!'. I say:
    Few hours to official release.

    You may say: 'Why a 10? Maybe its broken like the latest Batman' or 'It was good years ago!'.

    I say: Stop. Get the game. Thank me later.
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  4. Dec 29, 2016
    9
    Bring dragons dogma 2 already capcom what are you waiting for?20 years just like stupid square enix to remake ff7?
    Oh well to the review I
    Bring dragons dogma 2 already capcom what are you waiting for?20 years just like stupid square enix to remake ff7?
    Oh well to the review I will not spoil anything buy this game and enjoy a pure arpg.
    Me and my brother feel this is the most exciting rpg combat ever made and super exciting epic/mythic monsters terrifying the ***t out of you.
    Wait till you see meteors spell falling from the sky.
    Rpg fans this is your game.
    TIP PAWNS ARE AMAZING MECHANIC/IDEA
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  5. Jun 5, 2019
    8
    It's an ambitious game for it's time, interesting world, amazing combat, and innovative indirect multiplayer, deep, satisfying gameplay.It's an ambitious game for it's time, interesting world, amazing combat, and innovative indirect multiplayer, deep, satisfying gameplay. Visuals and lack of polish, are probably it's biggest flaw. I would love to see another entry in the franchise, this time with a larger story, better visuals, and refined gameplay. Expand
  6. May 16, 2017
    6
    Пользователи пеньков всегда очень сильно радуются выходу консольных эксклюзивов на эту платформу, отсюда мне понятны эти восторженные отзывыПользователи пеньков всегда очень сильно радуются выходу консольных эксклюзивов на эту платформу, отсюда мне понятны эти восторженные отзывы об игре, но..

    ..это плохая игра.

    Типичная японщина, в которой..
    а. Не умеют делать интерфейс.
    б. Собрали много европейских мифов в одно целое и не постарались дать чему-либо объяснение.

    Отойдя от термина "японщина", хочется дать непосредственные коментарии по игре:
    1. 66% игры - беготня туда-сюда, 33% игры тупой гринд (тыканье оружкой в мобцов)/20-минутное убивание одного большого монстра, 1% - сюжет и остальное.
    Кто-то скажет: "а зачем ты гриндишь моба?" и они будут правы, тогда соотношение изменится до 95%-4%-1%. Так явно не интереснее, поверьте. Потом у вас появится бесконечный (а есть ещё разовые) телепорт и пара переносных точек приёма вашего тела, но нет, лучше не станет.

    2. Рука серии Дарк тут видна повсюду и повсеместно. Берут у лучших, в укор этот факт не назвать, но оригинальностью не блещут.

    3. Пешки. Уверен, что они, всего-навсего, не смогли реализовать ко-оп, который бы смотрелся на порядок лучше, чем то, что есть сейчас. 3 пешки порой мешают друг другу, 1-2 было бы достаточно. Хотя стоит отметить, что благодаря пешкам вас в игре не постигает чувство одиночества, которое могло бы накатить на вас во всяких данжах в любой другой игре.

    4. За систему крафта я бы хотел дать по рукам тому, кто её реализовал в таком виде. Экипировка также не оставляет приятных эмоций, хоть и быстро привыкаешь к ним.

    Плюсы есть в игре несомненно, не зря же я в ней (по состоянию на данный момент) провёл 30 часов. Подробно про них говорить не буду, по моим ощущениям вся приятность этой игры заключается в пунке 2. Рука серии Дарк.

    Игра далеко не “...absolutely a must-buy”, но на безрыбье и Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - нормальная игра, но она плохая.

    6,5/10
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  7. Jan 19, 2018
    0
    If you can call game a piece of **** then this is it, Visually game looks like from 2004, but run worse, than any modern photorealistic RPG,If you can call game a piece of **** then this is it, Visually game looks like from 2004, but run worse, than any modern photorealistic RPG, companion system is definately game killing mechanics, AI sucks, controls are dumb, camera lives its own life, autotarget system kills any targeting in game. Idea of the game is nice, but this piece of garbage is nothing more, than Idea. Do you think, that DAI was bad ? Then try this...
    Do not even waste your time and it's not worth even if they will give this trash for free...
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