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Generally favorable reviews- based on 218 Ratings

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  • Summary: Dragon's Crown thrusts you into a fantastical medieval world packed with labyrinthine dungeons to explore, vile monstrosities to smite, and nearly endless online adventure. Your mission is to dive into the dank underworld, uncovering treasure and strengthening your mettle as you unlock theDragon's Crown thrusts you into a fantastical medieval world packed with labyrinthine dungeons to explore, vile monstrosities to smite, and nearly endless online adventure. Your mission is to dive into the dank underworld, uncovering treasure and strengthening your mettle as you unlock the secret behind the ancient dragon threatening the world. Simple, easy-to-learn controls allow anyone to dive into the fray and enjoy the breathtaking sword-and-sorcery action. In addition to long-lasting gameplay, the game also features a vast array of character customization features - with six wildly different classes to play as, raiding the catacombs for epic loot remains fresh and engaging. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jul 31, 2013
    95
    The lack of half-naked men aside, it's impossible not to see what a superior, rewarding effort Dragon's Crown turned out to be—it looks great, it feels great, it's smart and deep, and it utterly revitalizes a genre that went stale years ago. Without overstating the case, this game is a must-play tour-de-force that surprised the hell out of me, and I couldn't be happier about it.
  2. Jul 31, 2013
    90
    A breath of fresh air, Dragon's Crown proves that arcade beat-'em-ups still have a lot of fight left in them.
  3. Jul 31, 2013
    88
    I could not have dreamed of a game like Dragon's Crown in my younger years, mostly because it could not have existed on anything but modern hardware. It's a little odd that the game hides its best features under an inconspicuous, slow-paced introductory period, but everything beyond the first few hours is excellent.
  4. Sep 1, 2013
    80
    The missions can be repetitive and the levelling system simplistic, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a well-crafted RPG that is sure to keep you entertained for hours on end.
  5. 80
    Works splendidly on the PS Vita and fits the format wonderfully, as it’s only in the later parts of the game that missions last more than ten to fifteen minutes. The artwork is ludicrous, but other than that, this is a solid dungeon crawler.
  6. Jan 16, 2018
    70
    It's quite possible that I would have been even more taken with this game had plenty of friends been in the area so that we could cooperatively slaughter the forces of evil. Even as a solo experience though, Dragon's Crown is a blast to play. Fiddling around with all of its inventory is sometimes bothersome but it never overshadows the entertaining thrill ride of smashing things to a bloody pulp. Whether it's this original or the enhanced one coming in 2018, anyone with an affinity for beat-em-ups mixed with RPGs who hasn't tried this should do so poste haste.
  7. Aug 30, 2013
    60
    Dragon’s Crown’s unique beauty goes a long way. But it doesn’t go quite long enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Aug 6, 2013
    10
    Wow Does this game pop.. I'm so excited at just how badass it turned out.

    The artwork is phenomenal, and with the Vita screen it's just
    Wow Does this game pop.. I'm so excited at just how badass it turned out.

    The artwork is phenomenal, and with the Vita screen it's just mesmerizing. I've got my first character started and already have my eyes on my character for my second playthrough.

    The loot system is really good... driving but not cheesy or used as a constant crutch against the player. I don't like games that make the grind tedious.

    Wow... this game is awesome.
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  2. Aug 27, 2013
    10
    An Excellent revival of a near dead genre that takes a lot of influence from previous games of it's genre. The multiplayer experience local orAn Excellent revival of a near dead genre that takes a lot of influence from previous games of it's genre. The multiplayer experience local or online is great, and it is set up to have a lot of re-playability for fans of the genre. The additional quests add a lot to explaining a bit of the world background and lore without being too in depth. Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If u like Games Dungeons & Dragons Series then don't miss it, this is look similiar. I didn't know what i can say again, but just one word this games is Perfect for 2D RPG Artwork in PSVita. Thx for the art design George Kamitani, u are the best man...salute Expand
  4. Aug 14, 2014
    9
    Excellent game! Great visuals and sound, fun gameplay and very addictive! Also was surprised to discover it has multiplayer functionality too.Excellent game! Great visuals and sound, fun gameplay and very addictive! Also was surprised to discover it has multiplayer functionality too.
    Very recommended!
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  5. Jul 10, 2020
    9
    Another beautiful Vanillaware game, this time, in a fantasy world full of incredible monsters and the occasional dragon on the way. Hook aAnother beautiful Vanillaware game, this time, in a fantasy world full of incredible monsters and the occasional dragon on the way. Hook a lot, more if you want to get all the secrets, endings and characters. With the added bonus of being able to play it in company. Expand
  6. Sep 11, 2014
    8
    Dragon's Crown is a must play for those who are fans of beat-em-ups. Once again Vanillaware's fabulous art direction shines through and isDragon's Crown is a must play for those who are fans of beat-em-ups. Once again Vanillaware's fabulous art direction shines through and is adapted well to the impressive display of the Vita. Many types of enemies await you in the variously themed dungeons which all sport multiple paths by the second portion of the game. The loot system and RPG elements leave you desiring the best gear, but the game does get a bit repetitive later on with you having to repeat all the dungeons multiple times in order to get the true ending. I often found myself mistakenly trying to fight enemies who were actually in the background rather than the foreground. The 3D space in the game could be a bit more apparent rather than it being a chore of sorts to find out through trial and error if the enemy you're facing is directly in front of you, or somewhere to your side. The game was extremely enjoyable nonetheless. Expand
  7. Jan 7, 2015
    3
    This game was really a disappointment. I was excited to try it out after seeing the reviews, but once I started playing, i realized this wasThis game was really a disappointment. I was excited to try it out after seeing the reviews, but once I started playing, i realized this was all about grinding. You're encouraged to keep going back to the same stages you've played through multiple times to level up enough to continue. And the fighting itself is doesn't work - because the screen has so many people/enemies at any one time, you just find yourself spamming buttons. Looks good but plays very blandly. Expand

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