Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
|a game by||Capcom|
|Platforms:||XBox One, Nintendo Switch, XBox 360, PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||8.8/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||9.5/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Action Games, Action Adventure Games, RPGs, Games Like Elden Ring, Games Like Diablo, Games Like Monster Hunter|
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is a hack and slash RPG adventure game set in a fantasy world full of dark secrets and mythical creatures. Combat is a huge part of this game so if you’re keen to embark on an epic adventure and explore some excellent combat mechanics, you’ll want to give this game a shot.
A team of adventurers
In Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, you take control of a mighty warrior that's accompanied by three AI characters known as pawns. These pawns fight independently of you and utilise all kinds of special skills and attacks to help you take down your foes. As the story progresses, your pawns will grow stronger with you and will prove to be powerful allies against some of the more challenging enemies you'll be facing.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen keeps things exciting and interesting throughout the game by spicing up the combat with all kinds of unique elements. Every boss will have weaknesses to identify and new attacks that you'll need to learn how to dodge, and some fights will even take place in the sky. This game promises a thrilling combat experience and I guarantee you’ll love it.
There are too many customization options in this game to list, but I’ll go over some of the best ones now. Firstly, there are 9 different vocations to choose from depending on your playstyle. Each one gives you access to unique skills and armour that can be upgraded and enhanced to maximise your performance on the battlefield. You also have the ability to customize your pawns to your liking. If you’d like them to behave in a certain way, you can make it happen, and if you’d like to train them to have certain skills and abilities, you can do that too. The game gives you a lot of freedom to play how you want and it’s absolutely fantastic.
Now that I’ve covered some of the gameplay elements, let me talk for a minute about the incredible visuals. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has some of the best graphics of any RPG around, making the entire gameplay experience just that much more immersive. Enemies are all incredibly detailed, and the environments are so well designed that you’ll quite literally be left speechless looking at some of them. A lot of effort has clearly been put into making this game look as incredible as it does, and it has absolutely paid off.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is honestly one of the best medieval fantasy games around. Though it’s not as popular as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or The Witcher 3, it's just as good and gives players an absolute tonne of amazing content to enjoy for hours on end. If you've been searching for a new RPG to play, then look no further.
- Huge world with so much to explore and do
- Lots of customization options are available
- Beautiful graphics and soundtrack
- The voice acting and character animations could be better
- A lot of the side quests are quite basic and boring
- There’s a lot of bloody violence, so if that’s not something you enjoy, you may want to play something else