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aka SOLAR FLARE
05-23-2012, 03:27 AM
Well I picked up Ghost Recon today and want to get Dragon's Dogma, I liked the demo, any complaints besides installing and save overwrite issue?

FLIPADELPHIIA
05-23-2012, 04:43 AM
i personally think this game is amazing. I bought the guide book today after playing for a couple days and I never would have guessed how in depth this game is, especially all the items and loot drop system the game has. Only other thing I hate is no fast travel. It sucks big time. There are short cuts you can take here and there but its all walking.

Baddluckinc
05-23-2012, 06:03 AM
Yes this game is amazing, I love it. Don't listen to half the game reviews out there, they really gave this game scores that are unacceptable. It's like Monster Hunter and Dark/Demon Souls had a baby and Dragons Dogma was it lol. Beautiful game.

D347H0FL0V3
05-23-2012, 06:52 AM
The combat is fun, the world is beautiful, the pawn system is decent but the Dark Souls-ish difficulty and story are the two biggest downfalls of Dragons' Dogma.

seven43861
05-23-2012, 07:37 AM
It's easy to get swept up in the game with all the exploration involved, and since there's practically no story, I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything important by going off the path. There's nothing wrong with this game having no real story other than the main plot, it works really well for the combat and experience as a whole.

Purge
05-23-2012, 07:39 AM
i personally think this game is amazing. I bought the guide book today after playing for a couple days and I never would have guessed how in depth this game is, especially all the items and loot drop system the game has. Only other thing I hate is no fast travel. It sucks big time. There are short cuts you can take here and there but its all walking.

Guess that's so you're never really stopping and pausing. I was watching a video and the journey to and fro looks like the most fun the game has to offer.

Darth Cuda
05-23-2012, 07:55 AM
I love rpgs like this questing and leveling do it for me. Its great not as beautiful as witcher but still nice looking despite lack of polish its got all the mythological creatures the way they should be. In a word EPIC.

koga88
05-23-2012, 08:24 AM
The combat is fun, the world is beautiful, the pawn system is decent but the Dark Souls-ish difficulty and story are the two biggest downfalls of Dragons' Dogma.


Not seeing the difficulty honestly, but the game can be very brutal at times. If you go into a place you aren't a high enough level for you have a good chance of dying easily. But the combat is absolutely amazing and the battles feel like how you would almost expect such a battle to unfold. Though the Pawns due tend to talk just a bit too much with their repetitive dialogue.

D347H0FL0V3
05-23-2012, 08:29 AM
Not seeing the difficulty honestly, but the game can be very brutal at times. If you go into a place you aren't a high enough level for you have a good chance of dying easily. But the combat is absolutely amazing and the battles feel like how you would almost expect such a battle to unfold. Though the Pawns due tend to talk just a bit too much with their repetitive dialogue.

That's exactly the point behind the difficulty. Dark Souls had the same set-up, the ability to go and face creatures you are not strong enough to kill yet. That is ultimately what disappoints me most about Dragon's Dogma. The combat is amazing but, with so many side quests and what-not that distract you from the main quest and can get you to enemies you shouldn't face relatively easily, it pretty much kills the game for me.

k1ll1ng5pr33
05-23-2012, 10:31 AM
i personally think this game is amazing. I bought the guide book today after playing for a couple days and I never would have guessed how in depth this game is, especially all the items and loot drop system the game has. Only other thing I hate is no fast travel. It sucks big time. There are short cuts you can take here and there but its all walking.

There's fast travel.. You just gotta find the right items to do so. Forgot what it's called.

Pyrochaos
05-23-2012, 02:17 PM
Can you actually level up your guy? Or is it automatic? I've leveled up a few times, but can't figure out if I can apply stats or not.

theduke1
05-23-2012, 03:26 PM
How is the loot system guys is there any armour sets and stuff? like drops from enemies?

EnteringtheCosmos
05-23-2012, 03:41 PM
Can you actually level up your guy? Or is it automatic? I've leveled up a few times, but can't figure out if I can apply stats or not.
It is automatic.

EnteringtheCosmos
05-23-2012, 03:42 PM
How is the loot system guys is there any armour sets and stuff? like drops from enemies?
I don't think armour/weapons drop from enemies (not seen any so far) but rather coins and materials for crafting, you can buy armour from shops or find in chests.

Big To
05-23-2012, 04:07 PM
I don't think armour/weapons drop from enemies (not seen any so far) but rather coins and materials for crafting, you can buy armour from shops or find in chests.
I actually got a rusty dagger from a goblin. You can get weapons from monsters, albeit of terrible quality.

koga88
05-23-2012, 06:09 PM
You can occasionally get equipment drops from monsters, but usually it will be junk rusted equipment. Nearly all of the items you will be wearing and equipping will either be found in a treasure chest or bought at a shop. Even some of the quest reward equipment is useless sometimes.

Zim
05-23-2012, 06:20 PM
Game is incredibly good.

Only issues I have so far are:

1) Some quests have time/progression limits and can be failed if not done quick enough. However it's entirely possible to have two of theses quests at once thus feeling like you have to rush to try and get them done. Not only this but often you can't tell what a quest is until you accept it. Accepting a quest and then finding out it has a time/progression limit and needs you to travel a LONG way across the map even though you aren't finished in the current area is very annoying.

2) At the beginning it is simply overwhelming. A lot of games in the genre have it but it is incredibly frustrating to arrive in a new place. Buy a load of equipment, upgrade it etc. Then 30minutes later there is better equipment available to buy anyway. Makes buying the first set feel stupid and discourages you from upgrading items as you never know when they will simply be outdated.

ponypo2001
05-23-2012, 06:30 PM
Game is incredibly good.

Only issues I have so far are:

1) Some quests have time/progression limits and can be failed if not done quick enough. However it's entirely possible to have two of theses quests at once thus feeling like you have to rush to try and get them done. Not only this but often you can't tell what a quest is until you accept it. Accepting a quest and then finding out it has a time/progression limit and needs you to travel a LONG way across the map even though you aren't finished in the current area is very annoying.

2) At the beginning it is simply overwhelming. A lot of games in the genre have it but it is incredibly frustrating to arrive in a new place. Buy a load of equipment, upgrade it etc. Then 30minutes later there is better equipment available to buy anyway. Makes buying the first set feel stupid and discourages you from upgrading items as you never know when they will simply be outdated.

I've just started the game now. A question if I may? Can you re-accept a quest is you fail it or run out of time or is it pray and revert to an older save?

aka SOLAR FLARE
05-23-2012, 06:43 PM
Thanks guys going to go pick this game up, albeit I loved Dragon Age, this game seems a little like it, one other reason is for the RE6 demo.

Zim
05-23-2012, 06:49 PM
I've just started the game now. A question if I may? Can you re-accept a quest is you fail it or run out of time or is it pray and revert to an older save?

Unfortunately no you can't re-accept a quest and also it is VERY unlikely you would be able to reload a save. This is because the game only has one save lot and lots of things cause an auto-save.

I am so far unsure if missing quests would cause 'The Hero' to be miss-able. However an example is that reasonably early on in the game someone will tell you that a person left the village and has gone missing in the woods. You will get this at the same time as another quest is telling you that you must escort something quite quickly. I can't say for sure if it's time or progress but it seems that if you don't find the person who is lost quick/in-order enough that they can die. Thus making the quest unfinishable.

If this is the case then 'The Hero' will be an achievement that requires knowing the order of quests and when to do them.

ponypo2001
05-23-2012, 06:58 PM
Unfortunately no you can't re-accept a quest and also it is VERY unlikely you would be able to reload a save. This is because the game only has one save lot and lots of things cause an auto-save.

I am so far unsure if missing quests would cause 'The Hero' to be miss-able. However an example is that reasonably early on in the game someone will tell you that a person left the village and has gone missing in the woods. You will get this at the same time as another quest is telling you that you must escort something quite quickly. I can't say for sure if it's time or progress but it seems that if you don't find the person who is lost quick/in-order enough that they can die. Thus making the quest unfinishable.

If this is the case then 'The Hero' will be an achievement that requires knowing the order of quests and when to do them.

Ah I see. Thanks for the detailed information. Seeing as you have to do two playthroughs anyway, I'm not worrying about achievements first time through. I do hate missing quests though so I hope I don't fail too many.

romanzad
05-23-2012, 06:59 PM
Unfortunately no you can't re-accept a quest and also it is VERY unlikely you would be able to reload a save. This is because the game only has one save lot and lots of things cause an auto-save.

I am so far unsure if missing quests would cause 'The Hero' to be miss-able. However an example is that reasonably early on in the game someone will tell you that a person left the village and has gone missing in the woods. You will get this at the same time as another quest is telling you that you must escort something quite quickly. I can't say for sure if it's time or progress but it seems that if you don't find the person who is lost quick/in-order enough that they can die. Thus making the quest unfinishable.

If this is the case then 'The Hero' will be an achievement that requires knowing the order of quests and when to do them.


only one save slot :confused::mad:

Zim
05-23-2012, 07:00 PM
Ah I see. Thanks for the detailed information. Seeing as you have to do two playthroughs anyway, I'm not worrying about achievements first time through. I do hate missing quests though so I hope I don't fail too many.

No problem. I created a thread about it to just to warn people in case they only plan on one play through. As I said in there just make sure to do a quest quickly if told so or if it involves escorting someone/them being in danger.

Edit: @ romanzad. As far as I can tell yes. The game will often autosave too so be careful. However as well as saves there are 'checkpoints' this is when you rest at an inn. So it is possible even when the game has saved to go back earlier than that. However sometimes there could be over an hour between checkpoints so it's best to only do it if you remember where it was.

When you save there is no slot option just saving. When you load the game you just select load the game at the main menu and it takes you straight into it.

I dunno if you can have different new games going at once. As honestly I'm too scared to hit new game and get to a checkpoint, exit to the main menu and find that it has overwritten my main game.

romanzad
05-23-2012, 07:06 PM
No problem. I created a thread about it to just to warn people in case they only plan on one play through. As I said in there just make sure to do a quest quickly if told so or if it involves escorting someone/them being in danger.

Edit: @ romanzad. As far as I can tell yes. The game will often autosave too so be careful. However as well as saves there are 'checkpoints' this is when you rest at an inn. So it is possible even when the game has saved to go back earlier than that. However sometimes there could be over an hour between checkpoints so it's best to only do it if you remember where it was.

When you save there is no slot option just saving. When you load the game you just select load the game at the main menu and it takes you straight into it.

I dunno if you can have different new games going at once. As honestly I'm too scared to hit new game and get to a checkpoint, exit to the main menu and find that it has overwritten my main game.

this is going to make avoiding missing achievements impossible... unless you save onto a usb or something :mad:

Zim
05-23-2012, 07:12 PM
this is going to make avoiding missing achievements impossible... unless you save onto a usb or something :mad:

Well like I said you can possibly load a checkpoint. Also having a scan through the achievement list the only thing I can see being miss-able is 'The Hero' and it's still only a possibility. There is a chance that failing a quest because of a time limit still counts as it having been 'completed' as it is not longer an active quest.

Well possibly The Patron but so far I haven't encountered any of her bits that seem to be timed. Only way I can imagine it being miss-able would be if you let her die, which so far would be VERY difficult to let happen lol. Or I guess you could simply refuse to help her, however just help her lol.

FLIPADELPHIIA
05-23-2012, 07:32 PM
How is the loot system guys is there any armour sets and stuff? like drops from enemies?
the loot system works by %. Every chest in the game has multiple items that are in it, and each item has a certain % that it will show up when you open it. And since the chests refill themselves, you can go back and hope to get something good. Same with loot drops from monsters. Most have multiple things it will drop with different % to it. The last boss, the Ur-Dragon, has such a complex loot system its incredible.

and for missable achievements, these are:
SPOILERS

Servitude: die during the final judgement
Peace: Choose to relax and not press on in the final judgment
Solitude: Chose not to fight dragon in the final battle

Tyger7
05-24-2012, 07:41 AM
So the game is really difficult?

I would like to know if the strategy guide is suggested.

koga88
05-24-2012, 08:31 AM
So the game is really difficult?

I would like to know if the strategy guide is suggested.

Don't know about the strategy guide but the game itself isn't too difficult. There are a few times that the game can kill you for not preparing properly or being a low level, but more often than not proper healing items and a well rounded party will make it so you very rarely die.

Opiate42
05-24-2012, 03:29 PM
only one save slot :confused::mad:

Say wha? A single save slot seriously?

In an RPG this is unacceptable. :mad: