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Old 04-14-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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Dragon's Dogma


An upcoming console ARPG from Capcom for 360/PS3. It seems to be a stylistic departure from JRPGs, apparently leaning more towards a more Western aesthetic. It's open world along the lines of a TES game, and party based in the sense of NWN1 with AI controlled henchmen (referred to as "pawns" by Capcom). There's no firm release date yet, other than "early 2012".


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http://www.destructoid.com/preview-d...a-198637.phtml

http://au.xbox360.ign.com/articles/116/1161217p1.html

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Old 04-14-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
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For those of you thinking "the title must sound better in Japanese", the title in Japanese is Dragon's Dogma.

In any case, it's nice to see Capcom actually taking the lead in moving away from the traditional JRPG mold, which has come under fierce attack recently. I wonder if Bethesda's campaign in Japan to promote New Vegas and criticise the archetypal JRPG had any impact on the shift.

I hope they come up with something interesting though.

"Kobayashi-san, see, the West has been making a lot of money with this Dragon Age title and the other uh... Mass Effete... game, and we were wondering maybe-"

"TAKE THIS MONEY AND DESTROY THE GAIJIN."


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Old 04-14-2011, 10:00 AM   #3
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Lol.

It has been in development for at least 3 years apparently, so I don't think any titles in the last year or two would have had any direct influence.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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Well, the trailer has something on combat and... yeah, it's all combat, so far. No dialogs, no questing and a tidbit on the story: dragon/warrior/heart: sounds a lot like a movie I saw with Dennis Quaid. I wonder if this is still your typical JRPG with the false epic mantle common to TES covering it. They are most likely drawing to draw western gamers that are not too much into playing JRPGs and seldomly play any RPG on console.

BTW, it might be a little early to sound skeptical but when J-Company tries to make western games and vice versa, disastrous results are most common.


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Old 04-14-2011, 12:54 PM   #5
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It seems like they are going out of their way to not refer to it as an RPG, but it has all the usual hallmarks from what I've been able to glean so far. As you say, I think they are just trying to avoid scaring people off.
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This looks awesome! I'm not really sure what to expect, though, I've never played a Capcom game that isn't a fighter.

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I've certainly got my eye on it. I haven't used my Xbox for anything other than streaming NetFlix in a long time.


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It looks like Capcom is trying to adapt their Monster Hunter brand by slapping more of a story on it to make it more desirable for "westerners". Could be cool.


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I think one of the previews mentions something about them saying it's a much different focus to Monster Hunter, but I've never played MH so I don't know much about it.
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This looks awesome! I'm not really sure what to expect, though, I've never played a Capcom game that isn't a fighter.
They had those Breath of Fire RPGs franchise. Awesome, but totally JRPG-like, with good reason.


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I think one of the previews mentions something about them saying it's a much different focus to Monster Hunter, but I've never played MH so I don't know much about it.
Monster Hunter = Japanese Diablo


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They had those Breath of Fire RPGs franchise. Awesome, but totally JRPG-like, with good reason.
Was that on Gamecube? I think I had that but never got to play it after I lent the GC to my sister and it subsequently disappeared during her messy divorce.
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Was that on Gamecube? I think I had that but never got to play it after I lent the GC to my sister and it subsequently disappeared during her messy divorce.
Nope, Super NES, Playstation 1 and 2.

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They had those Breath of Fire RPGs franchise. Awesome, but totally JRPG-like, with good reason.
Never played them. Sounds awesome though.

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