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Dragon's Dogma : Dark Arisen.

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Chugging through the quests now. Some of the quests have progressed the story although they don't really dwell on it too much aside from a short janky cutscene here and there. Just about to have an audience with the Duke himself.

Nag, your pawn Lulu has been invaluable during my adventure. She keeps me healed and buffed mostly whilst the others kick some ass but when she throws a spell out you know about it. Despite being way higher level than me and my main pawn I've purposefully kept the other recruited pawn at the same level as myself to even it out a bit. Doesn't feel completely easymode, but it definitely gives me an edge and made it much more enjoyable to explore knowing I have some backup it shit gets rough.

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I'm glad she's working how she's supposed to, she has a habit of changing inclinations if i dont keep an eye on it (i always do my best to get her set up right before calling it a night).... she's getting pretty badass now, apart from the Ur Dragon she has'nt died in ages throughout the game.

Still can't decide on the best offensive spells for her though, i keep chopping and changing.

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http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/903133-dragons-dogma-sequel-confirmed

Although it kept a fairly low profile all the way up to its release Dragon's Dogma has already shipped more than 1 million copies worldwide. The game got into the top 10 in both the US and most of Europe, and was one of the most successful new franchise launches ever in recent Japanese history.

A peculiar, but mostly successful, mix of Japanese and Western influences the game draws on Capcom's experience with the Monster Hunter series but applied it to a single-player only action role-player inspired by Western games such as Skyrim.

'The game has become very successful by combining spectacular action with the characteristics of a social game, in which players can borrow and loan pawns with friends through online interaction,' claims Capcom's own press release.

'Dragon's Dogma has become Capcom's 55th title to top the one million level, demonstrating once again that Capcom ranks among the world's leading game producers in terms of technical and development skills,' it adds.

'Dragon's Dogma is part of Capcom's basic strategy of establishing game franchises through the creation of new brands. This game was developed with the goal of creating another pillar of earnings for Capcom alongside Monster Hunter and Sengoku Basara.' (This was a press release aimed at Japanese investors, if the example franchises seem odd.)

Capcom plans to add more titles to the line-ups of its core game franchises while introducing original titles as well. By focusing on these measures to enlarge the line-up of content under development, Capcom aims to maximise earnings.'

Previously Capcom has indicated that sequels to its existing games will be created by external Western teams and original games will be created in-house in Japan. However, the likes of this autumn's Resident Evil 6 shows they're already playing fairly loose with that idea.

Is that a yay? I'd actually them rather make Monster Hunter for 360 similar to the one they did on Wii except with polished up graphics and better more integrated online play.

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Its good news but most of those sales were from Japanese PS3 owners.... so lets hope that the sequel does'nt become a region/console exclusive (just like MH).

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Capcom isn't done with Dragon's Dogma it seems, and nor indeed should you be finished with the game just yet - even if you've redeemed your Resident Evil 6 demo - as there's more content on the way for the slightly odd RPG. This is thanks in no small part to the game's success, performing better than expected.

An interview posted on 4Gamer reveals that there's additional play elements on the way to Dragon's Dogma according to the game's Director, Hideaki Itsuno. "I'm sure many have already cleared the game, but for Dragon's Dogma, we're continuing to prepare new play elements," he said. "It would be best if you held on to the game for a bit."

Itsuno also noted that with enough fan support, there'd be a more compelling case for a Dragon's Dogma sequel. Although, we expect the game performing beyond expectations ought to help anyway. We're all for a follow-up. Dragon's Dogma was a bit good, despite its many quirks and flaws.

[Via Andriasang]

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-12249-Dragon-s-Dogma-Future-DLC-Bringing--New-Play-Elements-.html

Interesting.... wonder what this could be?.

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Decided to start a brand new character last night as when you hit a certain level the game gets far too easy (sorry Wholhole, if you were using Lulu she's probably changed into Arcee, the level 6 weakling).... its bloody annoying getting your arse handed to you by a mob of Goblins all over again.

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No worries, finished it over the weekend. She fought with me through everything and never gave up, I'll never forget her weep.gif

Such a weird game, story and gameplay both. I enjoyed it a lot but I find it difficult to recommend for some reason. I started a NG+ and changed vocation to a Mystic Knight, kinda wish i'd switched sooner as it's a shitload of fun smacking stuff with a massive hammer.

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No worries, finished it over the weekend. She fought with me through everything and never gave up, I'll never forget her weep.gif

After creating Arcee last night i slept at an inn, received over 100,000 Rift Crystals and a shit load of creature and area knowledge from you renting out Lulu.... that should come in real handy for my new pawn. :D

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Dark Arisen expansion announced:

Capcom has announced Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, a "major expansion" to its mythical beast-slaying role-player.

Dark Arisen will arrive sometime next year for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

No other details were given, except that players will be able to carry save data over to the expansion.

A teaser trailer and screenshots lie below.

In the meantime, Capcom is set to release new Speedrun and Hard mode options to the main Dragon's Dogma quest via free DLC.

Speedrun will challenge players to clear the game as quickly as possible with in-game equipments awarded for those who clock specific times. Hard Mode turns up the difficulty with enemies that are tougher to defeat, but with the reward of further equipment

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-09-21-dragons-dogma-dark-arisen-is-a-major-expansion-due-next-year

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Thats bloody typical considering i traded the game in last week and deleted the saves.... <_<

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Most of those look like they could come from the main game.... i'll let them off though as the game itself was fucking awesome, i'd love to see a sequel on the next gen machines.

Does anyone know if this a disc based expansion?.... and would you need the main game to play it?.

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Does anyone know if this a disc based expansion?.... and would you need the main game to play it?

Right now it's Japan only and it disc-based and from what I've read on Siliconera it will have the first game on the disc too.

Capcom will release an expanded version of Dragon’s Dogma for Japan called Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. This version has a new area called the Black Curse Island to explore with new monsters.

Death carries a lantern in one hand and a scythe in the other.

Greater Goblins wear masks and attack with maces while Goblin Shamans cast spells from afar.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will also have new weapons, armor, and items to collect. Capcom also enhanced the character creation system with new parts.

http://www.siliconer...ma-dark-arisen/

:o Death must have been eating his wheaties!! That's one big mother fucker.

ddogmadark2.jpg

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Well here's hoping for a release over here, it'd be a must buy for me.

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There's an expansion for this, Dark Arisen, coming out on April 26th. It's being released on disc for £20, and includes the original game.

I know what you're thinking: What, I own Dragon's Dogma 1 and I have to pay £20 to get this - the same as a complete newcomer? Well yes you do.

But.

You can carry characters and saved data into Dark Arisen, and as an owner of the original game you'll be given gifts: 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones and a Gransys Armour Pack that has six new costumes.

It doesn't sound like the greatest reward for your loyalty, but it's better than a kick in the teeth.

  • A huge new underground realm populated by more than 25 new enemies
  • A new tier (level 3) of skills for each class
  • More than 100 pieces of new equipment
  • New high level weapons and armour sets
  • 14 new character/Pawn alignments
  • New tiers of equipment enhancements
  • More character customisation options
  • Item appraisal
  • Optional Japanese voice over

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-01-23-dragons-dogma-expansion-dark-arisen-out-on-26th-april

http://youtu.be/wDx_GdJ97BY

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I traded the original game so i'll be more than happy to pick this up.

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Is there anyway to edit the thread title for this or am I just being dense?... thought it might be worth just adding the "Dark Arisen" subtitle to this rather than starting a new thread if people want to talk about the recently released expansion. :)

I had the game delivered on release day from Amazon for just over £15 (bargain) and I've put in a few hours so far.... gonna be awhile before I attempt any of the actual Dark Arisen stuff, I've a feeling you're gonna need a fairly high level character for that stuff. I'd forgotten just how much I liked this game, so far I've barely touched the main story and have been running around just building up my main and pawn stats for some of the more juicy lower level vocation boosts. My pawn's end game will be a high spell casting Sorcerer (again :D ) and i'm concentrating on the Fighter class, that'll probably change further into the game though.

Have to say, its been refreshing buying and playing a game and not giving achievements a second thought.... there aren't any new ones.

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