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Kiytan 14th December 2011, 09:34 Quote
describing the character creator in something other than a superhero game is never a good start.
Also, I can accept a lot of magical BS, but surviving having your heart ripped out does seem a bit too much. (Hell I'd even buy having it removed during magical experiments, but not just ripped out mid-fight)

It's also a terrible, terrible name.

Is this planned on being a full blown, full price release or a download title? As I could see it doing ok as a £10-£15 downloadable game, however at full price it's just going to get compared to skyrim...and fail.
Da_Rude_Baboon 14th December 2011, 10:00 Quote
This is going to sound harsh but...
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Steadily it dawned on us that we'd spent close to half an hour having the game demonstrated to us, but hadn't learned much about the game other than the fact that it's challenging to the point of boredom. We knew nothing about the story, only little of the larger world and had seen only enough the game to comment that the colour palette looked predictably earthy and unstylised. The only memorable fact about the game was how forgettable it appeared to be.

With a couple of alterations that sums up the game "previews" the site has been posting lately. They read like your commenting on a youtube video clip.
CardJoe 14th December 2011, 11:00 Quote
I can kind of see where you're coming from with that and obviously we'd have liked to have gone hands-on ourselves for a number of hours (well, maybe not liked), but as it was that wasn't possible. I'm also not sure what other previews you're referring to, but I can assure you that it's very rare for us to write previews on such limited amounts of time. On the occasions when it has happened, such as here, we always try to be clear about it.

At the same time, it's important to remember that this was more than a YouTube video - it was a demonstration by a developer given for preview purposes at a closed event hosted by Capcom. It's not a trailer which is being thrown out to baying masses; it is a probably rehearsed demonstration put out by the publisher and developer for the express purpose of having previews written about it.

In showcasing the game in this way, Capcom is showing that it believes the demo to be in some ways representative of the game and believes that initial impressions can be taken from it. Since it's their product, at this point we can only take them at their word.

As commentators on the industry, I feel we're justified in sharing even the earliest of impressions as long as they are fact-checked, entertaining/valuable and as long as we don't mislead you on anything - including the amount of what we've seen and any previous bias.

And don't worry about sounding harsh - I'm more than willing to discuss some of the technical and philosophical points of journalism. If you want to follow this up by email or PM, feel free.
mute1 14th December 2011, 12:30 Quote
I thought the preview was fair enough, and nice reply from Joe to the comment above :)

Unfortunately, I have come to expect certain things from Capcom and other Japanese game companies. This seems to continue the trend...
XXAOSICXX 14th December 2011, 12:48 Quote
lol@capcom.jp

I doubt even the moronic console-playing masses are going to lap this s**t up at £50 a pop when Skyrim is already being sold at half-price and, judging by this preview, is a vastly superior game.

Then again....
kenco_uk 14th December 2011, 13:49 Quote
The trailers are available to freely download through PSN, one at least from a few weeks ago.

I thought it looked quite good, a bit 'Dark Souls'-ish perhaps but with a more light-hearted palette.
longweight 14th December 2011, 13:57 Quote
lol, when did Capcom last make a decent game?!
sear 14th December 2011, 16:56 Quote
There is nothing about this that even remotely resembles an RPG. Are there even stats, or anything but the most basic of character development? Combat seems more weighted towards action and strategy (use of your minions) than anything else. I'm getting a sense of "Devil May Cry + Overlord" from everything I see of it, nothing even remotely RPG-like.

Then again, these days "RPG" mostly just means "you can pick how big your character's boobs are" and "you can level up inconsequential stats that have no effect on gameplay" so I'm not surprised this is how it's being marketed.

Also:

ENOUGH

WITH THE ****ING DRAGONS

I AM TIRED OF DRAGONS

DRAGONS ARE NEVER WELL IMPLEMENTED IN ANY GAME EXCEPT FOR MAYBE DIVINITY II

JUST LIKE STAR WARS IS MARKETED AS BEING ABOUT LIGHTSABRE BATTLES AND THE PUSH TOWARDS MAKING THE MOVIES 3-HOUR ACTION SCENES WITH LIGHTSABRES GODDAMN EVERYWHERE BY AND LARGE IS WHAT RUINED THEM, THE INCLUSION OF DRAGONS IS A NOT-SO-CLEVER PLOY TO TAKE THE MOST HEAVILY MARKETABLE ASPECT OF FANTASY AS A GENRE AND SELL IT TO THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE, BUT ULTIMATELY JUST GETS ****ING TIRESOME AND RUINS WHAT COULD OTHERWISE BE INTERESTING UNIVERSES

DRAGONS ARE ****ING HUGE POWERFUL MONSTERS WHO LOOK AT MORTALS LIKE ANTS, I SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO KILL THEM BECAUSE SOME DESIGNER THINKS I NEED MY EGO STROKED BY AN UNCHALLENGING QUICK TIME EVENT BOSS BATTLE

Sorry, just needed to get that out.
Kiytan 14th December 2011, 20:11 Quote
sears, not sure what fantasy you've been reading, but all the fairytales and fantasy stories I can think of, the dragon ends up dead.
thehippoz 14th December 2011, 20:24 Quote
yep it always gets the wrong end of a sword.. it will fry a choobie here and there but there's always that one red headed guy who will roid rage in the story and manage to best it- with tricks usually
Bede 14th December 2011, 21:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kiytan
sears, not sure what fantasy you've been reading, but all the fairytales and fantasy stories I can think of, the dragon ends up dead.

Allow me to point you towards the Earthsea Quartet.
Jim 15th December 2011, 01:54 Quote
In a couple of previews of this game I read a while ago, it was stated that this wasn't going to be an RPG at all.

If this preview is on the money as far as the release code goes, then I think they should've stuck with the original concept.
logonui 15th December 2011, 12:40 Quote
I think I might wait until I see a full review before I part with my money. Having said that I'll definately keep my eye on this one.

Hopefully they won't completely balls it up like so many others have with RPG's in the past.
alpaca 15th December 2011, 13:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bede
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Originally Posted by Kiytan
sears, not sure what fantasy you've been reading, but all the fairytales and fantasy stories I can think of, the dragon ends up dead.

Allow me to point you towards the Earthsea Quartet.
Or a few trilogys from robin hobb
rogerrabbits 18th December 2011, 05:38 Quote
Love those graphics.
Phaedros 7th January 2012, 16:15 Quote
Man you guys are dumb, i'm sorry. This "journalist" is a prime example of what is wrong wit video game journalism. For people who like Monster Hunter, this game sounds amazing. I mean this guy witnesses an epic battle and says the game must be terrible? I guess he wants everything handed to him on a silver platter. Has he ever played Shadow of the Colossus?
Phaedros 7th January 2012, 17:46 Quote
Phaedros 7th January 2012, 20:02 Quote
Here are some videos that show much more of the game and paint a very different picture than this guy did. They also show that not every enemy is a major ordeal, but the bigger ones are. This, of course, is because it is meant to be a multiplayer action RPG.

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/01/06/video-stream-welcomes-you-to-the-world-of-dragons-dogma-ahhhh-griffon/
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