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What's on your mind?
So I just finished watching the last of the 7 episodes recently released on Netflix and... It could have been worse? I'm afraid damning with faint praise is the quickfire summary of this review.
I think it's fair to say this series lives and dies on it's story given that the animation varies from "oh my god that's so bad" CG to "that's quite nice" traditional animation and the action is slow paced and dialogue heavy. The story in question being a mash-up of hero's journey and revenge drama themed around the seven deadly sins after which each episode is titled, that theme is clearly very important to the show as it's willing to sacrifice almost every other aspect of it's story telling; characterisation, pacing, dialogue- at the alter of it's theme of morality. Much like the game, the show invokes themes of nihilism and eastern philosophy, although more in contrast to western and particularly Christian notions of morality as the theme of sins might infer. It's an interesting story as long as you find weighty reflections on the nature of morality engaging, however as I mentioned a lot of the other aspects of the story and production fall short in comparison to it's lofty themes and subtext.
Comparing it to the game and spoiler type stuff ahead:
This show has a lot of fan service and similarities to the source material at face value; the protagonist is the default character from the game's character creator and he's named "Ethan" which is the default name, all the monster designs are similar if not identical and there's decent attention to detail in architecture, props and set dressing. There's a few elements of the plot that may even be hard to understand without knowledge of the game and yet so much is changed in the broad strokes that it's hardly recognisable in places. The pawn character Hannah is more of a Vulcan archetype, stoic and overtly emotionless in contrast to the pawns of the game that can atleast act out a semblance of a personality but without any earnest emotional attachment, the Dragon is as ponderous and weary as you'd expect him to be, but with some key differences in characterisation in line with the show's theme of morality. Whist some scenes may look like shot for shot remakes of the game, it's hard to tell exactly what this show is trying to do - is it trying to court an audience unfamiliar with the game or one highly familiar with the game? If the former, why the unexplained concepts such as the bestowal of spirit that occurs between Ethan and Hannah later in the show? If the latter, why the lack of explanation or justification for changes such as the zero-sum mechanics implied by the characteristic swap that occurs in the process? Overall the editing seems sloppy, so I wouldn't be surprised if the answer is on a cutting room floor.
Overall, if you're not already sold by the fact that it says "Dragon's Dogma" on the tin then I can't say I'd recommend it. If you played the game and enjoyed all the times characters waxed lyrical about philosophy and liked it so much that you thought "I'd watch a whole TV show that's just that and not much else" then you might be just the right audience for this show. Otherwise give it a miss.
GT: O2 Troll
Pawn: Marcus— sorcerer. Utilitarian / challenger
Anyone still play? I’m wanting to rent some people’s pawns out and have mine rented too! I’m in my lvl 50’s rn but am a vet (played the original on 360).
Hmu to exchange pawns! 😀
Playing on Xbox 1 load I was at lvl 63 load up today and I’m back in the tutorial. This happened to anyone else before? Is there a fix?
Trying to make a support pawn that can enchant my weapons so I don't have to with MK, what are the best inclinations?
"Waver no more," Dragons Dogma 2 is coming soon! :)
The anime version will be released on September the 17th :D.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/MASNtyXYZI8
Hideaki Itsuno, the creator of Dragons Dogma, is working on Dragons Dogma 2!
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To kill death in one go you need to be the magic archer. The second time you meet death is after the first true boss. When he appears over the edge of the bridge shoot him with the magical gleam (the holy bolt that makes light and destroys undead or drops them) he will fall to his death and dies instantly. I have tried three times to make sure it was not a bug, and each time it worked!!!!! But that's the only time to one shot him.
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Any people play this on the switch. I’ve recently bought it on the console and the game is really clean in terms of visuals and the combat visuals is by far the BEST I’ve played (don’t even try to comment Dark souls or Skyrim). This game overall is genuinely fun and I wasn’t excepting less in its switch port but y’know just, wondering if any of you have it on the switch and want a new friends🤝. My nickname is ‘Shrubby:)’ and it has a Kirby icon and my switch username is Rhmn_fy.
Hey, so it's been a while since I played this game and I was wondering if it was possible to get the hero trophy if I ignored all the side quests except the one I didn't complete on my playthrough if I hard reset the game or by going to ng + (currently playing on hard mode fyi)
Thanks in advance.
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It'd be awesome
Is there anybody playing completely without pawns? Tryin to advance in dlc with mystic knight at lvl 69 and not sure what level I should be cause damage output is luck luster using grigory weapons plus occasional ice sword&fire mace and using abyssal anguish as well.
But actually managed to defeat Gazer and even Condemned Gorecyclops already!
I just see that my stats are not enough to escape mimick chest grab for a ton of damage for example
Okay, so I've not actually started playing. I usually play mage type characters in other RPGs. Sorcerer looks pretty good in this game. But I can see that the spells take a long time to cast. I also like to play ninja/archer type roles. So strider, assassin and ranger are in my thoughts. I'd prefer fighting with a dagger than with a sword. I don't necessarily like shield and board characters. So fighter, warrior and mystic knight are off the table. Magic archer doesn't attract me a lot too. I'll leave those for another time. So I'm confused between strider, assassin, ranger and sorcerer. What should I pick? I'm a total noob to the series btw.
I just love the classic hack n' slash Capcom games, Dragon's Dogma takes it a step further and allows you to fully customize your fighter to great lengths. I just love the movement, sword lunges, power attacks, etc. It all feels so satisfying. I've never played as another vocation, and I likely never will. Fighter all the way for me.