News: The first review for Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma has appeared in the pages of PSM3 – and it’s looking very promising for the “big, challenging and imaginative” RPG.
Dragon’s Dogma, the brand new RPG IP from Capcom, is due to hit store shelves on May 25th – and PSM3 magazine have produced the first – and pretty positive – review.
Awarding the game a 8.5 and asserting it is “one of PS3′s best RPGs”, the review notes similarities to Dark Souls in that “its hardcore nature won’t appeal to everyone”, but feels “that’s why Dragon’s Dogma is so inspiring. Its enormous world is rife with danger, and death lurks around every corner. It’s an adventure in the truest sense of the word, rich with mystery and peril.”
The game’s Pawn system – rather bizarrely given as the reason there won’t be a PC version of Dragon’s Dogma – comes in for some praise: “an incredibly clever use of internet connectivity, and feels like an evolution of the similarly imaginative message-leaving system from Dark Souls”, though the environments are “uninspiring” and quests are lacking in variety.
Overall, though, PSM3 liked it big style, saying Dragon’s Dogma is “big, challenging and imaginative.”
You’ll be able to get the official BeefJack verdict soon, but in the meantime you can find out what Lewis Denby thought of the game in his Dragon’s Dogma hands-on preview.