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2:00 PM on 05.09.2012

It'll take all of us to kill this boss in Dragon's Dogma

There's a creature somewhere in Dragon's Dogma that will take the combined effort of active players and their loudmouth Pawns before it goes down. And it's a particularly nasty looking dragon. Of course it is! The collective...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 04.24.2012

Live show: Prototype 2 on Mash Tactics

It's Tuesday, and King Foom is ready to dig into some new games on Mash Tactics. First up is the demo for the upcoming monster-slaying adventure, Dragon's Dogma. After that is the new super-powered crusade, Prototype 2. I've ...

Bill Zoeker



Demo Jimpressions: Dragon's Dogma photo
Demo Jimpressions: Dragon's Dogma
by Jim Sterling

I've had a good feeling about Dragon's Dogma ever since it was announced, and the recently released demo gives me no cause to revoke that feeling as of yet. While very chaotic, and sometimes a little hard to follow the sheer mass of on-screen information, Dogma's sense of scale and pompous grandeur is entertainingly exhilarating. 

Armed with bows, blades, and a cadre of CPU-controlled pawns that can hold enemies in place, back you up with spells, or just join in the attack, players are armed to the teeth with an arsenal that decimates huge mythical creatures. By far the best part is downing a winged creature with arrows, grabbing hold of it while it's grounded, and slashing it in the head as it takes to the air. This game lets you grab onto a Griffon's head and stab it in the sky ... and that's pretty awesome. 

The demo gives you two short quests, each with two big monsters -- a griffon and a chimera -- to tackle. You can also fiddle with the character generation for your main character and your lead pawn. It's pretty robust, making use of pre-sets but providing enough options for you to get the character you're looking for. 

So far, it's looking pretty good for Dragon's Dogma. It seems to be one of those rare games where the overused word "epic" might actually mean something. I also love the idea of the pawn system, and how you can summon all sorts of different allies, who can grow stronger. Feels a bit like Pokemon. A blood-soaked, medieval Pokemon. I like that. 

The demo's on Xbox Live right now and should be on PSN this afternoon, if it's not already available. Be sure to read Dale North's full preview, too!

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10:30 AM on 04.24.2012

Xbox Live and PSN launch Dragon's Dogma demo

The Dragon's Dogma demo is available on Xbox Live today for Gold members and the PSN for everyone -- it weighs in at about 1.5GB. If you have no idea what Capcom's latest fantasy adventure game is even about, this video will ...

Chris Carter





7:30 PM on 04.16.2012

The DTOID Show: Crysis 3, Enhanced Witcher, & Skyrim DLC?

Hello darlings. Today, we've got some delightfully juicy news -- For starters, a rundown of the recent enhancements being made to The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition, which Maurice was cool enough to go in...

Max Scoville

2:00 PM on 04.16.2012

Dragon's Dogma demo coming April 24

I actually took a break from playing a preview build of Dragon's Dogma to tell you that a demo is coming our way this month. Capcom has confirmed a demo release on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network for April 24 for Nor...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 04.11.2012

Dragon's Dogma gets new trailers, screens

Dragon's Dogma may not be as exciting as Resident Evil 6 or DmC: Devil May Cry, but it's still the Capcom game I'm most intrigued by this year. With a unique co-op system, and a commitment to making you feel like a monster-b...

Jim Sterling

10:00 PM on 03.26.2012

Dragon's Dogma soundtrack coming via Square Enix

For the second time in Square Enix's record label history, the company is publishing a soundtrack produced by an outside game company. A new listing on VGMdb confirms that a two-disc soundtrack for Dragon's Dogma will be rele...

Jayson Napolitano

7:30 PM on 03.22.2012

Interview: Hiroyuki Kobayashi talks Dragon's Dogma

Capcom's upcoming action RPG Dragon's Dogma has totally gotten my attention, and I had an absolute blast playing it last week. Afterwards, I got a chance to chat with the game's producer, Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Take a gander!

Max Scoville

9:20 AM on 03.12.2012

Dragon's Dogma trailer details pawn progression

The latest trailer for Dragon's Dogma details how pawns -- the player's loyal underlings -- increase their strength. The video highlights some of the most exciting and fascinating features of Capcom's upcoming game, includin...

Jim Sterling

11:15 AM on 02.27.2012

Capcom teases Xbox 360 RE and Dragon's Dogma content

We have no idea what it actually is, but producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi has just hinted that the Xbox 360 will be getting something exclusive for both Dragon's Dogma and Resident Evil: Raccoon City in Japan. Whether it's a physi...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 02.02.2012

RE6 demo a timed exclusive to Xbox 360 due to 'business'

Gamers who purchase Dragon's Dogma for either Xbox 360 or PS3 will gain access to a demo code for Resident Evil 6. However, the Xbox 360 version of the game promises access a full two months ahead of the PS3 one. Capcom said ...

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 02.01.2012

The DTOID Show: Anthony Carboni's American Nightmare

Happy Hump Day, fellow humpers! In celebration of humping, tonight's episode will be strictly devoid of humping. You're welcome. On tonight's show, we relay the good and bad news surrounding Dragon's Dogma, give a run-down o...

Tara Long

12:45 PM on 02.01.2012

Creator of Lodoss War to write Dragon's Dogma tie-in

Any story that gives me an excuse to post a picture of Record of Lodoss War is pretty much the best thing ever. Siliconera is reporting that first edition runs of Dragon's Dogma will ship with a short story written by Ryo Miz...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 02.01.2012

Dragon's Dogma gets a story trailer full of dragons

Dragon's Dogma has a new trailer following the announcement of its new May 22 release date. With its focus on swords and dragons, the poor game is already been assaulted by a ton of Skyrim comparisons, though I'd say the two...

Jim Sterling





4:45 PM on 01.31.2012

Dragon's Dogma has been delayed two months

Capcom has just made it clear that their upcoming action-RPG, Dragon's Dogma, will now land on May 22nd in the US and May 25th in Europe -- that's a two month delay from the original release date. One of the unique features o...

Chris Carter