Capcom’s party-based action-RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen [official site] sounds great, from what I’ve heard, a weird new surprise from a company who spend too long mining former glories. I’m sold simply on the idea of you and your AI pals clambering up big beasties to stab soft spots, really. I was writing for a multiplatform site when Dragon’s Dogma first came out on consoles, so I’ve seen a whole lot of it, but maybe you haven’t? Here, watch this new video that’s somewhere between an introduction and a collection of tips:
That’s pretty swish-looking combat for a party-based RPG, isn’t it? Look, I could ramble on, but instead I’ll point you towards the comments on our last Dragon’s Dogma post, from folks who played it on console. You’ll learn all you want to know about fighting goblins in dark nights lit only by burning goblins, laser bows, and acquiring cyclops eyes by clambering up cyclops and gouging out their eyes. I get excited about a game when everyone who’s played it gushes about a different bit.
Dragon’s Dogma is coming to Windows via Steam in January, priced at £23.99/€29.99/$29.99. The PC version will look prettier, Capcom say, and support keyboard and mouse as well as Xbox controllers.