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It’s hard to believe it’s been over a decade since Dragon’s Dogma first launched and captured the hearts of RPG fans. Originally released in 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the game puts you in the role of an Arisen – a hero whose destiny is tied to defeating the dragon Grigori before its emergence brings about the end of the world. Even those not familiar with Dragon’s Dogma likely recognize its renown as one of gaming’s most cherished cult classics. In 2017, an expanded re-release dubbed Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen brought new content to eager fans. Now over ten years later, devotees of the original fantasy epic can eagerly anticipate a long-awaited sequel arriving in the coming weeks. This new chapter aims to revisit the rich universe of the land of Gransys while introducing new heroes, more chilling threats, and deeper customization options to the franchise’s signature pawn system and heart-pounding real-time combat.

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The sequel is set to launch on the 22nd of March and will compete against Rise of the Ronin on the day. It’s also rumored the console releases are going to target a 30fps target. The Steam listing is also estimating a 30fps target. So whilst we await the sequel, I decided now was a good time to return to the original by revisiting Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen. All footage taken is from the Xbox copy running via the Xbox Series X backward compatibility. The game I also tested runs via the same feature on PlayStation 5. A video of the captured Xbox footage can be seen below.

Dragon’s Dogma Still Worth The Time In 2024

If we look at the footage above from the 2017 enhanced edition the answer is very much a yes from me. The game visually and audio-wise has held up very well and holds its own. Audio wise it supplements the visuals perfectly. However the big test from all these years is playing the game, Is it still a game very much playable after all these years? This is why the game is very much worth your time in today’s gaming. The story is still the same but the game still feels comfortable to play.

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