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Earlier this week IGN got 10 hours of hands-on gameplay with Dragons Dogma 2 and the hype train is officially departing. Dragons Dogma 2 is a story-driven single-player RPG. You take on the role of the Arisen, who leads a group of humanoids known as Pawns. This game allows you to play in a variety of ways. Vocations, Dragon Dogma 2 ‘s term for classes, range from epic spellcasters to sword and boarders armed with well-crafted weaponry. The gameplay gave a lot for people to look into, so here are a few things that jumped out to me.

New Graphics

The visuals in Dragons Dogma 2 are on a whole new level, not just in comparison to the prior game. The spellcasting was a real highlight of the video. From the instant a spell is cast to the chosen element, hitting the target is a true display of visual improvements. Detailing on the monsters was also much improved, despite the fact that the design is fairly similar to Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen. The advancement of the ogre’s fur and the Pawns’ details were good examples of this.

Crawling On Larger Enemies

In the first game, crawling up huge enemies was a great element. Fortunately, it appears that Capcom has slightly enhanced this mechanic. During the demo, there are a few instances where it appears like you can walk on certain areas of larger adversaries. On the other hand, it may be a new attack pattern that causes your character to stand while striking the mounted enemy. My first assumption was that it was a bug, but it happened throughout three of the four vocational combat showcases. Dragons Dogma 2 would benefit greatly by expanding on the enemy climbing mechanic.

Similarity To Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen

“If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” is a slogan that appears to have guided Capcom’s development of this game. When I saw how similar this game looked to its 10+ year predecessor, I was pleasantly surprised. The only thing I hoped to see was a lock-on system for melee vocations. But, truly, Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen has aged well and is still enjoyable to play today. So knowing that Dragons Dogma 2 appears to be based on the excellent foundation of the previous game is incredible. On March 22nd, 2024, Dragons Dogma 2 will be released on PC via Steam, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.

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