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Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen - PC Port Analysis & First Impressions

Steam deck can't reach servershow to play steam games on android without pc reddit DRAGONS DOGMA: DARK ARISEN review greetings and welcome Im ash and this is my port analysis and first impressions for the PC version of dragons dogma dark arisen im going to divide this video into two parts the first will be related to my gameplay experiences after three or so hours of playtime while the second will be a port analysis so if you are just looking for the information on the port itself click here Bing okay lets move on to the gameplay dragons dogma dark arisen is an action RPG originally released for the Xbox 360 and ps3 back in the distant past of 2012 a savage time where people actually believe the world is ending it features an incredibly realized combat system with plenty of spells and skills to choose from and most importantly the ability to climb all over your foes and stab and where it really hurts after you go through the very short tutorial you will be presented with a character creation screen which is fairly in death as far as the visual aspects go you are able to fine-tune almost every attribute of your physique and create some truly unique characters or monstrosities if thats your thing I have to give special mention to the hair styling options as there are over 40 of them and they dont discriminate based on gender if you want to be a dude with giant ponytails thats up to you the same goes if you want to be a female character with more of a tomboy sort of hair it is such a simple feature when you really think about it but it means a lot when it comes to personalization another thing that surprised me is that your physical attributes actually matter even if its a very slight difference for example taller characters are able to climb higher ledges or shorter ones are capable of squeezing through tire passages in the end Id imagine both options are basically equal but it is a cool addition nonetheless the one area I feel Dragons Dogma is a bit lacking is directly after the tutorial when you are dumped into the world with no direction or idea what youre supposed to be doing given that this is the earliest section of the game one thats supposed to grip you into the world and never let go its a bit strange a Dragons Dogma allows you to run off in the completely wrong direction with no payoff at the end of the trip only will sand but once you finally stop faffing about and head out into the world Dragons Dogma quickly picks up the slack by having you fight not one not even two but three giant mythical creatures in the span of a single hour now that is how you get players excited so how exactly does the combat work first of all unlike similar a rpgs such as dark souls in Dragons Dogma you travel with a group of allies called pawns a race of human-like constructs which help you out by fulfilling roles you cannot since I initially chose a fighter class I opted to roam around with a Strider arrange a rogue hybrid as well as a mage whose healing and buffing abilities proved invaluable while I was initially skeptical about the system the polls proved to be fun travel companions as they had plenty to say about the scenery the quest youre on or just how much they hate goblins but perhaps the biggest feature is that they are just as loot hungry as you are so if you run across a bunch of herbs out in the wilderness you dont have to gather it all alone the phones will be more than glad to pick it all up for you after youre done with the first little area you will be able to create your very own pony who besides simply being your BFF functions as your connection to other players there are no invasions or co-op multiplayer in Dragons Dogma instead you are able to hire pawns who come from other players and use them to help you out in your adventures if you hire a pawn for example that has a ton of experience battling Griffins he will use that knowledge to help you out by giving you either specific tips or aiming for the weak spots himself it is a rather cool system that makes you feel like these are actual people even though theyre not not even in the game but thats besides the point as for your main character the arisen you have access to the same spells and attacks your phones do but you will need to train them at local trainers the first few talents are rather basic for me it was a shell charge and a back step attack but from what Ive seen in the list they do definitely get more interesting as you go on the combat from what Ive experienced so far feels pretty damn good especially against some of the bigger monsters out there where you need to crawl over them like an you re and as they try to swat you off overall it has a nice balance between weight and style even though I will say the Warriors early skills are far less flashing than those are the strider or mage but that will hopefully change as I level up further once you finally assemble your team of pawns you will for the first time be allowed to freely roam the map and let me just tell you this right now there are some things you should not piss off namely the five meter tall troll that has a habit of using humans as toothpicks dont take that as a complaint though I love the idea of there simply being monsters too powerful for you to take on as a low level character because it has real weight and danger to the world speaking of danger do not leave the city walls at night unless you are truly prepared to face the dangers that lurk in the shadows and Ill give you a hint you probably wont be early on nights and caves can get pitch dark so youll have to carry oil lanterns with you and if those started run out in the middle of the fight well lets just say it doesnt end pretty but at least you wont see it coming a much smaller idea is to take the nights off and take a little bit of rest and relaxation as fatigue is a thing in Dragons Dogma and it affects your maximal health as you run around the world and take hits from everyone and everything your maximum HP will decrease making you much more likely to die you can stave this off through herbs potions or even simply resting and while the mechanic is a bit arbitrary it is a good way to know when to take a break and restock in the cities so in conclusion I would say that after my free or so hours Im more than happy with dragons dogma I might be slightly biased as I was waiting and hoping for it to come to PC for a couple of years now but even so it is a very solid game with interesting mechanics and the novel take on a party system its also worth mentioning that even in the early game you have plenty of diverse choices to make and a lot of content available to you so replayability is going to be high perhaps the best way i can offer praise for Dragons Dogma is to say Im most definitely looking forward to playing more of it and then my money spent witted is so far well spent with the gameplay done I would like to focus now on the analysis of the port itself first and foremost I have to commend Capcom for supporting seamless transitions between controller and keyboard the moment i plugged in my controller it instantly started working and the game recognized it without a hitch not just that you also have six different preset control schemes for your controller to use a feature not often seen these days the only annoyance here is that plugging and unplugging the controller kicks you to the main menu but that doesnt matter much as you have to deal with this only once and never again as for the keyboard itself you can rebind everything so if you dont like the default controls its all good you can change them the audio is a bit tricky however the in-game voices are far far quieter than the music and combat noise so youre going to either death on yourself or miss out on all of the dialogue if you go with the defaults Id recommend raising the system sound but lowering music and sound effects to achieve a nice balance the gameplay options tab is well equipped and will allow you a good degree of customization I however went with the defaults here and I havent had the need or reason to change anything just yet finally the video options for the most part all of these are reasonably standard settings with nothing to really complain about Id recommend setting the anti-aliasing to FXAA free HQ as that one proved to cause the least amount of blurriness and in general worked pretty well the FPS is initially capped at 60 but even with a remotely powerful rig you can just put a non variable and reap the benefits of triple-digit FPS without much of a sweat also a feature most people probably dont even notice or care about is that if you max out some of the settings the air on the right side disappears Im betting this is something that only interests me but I like to mash the button which often results in a setting just reverting back to ultra low this is one of those small features that doesnt really matter but makes you realize that the developers really do care about their game and oddly enough there is an fov slider for a third person game you dont see that very often I personally went with a default here as well because I like to really get into my character but Im very glad the option is there as even in FPS games these days seem to slack off on adding f.o.e sliders the graphics are a bit of a mixed bag as you might imagine given a Dragons Dogma originated on consoles which even at that point were fairly old dont get me wrong though the game looks good and its most definitely stylish enough to overcome any of its flaws but the poor textures are a fact characters armor and buildings are generally done quite well but the rocks shrubs mountains and ground textures are not so lucky unfortunately some of the rocks are just a blurry mess and most of the ground-based grass is just obviously a 2d sprite bolted onto the floor but the biggest issue by far are the popups taking a few steps forward and backwards even with the draw distance maxed can spawn and despawn entire stretches of forest which just looks terrible the problem is especially apparent then youre running down a flat meadow as you can clearly see where the draw distance ends and this is with the maxed out setting dont worry though it doesnt affect gameplay in any way but it is however dragons dogmas greatest weakness on the positive side the performance stability and FPS are without complaint I have locked myself to 60fps as a test and I have very very rarely ever dropped even a few FPS below that and in my three or so hours of play I have also never suffered a crash or even a single stutter Dragons Dogma definitely has a few issues when it comes to the graphical department but are they enough to sour the entire port Id say thats a definite no because while the textures and poppin might be annoying youre now gonna be paying much attention to a random background rock as youre climbing a chimera are you now on the other hand anything related to smooth combat such as FPS stability creature and player textures are well done and honestly despite me going in a bit of a complaining spree here the situation is not actually that bad so which control system is better the keyboard and mouse or the controller well youll be happy to know that both are equally viable and come with their own strengths and weaknesses so whichever you choose youll be perfectly line the controller is slightly better when it comes to precise footwork in battles especially against smaller opponents while the keyboard is far superior when comes to inventory management as you can key bind up to five items for easy use something you have to do through menus with the controller other than those small differences I would say that they are pretty much the same given you can rebind or change almost all of the buttons and keys on them which is a pretty good feature so heres the gist of it when it comes to the quality of the pc 4 & Dragons dog myself so if it wasnt obvious allow me to say it out loud Dragons Dogma is a good pc port it suffers from some issues that are caused by its console upbringing as you cant really upscale low quality textures into HQ ones like its CSI but overall its a nice looking game with a great style to it and some rock solid performance I for one enjoyed my time with dragons dogma and i look forward to playing more of it thank you guys for listening and if you enjoyed this please do leave a like and as a helping me a lot and if you would like to see more you can either subscribe here or check out the website link down below that one gets to be updated more frequently with all of that said I hope you have a nice day and Ill see you soon see up 1940 bissell steam mop My port analysis & first impressions for Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen which recently released on PC.The first portion of the video contains a mini review and my thoughts after playing the game for about 3-4 hours and the second half is a detailed port report and analysis of various options, issues and performance. You can find the written version of this video and more over at my website: Outro music is by Steven OBrien: Thanks for watching! burning steam free adult steam games what is the biggest game on steam best ps2 games to emulate on steam deck steamed boiled eggs