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Dragon’s Dogma more action than roleplay

- February 15th, 2013

You’ll climb the backs of giant ogres, desperately hacking and slashing as they try to wriggle you off. You’ll triumph in the glory of slicing a chimera’s snake-tail from its body and watching it writhe in pain. You’ll gobble down health potions as bandits rain explosive arrows down upon you as wolves nip at legs. You’ll curse your luck as you hide in the shadows of a cave, waiting for the sun to come up and the monsters to go away.

But you won’t fall in love. You won’t make friends. And you won’t find yourself lost in a storybook tale within a rich fantasy universe.

Dragon’s Dogma is an action role-playing game that’s heavy on action, but sadly lacking in role-playing. Fortunately, its riveting combat and challenging gameplay mostly make up for a meatless plot and mindless characters that leave the world ringing hollow.

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When you play the Game of Thrones, you either win or start at the last save point

- November 10th, 2011

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Speaking of dragons, Altus has announced it will be launching a Game of Thrones action RPG for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC sometime in early 2012.

“The Game of Thrones television series and the A Song of Ice and Fire book series it is based on represent some of the most captivating, original medieval fantasy and drama ever created,” said Shinichi Suzuki, President and CEO of Index Digital Media, Inc. “Its amalgam of bitterly antagonistic rival houses, deeply nuanced characters, intricate political machinations, and breathtaking fantasy — all set within a richly storied world — offers unparalleled realism and raw emotion. We are honored to work with HBO, Cyanide Studios, and the great George R. R. Martin in bringing an exciting action RPG set in this beloved fantasy universe to fans and gamers in early 2012.”

Hardcore fans of the book series need not fear, as the game will be based on an orginal story penned under author Martin’s supervision. Fans of the HBO show will be pleased to learn the characters will modelled afer the actors.

Dragon content, sadly, unknown.

Via GayGamer.net