Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
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Content Rating: Mature
An epitaph speaks of another's demise... A mysterious island known as Bitterblack Isle appears off the coast of Gransys. Its depths have claimed the lives of many Arisen their voices still haunt the labyrinth that lies deep beneath its surface--a labyrinth ripe with secrets waiting to be discovered. The time to take up arms has come once again. Delve into the isle's depths and uncover its dark secret!
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Before playing it on Switch, I always understood Dragon’s Dogma as one of the most underrated RPGs around. Having played it now, I really hope it doesn’t get overshadowed by the big RPGs, whether ports or original content, that are coming out around it. Dark Arisen has some of the most unique systems in modern RPGs, and great combat to go along with it. It’s a great adventure, and if they can improve the loads after the inns it’ll be essential.
I wouldn’t call the Switch port of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen the most definitive version, but it’s definitely a very good one. The story, voice acting, and characters are pretty underwhelming, but if you’ve played the game before that won’t be anything new. What is new, though, is the ability to play Dragon’s Dogma wherever and whenever you want thanks to the Switch’s portability. That’s a big plus, but it does come with the caveat of not being fully optimized for a small screen.
While the Nintendo Switch version might not be the ultimate way to play Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen if you’re worried about graphical quality, it does bring forth its own share of positives. Being portable helps lessen some of the more disappointing aspects of the aging title, such as traveling in its lackluster world. If you’ve never played the action RPG before, then this is a great place to rectify that and it provides an easy way for veterans to sink some hours into it while killing time on commutes.