Who else is excited for the release of Dragon's Crown?

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    Who else is excited for the release of Dragon's Crown?

    Post by phastings on Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:30 am

    For anyone not already familiar the upcoming PS3/Vita side-scrolling, beat'em-up action RPG Dragon's Crown (think legends of mana meets powerstones), you may want to take a look. I have been following this game for quite some time now, as I'm sure have many others who are fans of VanillaWare titles such as Odin's Sphere and Muramasa.

        

    Not much has been revealed on this IP since the game was announced in 2011, aside from delays and a brief gameplay video depicting some playable classes, but at this years E3, a lot of journalist's were able to get their hands on the playable demo, and most were impressed with the mechanics, depth, and superb artistic style.

    This video is of Gametrailer's Patrick Morales and Justin Speer as they break-down their experience with the demo, accompanied with some impressive gameplay footage:
    http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/yqutsx/dragon-s-crown-e3-2013--field-report

    So far, Atlus and VanillaWare have revealed a lot of interesting facts about game elements, some of which i'll highlight below, but you may want to watch the E3 gameplay stage demo with Atlus for yourself if you have not already done so, as the graphics and art style are downright gorgeous:

     
    1. Six different classes to choose from: Fighter, Dwarf, Elf, Wizard, Amazon, and Sorceress.
    2. Each class has its own style of play with unique abilities, and backstory.

    3. The game features in-depth RPG elements (character leveling, treasure hunting, guild sidequests, semi non-linear progression) 

    4. unique rank-based experience gaining system. If you have played Odin's Sphere, it is somewhat similar, but this empasizes paying out higher rewards the more skillful you play, and there are many different kinds of bonuses to unlock for achievements.            

    4. You can connect with up to 3 different people in co-op multiplayer. (4 player total)

    5. Multiple playthroughs with increasing difficulties and availability of rare loot!

    6. Does not support PS3/Vita crossplay, but allows transfer on-the-go, so long as you have a copy of the game for both systems.. Well What is it.. ohwell.

    7. Story takes roughly 15 hrs to complete, but when combined with sidequests, subsequent newgame +'s, and multiplayer co-op/pvp will take however long the player wants it to. 

    ** I realized the PVP arena is not confirmed by the devs, so I've revised this to include that aspect under speculation. Destructiod.com article states this feature here:
    http://www.destructoid.com/i-m-down-with-dragon-s-crown-256291.phtml

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    "In terms of replayability, you can dig deeper into dungeons on repeated playthroughs, play at increased difficulty modes, and access an end-game randomly-generated dungeon to level up your characters and acquire exceedingly rare treasure. There will also be a player-versus-player arena to test your characters against those of your friends."

    I pray this is implemented in the game and will await official word, but should not be considered official

    This game is ps3/vita exclusive set to release Agust 6th, for those not aware, and from how this game is comming together finally after its delays/uncertain future and high expectations, it is going to be a nice little distraction until DaS 2.

    Open discussion if anyone has any thoughts, new info, objections. I for one am looking forward to playing as the fighter/tank. Hopefully it turns out great


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    Re: Who else is excited for the release of Dragon's Crown?

    Post by crbngville2 on Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:48 am

    I actually had  preordered this game. Then FF14 ARR was announced to release 2 weeks later, so I canceled my order. I agree with you. The artwork is amazing and the gameplay looks fun.


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    Re: Who else is excited for the release of Dragon's Crown?

    Post by RANT on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:51 am

    Me!!!! Games looks awesome.


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    Re: Who else is excited for the release of Dragon's Crown?

    Post by phastings on Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:05 pm

    @crbngville2 I havent played a final fantasy game since ff12. I read reviews on ff13.. a dissapointment and I kinda lost faith in square since their merger with enix, but how is the new FF online looking? If they are able to recapture the magic the series had during FF4 thru FF9,  Id definitely pick up a copy

    I like the VanillaWare games because they focus on musical score, storytelling, and keep the graphics in that 2D pixel art style. Their games niche and geared more toward people who love RPGs, much like From Software and the Souls games (I consider them the new Square Soft). 

    If it gets great reviews, Id atleast pick up a used copy once done with FF14. It sounds like its going to be one of those games that has high replay value and i just straight-up fun to play


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    Re: Who else is excited for the release of Dragon's Crown?

    Post by crbngville2 on Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:09 pm

    Hey Phastings,

    I'm in the beta for FF14 ARR right now, and it seems pretty cool. One of the big reasons I am going to play is because I have never tried an MMORPG before, and I already have 2 (maybe 3) good friends that are going to play with me. We all like to plan builds around a party mentality with everyone playing their favorite roles. SE has really put good time and effort into character creation and lore. Personally, I am really excited for the game. BTW, the PS3 is my first console. So I played FF13 & FF13-2 and loved them both (but I have nothing to compare them to).

    Yes, I will pick up Dragon's Crown at some point. It looks too good not to. Outside of FF14 ARR the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD remix comes out in September...I.E. my gaming time is full for awhile, lol. LMK what you think of Dragon's Crown when you get to play it.


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    Re: Who else is excited for the release of Dragon's Crown?

    Post by phastings on Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:26 pm

    Hell ya! I'm curious to know how ARR panes out. I've only played 1 mmo: state wars old republic, but enjoyed the experience. Ill have to take a look at FF. I'm a big fan of the old FF games, grew up playing them so have that expectation with any new ones, but a good game is a good game regardless so I try to keep an open mind. Ill definitely let u know if dragon's crown is worth the time tho


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    Re: Who else is excited for the release of Dragon's Crown?

    Post by phastings on Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:23 am

    If you own a PS3/vita, get this game! lol I just spent the entire day playing it.. Super addicting and beautiful graphics/story/lore. 

    The music is superb and mesmerizing; if you know the composer nobuo Uematsu, who does the score in this game, u understand what that means. 

    Online co-op is super fun. Once you beat the game, it opens up multiplayer PVP arena and NG+


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