MediaKick: "Dragon’s Dogma signifies something fairly ambitious. For a long time, Japanese developers have traditionally developed RPGs using their own methods. These JRPGs have a focus on story and character development as opposed to the more Western principles of openness and exploration. While Western developers have also delved into their resource, Japanese developers have been somewhat reluctant to dip their toes into the murky waters of the Western RPG. With this in mind, it is encouraging for Capcom to show their hand in this more action orientated RPG. But aside from the ridiculous name, the doctrine of “Japanese developers can’t make Western RPGs” is sincerely being challenged."