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Why You Should Be Excited About Dragon's Crown

IGN - Find out why you need to keep this PS3 and Vita side-scrolling RPG front-and-center on your radar.

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Godmars2901174d ago

Boobs?

Serious answer:
Its the type of game which we should have been seeing at the beginning of this console cycle, not the tail end.

Why we didn't, why is it happening now? Because of the insistence/push for $60 titles and this is $40 game.

Not a $9 to $20 PSN title, but $40.

And yes I'm talking about the PS3 version, but I'll hand them over an extra $10 because I'm that desperate for a good side scrolling beatem up - bastards even got me for a pre-order with the damn art book...

legionsoup1173d ago

Why is it 40 dollars? Because it's 2D? You haven't even played it yet. How can you judge what the price should be?

Army_of_Darkness1173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

Yes. I'm definitely getting this:-DD

Kalowest1173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

Dragon's Crown on PS3 is $50.
Vita version is $40.

-Ikon-1173d ago

It's actually $50 and yes imo a laughable price for a side scroller.. No matter how good this looks and does it ever look amazing.. $50 for a sidescroller in 2013 is ridic

Godmars2901173d ago

So...:

1) People don't fully read comments like most of us don't read/comprehend articles.

2) People can't see the differences between gameplay trailers for this and something like Hard Corps, the BloodRayne PSN/XBL title or even the arcade D&D game?

Hard Corps:
https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Bloodryne:
https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Dungeons and Dragons: Shadows Over Mystara
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

All side scrollers this gen made directly for console have either been a joke or nonexistent.

WeAreLegion1173d ago

If they can charge $60 for fighting games...they can charge $50 for side-scrolling games. At least this one looks original.

That's like saying they shouldn't charge $60 for FPS's because they've been around so long and all play the same...when we have Bioshock: Infinite proving that wrong in a very big way.

I personally don't think The Wonderful 101 looks like it's worth $60. It looks like a solid downloadable title...but because it's releasing on the Wii U, everybody is going crazy over it. I enjoy my Wii U, but I'm not going to get excited for a game that the other consoles would get as a $10 downloadable title.

Dragon's Crown may be in the side-scrolling genre, but it is much more than "just a side-scroller". Honestly, I can't believe Nintendo released New Super Mario Bros. U like it was. It's the worst Mario game in years. Completely uninspired. People paid $60 for that though.

Godmars2901173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

Some FPS and fighting titles this gen weren't worth $60 the first day they were released, weren't AAA, and yet publishers of such titles had the nerve to charge for them.

I'm not calling Dragon's Crown is "just another side-scroller" - that's the exact opposite of what I'm saying - but based on what a AAA title is suppose to be its not worth $60 - and the publisher agrees.

Because $60 was the early instant price point for this console generation, because of HD production costs and Blu-ray, that the price scale for games overall was ruined. Between that and the emergence of $1 iPhone titles.

This console generation was a mess. It was rushed into and overestimated on several levels. That we're getting a game like DC when we are, that there haven't been more, is proof of that.

insomnium21173d ago

Ummm... wasn't Halo ODST a full 60 bucks at retail too? The game with a 2-3 hour campaigne and Halo 3's multiplayer? 60 bucks for some games is absurd but a 50 for DC doesn't seem too much at all.

HarryMasonHerpderp1173d ago

Do we know how much content is in the game though? if it has a ton of content then who cares if it's $50.

MikeMyers1173d ago

@insomnium2,

We know you don't like Microsoft, we know you rarely if ever say anything positive about the Xbox 360 but to suggest Halo ODST was 2-3 hours is trolling. It's about 6 hours. Yes it's still rather short but not nearly as bad as you would like others to believe because you have some sort of agenda against anything regarding the Xbox 360.

There are lots of games that are about 10 hours and have no multiplayer that cost $60 as well. Halo ODST probably should have been priced for $40 instead but it's not a 2-3 hour campaign, let's get real. Unless you're running but then most game times could be cut in half then.

Mounce1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

Want a good comparison?

Rayman: Origins.

Good price for a good game.

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miyamoto1173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

This kind of game comes every blue moon my friend.

Double Dragon
Golden Axe
Final Fight
Bare Knuckle 2
Super Shinobi
GunsStar Heroes
Panzer Bandit
Guardian Heroes
Odin Sphere

then now its
Dragon's Crown a 2D side scrolling JRPG that plays like Guilty Gear with the Amazon and Sorceress air dashing their enemies

I'd be just very grateful to be alive and have the chance to play it come August 2013.

George Kamitani is now the King of 2D games.

PS. I am also very grateful this niche Japanese game got free exposure and publicity before it launches. Not many Japanese games get this lucky nowadays.

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yeahokchief1173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

You don't have to tell me buddy. I've been exited since I first saw it months ago.

This is going to be like castle crashers on crack.

Buying it Day 1 on PS Vita and i'll probably get the PS3 version too if i find it on sale or can get a bundle deal with the vita version.

Reason i'm buying it on VITA first is because of the ability to use party chat while playing. Works so good in Soul sacrifice.

shammgod1173d ago

This game looks boobs. I will be getting it day one. The gameplay is boobs and looks fun. Coop sounds pretty boobs too!

Omar911173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

I want Greg's Jacket !

on topic: I will be purchasing this game day 1!

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