GameDynamo - "For console games, it is very rare to have an expansion. In many cases, developers will just churn out a sequel or DLC. With regards to Dragon’s Dogma, Capcom decided to try an expansion. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is not just an add-on for the original game. While labeled as an expansion, I would call it a rerelease of some sorts. Yes, it is true that Dark Arisen has characteristics as an expansion, but the game feels like it was made for newcomers."