Submitted by Abriael 574d ago | news

Dragon’s Crown Will Require About 20 Hours To Complete Just The Story Mode With Each Character

When Atlus confirmed the price of Dragon’s Crown, many complained because what they saw as a small game was sold at nearly full price ($49.99 for PS3 and $39.99 for PS Vita), but today Atlus confirmed that that the game isn’t a small one at all. (Dragon's Crown, PS Vita, PS3)

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jc48573  +   574d ago
Abriael  +   574d ago
haha, you're welcome? ^_^;;
PeaSFor  +   573d ago
dem tig bitties.
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wishingW3L  +   574d ago
this is like an indie game being sold for full price. =/
Abriael  +   574d ago
Only this game is a lot bigger than the usual indie games, has more features, replayability, assets made with a higher degree of quality, by a bigger team (which costs more money).

The price is entirely justified, and people need to stop being cheap.

Just because it's a side scroller, it doesn't make it "Like an indie game".
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Dinoegg_96  +   574d ago
You forgot to mention the beautiful art of the game.
despair  +   574d ago
agreed, it will have so much depth from what I've seen so far, so very excited for this.
Inception  +   574d ago
Lol, Vanillaware isn't indie because they got formed by veteran people from ex-Atlus. And i'm gladly pay $50 buck ($40 for Vita) for Dragon's Crown.

Hell, Vanillaware can take all of my money if they can bring me game as beautifull as Odin Sphere, Muramasa, or Dragon's Crown in every f*kin year ^^
ForeAllEternity  +   574d ago
I'm glad I had it pre-ordered during E3 promo just because it was made by Vanillaware. Now I'll sit back and wait for it delivered to my doorstep on release day.
despair  +   574d ago
Buying the vita one now (getting xillia CE as well for PS3 so its convenient they release same day), but will get the PS3 one as well sometime down the road. This (and Xillia) are all I plan to play until GTA V comes out.
despair  +   574d ago
Don't let the look fool you, its a vanillaware game and if you know their previous work you'll know its more than worth full price.
FamilyGuy  +   574d ago
1. This isn't an indie game
2. It isn't being sold for full price
3. ....?
4. Profit!
shuuwai  +   573d ago
E3 2013 sale, I got for 26.99 CDN dollars from futureshop.ca heh
bjmartynhak  +   574d ago
Old-school, not indie.

But, yeah, could be $10 cheaper though
ifritAlkhemyst  +   574d ago
I thought this was hitting PC too. Hopefully it's a bit less than $49.99 there. Unless this game offers much more than a simple Valiant Heroes style I won't be paying that much for it.
Abriael  +   574d ago
They never said it'll hit PC, and it probably won't.

And yes, it offers a lot more, as that kind of games is normally completed in 4-5 hours max.
ifritAlkhemyst  +   574d ago
That sucks. I was looking forward to playing it.
FamilyGuy  +   574d ago
Playstation exclusive
kagon01  +   574d ago
This is so damn good, I'm so gonna get it day 1 hopefully. The flaw is that it might be as repetitive as Odin Sphere, but it has the replay value I want, something that many games this gen and next gen won't offer...
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TheTwelve  +   574d ago
I'll let ya'll buy it at full price and tell me how it is. If if's good, I'll pick it up.
megatron00733  +   574d ago
Awesome ;D
OldGirl  +   574d ago
With this and the new PVP announcement. It has become more than just a must buy.. Well I don't know if you can go further than must having something but I will just say that anyway.

I can't wait to grab a copy.
Xer0_SiN  +   574d ago
i simply dont understand people whining about the price point. this is a full game, MADE by vanillaware. if you like rpg, side scroller, multiple playthroughs, pvp, then you can easily find the price is right. new releases sell for 60, this is 10 off right off the bat. unbelievable!
Abriael  +   574d ago
Lately people have been getting way too used to getting stuff for free or for cheap, and now they whine when (better) stuff isn't free or cheap.
Williamson  +   574d ago
Cant wait to get this game! If its made with the great care like Muramasa was then I have a feeling it will be an awesome game.
TwilightSparkle  +   574d ago
Already paid in full just waiting for it to come out, oh by the way just in case some of you dont no it comes with a 64 page art book if you preorder at gamestop : ). And one more thing ill be happy to jion anybody in multiplayer if you want.
despair  +   574d ago
same with amazon, preorder and get the artbook.
Krew_92  +   573d ago
I don't think it's a pre-order option (at least in Amazon anymore), it's just there in the description. It's kind of like Project X Zone on the 3DS, that came with a lot of things as a LE version. Only first run copies will be LE. So I'm guessing only first run copes of this game will come with the art book.

It's still a good idea to pre-order it though.
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despair  +   573d ago
It's there, right under the product description."64 page art book included."
gano  +   574d ago
rlacorne  +   574d ago
Wait. 20 hours for each characters, meaning 120 hours? or 20 hours global?

120 hours of goodness sounds too good to be true. But what do you know, I've always been pleasantly surprised by VanillaWare, and this looks like their best work yet.
FamilyGuy  +   574d ago
Sounds more like 20 hours to go through it with each character which would mean about 3 hours per play through. The wording of this is stupid, should have just said the length of a single play through but they know it's short so they mention that you'd want to play through it multiple times with different characters.

Pretty misleading honestly.
Krew_92  +   573d ago
How is it misleading? Reading it based on the wording alone is saying the game will take 20 hours to complete JUST the story mode with each character.

There is still more fun to be had with online features. Also just because you beat the game doesn't mean you throw it away, you always come back to the game if it was good enough.

I still see myself going back to Castle Crashers now and again, and I know I've played that for a long time.
TongkatAli  +   574d ago
DAY ONE. If this was exclusive to fanboys prefrence they would jump all over this game, but since it isn't "Its too expensive" and "it's a indie game". I hope Sony buys Vanillaware so they never see a new game from them.
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Alexious  +   574d ago
I'm not generally a fan of side-scrolling brawlers but this game seems really interesting, I'll check it out.
takohma  +   574d ago
This will be my first side-scrolling game ever. They always looked fun when I was younger but for some reason I never played them. I put $20 down probably pay the rest some time next week or so. Been having a good time with Muramasa. Next on my target for Vita is Toukiden.
fsfsxii  +   574d ago
Geez people, stop being cheap, its Vanillaware ffs.
You whine about the game being 2D for a full price and buy COD each year
Tewi-Inaba  +   573d ago
That's actually really long for a beat'em up
can't wait
Krew_92  +   573d ago
Got this pre-ordered on my Vita, I can't wait for next month!
TheDivine  +   573d ago
So 20 hours for every character meaning 4 or so per campaign? If so il skip it until its 15 or under. That's crazy short, Code of Princess is 10x as long. If its 20 hours for a single character il cop the vita version sometime soon. I'm confused lol.
sherimae2413  +   573d ago
if you watch the e3 interview for this game the atlus rep said that it will take 12-15 hrs for EACH characters storyline not all of them
in short 15hrs for sorceress 15 hrs for elf and so on
.... so it will be long game if you want to see all of each characters storylines
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rlacorne  +   573d ago
Well that's good news.

I may not enjoy every character's fight style, but even if I only play 3-4 out of the 6 classes available, 15 hours each makes it a tremendous value for a brawler rpg! :D

Add to that the completionist bait of bigger loot for better scores, and this game is sure to last me a long time :)
ShaunCameron  +   573d ago
August is shaping up to be a good month for me. First Pikmin 3 then Dragon's Crown coming 2 days after.
bigtrucknd  +   573d ago
Do they mean twenty hours for one time through or the combination of each character? I am not sure by the way the article is worded.

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