Submitted by Lavalamp 706d ago | review

Dragon's Crown Review: Heavy Metal | Polygon

Polygon: "Dragon's Crown makes a strong first impression. It's a fun mix of RPG tropes and dynamic brawler action. But I found its over-exaggerated art style alienating and gross in its depiction of women even as it shines in building a world of fantastic monsters and environments, and the forced grind through the same stages dulled my excitement. Dragon's Crown is a wild place to visit, but it doesn't quite hold up in the light of day." (Dragon's Crown, PS Vita, PS3) 6.5/10

DEEBO  +   706d ago
who funds this website? well i know it's not sony with all the bad reviews their games get from this site.
Dir_en_grey  +   706d ago
Just vote the site down and move along
Comparing the score to other sites clearly shows this review is done by some retarded troll
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DEEBO  +   706d ago
this isn't the 1st or the last sony game to get bad reviews from this site.the guy that review last of us mark it down for hits.and what's wrong with the character design?maybe he should take off his bra and burn it at the womens rights protest.too sensitive
jimbobwahey  +   706d ago
It's well-known that Polygon was funded by Microsoft (for quite a large sum of money too!) so make of that what you will when seeing the scores that they hand out to PS3 exclusives.
Ezz2013  +   706d ago
this is a site who see "sony" on the cover of games
and without even play it they give them 6.5-7.5

so no shock here
also they this site is funded by Microsoft
polygon become very irrelevant and no one care about them
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fossilfern  +   705d ago
Can people not have opinions ? Or do we live in a world where everyone has to think the same?
Corpser  +   705d ago

As opposed to those that see "Sony" on the cover of games and without playing think they all should be 9/10? The game is only out in Japan now
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Aceman18  +   706d ago
seeing some other scores popping up and they are pretty good, in the 8s-9s. this site just tries too damn hard to go against the norm oh well.

their opinions become less valid everyday it seems.
majiebeast  +   706d ago
Microsoft funded them 1 million dollars before the site was even up. They have been shilling for Microsoft even defending the DRM and always online.

So far they have given.

Lastofus a 7.5 way below its average and a worse score then Remember me.
Ninokuni a 6.5.
Soul Sacrifice a 6.5
God of war a 7
Sly Cooper a 6

Arthur Gies is still hoping for that job opening at Microsoft so he can replace mayor flip switch.

For people that dont know Arthur Gies he is editor chief at Polygon and the biggest shill in the industry. He defends stuff like always online and spreading BS like the xb1 was gonna be more powerful then the PS4 because it had special sauce. Last week he was one of the first to say, yeah i knew the PS4 only had 4.5 gigs for games for months, then fell on his face when it was revealed to be BS.
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Corpser  +   705d ago
You failed to mention

Persona 4 golden - 10
Guacamelee - 9
LBP Vita - 9
MLB 13 the show - 8.5

Forza Horizon - 6
Kinect Star Wars - 4
Fable the journey - 4.5

All I see here are the same people that complain about every review of a Sony exclusive that is not 9/10 . And except those that are in Japan, none of you have played the game! How would you know what the fair score should be?
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despair  +   706d ago
"But I found its over-exaggerated art style alienating and gross in its depiction of women even as it shines in building a world of fantastic monsters and environments"

I refuse to give then a hit, this alone is so funny.
Blastoise  +   706d ago
Awww I wondered how long it would be before we saw someone whining about the art style

TongkatAli  +   706d ago
I would never tell a artist how to draw, that's so disrespectful to the artist.
InTheLab  +   705d ago
Wonder what Sessler has to say about this...
callahan09  +   705d ago
But she has no problem with the same grotesque over-exaggerated bulging half-naked men in the game. Just the women. Go figure. There is no sexism in this game. She just wants to perceive it that way. Fighting paper tigers.
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Butters360  +   706d ago
Polygon is starting to try TOO hard to be different. When you're one only one out of the main major review sites to single out two highly anticipated PlayStation exclusives, you know something is up. Her gripe about the art style has NOTHING to so with how the game plays. Her only true complaint that is sometimes grinding and repetitive.
chestnut1122  +   706d ago
LOL! Who still believes Polygon?
BigBoss1964  +   706d ago
Dead Space 3 9.5 that is all
majiebeast  +   706d ago
Simcity a 9 nough said.
HammadTheBeast  +   706d ago
Wow. He says that Dragon Crown is "repetitive and dull".

And then gives Remember Me an 8.5, GG I'm done.
GribbleGrunger  +   706d ago
LOL. I didn't see that coming.
solidjun5  +   705d ago
When he gave Dead Space 3 such a high score, I realized I need to stop going to that site. I'm a deadspace fanboy and that in no way a good game compared to the first to. Then I read Last Of Us because I was curious. That was just a horrible review.

lol. This review doesn't surprise me.
sdozzo  +   706d ago
Just a review. We are the trolls for raging. Just look at all your comments.
MestreRothN4G  +   706d ago

He is the troll. We are the hardcore nerds.
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TongkatAli  +   706d ago
What rage ? You guys are acting like we are threatening to kill his family. People don't agree with this site reviews cause it has a bad rep for retarded reviews.

We aren't suppose to remember the past ?
sdozzo  +   706d ago
The rage of hatred that is coming out. Really constructive use of "retarded."
stevehyphen  +   706d ago
This game too hard for the reviewer like The Last Of Us was? Fail.
FateoftheGame  +   706d ago
I read the review. It seems to suggest that it's more acceptable to objectify women if the women in question are strong, but if they're damsels in distress, objectification is wrong. What a strange argument.
Lavalamp  +   706d ago
Whoa. Cool that someone from Atlus responded in the review's comments section.
Blastoise  +   706d ago
Really, who? All I see are a bunch of authors from the site defending the score -_- apparently if u work at polygon u all have to have the same opinion
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Lavalamp  +   706d ago
Here's a screenshot:

Blastoise  +   706d ago
Wow, very professional lol

Hicken  +   705d ago
It WAS a very professional response, but I have to disagree.

Dislike of the art style is no reason to dislike the game. Especially not to the degree of giving it such an average score.

That'd be akin to me ignoring the quality of a death metal song because I don't like the screaming in it. I can't say the song is just okay because of that. I can say I might have enjoyed it more, but if I'm giving an opinion on whether others should buy it, I need to be mindful that people will be EXPECTING that screaming.

People EXPECT Kamitani's over the top art; even if they didn't, it's not BAD, just not to the reviewer's tastes.

That's the problem with reviews these days: too much subjective opinion and not enough objective evaluation of quality.
JustInTlME  +   706d ago
Oooooooh the game has boobies! Who the hell cares reviewer. Get a life! The game is fun, all that matters.
0pie  +   706d ago
polygon being polygon
GribbleGrunger  +   706d ago
What Polygon don't seem to understand is that they've now made themselves irrelevant. On every single forum I go to, nearly everyone just dismisses their reviews because of a (perceived?) bias.
majiebeast  +   706d ago
Well can you blame them.

I mean Lastofus got points deducted because the reviewer cant play games without auto aim. Plus the killing made him feel like a bad man so he blames the game for him acting like a giant pussy.
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solidjun5  +   705d ago
What a horrible review. I'm starting to think they write these for laughs.
Aceman18  +   705d ago
i just beat it again on hard+, and i didnt feel like the bad guy.

what i felt was he love for this girl, who has in a way become his daughter. that site is sad imo
Rezka  +   706d ago
Lol the troll site
featurepreacher  +   706d ago
It's a chick reviewing the game, what did you expect. Just another chick getting angry that a game shows that she's not that attractive.
kB0  +   705d ago
Now that you mention it your right...Kinda seems like because of the "depiction of women" the game got a very poor review:S Mostly anger being thrown out.

The sit should really do a better job and not let their reviews get emotional when reviewing a game...any sense of self should be set aside and the game must be taken as it is.

I dont think this game deserves a 10/10 or a 5/10 or w.e...but giving it a 6.5/10 is fine...IF you have some strong evidence to back it up...pointing out your frustration and disgust with artwork alone inflicted the final decision of the game.

I'm sorry but if I personally review My little pony...and say omg this is crap game 1/10...then my little cousin picks it up and enjoys it and loves it...clearly not meant for my market;) My 1/10 is null:)


If you also play the view review, the reviewer sounds very sarcastic and says the main thing that she wants to get across not even 5 seconds in.

Very biased imo:P

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She also overlaps critical comments about the game (example describing combat) then quickly reverts to how disgusting the women are in this game and the art work...

Also before watching video for people that love to experience the game fresh and without combat ideas/strategies do not watch video...she spoils at least 3 boss battles:)
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izumo_lee  +   705d ago
It's kinda of a shame that the reviewer sees the game like this which harkens back to the old school side scrolling beatem ups of the past like Golden Axe & D&D. Hate to see their opinions of those games that are now considered classics.

Dragon's Crown takes elements from those games but adds some RPG elements into it to enhance to gameplay. To see this reviewer question the game is disheartning cause clearly the person has forgotten what games like Golden Axe felt like.

Yes the reviewer is entitled to their opinion but i feel they missed the entire point & charm of this game.
McScroggz  +   705d ago
I just really, really wish the Witch's boobs weren't so utterly distracting. I'll most likely end up getting the game at some point, but it really it distracting to see them bouncing around so ridiculously. It's a shame, because the game looks so beautiful but as open-minded as I am I couldn't help but be drawn out of the experience.
wynams  +   703d ago
So this is pretty rich.

Danielle Riendeau, the author of this review, unabashedly slams Dragon's crown for its objectification of women.

Read her comments (@Danielleri) in this public twitter gushing over the hunky bod of Hugh Jackman is: https://twitter.com/tigresa...

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