DHGF: Drakengard 3 is a far cry from anything resembling its predecessors, or even Nier. The large, open battlefields have been replaced with linear paths, and the combat system has gotten a much needed overhaul. The otherwise dark story has been livened up with humorous dialogue to ease some of the tension and helps swallow a plot that otherwise doesn’t make much sense until long after the credits roll for the first time. Multiple endings and side quests give enough excuses to play it again long after the initial run, not to mention completing Zero’s expansive weapons collection. The game also looks and sounds good for the most part, though the frame rate tends to tank if there’s too much going on at once. As a whole, it may be a bit too bizarre for most, but for those looking for a solid action title, Drakengard 3 delivers far more than I ever expected it to.