Available for the PlayStation 3 via Square Enix starting today, Drakengard 3 is billed as an “action RPG,” but I don’t think that’s accurate. It’s pretty much a straightforward action game in which you spend the vast majority of your time hacking and slashing enemies with furious, bloody button combos. Sure, after each level you accrue experience and gold, which you use to extend your life bar and beef up your weapons, but you do the same thing in God of War. So “action game with RPG elements” is probably a better fit.
That’s not the weird part. In fact, the gameplay is positively mundane — well-crafted, fun, but ordinary, like a thousand others. The weird part of Drakengard 3 is what everybody’s saying as the battles take place.