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EDIT: HOLY COW LEVEL. Thanks to everyone for the support! Lilith is ranked somewhere in the top 3,000th of pawns online! (To put it in perspective, when I began playing she was somewhere at the 76,000th mark.) Again, a huge thanks to everyone who took her adventuring! :]

Anyone else out there playing this? Very neat game. Very.. mixed reviews about it across the nets, but hey, I'm having fun either way.

It's an open world.. actiony.. RPG-y.. exploration..  concoction. I'm not sure how else to put it. It's a pretty wild blend of all sorts of elements I've seen in games like Monster Hunter, Skyrim, Dark Souls and even Shadow of the Colossus.  Aaaand I love all those games.

I don't mind telling you, I'm getting myself murdered left and right, and I seem to have lost my direction very.. very early on in the game. Shortly after a dragon plucked out my heart and ate it, I found myself protecting a cow on the way to a grand capital city in an exceedingly long escort mission, and only barely survived a few goblin attacks. GOBLINS. Afterwards I was deposited in said capital city, and have been left to my own devices. And I don't have the most effective devices, evidently, as I have been ransacked by bandits, eaten by lizardfolk, and tumbled down an ancient ruin on the back of some kind of ogre thing, only to have it land ON TOP OF ME after reaching the ground first. D'oh!

So I've decided to take full advantage of the peculiarly titled "Pawn" system the game offers, wherein you are able to hire party companions from other players the world over. Pawns around your own level don't seem to cost anything to hire, but if you seek out more advanced individuals, you have to pay up for their specialized services. The pawns you can choose from are created by other players, to serve as their own permanent party partner. So basically, you play the game with a character you made (your own avatar), the pawn you create to be their perma-companion, and then two more members that can either be NPCs hired from your singleplayer game, or you can go online and pick from other peoples main pawns. Then, when you elect to dismiss them, they 'return' to the player that created them (though in that players game, they never go missing or anything, you just get informed that other players have been hiring your pawn) with experience, advice and, if you're lucky, a gift from the other player!

But yes, getting to the point! I just wanted to let any other fellow Dogma players know that Lilith the incredibly grumpy sorceress is available if you're in need of crispier foes, as well as the occasional healing spell! She's also.. incredibly well versed with wolf attacks, seeing as how we've fought upwards of three hundred of them by now.

My PS3 ID thinger is RextheLegion, and as far as I know in the pawn riftmabob, you can search for pawns via that ID. So please! Invite her along. Give a rating, if you get the chance! If she slacks off, give her a rock as a gift!

I think, anyway! I've yet to figure out how it all works. But yeah. If anyone else is playing and wouldn't mind tossing me your IDs, I'd be happy to give your party members a front row seat to watch me die in more embarrassing ways.

Take care, all. Thanks for stopping by!


Currently traveling with:
- Tokiya, 67 Fighter
- Monique, 6 Mage
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kvzdemon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I know it's been a year since this journal but I just wanted to say that I love Dragon's Dogma, platinum'd after a month on PS3. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen just came out and I am hoping to get it soon. If you need any help let me know. Message me if you want my PSN Id. :D
Gaia-o-spades Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Magick Archer is great fun and I highly recommend it. Stat-wise it's supposed to be the weakest class of the game, but that stopped mattering the moment I unlocked an ability that let me shoot magical arrows that bounced off the walls like they were made of rubber. Monster designs are absolutely fantastic in this game as well.
merkaboom Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
does anyone know if you can use lilith on the PC? cause' that's were i find most of my gaming opportunity's.
malbien Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I did it! I finally got it!
I'll have you know, it was you that made me do it, so it better be good.
Also, why couldn't you have it on the 360!? I wanna play wi' you guys..
GeminiSolace Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Haha, I've yet to find her in the Rift. I'll see if I can't go hunting for her one of these days. xD
son-of-drake Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
i never had a problem with the enemies . but then again i did all the little quests first so by the time i got to gran soren . i bought out the weapons merchant. :P if you want my pawns help if you can afford it because i cannot stop her from leveling with me (70 ish) my psn is SONofDrJekyll . also i can try to give you some better "devices" if you want
EzJedi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm with you on this one, this is one tough game! I'm playing on Xbox and spent 3 hours last night just trying to travel between two mission points. Goddamn beast of an Ogre just kept destroying my party in no time and sending me back to last save...I repeated this process maybe 15 times before acknowledging that running away is a legit tactic here! And to think I used to be good at video games :cries:

Btw, love your gallery :D
Tenri Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Writer
I've been playing this recently. Sadly I'm on Xbox so I don't think I can use Lilith, but I shall send my luck your way!

Currently I'm in the Witch Wood and night has fallen... yes, I'm screwed.
DarkKenjie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sooo I got it and I played it... The game play was good and fun but the story was very very bad/ confusing haha And when the dragon was talking I was like what the heck are you even saying along with the last boss.

Normally when I play a RPG games like Dragon Age or Skyrim I like to be immersed in the game and the characters as a jerk face bad ass new god, but because this game dealt a lot with Pawns I didn't care at all about any of the characters. Characters like the Duke,well, I broke the law, stole a ton of cash from him and was in his ladies chambers and for part of the game I was still in his house and talking to him, like it was all chill. So I guess over all I didn't really like it much. Im now waiting for Dragon Age 3 :)
Princekid13 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not easily impressed by a videogame, and Dragon's Dogma made me it's b*tch within an hour of playing.

If you wanna invite mine along, my pawn's Titanus, user's princekid13. I warn, he's still low level, not yet 20 (I get murdered frequently as well.)
Nixsoul Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
I see you did a swap out, I went to recruit your pawn for the first time, (was either too low level/not enough rift crystals) Now your playing Lilith while Ree is the pawn? My, how the tables have turned lol. PSN is Nix_Soul , Thanks for introducing me to such an awesome game!
NuciComs Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
my boyfriend had it preordered, but we haven't gotten around to playing it since we wanted to beat Skyrim first. XD
Damn work schedule! D:
Kaizerdragon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Man i love this game, nothing like walking around the woods killing goblins then getting attacked by a chimera... and then after leaving the forest a griffin shows up, after all that staring a drake in the face and goin at it all night and a some of the morning (ingame time), good times good times...

My pawns name is Luna, she's a fighter i made for tanking, EienRyu is my ID and i hope you take her out for a spin ^^
NoelEvans Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Lol, this sounds like an awesome game, I better remember to get it when I get my PS3, congratz on your characters new ranking
Rook-pawn Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
That's cool that Lilith got that high in the rankings, my pawn is in the lower 160,000 then again that's somethings I'd expect, Mine isn't high in level, not much to offer, and I have little exposure on PSN in general. Also, Lilith likes to steal my thunder in battle for I am only a lowly mage.
Kleptoid Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
i think i might have to get this game now....
altair333 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't quite figure out why people don't like this game! I mean its got everything that makes a great rpg and more!
darkmage5502 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
I've played the demo and loved that. Gonna get it as soon as my finances allow.
LittleOscuro Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got it, and I so love this game.

Sure the graphics could have been better or the overal story. But the combat system and the difficulty level of this game is godlike. Skyrim was to simple and easy and Dark souls made me buy a new controller, but Dragon's Dogma is the perfect balance. Animations are just bad ass. Bloody meteor storm and whirlwinds of DOOM!!!

Even the pawn system is really good and interactive. They've helped me so much with quests, fights and finding stuff :P Usually, games that have followers have weak AI but not now. They actually learn how to kill a certain monster. Sadly, I'm on the 360 so I can't adds you. Also, playing a magick archer. Bloody awesome class. Still in my first playthrough but I already have a new powerfull tactic for a second game.

Start out as a mage to get the 10% magic augment, then roll sorc for the 20 % magic bonus then roll the magick archer for some serious pew pew. Might kill that dragon a couple times in Devilfire grotto to get my gear all nice and dragon-forged.
Huntik13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Endling!!! When is Ever After is coming back?!?!?! :crying: It's been SO LONG!!! You HAVE to continue the story!!!

Can you at least tell me more about Jack? The giant slayer one, what's he like? What is he after in the Asylum? Will he meet Red?

Oh, Hansel and Gretel, do they get along? How close are they?
Kiweetz Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh, I'm glad to see someone else enjoys the game. I played the demo on Xbox and I really really enjoyed it.
I really like how they are going with some more, out-there type of monsters. Not your typical ogre/demon/shadow here. I really like how unique the pawn system is too. Its just an overall fresh and unique game.
zasder Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student
Thank god I'm not the only one getting ripped apart by literally everything.
that cyclops at the beginning makes you all like "sweet! I can take anything!"
then you meet your first group of bandits... "alright let's g-- OH GOD THE PAIN!"
Rook-pawn Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
At first I heard the name of this but really didn't look into it until I read this entry. I haven't really been buying that many new games recently, not because of a lack of money but rather work getting stressful, so I played the demo and I love it, got mad because my closest retail store didn't have it. I love how customizable the characters can be. Now this probably going to eat up my free time, and I was just getting into symphony of the night and prototype. Honestly my pawn is supposed to be an OC I have that might not see the light of day due to a lack of time, decient art skills, capablity to create a remotely interesting(or good for that matter) story. My PSN ID is Rook-pawn (same as here) and currently I suck hardcore.
kane629 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I went to the midnight release and i LOVE IT!!!!! You should def do some fan art of your character and lilith :P i bet that would be hilarious!! I give the game an 8/10. The gameplay, pawn system, and graphics are just amazing. The only problem i have with it is I wish the story mode was longer, and the map was a little bigger. I would give you my PS3 ID buttttttttt I live in the middle of the woods where there is 'no such'a thang as an internet majig' haha! But when we do, i'll add you for sure :)

Ithanul Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Dang, you just mentioned this game with other games I very much enjoyed. Now I have to buy it. :XD:
RadRav3n Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww i play xbox... oh well. and as for the pic, my cousin hated dark souls so mutch he is gonna sell it! its that difficult! my cousin also got dragons dogma, and he really likes it. ok, imma gonna shut up and leave u alone now...
Rasta4Hire Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hey Im adding you on PSN just got dragon dogma and Im adding you my ID is KrillionBreaker
Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could say it is quite a an under-appreciated buried Gem and a neat amalgamation of many fantastic concepts/games .. at least GameTrailers gave it a fair review (8.7) which equals "Excellent" in my book .. Kotaku had some weird attitude towards it .. way too hateful for no reason .. personally i watched all gameplay vids, played the demo and loved every minute of it (and created at least four characters, overwriting each other XD) .. i already ordered it and it is on its way.

I will post my ID as soon as i put it in my PS3 XD
Endling Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I wasn't too surprised by Kotaku's review. They'd adopted an openly mocking stance on the game for the past year, so. Much as I love that site, I'm glad I didn't listen to them this time! The game has been an absolute blast.
Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Phew, Just got my copy (they sure took their time), and totally agree about having a blast with it, getting lost in the witch forest early on and getting attacked by ethereal possessive ghosts in mid-night was quite a thrill .. i manged to summon Ree in the Rift but her level is too high for my Arisen right now (nice outfit she has by the way), if you bother trying my pawn her name is (Sadia) and my ID is (Hunterwolf-84) .. off i go now to smack some goblin skulls and skin me some rapid wolves XD
Mara-Elle Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Interesting, thanks for the little insight! I've heard of this game.. but, I don't know, I tend to ignore new video game trends because I've got so many games I should be playing. :XD:
defineprog Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
my PSN is quiteMAD and my main Pawn is an archer named Roll (modeled more less after Roll from Megaman haha), because my character's name is Rock. I think you'd like her. `3`

I spent about two hours trying to get through this one quest (that I was clearly not strong enough to do, but I'm a tactical genius so fuck it). The job was to escort this guy to this camp outside the major city, and on the way there's a bandit ambush and they have a giant armored troll. But there's also this impossibly powerful bandit leader that can kill me in three hits, and one hit can knock me down, but only attacks if you go beyond where the ambush is (so you can't run past it). So after more tries than I can count, I'm either killed by the troll or the leader or the guy I'm protecting gets killed. Then I have the bright idea to lure the troll away from the rest of the bandits, and then I stay on this awkward spot on its back where I can hit its head but it can't grab me, while my pawns fight off the bandits and wolves. We finally kill it, despite me having to run around the battlefield reviving my fallen allies every ten seconds, and then right when I'm about to save the escort gets killed by a stray wolf and the mission is failed. So then I say "Fuck him, I just jumped 2 or 3 levels in one fight I don't even care anymore" and head back to the city. The end.
Hellmouth Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
The only complaint I have about it is the fact that it's just another "Let's make a game and shove all these fantasy stock monsters in it and let the player kill them." I've watched a bit of gameplay, the game looks solid, but I can't get past its lack of an interesting setting or coherent plot. Do people even hire writers for their games anymore?
Endling Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I still found it more interesting than Amalur. Ho lawdy lawd.

But I hear you. It would be nice just once if they'd say, hm, High Fantasy.. how can we make it NOT center around a dragon? I would be all for that.
Hellmouth Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
At very least Amalur had not-stock monsters, for once, but I'm in no way defending it.
I don't think anyone's willing to go out of this comfort zone of "everyone's used to them so why bother changing anything." and actually coming up with entirely new settings and *shudder* not-human-looking-non-humans.
But then, Dragon's Dogma has went out of the comfort zone with its gameplay, or so I've gathered. Why not go all the way?
Endling Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Not-stock indeed. Like bizarre blue elves that wore giant onions. Ahahaha. Ah well. The combat was neat.

Here's hoping for more daring sandboxy fantasy games in the near future. Ideally some devs are looking at these sorts of games and cherry-picking the best bits.
Hellmouth Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
The elves "had" to be elves because you get to play as one, if memory serves. Meanwhile the enemies can be the biggest bunch of randoms anyone can conceive.
I'm hesitant to even hope at this point, but several games like Nier or Dark Souls have surprised me and others might just follow.
stationednomad Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Pawns name is Sarab, i sent you my id on tumblr and ill send you it on deviant art as well.
Profanity00 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I must know! Would you say this game is better than Skyrim, worse than Skyrim, or about on par with it? I watched a trailer and it seems very similar. From what I can see, the creatures seem to be more numerous, and the partner system is cooler? Is there as much character customization as in Skyrim?
BadGrammarKalin Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Writer
Having played both DD and Skyrim, I gotta say that I'm actually enjoying DD more in terms of combat, it's a lot more visceral and varied than Skyrim's. However, Skyrim's world is a lot bigger and better. The Pawn system in DD is amazing, there is so much customization possible and you can really shape your pawn's personality/battle tactics the way you want it to.

Anyways it depends on what you're looking for, Dogma has better combat and partner system, Skyrim has a better and bigger world.
Endling Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Now if only we could mix the two and then toss in a healthy portion of Monster Hunter as well.
Profanity00 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
I see! Thank you for that -- very informative!
Gaia-o-spades Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
See, you've gone and made me want to play this game. And now that I have time to think of it, I can only imagine the piles of gold and gifts that must be flowing into your coffers from your many adoring fans.

You're using your internet fame for evil! Shame on you, you mad genius!
ashendown Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i believe what you're calling "exploration" is referred to as either "Sandbox" but most often "Freeroam" :)
Endling Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Pah-tay-toe, poh-tah-toe. [;
shimoyaki Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
i haz no monies to buy it but played the demo like crazy and loved it!!!
i picked up the guy that starts the demo with you and threw him off the cliff to his death right away ( ^.^)
The-Black-Wolf Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student
I JUST watched my friend play this tonight and, I have to say, it was pretty neat. Before he started playing, I asked him what it was and he pretty much said, "a combination of Skyrim, Dark Souls, and Shadow of the Colossus." I don't know much about Dark Souls (which is apparently the game's most similar predecessor?), but what what I've seen of Dragon's Dogma so far, it's pretty good, although I think of lot of the weaponry is pretty broken (aside from charge bars, are there really limits to anything? pft).
I really want to force my friend to look up your ID just so I can see Lillith. haha
Dishwater-Blonde Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for posting this, cause I had never heard of this game until now :D I bought and loved Journey after you recommend it, so I bought this one too and I love it so much! And btw Lilith is so awesome, I wouldn't give her a rock!
BadGrammarKalin Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Writer
YES! Dragon's Dogma is so good, I am really enjoying it. Reviews have been very mixed but I was really happy with my choice in getting it. My PSN ID is akarshi, if you want to give my Ranger pawn a go.
Leewano Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love all of those games too D:
i hear such good things about dragon's dogma, but from people that mostly just pc i assumed it was a pc game <_<
apparently it is not though and this greatly pleases me >]
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