4 people in my household, me included, have been playing Dragon’s Crown for the last, hmmm, let’s say month. It’s been super fun. We go on adventures, get cool armor, listen to the fun storyline/great music, look at the rather sexy pictures, and just generally enjoy ourselves. With a relatively easy play style (but still challenging enough to make it interesting) and great art direction, I would usually rate this game highly. However, I really think it has a fatal flaw – it doesn’t keep track of multiple characters during story development.
What I mean is this – even though we used the same 4 characters throughout the game (btw, I was the Elf), only player number 1 actually unlocked the end game play when we finished. Yes, you read that right, we now each have to go back and do it all over in order to progress to the next stage of the game. All 4 of us. That’s right…all 4 of us have to beat the game separately. Even though we did all quests together. Now we do it together 4 times. Sorry I’m over emphasizing this; I’m just having a hard time actually believing this. I mean, it is a multiplayer game after all.
Other than this rather minor flaw (sarcasm intended), it was a very enjoyable game. The story line was super fun, and the twisted references to Disney classics made me laugh. Also, if you truly unleash the pervert inside and touch/click on all the things (wink, wink) you get some additional interesting commentary. The start is a bit rough, waiting for everyone to level up their skills and learn their character types can be a little monotonous, but just grab a beer or cocktail and be patient. Once you get past the point where you level really quickly, it evens out and game play overtakes wait time.
The 4 characters we played? The Knight, the Dwarf, the Amazon, and the Elf. Smexy, smexy. I’ve included some pictures below so you can get a feel for the art style, because when all is said and done, I’d still recommend Dragon’s Crown. I can’t wait to see what the Elf looks like when I beat the game for the 4th time.