October 3rd for PS4 and Xbox One. Will double dip on this. Won't be picking it up at launch, but will definitely be getting it. Absolutely fantastic game on PS3, and hopefully enough people buying it on PS4 will lead to Capcom finally making Dragon's Dogam Online available in the States.
If you never played this game on PS3 or Xbox, get it!
Same great gameplay, but looks so much better on PS4 than it did on PS3.
Still early in it, but this an action RPG with a deep endgame. It seems simple, but there's a tremendous depth to this game with builds and utilizing pawns, upgrading your gear, learning attributes from different vocations, etc. Perfect single player RPG with a fun online component (you can hire other players Pawns to accompany your party, so if any of you pick this up you'll be able to use my Rebecca for free no matter what level I get her up too).
So happy to be playing this again though, and with it looking fantastic too (the PS3 version never looked good). I don't know if I get around to getting the platinum for it again, but this is definitely going to be a time sink for me when not playing D2.
I got this on PS3 when it was offered as a PS+ freebie, and didn't think much of it for the first few hours. But when it clicked, I ended up getting the platinum and playing a ton of the end game because of how great it was. Easily my favorite RPG. I spent more time playing this than I did Skyrim, by far.
It would be nice if the game had mounts, or if stamina wasn't such an issue early in the game (once you're high enough level, stamina isn't much of an issue). It takes a little while, which can be hard because on console at least the camera can get a little wonky at times, but I think you'll eventually get into it and see just how deep it is.
And the combat, especially later on, is so much fun. Climbing on these huge monsters and destroying them with daggers is fantastic.
I just started past the prologue area and I can see with the gameplay, combat and the RPG meat and potatoes that this is probably going to deliver the goods. The actual concept itself I'm not real big on but everything else I like a lot. This will be fun.
I scraped my other character and started a different playthrough. My character is Xena and my main pawn is Gabrielle. My Xena looks pretty good, as close as I could get it. They didn't really have any options (at least hairstyle wise) to make a Gabrielle look as she did at any point in the show, but it's good enough.
First time I'm playing a Fighter character (I almost always play through as a Strider/Ranger/Assassin), but I'll also be leveling some as a Warrior and Assassin for the stat gains. Gabrielle is a Strider, that way she can use her bow. Once I get them properly built and begin NG+, I'll ditch the other two pawns and it'll just be Xena and Gabrielle.
One complaint I have about this game is that sometimes it's really difficult to figure out what you're supposed to do next and where you are supposed to go. I'm not sure how to kick the next step in the main quest off, for example. There's no listing for it in my journal past several bulletin board items.
Related to that: I wish the game did a better job of showing you on the map where a quest objective is when you do pick a quest in the journal and say "show on map."
Ok, so after that quest you go up the path from the Pawn Guild (where that quest was at) and through the passage gate. That'll take you up some stairs and you'll get to the Noble Quarters. Go left up there and you'll come across Ser Maximilian. He'll have the red box above his head, and he'll have four quests. Accept all of them.
You only have to do two before you can get a directive to see the Duke, but you should do all four before accepting that quest to continue the main story. This Come to Court quest will cancel any of the remaining Wyrm Hunt quests you haven't completed (the four you get from Maximilian) and a few other side quests. So best to clear the area of side quests before continuing.
Come to Court is the start of the 4th Stage of the main quest, of which there is seven stages.
I'm fully invested in it again and will be maining the game until probably May. IMO, one of the best games of all time.
I really wish Capcom would get it together and release Dragon's Dogma Online in the West. The people who play it say it's exactly like Dragon's Dogma only much bigger. And while it's an "MMO," unless you're partied up you only see other players while in the city. The rest of the game is instanced off to just you and your party, and of course you can play solo or with the pawns. Makes no sense for it not to be released in the US yet. It's been like three years already.
I have every intention of getting the platinum trophy for it again. Will be slightly harder and more time consuming than the PS3 version though, just because they added more trophies including one for a hard mode completion and a speedrun trophy (which is complete the main quest in one sitting without dying), which if done after completing the game one time should only take three hours or so.