msbhvn wrote:The re-release instead of having Dark Arisen as DLC was a misstep. Dark Arisen itself, I haven't played yet, but Grummy will probably tell you that it's an attempt to make Dragon's Dogma more like Dark Souls rather than build on the base game's charm.
This can be quite annoying, follow the leader but if he walks off a cliff, do you follow him then? If people want the experience of Dark Souls then surely they'll just buy Dark Souls, Dragon's Dogma has the feel of Monster Hunter with an RPG plot and mechanics thrown in, this is what got people to pick it up, this is what they want from a sequel. People who want a Dark Souls experience, well they'd have already picked up Dark Souls, why create a competition where there doesn't have to be one. They appeal to people on different levels so if Dragon's Dogma ends up becoming a blatant Dark Souls clone, well that's going to be unfortunate because those who follow the leader, while they might find some sucess, they will never step out from his shadow.
And Capcom, stop it. I love bundled editions and GOTY releases as much as the next man, but you really should have offered this as DLC, iI mean I know you released like a bajillion editions of Street Fighter 2 but this practice of rereleasing games with extra content just to make people buy it twice it's disrespectful to all those who bought the original release at launch.