The game begins with an unknown knight proceeding through a deep canyon, and eventually a temple, and after fighting a Chimera, goes into a set of doors leading to an unknown beast. The game then passes through a number of years until the next appearance of the Dragon, a sign of the end of days.
I love RPGs and that might be the reason that I stuck onto Dragon's Dogma, because it doesn't really reward you as a player the first few hours. As soon as you get out of the first village and start exploring the kingdom, Dragon's Dogma is however a very rewarding experience. The monsters, the dungeons and the vistas in this world will make you raise your eyebrows.
![Exploring is the main feature of this awesome game]
Being quite the common RPG there are a few features that really stand out. One is the day/night cycle where things really change at night. People in the towns go to bed, shady folk rules the streets and the wilderness gets twice as dangerous as during the day. Monsters rules the night and if you don't watch out you might get totally swarmed.
![It's dangerous to travel the wild in the dark]
Another cool aspect of Dragon's Dogma is the pawn system. When you start exploring the game you will get a pawn which is an NPC that will fight for you. You also get to hire two additional pawns created by other players. If those pawns have done the quests already with their master, they will come with valuable insights on what to do and how to beat certain encounters. The same goes if someone hires your pawn while you're offline. The next time you play your pawn might have knowledge of quests you haven't completed yet.
![Pawns are an important aspect of Dragon's Dogma]
What starts out as a pretty bleak adventure, slowly picks up speed and gets very interesting through characters, the immense open world with its interesting nooks and crannys.
I have still not beaten this game, but I'm really looking forward to going back to the PS3 and finish it during 2016.