If you had to choose one game to recommend to a friend, out of every game you’ve ever played, which game would you pick? Would you pick a heavy hitter, like The Last of Us, or would you go for something a little more niche, like Deadlight? Below are some ramblings about the game I’d pick, but if you just want to skip straight to your recommendation, hit up the comments section below!
If I were to pick one game, out of all of the titles that have graced my consoles and PCs, I’d have to choose an RPG. Whilst I love lots of other genres, from FPS to Sports Simulation, there’s just so much more to an RPG. But which RPG to choose? There are literally hundreds, set in all sorts of environments, from Skyrim to Knights of the Old Republic. But, again, if I had to pick just one RPG to recommend to you guys, I’d have to go for Dragon’s Dogma.
I’ve chatted a lot about Dragon’s Dogma over the years and, for a while, I was pretty much obsessed. Yet it was a game that passed a lot of people by. It didn’t get the coverage of RPGs like Oblivion and it didn’t build the dedicated fan base of titles like Dark Souls – but I would say that it was just as good. It has great creative elements, the combat is solid and the story is well paced and driven. It’s got some intriguing enemies to contend with, from your bog standard foot soldiers to your fantastical beasts, and the combat system for those beast battles is incredibly refreshing. In general, it’s a well polished game that’s more than worth your time (and money).
Dragon’s Dogma is the sort of title that you could easily sink a few hours of game time into. But it’s one with a relatively steep learning curve. Much like The Witcher 3, you need to give it a fair go, for the first few hours, to really get into the game. It’s not the sort of title that you can rush through, or rush into, but that’s why I loved it. It really rewards you for your patience, and it provides an incredibly enjoyable experience. There are lots of unique features in it too, from the Pawn system, (where you’re able to create your own side-kick, and recruit two others from the online servers, all made by other players), to the monster combat (where you can climb onto the back of a monster and cut it to pieces). It truly is a one in a million game.
If you’re a fan of the RPG genre, and you’re looking for a challenge which is easier than Dark Souls, but far more difficult than anything made by Bethesda, then I would really recommend Dragon’s Dogma. It has all of the usual RPG elements that you’d expect, but it really sets itself apart with its unique gameplay and stunning visuals.
So that would be my suggestion – but which game would you suggest? Let me know in the comments below, and give me a few sentences as to what the game’s about (if it isn’t obvious) and why you’d pick that one title above all others!