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Dragon’s Crown Pro Review: The Gorgeous Action RPG Still Holds Up

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It’s hard to really deliver something as memorable as Dragon’s Crown was back when it released in 2013, especially considering the genre it’s in. It’s an action RPG through and through, but everything from the jaw-dropping visuals, unique characters and addictive gameplay were so spot-on that it truly was more than the sum of its parts. Now here we are nearly 5 years later with a remaster, and it hasn’t lost any of its luster.

While those of you who own the original version of the game won’t find too much to warrant taking a double dip here, Atlus has nevertheless done an admirable job of porting this to new hardware. The game’s visuals and audio have both been beefed up, easily making it the definitive way to play. While longtime fans might not want to bother with this release, this one shouldn’t be missed by newcomers.

Dragon’s Crown Pro is a 2D side-scrolling action RPG, with very retro gameplay that is nevertheless action-packed. You can play with up to three other players from a selection of six classic fantasy character types, and it’s your mission to traverse new lands and lay waste to whatever is in your path. While it seems simple enough on the surface, there’s so much going on in each stage that it never becomes repetitive.

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As you make your way through the game’s gorgeous levels you’ll regularly have treasure to sniff out, bones to pick up that can be revived to add new characters to your roster, and hidden paths leading to great loot. There’s also plenty of traps to avoid along the way, and it all ends in a unique boss fight that really tests your skills. It’s a retro brawler without question, but there’s deep mechanics at play to keep it interesting.

As you make your way through the various levels you’ll constantly be acquiring new gear like weapons and armor, and each character type has a unique skill tree that you’ll gradually make your way through that adds some nice perks to your playstyle. Replayability is high here, as the six different characters each have their own unique play style. Those who prefer close-range hack ‘n’ slash will want to pick the Fighter, whereas those who like to play a little flashier will want to go with the Wizard.

Boss fights are regularly memorable throughout the experience, typically being large beasts with move sets and patterns that must be memorized in order to avoid taking massive damage. There are also some unique encounters that shake up the more standard formula, such as a battle with a band of pirates. A magic lamp is on the battlefield, and whichever side picks it up and rubs it will be able to summon a genie to deal massive damage. This leads to an absolutely chaotic bout where you’re not only beating each other to a pulp, but also trying to control the magic lamp that’s being perpetually tossed around.

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It’s good that the gameplay here is so solid, because the plot isn’t really going to do much to really suck most players in. It’s a very classic-styled plot with royal conflict and dragons, though there are some fun characters along the way to keep things interesting. It serves more as a vehicle to get you into more chaotic battles, which is more than fine with me.

Those who play the game on PlayStation 4 Pro will be able to make use of the new 4K visuals of the game, which will make an already gorgeous game look even more gorgeous. The vibrant colors pop even more, and all of the little flourishes like magic effects look even better. The true stand out upgrade here is the soundtrack, which has been re-recorded with a full orchestra this time. It all sounds magnificent this way, but those of you who wish to hear the soundtrack in its original form (for whatever reason) will be able to do just that.

While Dragon’s Crown Pro might not be worth picking up for those who already own the original version, it’s a must-buy for newcomers with even an inkling of interest in the game. Five years have passed since the game originally released, but it has aged beautifully in that time. The new visual and audio upgrades are just the cherry on top, as Dragon’s Crown has a lot to offer regardless of the new coat of paint.

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Over 2,900 PS5 and PS4 games are now on sale at the Epic PS Store

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It’s that time again when Sony unleashes a flood of discounts, offering nearly 3,000 games and add-on packs to tempt your wallet. There is a wide variety of standout options available, such as Monster Hunter World, priced at just £7.99, and the Deluxe Edition of Lies of P, now at a reduced price of £44.99.

These are a few of the impressive deals we came across while exploring the PS Store:

  • Goat Simulator 3: £12.49
  • Insurgency Sandstorm Gold Edition: £35.99
  • Lost Judgment: £12.49
  • My Hero One’s Justice 2 Ultimate Edition: £13.19
  • Persona 5 Royal: £24.99
  • Resident Evil Village: £13.99
  • Riders Republic Skate Edition: £14.99
  • Watch Dogs Legion Gold Edition: £12.74

Several of these deals are at all-time low prices, and as you may have observed, many of these packages come with extra DLC packs and content. Kindly be advised that the article will be updated with US pricing once it is available.

Meanwhile, has anything piqued your interest? Check out the PS Store for any current discounts, and share your findings in the comments below.

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SMT 5: Vengeance Reveals Extended Trailer, Physical Pre-Orders Available for PS5

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The newly announced Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will be available on PS5 and PS4 this June, offering PlayStation players the opportunity to delve into the demonic RPG that was previously only on Nintendo Switch. Atlus has unveiled the physical editions available for pre-order for PS5 (PS4 pre-orders will be digital only), along with an extended cut trailer.

The physical standard edition, priced at $59.99, will be offered in a SteelBook variant. Additionally, all pre-orders include two in-game items: a Gleam Grenade for dealing a small amount of damage and the Haraedo Bead for restoring a small amount of HP to all allies. Both have unlimited uses in combat.

Moreover, there will be a $69.99 Digital Deluxe Edition offered, featuring DLC aimed at providing a smoother start for players in this challenging game, along with a couple of Demon Subquests.

  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance base game
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of Wealth
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of EXP
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of Miracles
  • Demon Subquest: Sakura Cinders of the East
  • Demon Subquest: Holy Will and Profane Dissent

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What are your thoughts on SMT 5: Vengeance? Do you intend to purchase a copy? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Tekken 8’s upcoming Tekken Shop will offer a variety of paid and free content exclusively on PS5

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Bandai Namco has confirmed that the Tekken Shop in the upcoming Tekken 8 will offer a mix of paid and free content. Premium items will be purchasable using a currency known as Tekken Coins. The Tekken Shop will undergo monthly updates, with the developer emphasizing that the intention is to enhance the competitive fighter with new customization items rather than solely for financial gain. However, there is no reason why it cannot be both.

Revealed in a recent Tekken Talk Live stream, chief producer Yasuda Esports shared some of the upcoming features for the Tekken Shop, seemingly aiming to address any potential criticism proactively. “It has been reported that certain individuals may experience an adverse response upon encountering the term’shop”; however, the focus remains on enhancing the game by introducing new customization options to maintain its appeal.”

According to Mr. Esports, the format will be similar to Tekken 7, and the focus is on improving the game experience rather than just making a profit.

Do you think Bandai Namco is establishing the Tekken Shop to maintain the game’s appeal, generate revenue from microtransactions, or perhaps a combination of both? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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