PS3 (also on Xbox 360)
world where Monty Python meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer –
well, except for the humour, the ker-niggits, the snappy quippage
and, umm, vampires... Oh fuck it, let’s start again.
You’re the chosen one, sans lovely blonde hair. Well, unless you
make your character that way. It’s on when a gigantic red dragon who
speaks pontiffically steals your heart – not in the mooshy, cuddly,
sense, more a
Still, you take that lickin’ and somehow keep on tickin’ – it must
be magic or summat. You create a you, select a starting gig –
‘Fighter’, ‘Mage’ or ‘Strider’ (nice retroactive product placement
on that last one, Capcom) - equip implements of stabbiness and nick
off after the winged boob-defiler, with Scooby gang in tow. Except
here they’re called ‘pawns’. Meh. Intriguingly, they do habitually
slut themselves out to other online peeps (and vice versa), which
is... umm, intriguing. It’s also handy, as it makes them more
sussed, which can be advantageous.
Action plays out between more fades to black than a Visage hit with
the brightness set way too low. As well as dragons you’ll fight
numerous beasties, including what we assume is the mythological
world’s answer to turducken, the lion/goat/snake mashup – erm,
Basically, we’re talking God of
War action smushed in Cold Rock (yum!) fashion with open
We’ve not enough space to be more detailed, as we’ve crapped on too
much about, well, crap. So, summarisingly, DD delivers
upgradable skills (including impressive magic that’d make Houdini
pout), loot aplenty, the biggest foe encounters this side of
Lilliput (if your Lilliputian, natch), and an appealingly different
approach to your typically D&D-infused Elder Scrollsistic
affair, all wrapped around a... brhrrrm... story.
Play as a chick and you may even get some Willow/Tara kinda action,
too. Suckle on that, Julia!