How Dragon’s Dogma Feeds You Information And Quests

By Ishaan . May 13, 2012 . 1:30pm

Dragon’s Dogma director, Hideaki Itsuno, has published a new devblog post about the game, detailing a few things that you may or may not have known were included. For starters, Itsuno says, Dragon’s Dogma makes sure you don’t have to go out of your way searching for vital information.


“There’s no need for you to play the game making sure to talk to and hear the same conversation from every single character in the town,” Itsuno writes. “If it’s vital information, pawns and the occupants of the town will come tell you of their own volition. You are free to talk about whatever you want to whoever you want according to your interests.”


Another paragraph of the developer post briefly outlines the various ways in which you can take up various kinds of quests.


“Quests all start and end in various ways,” says Itsuno. “Sometimes they’ll begin when you talk to a resident, sometimes they’ll start without you having to do anything. There are quests posted up on the notice board of the local pub , just as there are quests that you are entrusted with by the duke. You might even end up going on a date with one of the residents you have grown close to.”


You can find Itsuno’s full developer post at this link.

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  • Crimson_Cloud

    Info about this game amazes me more and more. I’m quite sad that there is no special edition of this must-have gem. Preorder is on! Can’t wait. ^^

    P.S. Does anyone else likes the look of default Arisen? Maybe hair style could be changed, but I just love his face.

    • popyea

       Yes, I also thought that he looks pretty great. Fairly distinctive looking compared to many other video game protagonists. He actually looks like a real person. Perhaps because it’s the product of the character creator.

    • badmoogle

       I absolutely hate the default Arisen.Hopefully after the game is released i’ll not have to see his douchebag face anymore. :p

    • for what he’s supposed to be, he’s alright. I seriously doubt most people will play as the default appearance, though.

      • Crimson_Cloud

        Why not? I mean sure, I can understand that everyone has their preference, but aside from his hair I don’t think his face is ugly at all. It’s definitely 100% better then most D&D type of games had to offer. ^^

        • Christian J. Prokop

          Because, at the risk of sounding cheesy, if you give someone a canvas, they’re gonna paint.

          The reason I doubt alot of people will play as the default look is because i’m aware of how people wanna make “their” version. But that’s just my guess.

    • LOL, yea I thought of making my character, but a quick hairstyle/color change and thought it did the job. 

  • takopako

    finally…wait time is less than 10 days!

    • badmoogle

       Unfortunatelly it’s more for me.:(
      (Europe gets it in the 25th and it also needs another 3-4 days until i receive it from amazon)

      • badmoogle, at least you can buy games at Amazon. You can’t imagine how bad is to be a gamer in South America. Thanks god there are digital downloads.

        • badmoogle

           Yeah i know there will always be others who have it worse than me.:/

  • Solomon_Kano

    More and more, I want this game. This really is the most interesting WRPG I’ve seen… and it’s Japanese. Can’t wait to get this.

  • My pawn is ready!!!

    • Congratulations, you win the internet for the day.

  • got to see the map, and it is F***’n huge, even at over 50hrs you can still have areas that you haven’t been too. . . awesome.

  • “…sometimes they’ll start without you having to do anything.”

    Wait what? That sounds awesome!

  • WyattEpp

    I played the demo and was underwhelmed.  Overly chaotic and lacking in clear feedback– the camera needs to pull back a bit, IMO.  But in light of this, I’m actually reconsidering it; it sounds like they’re polishing even the things in the demo.

  • Seijien

    Personally, I’m very excited for this game. It has really flown under the radar, but it seems you either can’t wait for it or have no interest in it. <___<

  • This game looked AMAZING… Until I played the demo…

    • Really? I quite liked the demo, pre-ordered it and am taking 2 days off work to play. c’est la vie

      • Crimson_Cloud

        It’s sad, but this will be mostly love it or hate it game. A lot of people are blinded by Skyrim comparison which… doesn’t even deserve to be mentioned. This one doesn’t tries to be one nor should be treated as such. As for me, never really cared for graphics, it’s the fun factor and atmosphere that is important, and to my great joy this game nails that hard. ^^

        • badmoogle

          Even if you never cared for graphics i think DD’s graphics look great (especially the light and the transition from day to night) although in terms of art direction i’d have prefered it if their artists took more liberties with the designs of characters,monsters and armor/equipment.

          But i agree that what’s important are the fun factor and atmosphere and they have nailed both of them.

        • I haven’t even touched Skyrim, I just thought the gameplay was a bit stiff and repetitive. I guess it must be my own personal taste.

    • badmoogle

      And then it looked even more AMAZING? :p

  • I cannot wait for this game to come out. Once i played the countryside quest on the demo, I was sold. jumping onto and grabbing the neck of the griffon, stabbing it repeatedly as its trying to fly away and riding it all the way down as it plummets from the sky… so gratifying.

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