Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was recently available on Nintendo Switch. Now, fans of the classic RPG genre are flocking to their consoles for a return to this Capcom masterpiece. With that in mind, we’ve created a quick list of tips to help new players make their mark on this classic game.
Character Creation – Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
RPG players agonize over every detail of the character creation. And, well, Dragon’s Dogma has quite a few creative options. From changing your hairstyle to changing your voice, there’s a lot to be miserable about, that being said, you shouldn’t fret.
You can change your skin color, voice, and hair at the barbershop in Gran Soren. Of course, it will cost a small fee. In addition, there is a one-time option to completely remake your character which will be made available for purchase during your playthrough. Once you’ve completed the game’s narrative, there’s an item you can purchase that will allow you to change up your various traits whenever you want.
Take Pawn Seriously
In the early moments of the game, you will have the opportunity to create your own followers. This watcher or pawn will be there to help you throughout the match. However, other players can also add your pawns to their party. Likewise, you can add another player’s pawns to your party.
Whenever your pawn is used by another player, you earn some worthwhile rewards. Therefore, you should be against giving your pawns a name or voice that is offensive to other players. Make your pawn as agreeable to other players as possible.
Quests Expire – Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
Some RPG players like to get side quests once they get past the title, only to come back and actually do the side quests once they’ve made significant progress in the main story. Dragon’s Dogma doesn’t work this way.
When it comes to side quests, your quests will expire if you choose to skip them for the important story missions. Therefore, you will want to complete the side quests as they become available.
In the process of playing Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, you will come across a lot of quirky items. While your first reaction may be to sell these pieces of loot, it’s really best to keep them.
Many of the exotic items you find will become useful for a quest or be used to upgrade a piece of equipment. Inventory space is never hard to come by in this game, so it’s best to just stock up on all your loot for the long haul.
You can build both your character and your pawn in Dragon’s Dogma. Your abilities will be based on a range of stats from max health to magic defense. The job you choose will determine many of your abilities. You can see the statistical planning table for your different character builds here.
Be Careful At Night
There is a cycle of day and night in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, which you will soon realize has a meaningful effect on your playing experience. During the night, the enemy will be significantly stronger. In the early stages of the game, you should wait until morning to confront your enemies.