The rest of 2019 has a ton of different Switch ports releasing, from massive JRPGs to open world action games. Nintendo’s handheld-hybrid is becoming quite the system, with a wealth of releases. However, in the rush of everything new, there are still some stellar ports that are worth going back to.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
Dragon’s Dogma was an incredibly novel little game when it released in 2012, feeling like a fascinating combination of multiple games, particularly Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus. Taking place in a massive fantasy world called Gransys, you create your own character and explore the world with AI companions known as “Pawns.”
Despite sporting Dark Souls-style combat, Dragon’s Dogma is much more approachable, partially because of how helpful your Pawns can be in battle. The real twist the game brings, however, is the ability to grab and climb on enemies. This allows you to hold onto flying enemies like Griffons as they fly away, or climb up a giant Cyclops to hit their weak spot.
Combat is simply fantastic in Dragon’s Dogma, and that’s only strengthened by an interesting open world to explore, with tons of different and unique enemies to fight. Dragon’s Dogma was easily one of the most overlooked gems of the last generation, so now’s your time to catch up.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen launches for the Switch on April 23.