I’ve had my eyes on Dragon’s Crown for some time now. It scratches a lot of my gaming itches. For one, it’s set in a fantastical medieval world full of elves and dwarves and sorcerers. It’s an old school, gorgeously hand drawn 2D beat ’em up in the vein of Castle Crashers, and it’s an absolute Diablo style lootfest. Check, check, and check. Oh, and I’m sure those of you who have been watching the character specific promos already understand how… uh… picturesque some of the female characters can be.
I enjoyed my time with the title on both the small screened Vita, and it’s older brother brother, the PS3. However, it seemed as if some of the hit detection was a little spotty when trying to line up exactly which 2D plane you and your enemies were on. Still, it was a blast to play and I can’t wait to start leveling up characters and looting for new weapons in the full version.
My only problem will be deciding which one to get since the title isn’t cross-buy. On one hand, you’ve got the play anywhere portability of the Vita that I love, but the small screen makes it harder to line up attacks with all the over-the-top action going on. As such, I think my overall suggestion to anyone looking at getting this game would be to go with the PS3 version.Tweet