Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is an enthralling action packed RPG set in a thrilling open world environment. Furthermore, the game was directed by Hideaki Itsuno, and spearheaded by other leading staff members who worked on classic franchises including Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and Breath of Fire. The end result is magical although the definitive edition only arrived on the previous generation consoles in 2013. Thankfully, Capcom decided to eventually launch the game on PC and cater to RPG aficionados dreams. The PC version was completed by QLOC and is for the most part fairly competent barring some issues with 21:9 UI scaling. This developer worked on a number of Polish localizations which includes Resident Evil 5, Mafia II and other mainstream releases.
According to data from SteamSpy, the game has sold over 180,000 copies within a single week. This is marvellous news and exemplifies how successful games can be on the PC platform. Even though the visuals look rather outdated, this doesn’t detract from the core experience and I’m sure the modding community will help add some polish. SteamSpy’s data is reliable and provides a true indication of a game’s active community, unit sales and buying behaviour. Here we can see, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen managed a steady increase in sales numbers over the first week. Perhaps this is helped by the very respectable $29.99 launch price which makes it affordable for a large number of people.
Hopefully, the success of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen encourages more Japanese publishers to give the platform serious consideration. Thankfully, this is already happening and more JRPGs are coming to PC all the time! There’s never been a better time to play on PC given the huge library, cheap games, and affordable hardware. Clearly, this is helping the platform to grow at a fantastic pace and make it more profitable.