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Dragon's Crown
A crown well earned
by Matthew Diener 31/7/2013
Product: Dragon's Crown
Developer: Vanillaware
Publisher: NIS America
Format: PS Vita
Genre: Arcade, Fighting
Players: 1
Version: US
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Beneath the wit and insight, a game review should answer one simple question: is this game worth spending your time and money on?

In the case of Dragon's Crown, the answer is a resounding "yes".

Arcade-style brawlers are making a resurgence lately, particularly on handhelds, but Dragon's Crown is a breed apart. It's deeper, more developed, and more engaging than your average beat-'em-up, and it's a welcome addition to both the genre and the Vita game library.

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Before you set out on your adventure in Dragon's Crown you'll need to pick one of six characters to play as - three suited to beginners (Dwarf, Amazon, Fighter), and three to more advanced players (Sorceress, Wizard, and Elf). ...
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A breath of fresh air, Dragon's Crown proves that arcade beat-'em-ups still have a lot of fight left in them
Audio/visual: 10
Gameplay: 9
Value: 8
Innovation: 8
Overall: 9
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