Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – Beginners Tips

Small tips for new players trying the game for the first time.

Tips for New Players

Note: Credit goes to AvG

When on the title screen go to options and move to the “Gameplay” tab. There are a few default options you will want to change for a more fun experience.

  • You will want to make sure “Connectivity” is on properly.
    • If it is off, then something is at issue with your internet settings and the game will give you offline pawns which are worse than online pawns in a large way. This is also the setting you want to turn off if you want to fight the Ur Dragon without waiting for his status to change, however some drops are restricted to only the online version of this dragon. Fighting Ur isn’t a huge deal but a lot of people get discouraged on how the online mechanics works so I would read up on it later. It is also a late game boss and you won’t need to worry about it right now.
  • Pawn Subtitle display and Pawn chatter.
    • The first is great if you need the sound off or if you are hard of hearing, they will print their advice on screen. Pawn chatter is for when you have learned enough about the advice from them in general. When off, they will almost never speak though, so if you are having some issues with a creature and have it turned off, turn it back on for a bit to see if they can provide advice. Usually used only if you are tired of being told of the weakness of wolves for the thousandth time.
  • Cinematic Camera (default on).
    • This is the biggest one to change for good reason. Any time a pawn wants your attention for a special move the camera will zoom to the target or the pawn almost regardless of what you are doing. Needless to say it is a huge hindrance to leave this on normally, especially when you have 3 pawns. Please turn this off and leave it off. Trust me on this.

Don’t forget you need to save your changes before leaving this options screen!

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