Dragon's Dogma is a mixing of high fantasy elements with Capcom's action game style of gameplay. The game will be story focused and more of a single player experience. The developer did say that there will be no traditional multiplayer and online elements will be announced in the future. I'm hoping what they mean by "no traditional multiplayer" is something akin to how Demon's Souls did it. After all battling huge creatures is a lot of fun solo, but it's even more fun with friends.
|Burn Chicken! Burn!|
Your party members are able to help fight along side of you and do combination attacks. The smaller enemies they will sometimes grab and hold so you can strike them down. The larger enemies they can help give you a boost up into the air so you can grab onto the creature and do massive damage. Your party will also give you battle advice and tell you about enemy weaknesses. The AI is supposed to be done fairly well so they don't just stand there like in most games and will be an active participant in battle.
|I don't trust the look in that Goat's eye!|
Dragon's Dogma will be Capcom's first open world game which I'm really excited about. Capcom has said that it will be a full open world action game. They want you to experience a real sense of adventure when you quest. You will be able to see creatures attacking villages in the distance and you can decide if you want to venture there to help or not. Where you choose to go and who you want to help can impact the story later in the game.
|Somebody get these mutha effen snakes outta this mutha effen castle!|