Picture, if you will, a peaceful fishing village. There you are, minding your own business, when suddenly an enormous dragon swoops out of the sky and rips your heart out of your chest! Welcome to Dragon’s Dogma. For the next 100 hours (give or take) you’re going to head out on a massive adventure to reclaim your heart. Good luck with that.
One of my favourite additions to an RPG is the ability to create your own characters. Dragon’s Dogma not only lets you create your own arisen, but also asks you to create a companion for yourself known as a pawn. It’s a very customisable feature, allowing for all kinds of body shapes, hairstyles, scars and ages. It’s up there with Skyrim and Oblivion’s customisation screens.