Um. I don't know why there's no thread for this yet. Basically, this game is awesome. It's a very traditional swords & sorcery sort of RPG with open-world exploration and some really intuitive systems that make combat fun and, at times, very difficult. This is a thread primarily to share fun stories we have in the game with other people who would care to hear them.
Tonight, I was heading off to do this mission that involved goblin slaying at the Shadow Fort. I was having fun cleaving through Bandits and accidentally finishing a different quest on the way. Then I found Saurians and was lolling past them as well with my six-shot ice attack that OHKO's them. It was fun. I was enjoying my fun romp through the wilderness DOZENS OF MILES FROM CIVILIZATION.
And then it turned night and I started freaking out. Having encountered no wolves, I wasn't THAT worried. Fighting a cyclops at night is a bit difficult, but they kind of suck so it was okay. It wasn't until a little while after that... I was scouting with my magick arrows like I am wont to do at night (to see if something's coming) and spotted a target in the black. It was far off; I couldn't see what it was. So I set up a Hunter's Shot or whatever it's called (it can collect up to 10 targets, so I can scan how large the enemy party is before deciding if I want to engage). It lights up. Gets 10 targets disgustingly fast. I was just like. What's the worst it could be. A pack of wolves? Goblins? Psh. *fire*
Everything was silent after I shot the arrows for a moment. Then one of my guys said "Its dragon heart is exposed. Strike now!" and I just said wait what out loud. And then a red glow lights up where the targets were and a fcking DRAGON FLIES UP AND STARTS COMING TOWARD ME. And I see its health. Cyclopes have like 2 dots of extra health. This fucker had like six or seven. So I did what anyone would do. I turned the fuck around and RAN LIKE A BITCH. And I heard it behind me and saw its health bar on screen and I was like no this can't be happening I have come too far to and then I found a Rest Camp and slept until morning and the dragon didn't find me. (I saw the dragon again in morning, but it was calm and didn't seem angry at me for the previous night so I just left him alone and made a wide berth around the opposite side of the lake)
I heard some people talk about the game having survival horror features to it. I thought Witchwood was kind of creepy. But it doesn't have anything scary, besides Phantoms. Even they aren't scary since I'm a Magick Archer... But a dragon. Appearing across the way in the middle of the night. I don't think I have ever been as scared in a video game as I was in that moment.
ANYWAY. DRAGON'S DOGMA IS AWESOME PLAY IT. Then you can get my badass OP Fighter Lucy to join your party and watch as she annihilates everything. :3