Dragon's Dogma 2 - Gen-Z Morrowind

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VG247 thinks Dragon's Dogma 2 is the Morrowind of the current generation:

Dragon's Dogma 2 is Gen-Z Morrowind and I love it

A barnstorming AAA fantasy adventure that pointedly refuses to hold the player's hand? More of that, please.

Dragon's Dogma 2 is an early but solid contender for GOTY - we said that might be the case during preview, and we're certain of it now. It's a game of uncompromised vision, and where the original looked at the likes of Fable and Oblivion and asked "what does Capcom's version of that look like?", the sequel responds: "why don't we make Capcom's version of Dragon's Dogma instead?".

The original game is full of compromises. Content cut short for time or RAM. An entire planned beast race that never made it in. Only two inhabited settlements, one of them a tiny tutorial village. And squeezed onto creaking hardware that could barely run it. Well, the more things change, etc. To anyone with an interest in the original game and its development, it's clear that Dragon's Dogma 2 is a labour of love, and a hugely successful do-over for an idea that didn't quite materialise on the first attempt.

Which is why, as explained in the video above, I'm not convinced by the circulating idea that Dragon's Dogma 2 is some kind of cynical money-grab. Yes, the microtransactions are stupid, pointless, and opportunistic. But if they're a dealbreaker, that's a whole lot of baby getting thrown out with the bath water.

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I've read some comments here that it's a really good game. It seems like most people agree, as long as it's a genre one likes.
 
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Doesn't work for me, even after being forced to accept all the cookies (in an incognito window). But I found the same on Youtube, if that's useful:

(EDIT: the rant about microtransactions stops at around 1:50, so you can skip that part)

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJuJiM1gAEA

Since it's apparently about that: I don't see why there should be any debate on the money-grabbing because it's obvious. Either the items you get from microtransactions are useful and they're raking in more money, or they're not useful and they're hoping people will buy those unnecessary items, which is even worse. It's just wrong (even if that's not much of a deal), period.

It's cool that DD2 doesn't hold hands, but does it also have this coherent, lore-imbued world Morrowind was known for?
 
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