Do you remember rhythm games before Rock Band and Guitar Hero popularized and killed the genre for many gamers. It was a time where this genre embraced whatever the strange and weird ideas that came into the developers heads. These were unique gameplay experiences without the additional investment of plastic instruments, dance pads or motion tracking cameras. Elite Beat Agents came early in the Nintendo DS’s life cycle and when Guitar Hero was just making is way into gamers minds. It also used covers for popular music but it’s the gameplay and presentation that makes it stand out in gamers minds.
Dragon’s Crown is brought to you by Vanillaware and Atlus, one of the kings of niche JRPGs. The game draws elements from games like Gauntlet Legends and the arcade versions of Dungeons and Dragons as well the RPG elements of Boarderlands. They take familiar elements and create a new beat-em up experience. Does this old, almost forgotten genre stand strong?