Dragon's Crown Gets New Patch

Dragon's Crown Gets New Patch

Dragon's Crown

Atlus has detailed the contents of a new patch and also released character skill cards to help high level players through the game.

Atlus, hoping to further improve the already solid Dragon's Crown experience, has announced a new patch for the game that will tweak some elements of the gameplay while also fixing minor problems and stabilizing shakier parts of the game's experience. The new patch will affect both the PlayStation 3 and Vita versions of the game.

The patch will make the following changes:

  • Stabilize network connectivity during online gameplay.
  • Hidden items can now be found by moving the finger cursor over their location.
  • Item hotkeys are now accessible by holding the L1 or L buttons.
  • Daggers and Bombs can now be thrown diagonally by pressing Up on the Left analog stick along with the Triangle button.
  • A "fix all items" option has been added to Morgan's item shop.
  • In the Options Menu, you can select the area you wish to be matched in for online play.
  • Arrow drops will increase dependent on how many Elf characters are in your party.
  • Inventory Runes are now more visible when the player is near the bottom of the screen.
  • Other tuning and minor improvements have been made.
  • In addition to the improvements being put in place by the patch, Atlus has also released a series of images detailing some recommended skills for players "pushing their way towards level 99 on Inferno difficulty." It's a nice bit of assistance on Atlus' part and should hopefully help some players reach their character's full potential as they advance deeper into the game.

    Note: We originally commented on some visual aspects of the skill cards, not realizing they re-used old art assets. As we've discovered those comments were redundant we've removed them from the article.

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    Who's this "we" rolling our eyes? Everything about the sorceress seems to be in order.

    Still tapping my foot for the EU release unfortunately.

    This impressed me with how quickly it came out and how it fixed nothing but user complaints. (Thank god for that L1 shortcut instead of the d-pad.)

    Imagine if every company was like this.

    Makes me worried that they feel they have to tell people which skills are going to be viable in the long run.
    Really hope this isn't another Diablo II situation.

    Candidus:
    Who's this "we" rolling our eyes? Everything about the sorceress seems to be in order.

    Still tapping my foot for the EU release unfortunately.

    It sucks that you guys have to wait so long. The game is quite fun.

    Just noticed it yesterday. Pretty neat, especially the L1 shortcut.

    Candidus:
    Who's this "we" rolling our eyes? Everything about the sorceress seems to be in order.

    Still tapping my foot for the EU release unfortunately.

    You can always just buy it with a US PSN account. Importing a boxed copy would probably work, too.

    StewShearer:
    That said, we kind of have to roll our eyes (again) at the Sorceress's skill card. We get that "sexpot" is her shtick and all, but the expression on her face makes it look she's just doing something vastly removed from casting spells. Let the woman have a bit of dignity Atlus!

    They are just reusing art assets from other promo material.

    I found the original images on the Escapist no less.

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/123560-Dragons-Crown-Designer-Apologizes-for-Exaggerated-Characters

    We get it, Sorceress's character design can be regarded as extremely sexist but the devs and Atlus are not some diabolical cabal out to sex the world.

    They are just lazily reusing artwork.

    "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity" is Hanlon's Razor, but in this case its Lazinesses.

    Ed130:

    StewShearer:
    That said, we kind of have to roll our eyes (again) at the Sorceress's skill card. We get that "sexpot" is her shtick and all, but the expression on her face makes it look she's just doing something vastly removed from casting spells. Let the woman have a bit of dignity Atlus!

    They are just reusing art assets from other promo material.

    I found the original images on the Escapist no less.

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/123560-Dragons-Crown-Designer-Apologizes-for-Exaggerated-Characters

    We get it, Sorceress's character design can be regarded as extremely sexist but the devs and Atlus are not some diabolical cabal out to sex the world.

    They are just lazily reusing artwork.

    "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity" is Hanlon's Razor, but in this case its Lazinesses.

    Right you are. Thanks for the heads up as I didn't catch that. I've edited the article as my original comment now seems a bit redundant. :)

    And, of course, I don't think the Atlus folks are "some diabolical cabal out to sex the world." Though, it would be hilarious if that wound up being the case and this was all part of some dark gamer conspiracy.

    "First we'll get them in their games, and then in their bedrooms! MWA HA HA HA!"

    Thank god for the arrows thing; my elf was getting less shaft than Samuel- no, too sexual.
    She was getting less tips than a rude wa- no, still bad.
    She was getting less wood than a des-

    She was running the hell out of arrows! >:C

    StewShearer:

    Right you are. Thanks for the heads up as I didn't catch that. I've edited the article as my original comment now seems a bit redundant. :)

    And, of course, I don't think the Atlus folks are "some diabolical cabal out to sex the world." Though, it would be hilarious if that wound up being the case and this was all part of some dark gamer conspiracy.

    "First we'll get them in their games, and then in their bedrooms! MWA HA HA HA!"

    No worries. I missed the reused image as well until I decided view the Warriors tiny head again (it always makes me laugh) and recognized the position of the armour.

    Ed130:

    StewShearer:

    Right you are. Thanks for the heads up as I didn't catch that. I've edited the article as my original comment now seems a bit redundant. :)

    And, of course, I don't think the Atlus folks are "some diabolical cabal out to sex the world." Though, it would be hilarious if that wound up being the case and this was all part of some dark gamer conspiracy.

    "First we'll get them in their games, and then in their bedrooms! MWA HA HA HA!"

    No worries. I missed the reused image as well until I decided view the Warriors tiny head again (it always makes me laugh) and recognized the position of the armour.

    Heh heh. For real, though. They give her boobs the size of bowling balls but the poor Warrior gets stuck with that tiny head? Clearly the world of Dragon's Crown is one without justice.

    Was kind of hoping for the option for all allied characters to have a japanese voice option instead of just your character, maybe next time.

    I'm relatively sure the "fix all" option was already a part of Morgan's shop. I use it quite frequently. This game is so good. It's become the soul reason I play on my Vita, with a few interludes into MGS3, of course.

    Baresark:
    I'm relatively sure the "fix all" option was already a part of Morgan's shop. I use it quite frequently. This game is so good. It's become the soul reason I play on my Vita, with a few interludes into MGS3, of course.

    I think they mean within your entire armory, not just the currently selected pouch.

    Dragon's Crown looks really good. It's one of the few games that make me miss my PS3. THough maybe there'll be a port or multi platform sequel like Demons Souls.

    StewShearer:

    Atlus has detailed the contents of a new patch and also released character skill cards to help high players through the game.

    If you're gaming while baked I doubt those skill cards will do a whole lot of good :D

    thenumberthirteen:
    Dragon's Crown looks really good. It's one of the few games that make me miss my PS3. THough maybe there'll be a port or multi platform sequel like Demons Souls.

    StewShearer:

    Atlus has detailed the contents of a new patch and also released character skill cards to help high players through the game.

    If you're gaming while baked I doubt those skill cards will do a whole lot of good :D

    How good are those skill cards actually, because, I'm playing an amazon without brutal drive (don't like losing weapons regardless of situation) or war paint (doesn't seem to do as much as I like)

    will I do well, because I'm at lv 95 and going to fight the ancient dragon at 99.

    why is a game being patched news? if this is news we should have a huge stream of frontline news about games being patched

    Sseth:
    why is a game being patched news? if this is news we should have a huge stream of frontline news about games being patched

    Slow week? still, it's nice that Atlus and Vanillaware actually are patching their games and listening to their audience for feedback.

    Izanagi009:

    thenumberthirteen:
    Dragon's Crown looks really good. It's one of the few games that make me miss my PS3. THough maybe there'll be a port or multi platform sequel like Demons Souls.

    StewShearer:

    Atlus has detailed the contents of a new patch and also released character skill cards to help high players through the game.

    If you're gaming while baked I doubt those skill cards will do a whole lot of good :D

    How good are those skill cards actually, because, I'm playing an amazon without brutal drive (don't like losing weapons regardless of situation) or war paint (doesn't seem to do as much as I like)

    will I do well, because I'm at lv 95 and going to fight the ancient dragon at 99.

    Carry a second weapon, put it in a hotkey. You get to ignore the cooldown on the slam. Also helps if it happens to get knocked away by an attack.

    War Paint is amazing for turning one attack into three.

    Their Dwarf one certainly is a bit off though, you want Magma Bracer instead of the Fire Barrel as well as the skill that boosts fire damage. Then you just go around using Slam and Frenzy punch things to death with flaming fists. Fighter is also missing Cyclone Masher.

    They're neglecting "Brandish" on the Amazon side. I don't know how they do that since it gives i-frames and is damn useful.

    Kheapathic:
    They're neglecting "Brandish" on the Amazon side. I don't know how they do that since it gives i-frames and is damn useful.

    What about neck splitter or stun wave? Neck Splitter deals a ton of damage to bosses and stun wave is great for attacking people you don't want to get close to (damn zombies keep grabbing me)

    Izanagi009:

    Kheapathic:
    They're neglecting "Brandish" on the Amazon side. I don't know how they do that since it gives i-frames and is damn useful.

    What about neck splitter or stun wave? Neck Splitter deals a ton of damage to bosses and stun wave is great for attacking people you don't want to get close to (damn zombies keep grabbing me)

    I treat the Amazon as a Berserker type character. Her Berserk skill increases damage and attacks speed, she also has an ability (can't remember the name) that ups her damage when her life gets low. Her Incite Rage ability takes away a lot of health but in return gives you maximum berserk. With maximum berserk you attack fast... and I mean damned fast. After those 4 hits you can get 5 hits with Brandish and all 5 of those hits have full i-frames. Rinse and repeat to fight like a blender. The only aerial skill I found useful is Dead Revolution, Deadly Rotation, Deadly... whatever it's called; the one that let's you change direction in the middle of a jump attack. I use that one because when you move you get more attacks in which help you build speed for Berserk. It also helps you fight Medusa as she's the only boss that requires aerial attacks.

    With that said, I haven't found Necksplitter to be that useful because if I'm in the air I'd rather be building speed to get my Berserk up. While it is a good hit, it's only one hit and leaves you wide open. Shockwave (or Stunwave, whatever it is) is good, but I find it to be situational (like Deadly Revolution). It's powerful and the stun is good, you can also chain it if you have multiple evades, although the range drops everytime you evade. If you want to hit a group of enemies and be safe, I have no problem with it and it is useful; especially for something like the Wraith fight, when he summons all his adds.

    Edit: I'd also say they're missing Parry. Even though I treat her as a Berserker, I know when defense is desirable.

    I'm loving this game so far. Playing as the elf and I'm having a blast. Finally got to the point where I can play with other people online. I had no idea that there were problems with the game, but I'm glad they fixed the arrow drop rate. That would be terrible to be fighting over arrows with other elves. Sure, she can hold her own without the bow, but if you don't want boss fights to last for days, she needs arrows.

    I cannot stress how much the change to shut up the narrator after the first narration has changed my life. I play local multiplayer and hearing that narrator every time we left a shop or something for all three of us became the most grating experience of all time. There are still some cumbersome moments managing characters but otherwise a seemingly small change made things so much more relaxing. They still need to change some things, like making the rune system easier to manage like how they changed uncovering loot, but otherwise this week's session with my friends was a lot smoother than last week's.

     

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