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Dragon's Dogma 

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Ethan sets out to vanquish the Dragon that took his heart, but with every demon he battles, he loses more of his humanity.
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Greg Chun ...  Ethan 7 episodes, 2020
Erica Mendez ...  Hannah 7 episodes, 2020
David Lodge ...  Dragon 4 episodes, 2020
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Ethan sets out to vanquish the Dragon that took his heart, but with every demon he battles, he loses more of his humanity.

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Every episode title is named after Seven Deadly Sins. See more »

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An okay show at best, but not an honest adaptation.
19 September 2020 | by deeppixlSee all my reviews

I'll preface by saying I'm a huge fan of the game, and I cannot help but approach the show in a manner that reflects that bias.

Dragon's Dogma, the game that is, is classical kind of fantasy. Adventurer's home is besieged by a dragon, he goes on a mission to slay it and many more monsters along the way, save his love, etc. Kind of boiler plate plot wise but lifted up by some interesting characters, fantastic dialogue, cool lore, and second to none gameplay.

When I heard of the show I was... skeptical, but hopeful that they could capture the mostly upbeat action romp adventure the game was. I was disappointed in that way. Besides the titular Dragon, there were absolutely 0 characters which made it to the show from the game. The Netflix adaptation of Dragon's Dogma takes itself far too seriously. Where there were once silly asides of being paraded around in a jester's cap, there's now a protagonist fueled by rage and brooding. In all honesty Ethan seems like the sort of character a 15 year old would role play in his D&D game. I know because I did the same thing. With such little resemblance it's a wonder why it bares the same name at all, it may as well just be called "Dragon Slayer."

For a show with several seasons planned apparently it also has a serious problem of telling, not showing, it's plot to you. Ethan's tragic backstory eluded to in a couple of glimpses but is ultimately told to the audience by some unnamed kids. The show attempts to provide an ending to the first season with some kind of philosophical malarkey about 'human nature' and the various sins for which the episodes are named after, but it comes across as extraordinarily forced and just plain nonsensical.

More minor complaints include the fact than several monster's models, including the dragon itself, are not textured very well at all. In fact they may have looked better just being copied and pasted from the game itself. Lighting is lacking, and many animations are stiff and floaty, very much unlike other cg animations like Beastars.

Unfortunately it turned out to be a show based on a great story, but not capturing the spirit of it at all, and I can't imagine people seeing it as anything more than your average power-fantasy.


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17 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Chicago Illinois, USA

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