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Couldn't get further than the half of the second episode. It's pure CGI, but the conflicts seem a lot more contrived than in the game.
It gets better. As a series it's above average, but only because of the later half.


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It gets better. As a series it's above average, but only because of the later half.

I doubt it because there are so many small elements that were straight-up stupid. In the game we see the dragon diving down the cyclone filled with harpies and he just devours one of them, which gives you a sense of how far up the food-chain the dragons are. The harpies are removed for some reason making the scene pointless.

And then there's the scene from the game where the dragon gets the sword stuck in the palm of his hand and that triggers him to curse the Arisen. The sword didn't even pierce his hide, which reinforces the idea of how far removed from mortals he really is. But in the anime the sword was embedded in his hand which gives you the idea that he can be killed by normal soldiers.

And the pawn situation was even more forced than it was in the game.

These are all minor things, but it shows that whoever directed this mess doesn't know how to write.

And the CGI looked horrible.

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Is pretty much a self-contained prequel to the games. In that vein, I enjoyed it.


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I doubt it because there are so many small elements that were straight-up stupid. In the game we see the dragon diving down the cyclone filled with harpies and he just devours one of them, which gives you a sense of how far up the food-chain the dragons are. The harpies are removed for some reason making the scene pointless.

And then there's the scene from the game where the dragon gets the sword stuck in the palm of his hand and that triggers him to curse the Arisen. The sword didn't even pierce his hide, which reinforces the idea of how far removed from mortals he really is. But in the anime the sword was embedded in his hand which gives you the idea that he can be killed by normal soldiers.

And the pawn situation was even more forced than it was in the game.

These are all minor things, but it shows that whoever directed this mess doesn't know how to write.

And the CGI looked horrible.


They should've given us more explanation on pawns, at least they give you one in the game, I'll give you that.

This is an alternate universe version of DD, hell, the entire Dragon situation in the DD game is different.

In DD [SPOILER - highlight to read]: you only become the next Dragon if you lose the duel to the Seneschal, if you win you become the next Seneschal.

The CGI on the monsters looked horrible, the characters themselves genuinely do not look that bad. It could have been SO much worse, Berserk is a shining example of just how bad EVERYTHING can look, we're lucky, we just got the monsters.

Yes you could say that one of DD's original strengths was it's monster designs, and I agree, but that doesn't mean you overlook the stuff done to the other characters who look like they're in an actual anime and not some 90's CGI cartoon.

CGI was a bad choice, but they did ALRIGHT with the humans.

The anime, as I mentioned, was a let down power-wise and in terms of fight scenes, but that shouldn't take away for the story and characters.

I do wish we'd see more familiar locations and characters. They bring up Vestad Hills and the current Duke, but we never get to see either.

It was rushed, like I said, but what they got out of 7 episodes is impressive, to say the least.

We're lucky they were as faithful as they WERE, most shows like this aren't halfway similar to this.


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Idea for future seasons:

Season 1 was just a short prequel, it established Hannah as a character, set the "rules" for what happens and what you need to do to [SPOILER - highlight to read]: become a Dragon.

Season 2 starts the beginning of the real journey, Hannah is re-assigned to a brand new Arisen, they go on adventures for much longer, multiple seasons in fact, maybe the Arisen could be a female. Only this time [SPOILER - highlight to read]: Hannah does everything in her power to make sure this Arisen is led down the right path.

Hannah doesn't even need to necessarily be this Arisen's pawn, just a pawn that is "picked up" as a secondary pawn by said Arisen in true DD fashion. I hope we get to see more familiar creatures like Saurians, Ogres, and definitely Chimeras.

Maybe Hannah could act as a guide for her current pawn, help show the main pawn what could go wrong should the Arisen [SPOILER - highlight to read]: go down a dark path like Ethan did.

Now they have no excuse to keep the 7 episode format, should DD get a season 2.


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