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Published May 17, 2018

Dragon’s Crown Pro recently came out on the PS4 and as many gamers may or may not know, it has been viewed as a more modern and improved version over the PS3 version of the same game. While the PS4 version of the game might look all glamorous and titillatingly awesome, it cannot be denied that the two games are exactly the same.

On my day off yesterday, I bought Dragon’s Crown for my PS3 and I played a bit of it and got a real taste of the game; it’s awesome. The character that I chose to open with is the Wizard (subject to change later on). Now, I plugged up my PS4 and watched a couple of gameplay videos on Dragon’s Crown Pro.

After watching my third video on Dragon’s Crown Pro and trying to find that “X-Factor” that made Dragon’s Crown Pro different from its predecessor, I did this for 2 hours; I came to the ironic conclusion that there were no difference between both games.

A true masterpiece!

This is exactly what happened with Odin Sphere Leifthrasir when they made it for the PS4 and PS3 respectively; there were absolutely no difference between both games except the 4K television quality which still made little sense. There are other things I noticed that made the Dragon’s Crown and Dragon’s Crown Pro games the same and here they are.

The fighting is still the same

The first thing I noticed about the two games is that the fighting is exactly the same; there was no difference between the Fighter chopping his enemies to bits or the Amazon slamming her axe into the ground then using her side kick to kick an orc sideways.

See a difference, I don’t.

There was nothing special about the enemy waves either; yeah, they came out 3 x 3 but their move set and opening attacks were exactly the same; there was nothing that changed about the fighting at all. I remember when I was using my Wizard and using my fireballs to fry those annoying Lizardmen wandering about the ruins.

Typical day in Hydeland

There’s nothing I hate more than gaming companies hypeing a game up and make it out to be more than it really is, but at the end of the day, it is still a video game with absolutely NOTHING special about it. Honestly, I don’t know what the creators were thinking bringing the game over to the PS4 side, it was about as necessary as bringing a regular Nintendo to an E3 of a new PS4 game.

No additional special moves

You remember when Odin Sphere Leifthrasir came out on the PS4 and later got remastered on PS3; the characters had brand new moves and abilities not to mention skills, it was a little overwhelming picking which move or skill to utilize in which battle situation.

Well, there are no additional special moves for any of the characters you control in Dragon’s Crown Pro; the special moves and abilities the characters have or that they were given when Dragon’s Crown came out on PS3 is as good as it’s going to get. I mean, the Fighter is not growing black wings to combat airborne threats or the Sorceress does not have the ability to make knives with her magic.

Case in point

So, that’s another thing unchanged about the game. Frankly, it is subject to argument that gamers who buy Dragon’s Crown Pro are getting more bang for their buck; they are not. Personally, if I am going to play a remastered version of a game, it has to offer me more than just graphic change or a better picture quality otherwise its not worth the money.

The only difference is the console transfer

As the heading states, the only real difference that makes Dragon’s Crown Pro on the PS4 different than the PS3 version is the console transfer; that’s it. Not to sound like a broken record, but the concept of the 4k television aspect is another somewhat moderate difference between the two games and there is not much of a difference there either in my opinion.

Exactly alike

Your common gamer can play this same game on Playstation Vita and still see the same picture quality as it looks on the PS3. Ultimately, I don’t see it, I don’t see a better quality picture or the difference that having a 4k TV makes which also is not worth it by the way.

No need to spend extra money

You want to know something, I went to my local Disk Replay yesterday afternoon and I found the PS3 copy of Dragon’s Crown; all I spent on it was 12.00 (11.99). I went to the Playstation Store yesterday on my PS4 and Dragon’s Crown Pro was 50.00 (49.99).

There is absolutely no reason to spend the extra money on buying the PS4 version over the PS3 version not only because they play the same, but because spending 38.00 extra dollars on a PS4 game that you can get next to nothing on a last generation console is ludicrous not to mention unnecessary.

Incidentally, you’re throwing money away if you choose to spend the 50.00 dollars but in my opinion, it’s no worth it by no means. Save your cash!

My final say on this matter

PS4 has come out with some great games and some of those games were remastered versions from the PS3; Dragon’s Crown Pro is another one game added to the list. However, it is hardly remastered, different or even significantly better than its predecessor. So ultimately, going out to spend 50.00 + on a game that has no real definition is pointless in every way, shape and form.

Generally, I can say that Dragon’s Crown on PS3 is just a great game overall; there was no need for it to go over to the PS4 side because nothing changed. The only real difference is that it is on the PS4 now along with the fact that the characters do not get additional special moves or enhanced fighting; the fighting is the same as it ever was.

Looks the same to me!

I’m interested in hearing what your thoughts are on the matter and please feel free to leave me a message below and I will get back to you before the day is out. Thank you and happy gaming.


  1. Kat Kat

    Thanks for the money saving tip!
    Gameplay is the most important thing for me. I am not interested in spending extra cash on improved graphics alone. They should at least give some upgrades like a new character option or additional story-line content.
    I will skip the PS4 version on this one.
    Keep the tips coming!

    • Rodney McGill Rodney McGill

      Thanks Kat, I will. I think it’s important that people know that there is literally no difference between the two games and their gameplay elements are exactly the same. I don’t like wasting money so if I can keep others from doing the same then that’s what I’ll do.

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