|The Chimerian from the Demo|
Dragon's Dogma is an open world RPG, one that is a little bit like Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim except with massive boss fights, a party system and a bit more structure (I'm fairly certain you cannot travel anywhere in the game at any point). Your party in the demo will consist of three followers, whom are called pawns in the game, and you will have the option of playing two different pre-set character classes. The first class is a melee specialist, a fighter that focuses on counter attacks and offensive actions, and that character will have it's own section of the game in the demo. With the melee specialist you will be fighting a deadly Chimerian (probably one a slightly different version of the greek Chimera) in a quest that is a prologue to the main quest line. The other class, the Strider, is a rogue type of class that uses bow and daggers. The Strider will be set up against a Griffin that will be roaming the plains outside of the city of Gransys. Oddly enough, the Strider quest seems to be what I played of the game last year at E3 and it was quite fun then, so hopefully it's a even more refined version of that demo.
|The Griffin from the Demo|
The last bit of information I have about the demo is that you can customize these two characters quite a bit, plus your main pawn (you have one main follower that is very customizable), and you will be able to then export both of these characters to the main game if you end up purchasing it at the end of May. This will be a full priced game ($60), unfortunately, but it looks to be quite the competitor for everyone other RPG out of there, especially with it's Capcom style combat, massive enemies, deep party system and huge world. Fore more check out the main website, but I will leave you with this newly released gameplay video that shows off a battle with a giant Cockatrice.
Main Website: http://www.dragonsdogma.com/