I'm not really surprised this game doesn't have a topic as I don't think it's too popular. The Japanese don't know how to market their games anymore over here so that's probably a factor.
Anyway, I hadn't paid much attention to it either until a couple of weeks ago when I played the demo. Then I really started paying attention. Like the reviewer says, the boss battles are stunning and the combat it pretty amazing too. It's like an arcade version of Dark Souls in my opinion. There's a new version coming out (26th April) called Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen which is the original game + a sh*t load of new content (including Japanese voice-overs) and it's under £20 on release. They've fixed everything the guy complains about in this review so I am truly hyped for it. The one thing that lets the game down is that it doesn't have co-op unfortunately. To be honest its a f*cking travesty. If ever a game deserved co-op it was this one. They are probably holding it back for the sequel. Typical games industry tactics. It does have a MP of sorts in that you can trade pawns (companions) which is a nice touch. I thought it might be worth making this discussion topic as it is an RPG, so I'm sure people can give each other advice and share stories. We could even share pawns.
Here's some insightful videos on the game if you would like to know more...
Wait until you see tornado and the asteroid strike and you'll know this is something special.