** Many monsters or enemies have a high chance of dealing wounds, including [[GiantEnemyCrab Giant Crabs]] (who also have high defenses) and Ogres.
** Flame spirits are tough to kill and use a burn effect that can be deadly.
** Stone Golems: they have tons of health, are immune to wounds, spells or knockback and can deal a lot of damage. The final level spams them like candy at you.
* DisappointingLastLevel: The last area in the first game is mostly a straightforward path that has you doing nothing but hacking your way through hordes of respawning enemies and destroying the portals they come from. After beating the FinalBoss, you're treated to an AWinnerIsYou ending.
* EvenBetterSequel: Or ''prequel''. While the game has a shorter length, a lower XP cap and fewer companions, some have this opinion of the prequel for factors such as the ability to return to previously visited locations (most of which gain new content as the game progresses), quick-travel points, more fleshed out companions and more alternative approaches to quests.
* GameBreaker: Magical weapons that have a chance of inflicting wounds or knocking down the enemy by themselves, plus certain techniques like Bleeding, Death Strike and Rage Strike, which inflict lots of damage and wounds.
** Wolf rats are extremely common early on in the game, attack en masse and can inflict poison and wounds.
** The fireflies in the Blood Mountains area. They're found in large groups, offer little to no XP when killed, and (like most enemies in the area) constantly respawn.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Both games are quite popular in Italy, considering that they were fully translated in italian with good voice acting to boot.
** Narrator in the intro: "Forged in the fiery DEPTHS! A blade of deadly STEEL! Our heroes to SERVE! And our foes to [[TheIncredibleHulk CRUSH!]]" Lethal overdose of LargeHam.
** One of Forgrimm's battle animation is supposed to be a fierce battle cry. The Italian dub turned it into a ridicolous-sounding yawn.
* StopHavingFunGuys: There were several [[http://www.gamestar.de/specials/spiele/1954932/drakensang_am_fluss_der_zeit.html complaints]] by tabletop players that the developers didn't incorporate the rules one-on-one, but instead modified them so that they could work better for a video game. The devs told them that a game should be there to have fun playing it and pointed them to this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhmUj9QJ9RM video]].
%% ThatOneBoss: [[spoiler: The Crab-Beast and the whole boss fight vs Jasmine and Coldstone]] in TRoT.
** To get to [[BonusBoss Mother Ratinsky]] in the first game, you have to fight through FIVE LEVELS full of [[GoddamnBats those GODDAMN RATS]]. You gain access to the quest pretty early on, which can make some of the rats on the later levels pretty difficult, especially if you're low on poison heals.
** The Temple of Efferd in the sequel is full of really powerful (and nasty) Giant Crabs, has a really hard puzzle in the middle and ThatOneBoss at the bottom.