A lot of the enemies in Dragons Dogma may seem generic, but they have a lot of attention to detail, different attack patterns and weaknesses to exploit. Like the chimera that changes its behavior depending on which head is the last alive. The lion-head will go on a rampage and boost the physical characteristics of the monster, the goat-head will try to flee while casting magic and the snake-tail... I actually don't know, the snake dies to easily.
And it was either this game or the Dark Souls dlc that got dragons finally right. Before that they simply sucked because of technical limitations. But DD's dragons are fast, aggressive, can cast magic, spit fire, attack with its claws, teeth, claws, can fly. Grigori is still the best video game dragon and a giant. Other video games would turn him into a setpiece, because he's so big, but not Dragon's Dogma. He's as fast and mobile as other dragons. Also he got a sexy voice.