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Myrthos March 13th, 2013 01:17

Demonicon - Interviews & Hands-On (including Dark)
 
Gamereactor speaks with Philipp Keydel, the QA Manager at Noumena Studios, about The Dark Eye: Demonicon at an event in Berlin, with the result being a video with some in-game footage and talking heads.
Thirteen1 talked to the same person for their magazine and also have some info from a hands-on session of Demonicon and Dark. Click and drag to move through the pages.


More information.

Couchpotato March 13th, 2013 01:17

I'm looking forward to both games. Some might scoff but I'm not excepting anything great.

SpoonFULL March 13th, 2013 01:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061188065)
I'm looking forward to both games. Some might scoff but I'm not excepting anything great.

Same here, expecting these in addition to Mars: War Logs. Seems like a good year for European RPGs.

Arkadia7 March 13th, 2013 05:21

I liked the sound of what the video interview talked about regarding "The Dark Eye". Another game goes on my radar, its looking very good for interesting upcoming games.

Alrik Fassbauer March 13th, 2013 13:52

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WHat drove the decision to move to a much darker environment and setting in comparison to previous TDE games ?

The original games were released many years ago and fans of trhe serioes have grown older. We wanted the new game to reflect this by providing a more mature game for those fans, as well as having a game that is more representative of the modern genre's themes.
In short : "dark & gritty is what mature gamers want and what's the current fashion in the RPG genre right now."

Thank you for making it so easy for me to decide not to buy this game.

I have the suspicion that their decision was driven by the downfall of Radon Labs and their Drakensang series, too : Nice and cute graphics just don't sell.

Sacred_Path March 13th, 2013 15:01

I've read a really meh opinion on Demonicon from a hands-on preview like a year ago; there wasn't a lot to do in that version though. I'm willing to wait for some more informed reviews.

Couchpotato March 13th, 2013 22:46

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Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer (Post 1061188129)
In short : "dark & gritty is what mature gamers want and what's the current fashion in the RPG genre right now."

Thank you for making it so easy for me to decide not to buy this game.

I have the suspicion that their decision was driven by the downfall of Radon Labs and their Drakensang series, too : Nice and cute graphics just don't sell.

Alrik the story is about two siblings accepting or denying there dark gifts. Of course it will be dark and gritty. I don't see cute graphics working.

Alrik Fassbauer March 14th, 2013 13:12

In this setting the "dark & gritty" thing is imho a good choice - but what I hate is that statement like "all of our mature customers want it so !" I'm mature, I'm a customer, and I definitively do NOT want it so - which means to me that their generalization is just plain wrong.

Of course I'm in the minority here, but even the existence of minorities means that one just cannot say "everybody wants it so".

It's like … as if I'd say "everybody likes to eat bread !". That's wrong, because people with an allergy against Gluten just cannot eat bread like everyboy else.
( Read here for more : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten-free_diet )


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