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rpgdude August 5th, 2009 06:28

Drakensang, who wants to play it?
 
After I played G3 and the Witcher, Drakensang is a game I don't want to play. Bye bye Drakensang!

JemyM August 5th, 2009 06:56

With the limited amount of RPG's on PC today, picking two out of 3, and then bidding farewell to a game one haven't played, on a forum for that game…

Unless this is satire or bad humor, it strikes me as highly immature, inflammatory, attention seeking and trolling.

"I do X, therefore I wont to Y/Y is bad/Y is wrong/people who do Y is stupid/everybody should do X" is a logic I often had in my teenage years, but as I grew older I realized how silly it was, especially when it's related to entertainment.

Examples;
* I use computers, therefore it's wrong to use consoles
* I use PC, therefore it's wrong of me to like Macintosh
* I use PS3, therefore I should vow to never own a XBox 360
* I like Star Wars, therefore I shun Star Trek
* I play storytelling games, which makes me too sophisticated to play Dungeons & Dragons

Ergonpandilus August 5th, 2009 07:40

Speaking of party RPGs, Drakensang is the best substitute for Baldur's Gate out there. NWN or NWN2 are much worse and I think most of us are sick and tired of the progress how D&D rules are evolving. TDE feels fresh (at least to me) and interesting.

You obviously like single character RPGs better and that's okay.

PS. Your thread start is very trolling too.

wolfing August 5th, 2009 14:49

can we change the username to rpgtroll?

rpgdude August 5th, 2009 16:09

The fact is I played for 15 minutes and just couldn't continued. The game is so old and slow. So you think in this forum I have to praise it cheers cheers! Is this what you want to hear?

Ergonpandilus August 5th, 2009 18:30

What kind of person goes to burger place shouting that he hates burgers? Or do you go to Toyota forum complaining that you hate the brand?

Play few hours and then give your real opinion. You obviously only read few bad reviews, tried for a second and now come to here trolling. I understand real critic, but just shouting out that you don't like it doesn't make any sense, especially in this forum.

First of all, the game is not old and graphics are decent. And the game isn't that slow (if you mean the characters). I'm welcome to hear your opinion after you have given a real shot with the game.

But for now, bye bye rpgdude!

Grandor Dragon August 5th, 2009 18:45

Well, on your list (Gothic 3, Witcher and Drakensang) Drakensang definitely is the odd one out. But why post this here? There is no informational content in your post.

txa1265 August 6th, 2009 02:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by rpgdude (Post 1060962674)
The fact is I played for 15 minutes and just couldn't continued.

Then you have essentially heard one note of one song and decided you didn't like anything by the band. Sound useless? Yep.

Alrik Fassbauer August 6th, 2009 11:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolfing (Post 1060962661)
can we change the username to rpgtroll?

Asked the same myself.


Opening a thread with a misleading title (which sounds like an invite into playing)
in the appropriate sub-forum
and stating in the very first post that one doesn't like a game at all

generates the most maximum level of attention.

To me, this feels like a thoroughly planned deed.

txa1265 August 6th, 2009 12:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer (Post 1060962815)
generates the most maximum level of attention.


dteowner August 6th, 2009 15:20

Well, I'm working thru the second city right now, so I guess the answer is, "Me".

@Mike- that's just a bit scary.

magerette August 6th, 2009 20:46

@ Mike: Good Godfrey Daniels!O_O And I thought this guy was bad!


@dte: so what do you think of the game—how's the interface? I'm on the border about it.

dteowner August 6th, 2009 21:34

So far, so good, Mags. When I can concentrate on it for an hour or more, it gets downright engrossing. Unfortunately, that's a little rare for me. The interface isn't bad at all. I struggled at first (particularly since my first character —"first" is more appropriate than "main" the way it plays— was a hocus-pocus type), but I'm getting much more comfy now. I've still got combat pausing every round, but I issue orders quickly enough now that it's no longer jarring. It's a little early for me to give you a definite opinion, but initial impressions are good and it's only $30 at Best Buy.

Thrasher August 6th, 2009 21:46

I've been holding back since I've heard the character development aspect is not very meaningful (i.e. choices you make don't seem to make much of a difference).

Thoughts?

bkrueger August 6th, 2009 22:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thrasher (Post 1060963025)
I've been holding back since I've heard the character development aspect is not very meaningful (i.e. choices you make don't seem to make much of a difference).

Thoughts?

There were some reviews here, for example by Corwin.

Regarding character development he said that it was one of the highlights of this game.

For me Drakensang is one of the best CRPGS of the last years. In particular I liked the option for auto-pause after each round, because it reminded me of the infinity engine.

I believe that it was a big mistake to sell it for 30 $ in the US from the beginning, so people get the misconception that it is a budget title.

dteowner August 6th, 2009 22:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thrasher (Post 1060963025)
I've been holding back since I've heard the character development aspect is not very meaningful (i.e. choices you make don't seem to make much of a difference).

Thoughts?

I'm still early in the game, so I'm not sure I can answer that for certain. From my experience, a few points in a skill has made a noticeable difference in performance. Covering a range of skills with your party also appears useful.

As a diehard spreadsheet RPGer, I still have the feeling that I'm "not doing it right" since I don't completely understand the Dark Eye system and haven't finished the game to understand what matters and what does not. That's just my particular craziness, though. I haven't quite got used to the "allocate points whenever" approach, either.

Overall, I'd say character development will be a lot of fun.

Thrasher August 6th, 2009 22:45

OK, I must have heard wrong. Maybe it's time for an ear canal flushing.

Gorath August 7th, 2009 00:38

You can find a couple of paragraphs on character development in both our reviews. It's not a weakness, it's Drakensang's strongest point.

Thrasher August 7th, 2009 00:43

Hmm but I have heard that there are a lot of skills that are rather pointless to develop. Maybe the translation from PnP to CRPG wasn't fully leveraged?

Arhu August 7th, 2009 00:49

Are you perhaps talking about the Realms of Arkania games? They offered a myriad of skills to characters, not all of which were useful. But Drakensang? I'd say the best strategy is to have all talents represented in your party setup. I don't remember any of them being really pointless.


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