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October 26th, 2013, 13:32
A decent start for the first game in the Dark Eye series that offers an introduction to a potentially interesting fantasy universe.
What shit is that ? The reviewer didn't play any TDE games before, I guess ???

Edit : Okay, it is actually more reasonable after the article's introduction :

As somebody who is completely unfamiliar with the Dark Eye universe, Demonicon’s story and setting just feels like another generic fantasy universe with its own set of races, conflicts, and more than its far share of evil demon lords. Perhaps I’ve just seen too many different fantasy universes, but a lot of fantasy universes fail to sufficiently engross me with their complex lore, often unremarkable characters, and generic storylines, especially with fantasy giants like Warcraft or The Lord of the Rings to compete with. But hey, if you’re a fan of The Dark Eye franchise, then you might really enjoy the lore that Demonicon has to offer.
Which shows an problem with the RPG genre as such : Far too many demonic hordes in games nowadays … The Blizzard approach has been squeezed out to the tiniest bit …

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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