|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Drakensang - Review @ Cheatcc

Default Drakensang - Review @ Cheatcc

March 13th, 2009, 10:59
A favourable review of Drakensang is online at Cheatcc, with a score of 3.7/5. Here's a snippet:
In an RPG, it's all about the gameplay. The story doesn't make or break the game, but a good story is always coveted. Sometimes a weak story can be overcome by good character development, with good dialogue and voice acting. Dark Eye's presentation is very good, certainly worth more than the thirty-dollar price tag. The story is good… it's not great, but the characters more than make up for it. There is a discernable difference when compared to recent Japanese-produced RPGs. The focus is entirely on the single-player experience. The characters are less exuberant and cocky, and they're not anime. However, they are still standard RPG characters. As cliché as they may be, there's a sharp vein of humor that runs through the presentation, letting us know the developers are aware of having to include these traditional characters to remain true to the genre. Dark Eye is not a comedy, and when things get intense, the mood gets very dark. Adhering to the proven, manic RPG formula, the developers work their magic within this framework. They did not attempt to reinvent the wheel in terms of gameplay, but they've rust-proofed and lubricated it so that it rolls along just fine.
Thanks, Grandor Dragon!
More information.
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,968

Default 

March 13th, 2009, 10:59
It says: "Don't miss a chance to play a game marinated in the classic RPG tradition."

And still they only "Good" 3.7/5 (75%)?
Ergonpandilus is offline

Ergonpandilus

Ergonpandilus's Avatar
The Guardian

#2

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oulu, Finland
Posts: 486

Default 

March 13th, 2009, 13:40
I think the score by itself is fair enough. too many games get too high scores these days. Drakensang is good, and some aspects of it very good. I enjoyed the game quite a bit. 75% is still far better than average, which would be 50%.

Of course in these inflational times, the score is not fair when you compare it to some other scores given.
Grandor Dragon is offline

Grandor Dragon

Sentinel

#3

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: London, UK
Posts: 557

Default 

March 13th, 2009, 13:47
Yes, it's sad that big budget games can buy the mainstream press and so those games get 90%+ just because they paid for the review. I loved Fallout, but it was no better than Drakensang.

'nut
crpgnut is online now

crpgnut

crpgnut's Avatar
Fantasy Novel Archmage
RPGWatch Donor

#4

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: St. Louis, Mo USA
Posts: 3,813

Default 

March 13th, 2009, 14:55
Heh. My review looks like it'll rate the game about an 8.0, but that's also one of the highest scores I've ever given a game on GB (BioShock was higher, but in hindsight I probably rated that game too high. It was my first review, beginner's mistake). It's definitely better than Fallout 3, which I would have rate in the mid 7s at best (higher if it had more technical polish. As a polished release Fallout 3 might've been an 8 too)

But yeah, modern game reviewers use the 6-10 scale for the AAA titles, with only 8-10 being really viable scores and anything below 8 being an absolutely terrible game. 9/10 should be read as "average", which is about as ridiculous as you can get.
Brother None is offline

Brother None

Brother None's Avatar
SasqWatch

#5

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,554

Default 

March 13th, 2009, 15:18
You did the Review ?

“ 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)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR

#6

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 16,001

Default 

March 13th, 2009, 16:13
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
You did the Review ?
This one? Heck no, I mean my review that I just finished writting and will be published today or in the weekend. Sorry for being unclear.
Brother None is offline

Brother None

Brother None's Avatar
SasqWatch

#7

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,554

Lightbulb 

March 13th, 2009, 16:14
Yes, Alrik, my dear.

But not this one above… nor the one on RPGWatch (which is in fact not yet out)… - "just" the one on his home site, GameBanshee (GB).

Follow the link in his signature!

Cheers,
Ragon

P.S.: Btw, Brother, was that said review featured on RPGWatch news at all? Did i miss it?
Or is it still unreleased either?
(Yeah, yeah, i know, "follow your own advice, my son - follow the link…!" )

P.P.S.: … you always should let the people speak for themselves…
Last edited by Ragon der Magier; March 13th, 2009 at 16:17. Reason: intermediate answer from originator
Ragon der Magier is offline

Ragon der Magier

Ragon der Magier's Avatar
Watcher

#8

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 64

Default 

March 13th, 2009, 16:36
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
Yes, it's sad that big budget games can buy the mainstream press and so those games get 90%+ just because they paid for the review. I loved Fallout, but it was no better than Drakensang.
Fully agree.
elikal is offline

elikal

elikal's Avatar
Sentinel

#9

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 515

Default 

March 13th, 2009, 17:17
Originally Posted by Ragon der Magier View Post
Yes, Alrik, my dear.

But not this one above… nor the one on RPGWatch (which is in fact not yet out)… - "just" the one on his home site, GameBanshee (GB).

Follow the link in his signature!
I should've been aware of that … Okay, now it is clear.

“ 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)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR

#10

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 16,001

Default 

March 13th, 2009, 18:13
Actually I liked Drakensang more than Fallout 3 (it should be Fallout 3D really).

Now i gonna dig out my "Shadows over Riva" and give that one another play through.

P.S. I wish somebody did a remake or another game in Darklands setting.
BlackVoid is offline

BlackVoid

BlackVoid's Avatar
Watcher

#11

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posts: 45

Default 

March 14th, 2009, 16:12
Drakensang is quite good, at this point it captures me more than most CRPG I played those last years.

About rates, You cannot decently put rate as low than 10% or even 30% to most games, there's an unfair psychological effect. I don't think it's ok to have an average at 50%, it's more fine to have a much higher average like 75%. You'll get less people angry and you can build anyway a fair scale between 50% and 100%.
Dasale is offline

Dasale

SasqWatch

#12

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,096
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Drakensang - Review @ Cheatcc
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 19:48.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch