|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » EuroGamer - Coming Attractions - RPGs

Default EuroGamer - Coming Attractions - RPGs

January 27th, 2008, 16:44
Looking ahead at the coming gaming year, Eurogamer has a roundup of some of 2008's RPGs. It's a little heavy on the spiky-haired variety but Fallout 3, Fable 2 and Rise of the Argonauts make it in:
New from Codemasters comes an action RPG featuring Jason and his magic fleece and a better frame rate than the Harryhausen film. Playing as the king of Iolchis himself you get to fight alongside great heroes of mythology such as Atalanta, Achilles and Hercules (not played by Sorbo, sadly).
As lead designer Charley Price told us last year, Rise of the Argonauts is all about storyline, character development and decision-making. There's not too much menu fiddling and inventory management, basically.
We're also promised "real-time, lethal combat unlike any you've ever seen in an RPG". No more stabbing enemies 20 times before they fall over; stick a sword through someone's heart and the consequences will be as immediate as you'd expect in real life. Or Lewisham.
Rise of the Argonauts is out later this year on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
More information.
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
SasqWatch
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,967

Default 

January 27th, 2008, 16:44
A list of crap games from a crappy site… thank god for indie games.
The Watchman is offline

The Watchman

Watcher

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Scandinavia
Posts: 54

Default 

January 27th, 2008, 17:31
Some of the handheld games are already out in the US and *not* worth playing:
- Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker - better off playing Pokemon (or even Spectrobes), this is in my upcoming 'Whole Game in My Hand.
- Final Fantasy I & II - I suggested getting the actual combined "Final Fantasy I & II" for the GBA rather than the mediocre port to the PSP which costs full price for each game, but still fixed nothing of the original FF2 issues.

— Mike
txa1265 is offline

txa1265

txa1265's Avatar
SasqWatch

#3

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 11,435

Default 

January 27th, 2008, 18:31
Originally Posted by The Watchman View Post
A list of crap games from a crappy site… thank god for indie games.
So what indie games are we expecting this year, then? I can only think of two: Avernum 5, and Age of Decandence (and I don't think we're sure on this one, even).
VPeric is offline

VPeric

Sentinel

#4

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Serbia
Posts: 582

Default 

January 27th, 2008, 19:44
The Broken Hourglass, possibly.
KazikluBey is offline

KazikluBey

KazikluBey's Avatar
Sentinel

#5

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 525

Default 

January 28th, 2008, 10:53
Even though it will be free, what about Keep on the Borderlands? Surely you can't discount Shining Ted's efforts to properly recreate one of the best D&D modules out there.

RPGs are pretty much dead at this point. If Mass Effect can pass for an RPG and bioshock can be called an RPG hybrid even though it has no inventory screen, then it won't be long before they start calling Mario and Sonic RPGs as well…

Oops, that's right, Bioware is making a Sonic RPG

What a wonderful time to be an RPG'er.
Boilerplate is offline

Boilerplate

Traveler

#6

Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 14

Default 

January 28th, 2008, 11:50
Originally Posted by Boilerplate View Post
Even though it will be free, what about Keep on the Borderlands? Surely you can't discount Shining Ted's efforts to properly recreate one of the best D&D modules out there.

RPGs are pretty much dead at this point. If Mass Effect can pass for an RPG and bioshock can be called an RPG hybrid even though it has no inventory screen, then it won't be long before they start calling Mario and Sonic RPGs as well…

Oops, that's right, Bioware is making a Sonic RPG

What a wonderful time to be an RPG'er.
I would say with Witcher, Mask of the Betrayer, Gothic 3, Eschalon, and the upcoming indies and hopefully dragon age, the RPG genre is going stronger than it has in many years.
GhanBuriGhan is offline

GhanBuriGhan

GhanBuriGhan's Avatar
Wose extraordinaire

#7

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,483

Default 

January 29th, 2008, 08:50
Get off my lawn, sonny!!
Thaurin is offline

Thaurin

SasqWatch

#8

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 2,408
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » EuroGamer - Coming Attractions - RPGs
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 00:12.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch