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February 3rd, 2011, 19:05
Does anyone know if the U.S. version of Drakensang: RoT will ever have a boxed version? Or is it a digital-only release?

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February 3rd, 2011, 19:09
I don't know.

There seems currently to be no other method than to import it - from Benelux or from elsewhere.

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February 3rd, 2011, 21:37
I couldn't wait, so I went the Impulse route. I actually like their speed better than Steam, but I like the presentation of Steam better.

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February 3rd, 2011, 22:09
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
I don't know.

There seems currently to be no other method than to import it - from Benelux or from elsewhere.
Since I think there won't be any boxed english version anywhere apart from Benelux, do you know a retailer site or something (like ebay or such) where I can buy this Benelux version? I have searched the internet but I couldn't find anything.
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February 4th, 2011, 00:12
@crpgnut : Yes, this is possible.
However, this is also very, very, VERy difficult !

I managed it last night or the night before that by only using one of them, I don't quite know how it is called in the translation …

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Originally Posted by Gokyabgu View Post
Since I think there won't be any boxed english version anywhere apart from Benelux, do you know a retailer site or something (like ebay or such) where I can buy this Benelux version? I have searched the internet but I couldn't find anything.
There have been posts somewhere in this forum, sorry, I don't seem to recall them anymore …

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February 4th, 2011, 01:01
Originally Posted by TheMadGamer View Post
Does anyone know if the U.S. version of Drakensang: RoT will ever have a boxed version? Or is it a digital-only release?
Just get used to it, online versions are here to stay. Only the most AAA of titles will have boxed versions anymore, so they can look all shiny in their Best Buyses and their Walmartses, but for anything other than 'World of Warcraft', 'Call of Duties' and the like, no more boxes.
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February 4th, 2011, 19:22
Originally Posted by Gokyabgu View Post
Since I think there won't be any boxed english version anywhere apart from Benelux, do you know a retailer site or something (like ebay or such) where I can buy this Benelux version? I have searched the internet but I couldn't find anything.
http://www.freerecordshop.nl/pc_dvd/…-river-of-time

It is quite cheap in this shop but the postage can get expensive. They also support paypal payments.
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February 4th, 2011, 19:58
Originally Posted by Dark Savant View Post
http://www.freerecordshop.nl/pc_dvd/…-river-of-time

It is quite cheap in this shop but the postage can get expensive. They also support paypal payments.
Thank you very much Dark Savant.
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February 4th, 2011, 20:14
How do you put US style addresses in their form.

I get a screwy address format that with my luck will confuse our postal carriers.

I want

Name
Address number Address street
City, State
Postal code
Country

but it gives me

Name
Address street Address number
Postal code City
Country
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February 4th, 2011, 22:23
I am waiting a bit longer to see if it gets a UK boxed release I can import much more easily. If it doesn't by the summer I will probably just get it on gamersgate.

I much prefer a box, but if the game is download only I usually give in.
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Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
How do you put US style addresses in their form.
They just don't have federal states there, hence this shortened address form.

Don't expect other countries to have a similar style of organization.

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February 4th, 2011, 23:24
What's worse is that the address appears at the end of the street and the postal code before the city. That's bound to mess up the postal carriers here.

You should not assume that the form of all country addresses conform to that of your own country if you actually care about international business…
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February 5th, 2011, 00:37
It's still not available here, even as a download; I checked Steam yesterday.

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February 5th, 2011, 05:46
Is the downloadable version everyone talks about English language, or do you need to use the mod that translates the text but obviously leaves the speech?
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August 30th, 2014, 23:47
So now that the dust has settled: Is this game worth buying?

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August 31st, 2014, 01:56
There are two reviews about it at the Codex Top 70, (Number 52 - I wrote the fanboyish one); I guess it depends if the atmosphere catches you; worked for me like a charm, probably because of the excellent german voice-overs. From what I have seen, the english voiceovers do their job but are not as great as the german ones. If you like generic fantasy settings, give it a go - if not give it a wide berth.

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August 31st, 2014, 11:25
River of Time improves just about everything compared to the already pretty good first Drakensang. So yes, a clear thumbs up from me. You have to like this rather light-hearted atmosphere of the Drakensang games though. RoT is a bit darker, to mix things up, but not much.

The underlying RPG system is a subset of the The Dark Eye pen & paper ruleset. If you played one of the CRPGs (Drakensang, Blackguards, Realms of Arkania Trilogy) the learning curve should be relatively flat.
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August 31st, 2014, 15:10
Alright, thanks for your input. Seems to be just right up my alley going by what you've said so I guess I'll buy it then.

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August 31st, 2014, 20:54
By the way… just for anyone interested… I did manage to eventually find a boxed copy of RoT. Haven't played it yet but I will. Does anyone know of a website that is a sort of 'For Dummies' for the rule sets being used? They are very foreign to me as I have never used the rule sets employed in either game before.

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August 31st, 2014, 21:10
I have a boxed copy, but it's both games - Drakensang + Drakensang - River of Time + Phileasson's Secret DLC. Sadly, it doesn't include a manual for either game .

I don't know where you could learn the rules but a Google search should help you. The rulelset is definitely intimidating but oh-so-nerdy it appears, truly a D&D style thing with a lot of depth and complexity. Makes me want to play those games now ..
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