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||May 15th, 2013 20:16
Grim Dawn - Potential Successor to Titan Quest
GameSkinny has an article about Grim Dawn
called "A Potential Successor to Titan Quest."
Something on the horizon…
The reason I want to bring this to light is because, after the Immortal Throne came out, the publisher (THQ) ceased the series and refused to create another game. Well that was a huge disappointment for anyone who played the game; it meant that the could-have-been epic series would not be completed and there really was no substitute for the amazing, mythology-steeped, dungeon crawler.
However, there is truly light on the horizon as a Kickstarter project titled Grim Dawn was recently funded and several of the old developers of Titan Quest decided to break away from Iron Lore Studios and create the unofficial successor to Titan Quest. The new development firm is called Crate Entertainment and it's headed up by Arthur Bruno, the previous head designer at Iron Lore.
Now despite having been announced nearly three years ago, there isn't a great deal known about Grim Dawn, even as it nears Alpha testing, but looking at the screenshots and listening to the videos available makes a fan like me think that Grim Dawn will be everything we hope it to be. The screens and videos seem to show a wonderfully similar art style with beefed up graphics despite Titan Quest (for its age) having very formidable graphics. Additionally, the creators have kept the true gem of the game that is the unique class customization that was so loved in Titan Quest. And, although the somewhat light and colorful mythological environment seems to be gone, it's been replaced with a darker, more haunting environment that really adds to the game's setting.
I don't know how many people were more or less disappointed by Diablo 3, but I count myself in that crowd for reasons I won't go into. It seemed that the dungeon crawler world I'd been such a fan of was in decline, but now, as Grim Dawn nears its completion, I can rest easy knowing that all is not lost, and perhaps the best is yet to come. Please go and check out their website. It may be a little bare-boned, but at the end of the day, the game is really what matters.
||May 15th, 2013 20:16
I loved titan quest. I think Grim Dawn is using the same core engine and from what I've seen it's going to have very similar gameplay, which is a good thing.
I also agree or would echo that I miss how some of these games USED to be done and I don't get why developers are so hell bent on altering formulas that work into formulas that suck.
There are a bunch of titles like grim dawn in development via kickstarter that I'm interested in. Shadowrun returns, wasteland 2, dead state, worlds of magic - all look to have a lot of potential. We'll see if the games end up being as good as they look during development.
||May 15th, 2013 21:51
I really enjoyed Titan Quest, and Grim Dawn using the same engine is a good thing.
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