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February 10th, 2010, 15:49
Originally Posted by Kostaz View Post
The other results are not surprising,I wonder though,which editor voted for ArcaniA?
Our internal voting details are top secret!

Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
I'm surprised at the relatively poor showing for Eschalon2. This board seemed to devour Book1, but apparently the excitement has worn off for some of y'all.
Maybe the community is only able to focus on one indie at a time. This year it was AoD.

Originally Posted by GhanBuriGhan View Post
Especially regarding Venetica. I haven't followed it very closely, admittedly. What makes you guys more exited for this one then for FO:NV or AP, e.g.?
FO:NV -> Nothing was known about it at the time of the poll except the name and the developer. So it's hard to be excited about it.
AP -> A shooter hybrid. Not easy to get a majority consensus on such a thing.
Venetica -> Released in Germany 6 months ago. Good reviews, and we (or rather I ) received a review copy ages ago. Everything is known about it except the international release dates. It's clear Venetica is relatively similar to Fable, storytelling and characters are good, the setting fresh and the action surprisingly violent (reminded me a bit of Rune). The developers' adventure game roots are still visible, which is a good thing. Negative are the only okay engine performance and a couple of minor issues. Purists will hate this game, the Diablo crowd probably too, despite ca. 70% action.

Drakensang: TRoT won in the end because it's clear it will improve Drakensang significantly. It's the safest bet of them all. All the devs did was create new content, recycle as many assets as possible and scratch one item after the other off the list of improvements filtered out of the Drakensang feedback. A couple of things were skipped because they would have been too expensive, but I guess you can't have everything.

Escalon 2 had real chances to win the internal poll. It was fighting for first place until the very end.
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