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December 13th, 2019, 13:53
@VentureBeat Dark Alliance is a D&D action RPG announced at the Game Awards.

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It's curious why Tuque and Wizards picked Icewind Dale for the setting of this action-RPG. In Salvatore's latest novel, Boundless, Drizzt found himself in a desperate flight against demons and abyssal constructs as his friends once again faced danger at the hands of those seeking power and the death of the renegade drow to appease the evil god Lloth.

Being set so far in the past, I wondered if this signified Wizards of the Coast's newfound interest in telling stories set in any period of the Forgotten Realms, not just the current timeline.

"Dark Alliance is intended to appeal to existing D&D fans who already know and love Drizzt and the companions, but it's also meant to attract new D&D fans through a different platform and style of gameplay. It made more sense to start earlier in the Legend of Drizzt as an entry point for the newer fans," said Nathan Steward, the vice president for Dungeons & Dragons for Wizards of the Coast, over email. "For people who know and love R.A. Salvatore's work, it gives a new adventure for the companions set in between his novels.

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December 13th, 2019, 13:57
If the combat in the game trailer is actual gameplay (1st person mainly) that I would be very interested in this dynamic.
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December 13th, 2019, 14:02
It’s a four-player co-op action-RPG
… and I'm out.
Too bad. Although the Drizzt and companions story is quite stale I would have liked another try on a single player game in the Forgotten Realms.
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December 13th, 2019, 14:04
With the first person perspective in the video and the hordes of enemies, with the party galloping from battle to battle, it could be something like a first person Diablo-like. Interested to see which direction they take it.
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December 13th, 2019, 14:18
I had Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance. It was alright. I'd say it was closer to a twin-stick shooter than a diablo clone.

This new game could easily be like that again. There's a few around. That new Darksiders game, etc.

But, from the video, it sort of looks like they might make it into a L4D2 sort of thing like Vermintide?
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December 13th, 2019, 14:45
Looks like a reboot of Dark Alliance. I'll pass.

I'm also surprised that it's not concurrent with current FR. Catti-brie haven't been an archer in years. She's currently a Wizard/Druid and Chosen of Mielikki.
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December 13th, 2019, 14:51
The game stinks of dumbed down console-friendly crap. I don't see how this could ever appeal me, but I'll keep checking the updates.
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December 13th, 2019, 15:59
Not to be a graphic whatever but these were just plain bad (mostly the models). Anyway nothing useful in the video so reserve opinion to a later date.
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December 13th, 2019, 16:50
Likely a bit too action-y for the likes of me, I'll stick with my turn-based favoured alternatives for now.
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December 13th, 2019, 17:49
I've tried the first Dark Alliance, Demon Stone and Daggerdale. I didn't like any of them, so this doesn't excite me at all. I'd rather play another Sword Coast Legends than this… Oh well, fortunately there will be BG3, but I wish they had another proper RPG in the making…
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December 13th, 2019, 18:05
I saw an interview with WotC who said they had almost a dozen D&D games coming out after 2020. I'm sure we'll see more RPGs.
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December 13th, 2019, 18:40
I agree with pretty much all of the replies … but will track with some interest. I sometimes like a mindless action romp, or whatever this might end up being
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I hate death metal 'music', or whatever that was.
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December 13th, 2019, 19:22
Hehe, if that was actual gameplay of a game with VR support … I'd be puking within seconds. I doubt it though. Anyways, I'm interested.
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December 13th, 2019, 19:31
This game is made just because so many people find Drizzt cool. Nothing more.
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December 13th, 2019, 20:00
Heh, no thanks.
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December 13th, 2019, 20:18
Yeah I was excited when the developer announced they licensed the IP, but now well it looks like another Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance game with added Co-op.

So basically I expected an RPG but it might not be all that bad hopefully.
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December 13th, 2019, 21:07
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
This game is made just because so many people find Drizzt cool. Nothing more.
Are you implying he is not cool? Heresy!
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My god that looks like garbage.

Originally Posted by Zephyr View Post
I hate death metal 'music', or whatever that was.
Sounds like metalcore to me, which is indeed garbage as well.

Had it only been death metal…
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December 14th, 2019, 02:27
I'm actually a bit impressed with how the makers of the trailer managed to turn me off so utterly and completely within about 5 seconds. That takes a certain type of talent.
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