Etrom: The Astral Essence - All News
Wednesday - September 19, 2007
Etrom - Post Mortem @ RPG Vault
P.M. Studios' Fabio Belsanti has penned a post-mortem on their comic-styled action/RPG, Etrom, for RPG Vault:
As I mentioned before, our main objective was to create a 3D Diablo-like game with an original story and setting, including some innovation in the gameplay. With such a mix, we would have tried to captivate both Diablo players and the most demanding RPG fans. In theory, we - and I particularly - would have been better off targeting more of a niche audience, but our inexperience led us to try to create something that would appeal to almost anyone who loves narrative games with some RPG elements. So wrong! By crossing all target audiences, we attracted, but at the same time disappointed, almost everybody.
Thursday - April 12, 2007
Etrom - Review @ GameSpot
Italian indie P.M. Studios' Etrom has been smashed by GameSpot who awarded a paltry 2/10 in their review. Here's the opening:
To Wild Hare, the publisher of Etrom: The Astral Essence and a seemingly new face on the PC game-publishing landscape, a note of advice: hire more play testers! This hack-and-slash RPG should never have been let out the door of developer P.M. Studios, as all sorts of design flaws, crash bugs, an atrocious camera system, and PS2-era presentation values make it basically unplayable.
Saturday - January 27, 2007
Etrom - Movie #4 @ Gamer's Hell
Gamer's Hell is hosting a video from Etrom: The Astral Essence. Weighing in either at 68Mb in hi-res or 42Mb in lo-res, you can download it at the link above.
Thursday - November 16, 2006
Etrom - Heads to NA
Italian P.M. Studios has signed with Hare Entertainment and Alten8 to bring their action/RPG Etrom: The Astral Essence to North America, although no date was given.