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Dark Messiah: Previews @ Gamehelper & HEXUS

by Dhruin, 2006-09-29 09:33:00
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic has new previews at two outlets. Here's <a href="http://pcmac.gamehelper.com/articles/646.htm" target="_blank">Gamehelper</a>:<blockquote><em>The magic system in Dark Messiah looked far better than any predecessor Ia "!ve seen. Spells actually look like spells as opposed to a different colored generic magic ball that emits from your hand. It definitely adds a sense of reality and coolness to the magic. Youa "!re wielding fire so it should look as such! It does. It was cool to see my hand emitting heat waves as I was about to unleash a fireball, then light my enemy aflame. Gotta love fire! The demo was limited but I was able to use some of the ice abilities, as well. Your enemies will slip and slide on the ice-slick ground or freeze completely if youa "!re close. Ita "!s definitely a mechanic Ia "!ve not seen done well before in a first person setting and it worked quite nicely from what I saw.</em></blockquote>...and <a href="http://gaming.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=6836" target="_blank">HEXUS</a>, who have a very pictorial format:<blockquote><em>The combat is extremely straightforward and offers both a physical experience and a tactical one. If you are wielding a sword or a dagger you can tap the left trigger to slash an enemy or hold it down to enter a stance. The stance mode unleashes a more powerful swing or thrust of your weapon and, depending on whether youa "!re running, walking, or standing still, will react differently due to the context-sensitive system that has been put in place. The same applies to your defence; depending on how the enemy attacks you, will depend on how you defend that attack. A static attack may result in a simple block, whereas a running attack may end with a parry. These variations in blocking and attacking manoeuvres prevent combat from becoming too repetitive.</em></blockquote>
Source: Blue's

Information about

Dark Messiah

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released