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Posted: Mar 21st 2011 1:49PM Daegalus said

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THis seems interesting, at least graphic wise it looks good.

Posted: Mar 21st 2011 1:55PM (Unverified) said

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I think unlimited growth and customization is what every gamer and development team dream of, but no one knows hows to make it a workible system. Drakensang reminds me of Diablo, MMOs have made me HATE the tunnel look, and limited trapping landscapes. I could see alot of people wanting to try this out. I also think alot of players are leery of free to play games in general (don't quote me), I never really got the notion behind it, would love a good explanation.

Posted: Mar 21st 2011 1:58PM Valius said

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Actually looking forward to this, I enjoyed the Drakensang games on the PS2 so I'm hoping they can port the fun to the pc :)

Posted: Mar 22nd 2011 12:26AM DeepSleeper said

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@Valius

I don't think there were any Drakensang games on the PS2. The two for PC are The Dark Eye and River of Time.

Do you maybe mean Drakengard?
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Posted: Mar 21st 2011 1:59PM Dunraven said

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I was interested until Browser only reared it's ugly head.

Posted: Mar 21st 2011 8:16PM Beau Hindman said

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@Dunraven Can't say that I understand why "browser" would be any different than any other delivery method. There's a ton of horrible games on the PC and on consoles, but we don't judge the whole of the market on the choice of delivery.

Point being that, obviously from the footage, browsers are very capable when it comes to graphics. As far as design, well that just depends on the designer -- the same as it has been for any format for all time.

Browser means nothing but possible accessibility for people who do not have a gaming machine. Other than that, it shouldn't effect how you feel about a game until you play it.

Beai
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Posted: Mar 22nd 2011 12:38AM Kurremkarmerruk said

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@Beau Hindman

I'm hoping 'browser only' it means more accessible! The game looks great and if it runs on my laptop, I'm all for it!
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Posted: Mar 21st 2011 2:06PM Unshra said

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Hmm I enjoyed the world of Drakensang (1 and 2) enough to get over the interface issues, horrible voice overs (English at least) and lack of any kind of polish. I don't know if Bigpoint will have as interesting a world as the one Radon Labs created but they allow players in the US to play I'll gladly check it out.

Posted: Mar 21st 2011 2:10PM Tom in VA said

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I'm with Dunraven on this.

Anything "browser-based" -- at least at this point in time -- is a huge negative for me. "Browser-based" and "westernized" are two words that, when associated with MMOs, are practically the kiss of death as far as I am concerned.

The original Drakensang game was OK in many ways, but what made it work for me was the integration of story + party-based solo play. Drakensang was probably better in the original German, as I found the text translations and voice acting in the English version of the game to be pretty .... lame. The game was fun, though, as I said.

What's not so fun, imo, is if one's party is now composed of random PUG players instead of a reliable and entertaining AI team of your own choosing. We'll see. I had heard that there was a Drakensang 2 in the works; I guess it's to be an online CORPG kind of thing instead of a more traditional SPRPG.

Posted: Mar 21st 2011 3:31PM Lobotomist said

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This has nothing to do with Drakensang which was great crpg (in style of Dragon Age)

But still will be worth checking out.

Posted: Mar 21st 2011 4:35PM goatfoam said

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Enjoyed Drakensang. Not a fan of Bigpoint, not a fan of browser games, and not a fan of free to play. 3-1 in favour of a pass.

Posted: Mar 21st 2011 4:43PM Niieh said

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I'm gonna give it a chance, I really liked the Drakensang RPGs, and the trailer is pretty cool. I've never known a browsergame that I actually wanted to play for longer than 30 mins, but you never know, some day a good browser game has got to come along :)

Posted: Mar 21st 2011 5:19PM Sorithal said

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Interesting o.o

Posted: Mar 21st 2011 5:53PM Germaximus said

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I didnt like browser games up until about a month ago. Browser is apparently our future in games. Its not a bad thing, people are apparently working on making browser games just as good as the rest.

Posted: Mar 21st 2011 10:45PM Averice said

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I don't like browser games either. Just because I haven't seen any good ones. They all lag. I'd wonder if that was my connection, but I don't lag when I'm playing a regular MMO, so why the browser MMO?

That said, I think this is a good option for them, since their business model is f2p. No big download = much greater accessibility. Browser gaming is a potential future of f2p MMO's. I don't think the tech will be widespread enough into peoples homes for another decade at the least for browser to become preferred over any sort of dl. But then again, as tech increases beyond what it is now, there may never be a point in time where browser passes regular in terms of delivery capabilities.

So yeah, I don't think browser games will ever be as good, but maybe some day they will be good enough.

Posted: Mar 22nd 2011 12:04PM Valius said

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Very good point, thanks for correcting me~! :3
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Posted: Mar 22nd 2011 6:11PM drunkenpandaren said

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Drakensang was the game that kept me busy while I was waiting for Dragon Age: Origins to release. I'm looking forward for more information on this.

Posted: Mar 27th 2011 4:34AM Royalkin said

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This looks like a very good game, at least with what we know so far. I'll need more information before I can really jump on board. Things such as crafting, UI, and other aspects.

Posted: May 18th 2011 3:45PM VladoBASK said

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be very careful, my experience (not just mine) with bigpoint is highly negative: http://www.mydarkorbit.com

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