Reviews and Problems with Drakensang: The River Of Time
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29 June 2011
Summary: A pretty solid RPG with some features that hold it back. The points in it's favor are a solid system based on a German pen and paper game, it's party based which is pretty hard to find now a days and has an interesting setting with the main character sailing up an down a river unraveling various mysteries. The story, dialog and heaps of throw away loot hold it back though.
Summary: This game is almost identical to its predecessor in game play and character development. Since the way in which the game plays is largely the same (although quite different in content) I feel as though I must give this game a lower rank since there wasn't much innovation. In some genres this would be a bad thing, but since the original game was amazing, and this one is only slightly worse I'm only docking it 1 point.
Summary: In an era when so many developers desire to make the next World of Warcraft it is a genuine strength of this game that it does not overreach. Other than as a value proposition, there is nothing spectacular about this game. But there isn't anything broken about the game, either. From the introduction's opening soothing chords, through the standard fare of human, dwarfs, and elves, to it's replication of The Bard's Tale motif it's obvious that the first and foremost desire...
Summary: I am giving this game a 10, simply because it is an outstanding value at $20! Probably the best gaming value I have gotten this year - including quite a few bargains obtained during the holiday sale at steam! I am only a few hours into the title and it has great graphics with some wonderful particle and atmospheric effects. Voice acting is the one weak point - it isn't bad, but probably not the same level of quality found in the original German release.
Summary: Even if the game seems amazing, even if DTP support seems to be efficient, I must give a red to the game for the north-american release sold by "ST**M" (online store) as a warning to customers. Some users requested support for non-working game but received none. The reseller stipulate that his responsibility end after the download portion, which means that if the game doesn't work, they re fuse to offer technical support and ask you to go to a third party support which...
Summary: If you've been recounting the glory days of oldschool CRPGs while kids fart around with Dragon Age and the like, this game's for you. Challenging tactical combat, a long, interesting campaign and an upbeat, lighthearted nature help make Drakensang - The River of Time a treat. Instead of being overly serious or dark and somber, Drakensang - The River of Time has a sort of innocent, whimsic al nature to it all.
Summary: A very enjoyable and fairly cheap buy ($20 as of this review on Steam) that has already given me a decent amount of fun, and playtime, and I'm not even out of the first area yet. The story is much more lighthearted, less concerned with the sometimes banal morality choices that have become prevalent in many of todays RPG's, this is an epic and grand adventure in the style of fantasy fiction that was prevalent in the eighties and early nineties; be warned, it does have...
Summary: At first I was concerned when this game started slowly, but it really picked up and showed to be a surprisingly deep RPG with lots of complexity, character, and fun. Revisiting previous locations on the river brings up a whole new set of great sidequests that have you combing all over for good weapons and prizes. I'm hooked! I just finished this game. It has a very epic, satisfying ending . All those of you who like hardcore RPGs, you would like this.
Summary: Classic rpg meets modern mechanics. Drakensang: The River of Time, is a splendid blend. It flawlessly mixes the PnP system with modernized RPG mechanics. The Drakensang series is truly a masterpiece which will be remembered for years to come. The game itself is easy to transition into, even if the player has no current understanding of PnP style games. There are many helpful tips that pop- up and explain what is what.
Summary: This game like it's predecessor is a delightfully well rounded RPG, which in my eyes while having slightly less polish than blockbuster titles from Bioware, is every bit as enjoyable and has its own unique fantastical charm that is somewhat killed by the darker tone of many other modern RPG's. Don't get me wrong this game is very in depth an mature in its story telling and decision making.