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Drakan: The Ancients' Gate
1 February 2013
Excerpt: Long ago, humans and dragons lived in peaceful coexistence, bonded into the Order of the Flame to protect the world and its skies. That time passed, and the world has been a dark, chaotic place.
Excerpt: While the phrasing might seem a bit harsh, I find myself referring to Drakan: The Ancients' Gates as "a beautiful failure". It could have been one of the best games on the PS2 due in large part to the gorgeous, atmospheric world it takes place in....
Excerpt: Drakan: The Ancients' Gate is the story of Rynn, a female fighter who gains a personal attachment to the sentient dragon, Arokh. She in confronted with the task of facing the Desert Lords to free the Spirit Dragons ansd saving mankind as a whole.
Pros: Huge levels, Voiceacting is pretty good, Fair variety of combat options keeps the game from getting stale, Fairly good length (30+ hours)
Cons: Long loading and saving times, Rynn looks to be the worst designed character in the game, Equiping items and weapons is not fluid, Enemy AI is flawed
Excerpt: This review is part two in my recent attempt to compare the recent spate of fantasy games starring females. At least two discs with cheesy titles hit shelves within a month of each other, and they're very similar in a lot of ways.
Excerpt: When writing reviews, it's important to stay objective and attempt not to be prejudiced against a given title. Unfortunately, it can be quite difficult to stay completely objective and non-objectivity can easily cloud a review.
Excerpt: The graphics in Drakan: The Ancient Gates are lovely. Whether you are in dank catacombs, the murky swamps of Shadowmire or the bustling community of Surdana, little touches of quality shine through. Each area is rendered quite appropriately and it all just feels right.
Summary: Surreal Software’s Drakan: The Ancients’ Gates
attempts to transplant a PC style RPG onto the PlayStation 2. Putting players in
the shoes of warrior Rynn and her Dragon companion Arokh, the game is unique in
that it features both traditional dungeon battles with Rynn alone and intense
Excerpt: A couple years back, I piled into a car with a few of my best friends and began the road trip to end all road trips down to LA for the biggest event in gaming: E3. The trip itself (part of which can still be read , the rest has since been deleted) was almost worth the time spent, but it was my first...