Radon Labs and dtp entertainment‘s classic fantasy RPG Drakensang makes its DRM-free debut on GOG.
The The Dark Eye pen-and-paper series has been very popular in Germany and there have been quite a few games built around its universe, with the obvious choice usually RPGs (although the point-and-clickers The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav and its sequel Memoria made use of the source material, too). Drakensang came out over 10 years after Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva and introduced a third-person perspective and 3D environments, but still retained what made the series great: world-building, exploration, and turn-based battles.
In a group of up to four adventurers, one completes various main and side quests, while character customization is deep with over 40 spells to learn, 30 talents and 40 special abilities to invest experience points in. As the The Dark Eye universe includes all sorts of strange creatures, like linnorms, undead mules, and giant amoeba, the adventure shouldn’t feel too familiar to those fighting the same old orcs and dragons in other games, although these are present and correct here as well. Considering that the game is a decade old, it still looks and sounds quite nice, something that can’t be said about most games using outdated 3D technology.
Drakensang was originally released in February 2009 and is now available DRM-free on GOG with a 75% launch discount that lasts until December 2, 2020, at 2 PM UTC.
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