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Offline BentonGrey

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Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance
« on: June 12, 2021, 02:03:45 AM »
This looks like fun, though it's got the over-blown visual FX that seems to be the standard for these types of games these days.  I don't much care for that style, but it's cool to see a game about the Companions.  I loved those books as a kid, though these days I recognize how ridiculously derivative they are.  I still like those characters, and it's neat that there is finally a game about them.

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Re: Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2021, 01:03:49 AM »
Ouch!  It doesn't sound like it's getting a particularly warm reception!  :P

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Re: Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 07:57:20 PM »
a game about the Companions.

 We, uh, REALLY, need to have a talk about the term 'Companions'.  :P
 I read that and was expecting Tanis, Tas, and Flint to be showing up with Sturm and the twins.  :doh:
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2021, 08:17:59 PM »
Haha, sorry, ND.  I never read Dragonlance as a kid, but I read the heck out of the Icewind Dale books.  I read them at the perfect time, as I can't imagine they'd hold up well these days.  :P
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2021, 09:14:44 PM »
I never read Dragonlance as a kid

 Please tell me you have read them now. If you know not the joy of the real, one true Hoff, the Tasselhoff, I'm gonna go full Kender on you.

 And you never go full Kender.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2021, 10:10:45 PM »
Haha, I'm sorry to say that I read the first one last year but didn't really love it.  They're some of the favorite novels of a good friend of mine, who sang their praises to the Heavens.  I found the novel full of great ideas and characters, in potentia, but the writing and pacing really made it a slog for me.  I did like Tasselhoff, ha, but in general, my thoughts were that I would have loved it if I had read it when I was young and had no perspective, but as an adult, and as student of literature of the fantastic, it felt largely conventional, familiar, and stolid.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2021, 10:38:39 PM »
I wanna go back in time now and give young Benton copies of the Companions trilogy and the Twins trilogy.
 Raistlin's journey, IMO, is the gem of the whole DL saga.

 But c'est la vie, that's the great thing about D&D (and comics) there is so much for everyone to like their own things. It's like ice cream, we all like it, just we all like different flavors.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2021, 12:20:53 AM »
...some of us are allergic to ice cream and so don't like it...
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2021, 02:45:22 AM »
I looked up the new game, and it seems to have made by less experienced dev team noone's heard of. Which often translates to lesser games (such as the post-Bioware/Obsideon/Black Isle D&D video games), thus weaker reviews.

As for D&D in general. I was a Baldur's Gate fan. I also played a bit of Icewind Dale and Sword Coast Legends and fell out of both.

And well before that, when I was much younger, I played Death Knights of Krynn and Curse of the Azure Bonds on the Commodore 128.

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Re: Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2021, 12:09:24 AM »
I was talking about this with a friend... the idea was good but apparently the game is not.
However the biggest question mark is... why don't they do these multiplayer hack and slash's with character creation? Isn't that the real good part of DnD?
It's my favourite part in games. But, then again, I also haven't read the books this is based on or dived into Drizzt lore or anything.
Actually, all our DnD settings are almost totally originals. (I mean I even DM with my own hacked together OSRish rules) Ha ha oops.

But, yeah, unfortunately I heard the game was subpar. Seems if you're really interested it would be best to wait for a big sale.