Drakensang: The Dark Eye Preview

GamerNode has a preview up of the upcoming Radon Labs cRPG Drakensang: The Dark Eye.
At a budget of 2.5 million EUR, the graphical level is obviously not on par with major titles, so if you consider any RPG that does not look like Oblivion to be unplayable, this one might best be left on the side. They do the best they can with what they have and the game looks good, just not as polished as its bigger contemporaries.


So far it all looks decent to good, but the real question of quality depends on something we can't take a closer look at yet: the dialogue, the storyline, the quests. If these live up to the promised high standards, this game will be one to watch, if these don't, the whole game will be somewhat forgettable as the rest offers nothing new or special.

But for us, the English-speaking market, we also have to wait until they announce a publisher for NA and the rest of Europe. It does not seem to be a high priority for the company, which automatically builds the fear that we'll have a terrible localisation, with bad voiceovers and annoying mistranslations.