Drakensang: The Dark Eye Preview

IGN is offering up a two-page preview of Drakensang: The Dark Eye after getting their hands on an English press build. A little something to start you off:
In terms of mechanics and overall flavor, Drakensang evokes the best features of many popular PC RPGs. It has the focused story line of games like Baldur's Gate, the party-based mechanics of Neverwinter Nights 2, and the depth of detail of games like those in the Elder Scrolls series. After getting familiar with the mechanics and diving into the story, it felt to us a bit like a party-based version of Morrowind, without the distraction of all those optional side quests.


Fans of tactical roleplaying games with open worlds, complex stories and lots of opportunities character advancement have had a number of good games to try in recent years, and we're hopeful that Drakensang's release will increase those options. Drakensang is set to be released on February 24, so look for our full review around then.