Drakensang: The Dark Eye Reviews

A few more reviews of Radon Labs' Drakensang: The Dark Eye have trickled in over the past couple of days.

The first is at Strategy Informer with a score of 8.0/10:
If you were to summon Drakensang into one word, it would be good'. Unfortunately, that's all it is, whilst the story is well thought out and executed, there's nothing new or exciting. Combat isn't particularly ground-breaking either. All in all, it takes several hallmark traditions, makes it their own, and re-creates them well, but doesn't do much that's new. Hardcore fans of the series will enjoy this game, people who like the old school RPG's will also enjoy this game. Heck, even people who just like a good story, or fancy some offline action for a change will find this game enjoyable. Just don't expect it to do anything different.

The second is at Newsvine with no score:
Overall this is a solid title. I think it to be a little underappreciated thus far, but it also took The Witcher a few months before people realized how well made that game was (and it took a bit of time before CDPROJEKT polished it up to what it should have been from the start). The same can be said for THQ's Titan Quest. I can't say I (highly) recommend (though I almost highly recommend), the game because of the voice acting and the hokey NPC names (but it does take me back to the older AD&D days), but the effort that was apparently put into the rethinking character progression and the fine details within it definitely make the game worth playing, if for no other reason than to sit back and see the direction RPG titles need to start thinking about going. It is definitely worth every bit of the $29.99. So, if you're in the market for a new RPG game on PC Drakensang: The Dark Eye it's inexpensive, fun, intuitive, and embodies most of what was good in classic RPG titles with modern visuals and commands.

And the third is at GameZone with a score of 8.0/10:
Like so many others, Drakensang has your character leveling up and gaining new abilities as you complete missions and carry out your overall investigation. You find all sorts of characters to join your party but only three will join you when combat erupts. You know the general outline of how this game is going to go if you have ever played an RPG before. No, Drakensang does not reinvent the wheel, but what it does do, it does very well.