Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Preview

GameSpot has written up a two-page preview of Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, after spending some hands-on time with the action RPG from Atari and Stormfront Studios. Here's a little something to get you started:
While all of the above speaks highly of the technical side of Demon Stone's graphics, we have to make special note of the game's art style, which offers a fresh take on the familiar D&D world. Given that D&D is such a well-known property and the people and places in it have become so recognizable, it'd very easy for a developer to crank out a game that fits in visually with the established milieu. Fortunately Stormfront has managed to create a unique style that doesn't rely too much on convention, although there is only so much you can do with an orc. One stylistic touch lets the characters reflect the upgrades you get for them on the fly in the game, so when you buy Rannek's frost sword you'll see him wield it as you play. The fresh approach also extends to the game's cinematic presentation, which is in the same vein as the presentation in The Two Towers but is far more refined and kinetic.