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It's back. And it seems to be a bit more geared towards the level of seriousness on display in an actual D&D campaign. :) (Nice Dead Cells reference there.)

 

Hope this is good, I could use a new Gauntlet-like.

 

[edit] Swapped former trailer with platform neutral trailer, this is being released on PS4, PS5, Steam, Xbone X, XSX, and XSS.

[edit 2] And here's some actual gameplay:

 

 

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15 minutes ago, The Hierophant said:

Only on PlayStation?

 

Nah it's multi-platform. Just a Sony ad.

 

Interested in this one, too. I enjoyed the old Baldurs Gate Dark Alliances - simple fun in multiplayer. Lots of fun to be had farming gemstones and making ludicrously powerful weapons.

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Very excited to see a new Dark Alliance game, but slightly disappointed to see that it doesn't use a top-down view. I realise that was down to technical limitations in the original, but it was also a huge part of the original games' charm.

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I got the impression from the Eurogamer preview that the player characters are pre-canned too which is a shame, would have preferred some level of authorship over it. I guess the more third person view and fixed starting characters are to give them more control over the narrative/cutscenes and make the whole thing a bit more cinematic.

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I don't imagine I'll be the only one to go through this process, so to save anyone else:

 

1. Ooh, new Dark Alliance! Can't wait!

2. Not sure about the presentation or new perspective, but hey, it's been ages since we had a mainstream gauntletalike! Looking forward to playing this with a friend, lockdown permitting!

3. I'll just see what other sites have to say about it...

4. No local coop. And thus, no longer any interest.

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I mean, I would like local co-op, but it's not like I have people round to play games anymore, even before the pandemic. The people I used to play BG:DA with live on opposite sides of the country to me anyway, so I'm happy with online co-op.

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24 minutes ago, Uncle Mike said:

Was it always a comedy game?

The DA-side of things was a lot more... loose? But flipping the bird is definitely a new high/low. As said it kind of fits in with some of the more combat-focused D&D tabletop campaigns I've experienced, so I wouldn't call it a bad thing, but I can imagine it being weirdly aloof for those who don't play the RPG itself. Just shown it to my all-dwarves-and-one-halfling campaign group currently rummaging through Phandalin and everybody's ecstatic.

 

If you're waiting for Baldur's Gate III, this simply might not click.

 

As for online co-op only, meh, I call that a bit of a plus in these trying times.

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It wasn't really a comedy game (the tone of the story and cutscenes in BG:DA was pretty reverent to D&D lore) but it was invariably hilarious to play with other people - any co-op session always descended into chaotic madness, so while I'm not a huge fan of the style of the trailer, it doesn't seem inappropriate.

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