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The Dark Eye: Demonicon screens show fantasy RPG action

Tuesday, 2nd April 2013 08:08 GMT By Dave Cook

The Dark Eye: Demonicon publisher Kalypso has released a new batch of screens for its adaptation of the German pen and paper RPG series The Dark Eye. They show off combat, beasts and a cross-eyed woman. The game drops on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year.

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  1. YoungZer0

    Looks very okay, I guess.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. TheWulf

    That’s how I feel.

    It just depresses me that the most fantasy has really been brave lately is Dragon Commander (watch the trailers) and Of Orcs & Men. I think… I think I hate contemporary fantasy. I think I do.

    I’m an old fart. For me, there is no “fantasy.” It’s all sci-fi. Everything is sci-fi. The term “fantasy” as a genre is a relatively contemporary thing and it feels like it’s limiting what writers and creators can do because it’s such a static thing. A genre like sci-fi represents constant mutation, but fantasy seems to be about stagnation. Even attempts to mix it up (Conan et al0 have done nothing but make it more boring.

    I remember when there was sci-fi. Just sci-fi. No fantasy.

    Around that time you had books like Dragonriders of Pern, which tended to mix it up according to genres. You could have a dragon knight who’d find the remains of a past civilisation. Who’d come across a spork and proceed to be confused by how incredibly bendy it was. It was an era of discovery. Discovery, exploration, and mystery.

    The fantasy genre negates those things. No mystery. No discovery. No exploration.

    There is dungeon.
    There is dragon.
    There is treasure chest.

    There is kingdom.
    There is knight.
    There is king.
    There is maiden.
    There is tavern.

    There is warrior.
    There is sword.

    There is mage.
    There is spellbook.

    There is woman.
    There is chainmail bikini.

    There is ad.
    There is nauseum.

    I wonder how responsible for this Dungeons & Dragons is. In which case I think I hate Dungeons & Dragons, too. Go and watch the Dragon Commander trailers. No, really. Shut up, just go to Youtube and watch them. That’s the kind of thing that sci-fi represents, because it no longer meets the tenets to fit fantasy.

    I hate fantasy.

    Dragon Commander isn’t fantasy. Dragonriders of Pern isn’t fantasy. The latter Wizardry trilogy wasn’t fantasy. The earlier Ultima stuff wasn’t fantasy. Phantasy Star wasn’t fantasy.

    I’m glad to have figured that out.

    #2 1 year ago