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  • Summary: Starting in Aventuria�s Middenrealm in the city of Ferdok, the story of the games takes players down the Great River to the city of Nadoret. Many mythical legends entwine around this river and will also flow into the main plot. The story will contain more twists than in Drakensang: With every place the player visits, his view on things will change. Depending on the choice of character and behavior new opportunities and series of quest will come up. Expand
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  1. May 18, 2011
    80
    It's not fancy, but Drakensang: The River of Time is a well-made RPG in the tradition of the genre's classics. [July 2011, p.64]
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    70
    While The River of Time has its fair share of technical flaws, the story, and combat in the game more than make up for this. Also, the game is only $20 which helps one overlook its shortcomings. The game quietly slipped onto the market at the start of the year, which is a shame because it certainly deserves the attention of RPG fans.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
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  1. Mar 1, 2014
    10
    Absolutely agree with PCGamer review, it's classical style RPG...
    If you liked first part of it you will like it too...
    Also to ME, Fallout
    and DA players - game is very hard for you so you will not understand it... Expand
  2. Feb 17, 2012
    10
    A fantastic rpg that is alot like the old school rpgs from back in the day.

    This series reminds me somewhat of old D&D games like Baldurs
    Gate, Icewind Dale,etc.. mixed with a little Ultima and Divine Divnity.

    To be honest I have enjoyed these Drakensang games more then most of the popular rpgs these days like Oblivion, Dragon Age 2, Fallout3, etc.. Its more about roleplaying and the game world then it is about action action action.

    Some might be turned off by the difficulty of the series, but if you spend some time with it you will be rewarded with a very deep rpg that is full with things to do.

    Do yourself a favor and go buy all the Drakensang games you can find!!!!
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  3. Feb 12, 2011
    10
    At first I was concerned when this game started slowly, but it really picked up and showed to be a surprisingly deep RPG with lots of complexity, character, and fun. Revisiting previous locations on the river brings up a whole new set of great sidequests that have you combing all over for good weapons and prizes. I'm hooked! I just finished this game. It has a very epic, satisfying ending. All those of you who
    like hardcore RPGs, you would like this. It's got a learning curve, but dammit
    this is something worth exploring. You will enjoy beating down the end boss....
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  4. Jan 30, 2011
    9
    Classic rpg meets modern mechanics. Drakensang: The River of Time, is a splendid blend. It flawlessly mixes the PnP system with modernized RPG mechanics. The Drakensang series is truly a masterpiece which will be remembered for years to come. The game itself is easy to transition into, even if the player has no current understanding of PnP style games. There are many helpful tips that pop-up and explain what is what. Every attribute, talent and skill is laid out in simple mathematics. The learning curve is not very steep. The Nebula Device Open source engine is amazing, the graphics are delightful and easy on the eyes. The subtle yet beautiful gaming backdrops, add to the atmosphere. You really can immerse yourself in this game, like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Icewind, Fallout etc. The under $20 US is a bargain, though Radon Labs filed for bankruptcy and was bought out by Bigpoint games, Drakensang III is scheduled for European release in 2011, look for it sometime to be released in the states by 2012. Expand
  5. May 3, 2011
    8
    This game is almost identical to its predecessor in game play and character development. Since the way in which the game plays is largely the same (although quite different in content) I feel as though I must give this game a lower rank since there wasn't much innovation. In some genres this would be a bad thing, but since the original game was amazing, and this one is only slightly worse I'm only docking it 1 point. Kudos on another great game, and I'm hoping to see more quality games from Valusoft soon. Expand
  6. Apr 17, 2011
    8
    This is a good American style RPG. There are flaws to the game, don't get me wrong. Like the voice acting. This game is good for down time, like when your internet connection is out or you don't have anything else to play. I wouldn't put it in the same boat as Dragon Age, Mass Effect 2, or Fallout: New Vegas but it is pretty fun to play even if it lacks the polish. Expand
  7. May 20, 2011
    5
    Can't say I liked this game. Graphically outdated and somewhat "pokemonish" , awkward controls, terrible voice acting and dialogs. The only reason to lay this game is to have some group-based rpg experience, as vast majority of recent titles are one-person game. Unfortunately this experience will not be of the best quality. Expand

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