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.
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 and DA players - game may be very hard for you. And you should play it and not interact with Non player characters to have sex with them.
One of the best RPGs I have ever played. Even today, almost 3 years after release, the game has excellent graphics and gameplay. I really like how DTP listened to the fans of the first Drakensang and implemented many new features (e.g. the possibility to holster your weapons). It is a real pity that there will not be any more games like these two.
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!!!!
I am giving this game a 10, simply because it is an outstanding value at $20! Probably the best gaming value I have gotten this year - including quite a few bargains obtained during the holiday sale at steam! I am only a few hours into the title and it has great graphics with some wonderful particle and atmospheric effects. Voice acting is the one weak point - it isn't bad, but probably not the same level of quality found in the original German release. Gameplay seems great, a traditional RPG experience for those disappointed in the action click-crapfest that wad Dragon Age 2. The gaming system is close enough to original AD & D rules that you can pick up the basics easily enough. Recommended!
A pretty solid RPG with some features that hold it back. The points in it's favor are a solid system based on a German pen and paper game, it's party based which is pretty hard to find now a days and has an interesting setting with the main character sailing up an down a river unraveling various mysteries. The story, dialog and heaps of throw away loot hold it back though. I can't say the story is horrible but it isn't captivating in the least and felt pretty forced to me. The dialog doesn't help, the voices aren't the problem just what they are given to say. It just ends up giving the world an overall fake feeling that an RPG shouldn't have in my opinion. Also there are so many damn barrels and chests with nothing but junk in them. Walk into a room with like 3 barrels/vases and a chest and end up with a few crafting components and something worth a little gold. Just bad design, put all that crap in one chest and stop wasting my time. This is made even worse with the two step mechanic of breaking the barrel by clicking on it and then clicking on it again to pick it up. Anyway, little pet peeve of mine that probably won't bother others as much as it bothers me. Fix those and this would be a nice little gem that I could wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who is a fan of this genre. As it stands it's a decent game though but really for die hard RPG fans looking for something beyond the standard lone hero saving the world in a sandbox setting that is so common now.
It should also be pointed out that although the underlying system is good it unfortunately isn't actually explained to the user so you will likely need to search online to understand how it all works. There's not even a manual in any American release that I could find. Both Impulse and Steam did not include one at least. Pretty sad for a game like this.
Its a fun game that has some really lovely aspects. I enjoyed the beautiful environment and the lovely clothes and weapons you can buy. I like the little missions, although some puzzles were really tricky, I loved the happy ending! Combat is a bit laborious and chunky for my liking but the rest is lovely for people who like a good old fashioned RPG. Would like a bit of romance added! I would recommend this gmae to friends and will definitely buy the next installment.
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