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Best of the B-List RPGs
on May 26, 2013
The Drakensang series is easily the best B-List RPG series available. It's easily a 5 in "bang for your buck" especially if you catch a sale. The games are beautiful (if somewhat less detailed and sculpted). The plots and quests are reasonably crafted (for a B-List game) and there's a surprising amount of clever humor woven into character dialogue if you have some patience. The options for character classes, skills and items is pretty broad. The interface is pretty intuitive, especially running (all sorts of options for character movement - allows you to adjust your style on the fly for battles). Some of the item/class management interface can be a bit clunky at worst. But some clunks from the Dark Eye have been fixed here.
This is a slow burn. You might need to invest an hour or two before you realize you enjoy it. Like the first Drakensang it starts out a little bland. Not bad, but the pacing feels like it could have been better. Push past and you'll have a significant number of hours of quality play ahead of you. I just finished playing the newer, Mars War Logs, and the differences in quality and playability are night and day.