Untold Legends multiplayer and launch trailers

If you’re a fan of the genre, then you’ll like this game. If you’re not, then you’ll be skeptical. So let’s go over some of this skepticism before we get to the videos of SOE‘s Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom.

The first video proves that the graphics are simple. Ah, yes. What most next-gen fanboys look at first. The graphics. Yes, the graphics are simpler than something you’d expect from a PS3 game (“It looks like a PS1 game ported to the PS3,” says some people). But if the first thing you look at in an RPG is not story, roles, gameplay or whatever – if the only thing you consider is graphics – then RPGs probably aren’t for you anyway. This is what a classic RPG like Diablo or Neverwinter Nights should have been – of course we didn’t have the technology back then.

The second video shows that this is RPG hack-and-slash like it’s never been done before. The pace and speed of the action is nice. Watch the second video (the multiplayer trailer). We like it. We like how the cape flows. We like how responsive the camera is.

Some valid complaints. They could have gotten better voice actors or better-written dialogue. Some of these people sound like they’re embarrassed to say their lines. Although it’s possible it’s not the game that’s at fault. It could just be a poorly-made trailer – you know how trailers take what is a dramatic line in the context of the story, but when taken out of context in a trailer, it just sounds silly and melodramatic.

We hid the first video behind the jump. Just click on the Full Article link below to see it.

If you’re a fan of the genre, then you’ll like this game. If you’re not, then you’ll be skeptical. So let’s go over some of this skepticism before we get to the videos of SOE‘s Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom.

The first video proves that the graphics are simple. Ah, yes. What most next-gen fanboys look at first. The graphics. Yes, the graphics are simpler than something you’d expect from a PS3 game (“It looks like a PS1 game ported to the PS3,” says some people). But if the first thing you look at in an RPG is not story, roles, gameplay or whatever – if the only thing you consider is graphics – then RPGs probably aren’t for you anyway. This is what a classic RPG like Diablo or Neverwinter Nights should have been – of course we didn’t have the technology back then.

The second video shows that this is RPG hack-and-slash like it’s never been done before. The pace and speed of the action is nice. Watch the second video (the multiplayer trailer). We like it. We like how the cape flows. We like how responsive the camera is.

Some valid complaints. They could have gotten better voice actors or better-written dialogue. Some of these people sound like they’re embarrassed to say their lines. Although it’s possible it’s not the game that’s at fault. It could just be a poorly-made trailer – you know how trailers take what is a dramatic line in the context of the story, but when taken out of context in a trailer, it just sounds silly and melodramatic.

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