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And the Dragon Comes in the NIIIIGHT!

12 Nov

Well, so much for my November plans.

A major work project that had been delayed was unexpectedly summoned back into being, breaking its chains like an Elder God and dragging me into shadows. So while I’m dancing to the pipes of my insane corporate masters my other plans are on hold.

However, I do have some fun stuff to look at this week. Red Level Games has released Dragon, an open world game where you get to play as a fire breathing dragon, flying over the landscape and unleashing your wrath on the world. Eventually the game will allow for co-op and PVP with other dragons. It would be epic if they could do a licensing deal with Wizards of the Coast so we could get dragons with the various breath weapons. I’d be all over playing a lightning breathing blue dragon. But the chance to play a dragon in an open world game sounds pretty darn awesome.

Here’s the trailer for the game. It doesn’t look like much yet, but they’re clear that the game is still in early development.

Although I do have a minor rant. Remember when “early access” was called “beta testing” and you didn’t pay to troubleshoot other people’s products? Although I suppose this is the same mindset as Kickstarter, where you’re more of a backer than a customer. Heck, it probably has a better record on deliveries than Kickstarter.

The times, they are a-changing.

I love the idea of playing a dragon and will keep an eye on this product, though I’m not ready to deplete my hoard on it just yet.

This does remind me of another game that let you play as a dragon.

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4 Comments

Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Computer Games, Fantasy, Gaming

 

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4 responses to “And the Dragon Comes in the NIIIIGHT!

  1. mikemonaco

    November 12, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    I don’t really play video or computer games any more but who wouldn’t want to play the Burninator!?!

     
    • Fractalbat

      November 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      I know!

      I don’t have enough time for serious gaming right now, but I did start playing Elder Scrolls: Oblivion again recently. It gives me the same RPG vibe that the Ultima games did. Best of all it’s good for a quick fix, because the map is littered with dungeons you can delve without spending all night at it.

       
  2. spiritoftherobot

    November 12, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Whilst I like the premise of the game, I wouldn’t hold high hopes. Open World is a big challenge to begin with. But expectations must be met with a game like this, and I doubt most developers would be able to create the game the masses expect.

    Plus, I don’t really see where they can go with a game like this. It would be open world, no doubt, but beyond burning people, houses, maybe capturing a princess, what else would you do?

    ~Static

     
    • Fractalbat

      November 13, 2014 at 8:46 AM

      Those are good concerns and pretty much why I’m holding off for now. I want to see what they come up with.

      A game with limited scope can still be a ton of fun if it’s well executed. It’s one of the reasons I consider the Mount & Blade series a hidden gem. We’ll see.

      Hmm… if you can unleash fiery doom on Mount & Blade-style armies, that might cinch it.

       

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