In the dense market of free MMOs coming to the US from Korea, we wouldn’t blame someone for feeling a little lost. But of this year’s upcoming MMOs, Dungeon Fighter Online, which overlooks the prominent RPG genre, and instead plays like a beat ‘em up of old, only in dungeons instead of the seedy streets of New York.
Editors Brett Elston and Chris Antista took some time last week to interview representatives from some of the biggest games Comic-Con 2009 had to offer.
Don’t let the title fool you; according to the guys from Firefly Studios, the lead character of Dungeon Hero is actually a bit of an asshole. But apparently he’s just the right asshole for the job that a race of goblins needs getting’ done. Actually, both words in the seemingly generic title are tinged with irony, as your psychopathic protagonist doesn't hack through a boxy brown cavern filled with evaporating skeletons that
Aug 23, 2007
Fantasy often has a few holes in it. Take Mordor's representation at the close of the cinematic Rings jaunt - a dusty, arid surface with a bunch of orcs just standing around shouting at each other. Where was the infrastructure? Where did the green-skins do their shopping? Where were the basic sanitation facilities? Great as Peter Jackson's vision was, it's doubtful he'd ever get a job as a town planner. The same is true of your average dungeon: who, honestly, leaves a big chest
Firefly Studios don’t seem overly keen on the word “dungeon”. If the title isn’t being partially obscured by an arc of blood, or fading into cavernous darkness, or harangued out of a URL through repetition (heroherohero.com), it’s being contradicted by the game’s setting, which isn’t dungeon-based.
Dungeon Runners is a furiously fast-action RPG that'll have you hacking 'n' slashing in a hurry. Each zone is run as a mini-instance and generated randomly, making it a unique experience every time you jump into the Whispering
We have some good news and some bad news for Dungeon Siege fans. First, the good news: the action role-player will be even hackier and slashier, thanks to the Broken World expansion pack due out this summer. But fans may want to get their fill before much-maligned director Uwe Boll gets hold of the franchise and releases two movies based on DS this year. That part was most definitely the bad news.
This expansion will offer players about 10 more hours of dungeon-crawling in a search to set
Recently, the team behind Dungeon Siege II: Broken World, the bloody and brutal expansion to the action RPG slugfest, stormed into our offices to give us an updated look. These guys were very proud to claim that this expansion was done "for the fans" and feel that they've addressed every major complaint lodged against Dungeon Siege
The once-dominant dungeon-crawler hasn’t seen much love during the current, shooter-obsessed generation. But with plenty of high profile hack-and-slashers – Lord the Rings: War in the North, Diablo III, and Dungeon Siege III – on the horizon, the blacksmiths and barmaids could be enjoying brisk business once again. We recently got our hands on the latter title and came away impressed with its ability to blend classic looting-and-leveling gameplay with the sort of fast-action today’s frag-focused gamers have been brought up on...
As a franchise, Dungeon Siege has seen better days. Besides a fairly well-reviewed PSP spinoff, the PC-born RPG series has lain dormant since the second game hit in 2005. Oh yes, there was a “film” called In the Name of the King that emerged from the fetid orifice of one Dr. Uwe Boll, but we’re all better off trying to dis-remember that thing out of existence. So perhaps it comes as a bit of a surprise that Dungeon Siege is coming back – and under Square-Enix, of all publishers, making this the company’s very first Western-styled RPG. That might make fans uneasy, but what we’ve seen and heard about Dungeon Siege 3 should help put any of your concerns to rest...