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zondag 24 april 2011

Hunted The Demons Forge


You might remember the developer inXile from their work on The Bard's Tale way back when we were still playing PS2 and Xbox 1. Along with that send-up of the classic dungeon crawler the developers talked about their love for a genre that in recent years seems to have fallen behind both visually and mechanically. Their goal with Hunted was to bring some visual flair to the dungeon crawler while keeping the soul of the genre intact.

The game centers on two characters, Katic and Allura. Katic is a brutish warrior (think Kratos with an accent) and Allura is an Elvin archer who also happens to be a knockout. The duo have a brother and sister-like dynamic, but it's been promised that their relationship will become more of an issue as the game progresses

Hunted was built from the ground-up as a co-op experience with mechanics that extend far beyond the simple "ranged versus melee" styles of the main characters. For example, both characters have access to magic that can be used against enemies and also to "battle charge" their teammates for an offensive boost. Players can also revive each other with potions from across the battlefield, meaning that saving your buddy doesn't require you to hike across terrain.

Along with slaying revived skeletons and collecting ever improving weapons the two characters come across a series of puzzles that also require teamwork. This might entail using Allura's fire arrows to ignite a series of torches while Katic takes care of grunt work like pushing large stones into place. There are environmental obstacles like these that block the progression of the main quest, but there are also more difficult "deathstone" puzzles scattered throughout the world. The two heroes use deathstones to converse with the dead who will provide audio and visual clues to push players towards the game's toughest challenges. The deathstones also lead to the biggest rewards and if you'd rather stick to the action, they can be skipped entirely.

32 opmerkingen:

  1. This looks like a fresh of breath air for a fantasy game :D

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  2. i think its funny how game trailers are looking more and more like cinematic movie trailers.

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  3. Looks very good, ill take a look at it.

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  4. Looks interesting. Glad to see it's bringing uhm, "sexy" back o.o

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  5. looks like an adventurous game w/ mythical elements

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  6. "way back when we were still playing PS2 and Xbox 1" is meant to be a joke, right?

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  7. lol i still play ps1 ^^ no joking

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  8. looks good! first time hearing about it, ill have to look it up some more..

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  9. this does look cool......it would beat the Oblivion I've been replaying since the PSN went down

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  11. Looks nice, but I got too many games to play right now!

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  12. Looks nice, but yeah, i too have far too many games

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  13. Trailer looks awesome but not really my cup of tea.

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  14. looks like it could be good. Dungeon crawls aren't usually my thing though.

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  15. never heard of it but it looks cool, i'll have to check it out

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  16. ehh, im kind of out of these fantasy stories after lord of the rings.

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  17. First time I've heard of it but it looks like it could bbe fun. Will give it a shot

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  18. This looks cool, cant wait to check it out!

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