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Old 05-04-2012, 03:01 AM   #1
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DARK Announced


Gamstar.de has news that a new RPG/stealth hybrid game called DARK has been announced. The player takes on the role of Eric Bane, a vampire who has lost his memory. Google translation below:

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The Wormser Publisher Kalypso today announced a new game. DARK to be a stealth-action game with RPG elements. In it, players assume the role of Eric Bane, a new vampire who wakes up one day in a busy bar with other vampires and without memory.

Now it is up to the player to explore Banes past. These creeps and fight your way through a dark, modern world and must fight off numerous enemies.
It uses Bane "powerful vampire abilities," who should enable him to others, to teleport himself to his opponent and quickly turn off, it is said in the official press release. The first playable version will be shown at the Role Play Convention (5 to 6 May 2012) in Cologne.

The developer Realmforge uses a cel-shaded look to the dark vampire adventure to set the stage. There are some screenshots in our gallery. Appear to play in the first quarter of 2013.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:04 AM   #2
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Hope this turns out as cool as it sounds.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:22 AM   #3
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Hmm, color me cautiously optimistic.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:56 AM   #4
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This sounds interes... cel-shaded? I'm out.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:10 AM   #5
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This sounds interes... cel-shaded? I'm out.
Probably one of the worst reasons to dislike a game. Didn't you like Borderlands? Firefall? These mix realism with cel-shading creating what we here have dubbed 'comic-shading' to differentiate from cartoon style graphics. Look at the screen-shot. It's not going for pure realism--which in my book is a major plus. The graphics can be so much more beautiful if you aren't going for pure realism--and it's impossible to achieve that kind of realism anyway.

Seriously, the gameplay and story could be 1000% amazing, and you walk away for cel-shading? Seems short-sighted.

Back in my day, we didn't even have polygons, and we liked it. All we had were sprites done in 8-bit color. We'd march to school twenty miles each morning through 56-kbps modems and 386 CPUs, and we didn't even have graphics cards. Hell, I played my first games on a black and white tv--try to buy one of those today!

Low-G Man had blue and red potions--blue was good, red was deadly. I was playing in black and white. Htf could I play this game in black and white? Turns out red is slightly more luminous than blue, thank god :P

Cel-shading. Kids these days.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:18 AM   #6
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RPG, stealth, and non-twinkly vampires? Colour me intrigued. Instantly brings to mind Bloodlines.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:10 AM   #7
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Oh cool so it's Arkham Asylum with an amnesiac vampire instead of batman.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:17 AM   #8
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Eric Bane?

C'mon man.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:38 AM   #9
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Right? I'm sorry, but come on...
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:43 AM   #10
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So a hero that is an amnesiac AND a vampire?

Is he also a renegade that hates authority?
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:33 AM   #11
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amnesia...again?
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:38 AM   #12
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Did anyone notice how poorly written that press release is? Not confidence inspiring.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:13 AM   #13
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so a hero that is an amnesiac and a vampire?

Is he also a renegade that hates authority?
god damnit you're off the force!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #14
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Did anyone notice how poorly written that press release is? Not confidence inspiring.
That's because it was originally German and I had to use Google translator.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:26 AM   #15
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Did anyone notice how poorly written that press release is? Not confidence inspiring.
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Press release was originally in German, and translated using Google. Of course it's not going to have proper English grammar.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:28 AM   #16
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That's because it was originally German and I had to use Google translator.
Blast, this is what happens when I get distracted and let the response sit there for 10 minutes before I click submit.

Also forgot to ask in the previous post, is there any word on platforms? Is it PC only?
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:31 AM   #17
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I don't think any platforms have been announced yet, maybe that info will come at this Roleplay Convention the article mentions.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #18
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Speaking to a room full of RPG protagonists:

Wait, let me get this straight, does anyone here not have amnesia?
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Speaking to a room full of RPG protagonists:

Wait, let me get this straight, does anyone here not have amnesia?
The amnesia trope is getting overdone.
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Probably one of the worst reasons to dislike a game. Didn't you like Borderlands? Firefall?
As it happens, I do dislike both of them (got into FF beta just few days ago) even though I'm a pretty big shooter genre fan. Borderlands wasn't very fun to begin with but the visuals just killed whatever fun I could have had with the game.

Now if we some day get an amazing game that happens to be cel-shaded, I'm pretty sure I can enjoy the game regardless of cel-shading but so far I have not seen or played a single good cel-shaded game; it's almost like a stamp that says "this game is not for you (well, me)".
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