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Drakan: Order of the Flame (Windows)

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Description

Many centuries ago, mankind and dragonkind fought each other, and chaos ruled. After many years, the conflict came to an end, as the Order of the Flame was created, bonding men and dragons together as the protectors of peace and virtue. Under the direction of the Order, the world of Drakan has prospered in peace, attaining new heights of learning of magic.

All this came to an end when Navros, the war mage, betrayed the Order of the Flame, and led the Dark Union against the Order in the Dark Wars. He released evils on the world such as the Wartocks, to serve as his army. The Order was demolished, and only by the sacrifice of the great dragon Arokh the Drak Union was stopped. Arokh and the rest of the surviving dragons went away to sleep, and the Order and the Union were thought to be finished at that time, centuries ago. They were wrong.

Waking up from a Wartock raid of her village, Rynn, a young warrior, discover the village in ruins and her brother kidnapped. As she sets out to find him, she becomes, perhaps by destiny, bound to the legendary dragon Arokh. The two then set out to find out what is happening...

Drakan features a unique engine that seamlessly blends outdoor scenes and indoor scenes. Playing the game, you will ride Arokh, using his fiery breath as a weapon, or walk around as Rynn, using swords and bows as your weapons. You will have "dog"-fights with dragons, or a hand to hand combat with giant spiders, scavengers and Wartocks.

Screenshots

Drakan: Order of the Flame Windows stealth helps..
Drakan: Order of the Flame Windows the ironically ugly succubi queen
Drakan: Order of the Flame Windows Arokh's been awaken
Drakan: Order of the Flame Windows Some of the caves are very large.

Alternate Titles

  • "Drakan: להבות האש" -- Hebrew spelling

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User Reviews

Much, much more than Tomb Raider with a Dragon. Zovni (9360) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
A relatively overlooked action gem ududy (47) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Lara doesn't need to worry about competition here Jeanne (75627) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

The Press Says

Electric Games 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Unlimited Aug, 1999 8.9 out of 10 89
Power Play Sep, 1999 83 out of 100 83
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1999 83 out of 100 83
IGN Sep 03, 1999 8.1 out of 10 81
Svenska PC Gamer Nov, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cincinnati Enquirer 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
PC Gamer Jul, 2005 69 out of 100 69
Game Revolution Sep 01, 1999 B- 67

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Trivia

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Following in the footsteps of Lara Croft, Surreal gave flesh and blood to Drakan's female protagonist in the form of a series of ads and promotions featuring a real-life model. Unlike other pseudo-laras however, the gig only included public appearances and some photo shoots, as of 2002 you can check out the later on Surreal's website: www.surreal-news.com/rynn.htm

German version

In the German version all blood and cut off limbs were removed. Also corpses disappear in a shorter time and can't be interacted with.

References

Located in a semi-secret area in the Goblin Base is a large cavernous area with a water-surrounded island in the middle. On the island you'll find a goblin guarding Gollum's Potion (it's just an invisibility potion) and a short sword, Sting. This is a reference to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

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robotriot (8637) added Drakan: Order of the Flame (Windows) on Oct 31, 1999