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The Dark Eye: Drakensang (Windows)

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www.greenpepper.de:
    Drakensang
    Drakensang ist ein klassisches, party-basiertes Rollenspiel beruhend auf Deutschlands populärstem Rollenspiel-System “DSA - Das Schwarze Auge“. Das Regelwerk wurde behutsam für PC-Spieler optimiert, ohne die wesentlichen Eigenschaften zu verändern. Ein forderndes Kampfsystem, interessante Quests und prächtige 3D-Grafik: das sind die Eckpfeiler dieses Fantasy-Epos. Eine grausame Mordserie erschüttert die Ruhe der friedlichen Stadt Ferdok. Hinter einer scheinbar biederen Fassade gehen finstere Gestalten ihren dunklen Machenschaften nach. Die Abenteurer beginnen in der Mordserie zu ermitteln und immer neue Fragen werden aufgeworfen. Hängen die Morde mit der Ausrufung der Hesindekirche zum zehnten Jubiläum der Drachenqueste zusammen, und welche Rolle spielt ein mysteriöser Erzmagier bei der Geschichte? Die Story wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit DSA-P&P-Redakteuren entwickelt. Dadurch wird Authentizität gewährleistet: Kenner der DSA-Welt werden sich sofort heimisch fühlen und nichts vermissen. Neulinge bekommen eine real wirkende, durchdachte und stimmige Welt präsentiert.

    Contributed by jaXen (21416) on Feb 06, 2012.

Back of Keep Case (UK):

    FIND ALLIES - FOR YOUR ENEMIES WILL
    BE NUMEROUS INDEED!

    In a world where darkness lurks, evil forces are at work in the city of Ferdok. Summoned by a letter from an old friend you suddenly find yourself embroiled in a string of strange ritual murders. Your quest to reveal the source of these unholy acts will lead you through untold perils to the heart of a sinister and devious plan.

    Experience an exiting story within a huge campaign involving numerous main and side quests.

    Join the fight against 70 hostile enemies and monsters including elves, ogres, goblins, giant amoeba and more!

    Control up to four characters with an exciting combat system can be paused to change weapons, and spells.

    Threaten, persuade and charm your enemies with a dramatic talent-based dialogue system.

    Contributed by PolloDiablo (16624) on Jun 09, 2009.

dtp entertainment's Product Page:
    The Dark Eye is the leading Pen & Paper role play system in Germany, but it`s also widely known all over the world. During the past 20 years books, board games and several PC games contributed to build a whole fantasy universe with millions of fans. Rules and background story are based on samples by the Pen & Paper body of rules. They have all been accurately adapted into a new, gripping PC game.

    In The Dark Eye: Drakensang it is wise to make friends because your enemies will be numerous indeed. Sinister forces are at work in the city of Ferdok. Summoned by a letter from an old friend you suddenly find yourself charged with investigating a series of strange ritual murders. But getting to the bottom of this only means scratching the surface of a much bigger, more sinister plot…Only by surrounding yourself with trustworthy companions will you have a chance to prevent a dark conspiracy that threatens to change the world of Aventuria forever!

    Key Features
    • Huge, detailed medieval 3D world with authentic looks of historic European architecture
    • Versatile, round-based combat system that brings tactics back to combat
    • Talent-based dialogue system
    • Rich story based on Germany`s #1 pen & paper RPG system "The Dark Eye"
    • Dynamic party size
    • Individual party skill development
    • Rich storyline by the authors of the original The Dark Eye books and adventures

    System Requirements
    Minimum:
    Windows XP with SP2 or Vista, Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or comparable AMD CPU, 1024 MB RAM for XP, 1536 MB RAM for Vista, 2048 MB RAM for Vista 64, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT with 256 MB RAM or comparable graphics card, 6 GB free hard disk space

    Recommended:
    Windows XP with SP2 or Vista, Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 with 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, 2048 MB RAM for XP, 2560 MB RAM for Vista, NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or ATI Radeon X 1900 with 512 MB RAM, 6 GB free hard disk space

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Aug 19, 2008.

Radon Labs website:
    Epic party based RPG
    Drakensang brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world's biggest pen and paper franchises.

    With an incredible attention for detail, the world of Aventuria comes to live on the PC in state-of-the-art 3D graphics that bring to life the epic vistas and stunning variety of this one-of-a-kind fantasy world.
    Drakensang: The Dark Eye is the first PC adaptation of Germany's most popular and long-standing pen and paper RPG franchise in 10 years. In the last twenty years a thriving community of millions has grown, as the fantasy universe of Aventuria has been expanded in books, board games and computer games.

    Features:
    • Party-based single player RPG
    • Epic story
    • Talent-based dialogue system
    • Tactical realtime combat
    • Faithful adaptation of an epic fantasy universe
    • Varied flexible magic system
    • Motion captured animations

    Drakensang in the Media
    • Gamestar title story in issue 8/2007: "RPG player are able to look forward to Drakensang as an atmospheric and magnificent adventure with classical virtues. Drakensang is right now a boon and blessing for the whole genre."
    • "A game with a story conceived by The Dark Eye writers in a world created by The Dark Eye designers is going to be extraordinary" said PC Powerplay in issue 7/2007.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Aug 19, 2008.