Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Possible Darkfall leak


I doubt this is real...but it is my duty to report none the less. The give away that it could be fake is the
The sound effects are just laughable, when you run you sound like you got tap shoes on etc.
Since Gianna has been praising the sound. Also keep in mind that this was posted december 9th and all of what has been said could of changed.

Not my words... fairly reliable source.

Darkfall scares me, they just announced they will be releasing in europe on jan 22nd which is far to soon in my mind. In the current phase of beta theres about 150 ppl total and they have nearly the entire game disabled. You can skill up a bit on random newbie camps of goblins/orcs/skeletons but beyond that the world is entirely barren of NPC's. The combat system is "meh",

if they fixed melee it would be fine I guess. Its more of a FPS than anything combat wise, fps archery/magic and third person melee but you aim your swings. However in melee it turns out to be a spam left click fest because theres not much else to do. You cant control directional swings and thats my biggist complaint.
Full loot is really cool, getting all the items etc is fun. Took me a bit to get used to banking all my important shit again (i went out macroing fishing one day to come back and find all my best weapons/armor were on some SUN guy =p).

The graphics are bad, it wont make a fan quit but it would keep a new player who knows nothing of darkfall from playing. The sound effects are just laughable, when you run you sound like you got tap shoes on etc.
I seriously think the game is going to be a Age of Conan, they claim their internal testers are doing all of the siege/player cities/endgame shit but I've heard that before. These awesome internal testers let stupid shit like 3 minute health regen get by so I cant imagine what they could possibly miss endgame to fuck it up.

Its really a toss up, I want the game to work, sieging, player cities, homes, player drivin economy, full loot, sailing/ship warefare, etc etc is all really cool. The UI (not just chat tab etc, the way you interface with the game) is clumsy and will turn people off, I hate not being able to look around without moving
my character. Melee combat and health regen if they don't change it will be a
sticking factor as well. Stupid shit like the quest journal being HTML (actually opens up webpages ingame) just detracts from the fun factor/immersion.


DWI Austin said...

This blog sucks. where are true leaks ? where are screenshots , videos? DARKFALL=VAPOREWARE

Jordan said...

Austin, you're an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Gianna actually was critical of certain sounds. She hated the spell effects which are a copy of UO's spell sounds.

Also that quote about tap dancing can make sense considering the August video where footsteps are very pronounced on stone floors.

That said I think you should put a little more effort to verify the leaks if you already started to doubt the source before posting it.


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