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In the news - January 28, 2004 (Servertime: 23:03)
  22:19 -Silent Storm: Review @ FI
  22:01 -SpellForce: Review @ THG
  21:26 -SpellForce: Unit Table Update
  21:04 -BG: Dark Alliance 2 (PS2) - Review @ Games Domain
  21:02 -Fable (XBox): Chat on XBox Live
  20:56 -Sacred: Images of the Week #11 @ RPG Vault
  20:53 -Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault
  20:43 -Lords of EverQuest: Review @ Khabal
  20:35 -BG: Dark Alliance 2 (PS2) - Review @ Gamer's Pulse
  19:39 -Nightwalk: A new RPG from Poland
  19:29 -Blade & Sword: Review @ Ferrago
  19:25 -Bandai to .hack Europe
  19:14 -Deus Ex: Invisible War (XBox) - Review @ Armchair Empire
  19:10 -Sabotage Revived
  19:02 -EQ: Champions of Norrath (PS2) Has Gone Gold
  18:46 -Diablo 2: Modding Map Plug-ins @ PlanetDiablo
  18:42 -BG: Dark Alliance 2 (XBox) - Reviews @ 1UP & Gamer's Hell
  18:37 -NWN: Module Review - Beasts of the Night
  18:22 -Blizzard Looking For Level Designers
  17:07 -Restricted Area: Devs reply to suggestions
  14:37 -The Fall: More Characters Unveiled @ Official Site
  10:35 -Beyond Divinity interview @ CRPG.ru
  03:10 -Beyond Divinity: Support Mike's Band!
  02:57 -BG: Dark Alliance - Review @ Gamebanshee
  02:53 -The I of the Dragon: Screenshots @ Worthplaying
  02:49 -Fallout: BoS - Review @ GamingWorldX
  02:37 -Silent Storm: Review @ IGN
  02:18 -Eve Online: Review @ Preys-World
  02:16 -Dungeon Siege: LoA - Review @ C&VG;
  02:13 -Star Wars: KotOR - Review @ Wicked Toast
  01:58 -The Bard's Tale (InXile)(PS2) - Screenshots @ Gamespot
  01:54 -Blade & Sword: Review @ Gamer's Hell
  01:35 -VtM: Bloodlines - Micro-Preview @ GamePro
  01:32 -VtM: Bloodlines - Preview @ EchoPlayer
  01:29 -Silent Storm: Review @ HS Gamers
  01:24 -Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2): Screenshots @ GameKult
  01:09 -Deus Ex: Non-Violent Walkthrough @ Visual Walkthroughs
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In the news - January 28, 2004 (Servertime: 23:03)
  22:19 -Silent Storm: Review @ FI
  22:01 -SpellForce: Review @ THG
  21:26 -SpellForce: Unit Table Update
  21:04 -BG: Dark Alliance 2 (PS2) - Review @ Games Domain
  21:02 -Fable (XBox): Chat on XBox Live
  20:56 -Sacred: Images of the Week #11 @ RPG Vault
  20:53 -Xenus: Screenshots of the Week @ Action Vault
  20:43 -Lords of EverQuest: Review @ Khabal
  20:35 -BG: Dark Alliance 2 (PS2) - Review @ Gamer's Pulse
  19:39 -Nightwalk: A new RPG from Poland
  19:29 -Blade & Sword: Review @ Ferrago
  19:25 -Bandai to .hack Europe
  19:14 -Deus Ex: Invisible War (XBox) - Review @ Armchair Empire
  19:10 -Sabotage Revived
  19:02 -EQ: Champions of Norrath (PS2) Has Gone Gold
  18:46 -Diablo 2: Modding Map Plug-ins @ PlanetDiablo
  18:42 -BG: Dark Alliance 2 (XBox) - Reviews @ 1UP & Gamer's Hell
  18:37 -NWN: Module Review - Beasts of the Night
  18:22 -Blizzard Looking For Level Designers
  17:07 -Restricted Area: Devs reply to suggestions
  14:37 -The Fall: More Characters Unveiled @ Official Site
  10:35 -Beyond Divinity interview @ CRPG.ru
  03:10 -Beyond Divinity: Support Mike's Band!
  02:57 -BG: Dark Alliance - Review @ Gamebanshee
  02:53 -The I of the Dragon: Screenshots @ Worthplaying
  02:49 -Fallout: BoS - Review @ GamingWorldX
  02:37 -Silent Storm: Review @ IGN
  02:18 -Eve Online: Review @ Preys-World
  02:16 -Dungeon Siege: LoA - Review @ C&VG;
  02:13 -Star Wars: KotOR - Review @ Wicked Toast
  01:58 -The Bard's Tale (InXile)(PS2) - Screenshots @ Gamespot
  01:54 -Blade & Sword: Review @ Gamer's Hell
  01:35 -VtM: Bloodlines - Micro-Preview @ GamePro
  01:32 -VtM: Bloodlines - Preview @ EchoPlayer
  01:29 -Silent Storm: Review @ HS Gamers
  01:24 -Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2): Screenshots @ GameKult
  01:09 -Deus Ex: Non-Violent Walkthrough @ Visual Walkthroughs
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More News: 2004-01-26 | 2004-01-27 | 2004-01-29 | 2004-01-30
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Wednesday - January 28, 2004
Silent Storm: Review @ FI

PC: Single-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 22:19 - Top
Thanks to Kyle from Frictionless Insight for letting us know that they have posted a review of Nival's WWII-themed turn-based combat tactical RPG 'Silent Storm'. Rating: 4/5.
Silent Storm delivers something that PC gamers haven’t seen much of recently – a solid and entertaining turn-based strategy title. The game has studiously learned from the shortcomings of other turn-based strategy games, and embedded the entire game in a 3D world with excellent physics and destructible terrain. While the game has flaws, they are mostly minor issues, such as mistranslations of dialog. Silent Storm most closely resembles Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel.
SpellForce: Review @ THG

PC: Single-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 22:01 - Top
Tom's Hardware Guide Games & Entertainment has posted a review of Phenomic's RPG/RTS 'SpellForce: The Order of Dawn'. Rating: 9/10. Thanks to Gorath from our network site GothicDot for sending me a mail with the link and thanks to Jung from our forums for making a post with the link so Gorath could find and forward it :) .
The game was developed by Phenomic, a German studio established by one of the fathers of The Settlers series. SpellForce has been eagerly awaited for a long time by all the fans of games based on medieval fantasy. The title cleverly combines two types of game with ease: adventure games and realtime strategy games. This is a pretty delicate exercise, but SpellForce doesn't stop there. The game dares to combine various sources of inspiration. It's difficult when playing it not to be reminded somehow of the mechanics of such titles as Rage of Mage, Diablo, or Warcraft III, or even of the Middle Earth of Lord of the Rings.
BG: Dark Alliance 2 (PS2) - Review @ Games Domain

PS2: Single- & Multi-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 21:04 - Top
Games Domain is next in line to offer up a review of 'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' for Playstation 2. Rating: 4/5.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance turned out to be a pleasant surprise when it was released on PlayStation 2 in late 2001. Based on an insanely popular series of hardcore PC role-playing games, it was a top-down orc-mashing hack and slash fest based loosely on the classic Gauntlet series. Now, from Interplay's internal (and now defunct) development studio Black Isle, Dark Alliance II has made it to stores. Does it measure up to the fine quality of its predecessor? We found out.
Lords of EverQuest: Review @ Khabal

PC: Non-RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 20:43 - Top
Khabal has tossed up a review of Sony's RTS 'Lords of EverQuest'. Rating: 6/10.
Having tried various games of the Real-Time Strategy (RTS) genre, I’d have to say Lords of Everquest (LOE) certainly whetted my taste buds, but it did not fully satisfy my craving for RTS games.

The game comes with a storyline that is sadly uninspiring. It’s made worse with boring cutscenes throughout the game. The tutorial would be a good place to start playing, as it allows you to have a taste of what to expect from the game. You can find three factions vying for control of Norrath’s lands, and they are the Dawn Brotherhood, Elddar Alliance and Shadowrealm. Dawn Brotherhood consists of humans, dwarves, and kerrans; the Elddar Alliance has elves and lastly, Shadowrealm is a collection of trolls, iksar, and dark elves. If you have played Everquest before, these races would sound familiar to you, but if you haven’t, fret not, as you need not have played Everquest to understand what’s going on in this game.
BG: Dark Alliance 2 (PS2) - Review @ Gamer's Pulse

PS2: Single- & Multi-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 20:35 - Top
Gamer's Pulse awarded 'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' for Playstation 2 a score of 43/50 in their review.
When referring to console-style role-playing games, the name Dungeons and Dragons doesn’t exactly come up. Two years ago, the release of an adapted version of the popular franchise on the Playstation 2 sparked immediate skepticism and worry about the state of PC-to-console role-playing games. Ironically enough, the original Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance title met with great critical and decent commercial success; consequently, the concept of a sequel sees fruition in Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II. Taking elements from both PC- and console-style role-playing, Dark Alliance II offers streamlined role-playing with a new story that establishes it as the best example of transition between platforms.
Blade & Sword: Review @ Ferrago

PC: Single- & Multi-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 19:29 - Top
Looks like Ferrago was not quite d'accord with what 'Blade & Sword' had to offer. The Chinese-themed action RPG got a meager 39% score from them (review).
Blade & Sword does a passable impression of coming up with some new ideas. It's set in the Far East you see. Which is just like Throne of Darkness, another Diablo clone released a few years back which gave you control of seven different fighters, but we shall let that pass. It includes combo fight moves, Street Fighter style. Please, someone splash some water on my face to let me know I'm not dreaming. It includes the most rudimentary of skill systems, and rather than mana you have chi. Otherwise this is Diablo in all but name, and that is Diablo 1, not the much refined sequel. The same repetitive clicking that was so enjoyable in the Diablo games is turned into an experience that can be fairly compared with jogging on feet flayed of all their skin.
Bandai to .hack Europe

Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 19:25 - Top
Eurogamer has posted an article titled "Bandai gets ready to .hack Europe". It deals with Japanese Bandai's successful '.hack' series which consists of several episodes.
Japanese RPGs. The words themselves are enough to cause a distinct wobble in the lower lip of many European PS2 owners; an instinctive reaction to the mention of the single genre which has caused those of us here in PAL-land the most suffering over the past years. The story is familiar to all of us by now, as we've watched the USA receive fantastic RPGs for years while Europe gets little more than Final Fantasy and the occasional drop of gaming nectar which arrives from across the Atlantic, such as the excellent Shadow Hearts or the solid Wild Arms 3. Then, of course, they add insult to injury by depriving us of Xenosaga or Suikoden III, and giving us the diabolically bad Unlimited SaGa instead... The bastards. They do these things to taunt us.
Deus Ex: Invisible War (XBox) - Review @ Armchair Empire

Xbox: Single- & Multi-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 19:14 - Top
The Armchair Empire has posted a review of Ion Storm's 'Deus Ex' sequel for XBox. Rating: 9.5/10.
This has the potential to sound a bit presumptuous, but I have no qualms with statement that the original Deus Ex was one of the most remarkable achievements ever crafted by the hands of mankind. As a result, it's only natural that my expectations were extraordinarily high for the sequel. While Ion Storm decided to trim some parts of the game, everything that made the first game great are present in one of the Xbox's best games.
Sabotage Revived

PC: MMORPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 19:10 - Top
CDV cancelled Avalon's 'Sabotage' ('Sabotain') in October last year (story) but it looks like the game has not completely been flushed down the toilet. Akella has picked it up and it seems like they are going to release the 3D action RPG under the new title 'Sabotain: Break the Rules' in spring of this year. Check their product page for more info.
EQ: Champions of Norrath (PS2) Has Gone Gold

PS2: Single- & Multi-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 19:02 - Top
Straight from SOE (press release):

CHAMPIONS OF NORRATH™ GOES GOLD!


- Sony Online Entertainment’s Highly Anticipated Action RPG Ships February 10, 2004 -


SAN DIEGO, CA – January 28, 2004 – Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, today announced that Champions of Norrath™ has gone gold. Champions of Norrath, available exclusively on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, will ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores on February 11, 2004.

“The wait is just about over for one of the most anticipated console games of 2004,” said Michael Lustenberger, director of marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. “With five playable characters, randomly generated dungeons, online co-op action with up to four players and relentless, non-stop action, Champions of Norrath offers an incredible gameplay experience for every type of gamer.”

A combination of SOE’s expertise in developing fantasy worlds, such as the online gaming phenomenon, EverQuest®, and Snowblind Studios’(developers of Baldur’s Gate™: Dark Alliance™) experience building high-quality action RPGs, Champions of Norrath will set new standards in the genre. Champions of Norrath features thousands of items, weapons and spells, unparalleled character customization, randomly generated dungeons that create a different and unique gameplay experience with each adventure, online and offline cooperative multiplayer adventuring, and an amazingly detailed 3D engine with multiple camera angles.

Champions of Norrath offers an online multiplayer component at no additional cost to players (Internet connection required for online play. Online connection fees are the responsibility of the user). Up to four players per game can adventure in Norrath over the Internet via broadband connection using the Network Adaptor for the PlayStation 2. Players have the freedom to join an existing game, host their own game, or join/host a private game via SOE’s matchmaking service, SOEGames.net. Champions of Norrath offers both USB headset voice chat and keyboard support for players to chat and plan stategies during online play (USB headset/keyboard optional, each sold separately). Alternately, up to four players can use the Multitap (sold separately) to play together on a single PlayStation 2 (sold separately).

About Champions of Norrath
Set several hundred years before the timeline of the current EverQuest PC game, Champions of Norrath allows gamers to adventure as one of five playable characters who must journey from the city of Faydwer into the wilds of Norrath to save the land from a gathering army of evil orcs and goblins. The game offers up to 70 hours of gameplay per character and fierce battles, deadly missions and unmatched character customization.

The game also includes the following features:

• Engrossing fantasy storyline set several hundred years before the current EverQuest PC game -- players do not need to be familiar with EQ lore to enjoy the game
• Five playable characters (both male and female): Select from Barbarian Warrior, Dark Elf Shadow Knight, High Elf Cleric, Erudite Wizard, Wood Elf Ranger
• Thousands of items and magical artifacts to acquire
• More than 10,000 items randomly generated with the ability for players to create their own
• Randomly generated dungeons and monsters mean a different experience every time you play
• Unmatched character customization with modifiable hair, skin, tattoos and facial hair, hundreds of armor variations and thousands of distinctive weapons, including swords, maces, axes, bows and more
• Hundreds of armor variations for a unique look
• Import and download characters via the Memory Card. Player characters can be used for both single-player and multiplayer adventures, allowing players to build up their character both online or offline
• More than 45 levels to conquer with non-linear side quests
• 4 player online cooperative action with USB headset support to chat and plan strategies Conquer enemies with up to 4 players online via SOEGames.net and offline with up to 4 players via the Multitap
• Total camera control, zoom-in up-close or view combat from above
• Fully interactive 3D environments that push the PlayStation capabilities with stunning lighting and visual effects; capable of handling 30 to 40 characters on screen at once in spectacular battles
For more information, visit http://www.championsofnorrath.com.
NWN: Module Review - Beasts of the Night

PC: Single- & Multi-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 18:37 - Top
The Neverwinter Vault has reviewed 'Beasts of the Night', a fan-made module for BioWare's AD&D-based; RPG 'Neverwinter Nights'. Rating: 7.5/10.
'Beasts of the Night' is an entertaining little module that combines good design with a clichéd yet interesting story. The emphasis is on roleplaying just as much as combat. Visually pleasing and polished to a healthy shine, this module integrates the new expansion content very adroitly, with a very gloomy and menacing atmosphere skilfully maintained throughout the adventure. Rogue classes may find some of the battles just a little too challenging, but everyone else should be able to enjoy a finely told tale of murder and mystery.
Blizzard Looking For Level Designers

Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 18:22 - Top
Blizzard has updated its job section as they are looking for a level designer. Regarding the job description and list of requirements, it looks like they may be working on another 'Warcraft III' expansion pack.
Beyond Divinity interview @ CRPG.ru

PC: Single-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 10:35 - Top
Russian gaming site CRPG.ru has interviewed Larian Studios developer Kris Taeleman about Beyond Divinity.
As it's a Russian gamin site the interview is in Russian also. For those who do not master the language you can also head over to Larian Studios forums for a translation of this interview.

Edit: CRPG.ru let us know they have released an english version of this interview so here's a snip:
CRPG.RU: How has the role system been altered? What skills are there, how are they received and developed? Larian: The new character development system really allows you to create a wide variety of characters. There are over 400 skill possibilities (see example in question 5). In Beyond Divinity we have a much more extensive skill system now than we had in Divine Divinity, where the player can create his own skills by boosting different properties of the generic skills. In Divine Divinity you only had the choice of choosing a skill, not to enhance different attributes of the skill. In Beyond Divinity, the player will have a much larger list of skills available to choose from. To learn the different skills you have to find teachers. Teachers are Npc's that enable a certain path in the skillsystem. The player will also find books in the world that enable these paths for him. Once the path is enabled, the player can put skillpoints in the skill so he can use the skill.
Beyond Divinity: Support Mike's Band!

PC: Single-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 03:10 - Top
This is RPG-related in only the vaguest sense but it did come from Larian's website...besides, I liked Divinity so what the heck. Here's an unusual newsbit from Larian:
! Vote for Mike !

Mike, the man behind the tactical AI in Beyond Divinity, needs your help. In another life he is the singer of the amazingly good band Denizen. As it happens, Denizen is participating in a poll and winning the poll will make the members of the band multi-millionaires.

Since Mike has graciously agreed to donate half of his the proceedings to the further development of the AI in the Divinity universe, we agreed to support him. That's why we're appealing to all Divinity fans to help out Denizen.

If you want to support Mike and Denizen, head over to the demopoll (www.demopoll.be) and vote for Denizen - "True till tomorrow". Mike's morale can only go up because of it,and that,ultimately, can only be good for Beyond Divinity. You might want to listen to his music too, it really is quite good ;)

BG: Dark Alliance - Review @ Gamebanshee

Xbox: Single- & Multi-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 02:57 - Top
No, not BG:DA2 - this is the original BG:DA. Gamebanshee decided they'd better get around to that BG: Dark Alliance review before they did the sequel. The score is 8/10 and here's a taste:
Role-playing gamers enjoyed Dark Alliance as a change of pace from thinky PC RPGs and an opportunity to enjoy a different kind of console RPG experience than that found in the Final Fantasy franchise and its imitators. Gamers who had shied away from RPGs in the past found the fast-paced combat addictive and the RPG elements non-intrusive, giving Dark Alliance a much broader fanbase that its CRPG titles.
Fallout: BoS - Review @ GamingWorldX

Xbox: Non-RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 02:49 - Top
Fallout: BoS has been reviewed at GamingWorldX. Their score is 6.5/10 and here's a clip:
Fallout began as a masterfully crafted, open-ended RPG on the PC. Instead of battling goblins and orcs, Fallout players had to deal with mutants and radscorpions. It was a nice change of pace, and the post-apocalyptic universe made for unique quests and locations. A sequel followed, and while it was pretty much just more of the same, it too was excellent. Then came a mediocre strategy game, Fallout Tactics, and now, several years later, a hack and slasher. Fallout fans who can accept this game for what it is will have fun with it, although anyone else is better off picking up Dark Alliance 2 - also from Interplay.
Silent Storm: Review @ IGN

PC: Single-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 02:37 - Top
Silent Storm continues its run of good scores with PC.IGN posting their review which carries a score of 8.1/10:
Just when you thought you couldn't possibly be surprised by another World War II-themed, along comes on that knocks you on your ass. Such is the case with Silent Storm. It's certainly not the setting that does it; there are far too many games dealing with this period already, as any quick glance at the release list will attest. No, what sets Silent Storm apart is the comprehensive modeling of small-scale tactical action in a turn-based format. In a way, it's not unlike X-COM or Jagged Alliance and the things to like about those titles are the things to like about Silent Storm.
Eve Online: Review @ Preys-World

PC: MMORPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 02:18 - Top
A review of Eve Online can be found at Preys-World with a score of 9/10. Here's a snippet:

You sit there in space, floating in your ships command pod. A battered cargo container drifts next to you, scratched with laser marks, slowly spinning in the void. You take a few minutes to recollect what just happened. You had been escorting a hauler through some particularily nasty low security space, well aware of the risks, and had been ambushed by a lone pirate. Or so you had thought. You were approaching one of the mighty stargates that would transport you and your convoy further into deep space, and closer to your objective when a blip appeared on your scope. You swivel the camera drone to get a visual lock on this anomaly and see a single ship sitting near the gate. A Caldari Blackbird. A common site in the many systems in the Eve galaxy, yet potentially, one of the most dangerous. You sit in your Gallente Thorax, pride of your nations cruiser building fleet, armed to the teeth with 5 massive railguns, and 2000 metres cubed worth of high tech heavy combat drones.

Source: GenGamers
Star Wars: KotOR - Review @ Wicked Toast

PC: Single-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 02:13 - Top
Wicked Toast has the latest Star Wars: KotOR review. They were pretty impressed, awarding a full set of 5 pieces of toast:
I've been fairly disinclined to try new role playing games lately; the repetitive combat, the overly linear story with little depth, the pointless minigames - all of these staples of RPGs had given me a retch reflex. But after hearing so much about Knights of the Old Republic I just had to give it a try, and I can honestly say I haven't gotten this involved in an RPG since Planescape: Torment. And that's pretty high praise.
The irony is that KotOR is one of the few PC RPGs with pointless minigames.
Blade & Sword: Review @ Gamer's Hell

PC: Single- & Multi-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 01:54 - Top
Gamer's Hell has a review of Pixel Studios' asian-favoured Blade & Sword. The score is 6.5/10 and here's a snip:
Sometimes I pine for old school games. You know the sort of games that came out before there were 'genres' of formulaic also-rans, back when the entire industry was growing and expanding in exciting directions. One of those old school games that set a new standard for PC gaming was Diablo and its sequel. Of course, as with all successes, there have been many imitations produced over the years. Whiptail and Pixel Studio present Blade & Sword, an entertaining, clone-come-lately of Diablo with a surprising dash of agile, kung-fu gameplay elements.
VtM: Bloodlines - Preview @ EchoPlayer

PC: Single- & Multi-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 01:32 - Top
Troika's Source-powered VtM: Bloodlines has been previewed at EchoPlayer:
Many games take inspiration or draw from licensed material for beneficial means, but Troika Games' forthcoming title, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, is set to be particularly special in what 'sources' it actually draws from. Contextually, the developer has full use to White Wolf's pen-and-paper role-playing series' background material, as it did for its first Vampire: The Masquerade game, but what may attract the majority of people to it, is the technology on which it's built on. Namely, the Source Engine. Just the one developed for Half-Life 2 by Valve, you understand. So from the offset, this provides Bloodlines with a very technologically able background and the opportunity to utilise Half-Life 2's advanced character animation system, dynamic AI, and its robust scripting tools to great effect.

Source: GameGossip
Silent Storm: Review @ HS Gamers

PC: Single-Player RPG) | Posted by RPGDot Admin @ 01:29 - Top
High School Gamers has the latest review of Nival's Silent Storm. The score is a very positive 9/10, including 10/10 for fun factor:
As I try to describe this game, the first thing I think of is "The Sims". But now add tons of deadly weapons, strategy, and resourcefulness, and a World War 2 backdrop, and you have the basis of the missions of Silent Storm. When I first saw this game by a little known producer, and sat down with the reviewer copy they so graciously sent us, I was worried that I might not like it. But as Retro Studios showed us with Metroid Prime, and Silicon Knights did with Eternal Darkness, and store brand mayonnaise (sold at competitive prices) showed us, you do not have to be a big corporation to make something good. Silent Storm is not a game to pass up if you like strategy, war, or role playing games.
Nival aren't quite as unknown as that might suggest but we get the idea.
Source: GameRankings