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Drakensang is a third-person party-based RPG based on the pen & paper role-play rules of The Dark Eye. Drakensang is the first PC game for over 10 years to be based on Germany's most successful and popular role-play system. Drakensang builds on the pen & paper rules as applied in version 4.0.
Release Date: 27 Feb 2009
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Drakensang is a third-person party-based RPG based on the pen & paper role-play rules of The Dark Eye. Drakensang is the first PC game for over 10 years to be based on Germany's most successful and popular role-play system.
Drakensang builds on the pen & paper rules as applied in version 4.0. The developers have optimized the rulebook specially for the PC realization in order to make the game more accessible. But the essential qualities and the depth of the original rules have not been compromised.
Intensive tactical combat and intriguing quests, embedded in a wonderfully detailed 3D graphic presentation — these are the cornerstones of the fantasy epic.
  • Experience an exciting story within a huge campaign involving numerous main and side quests
  • Adventure groups with up to four adventurers
  • Expert character-creation mode for experienced DSA fans
  • More than 40 spells, with over 30 talents and almost 40 special abilities allow a large range of possibilities for character creation
  • Numerous and varied enemies and monsters from the DSA universe, such as linnorms, ogres, undead mules, giant amoeba and many more
  • Story by original DSA authors
  • Rule-compliant implementation of the DSA licence in the tradition of the Nordland Trilogy
  • Tactical combat system with pause function
  • Varied and flexible magic system
  • Talent-based dialogue system

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista
    • Processor: Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or better processor
    • Memory: 1536 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT with 256 MB RAM or similar video card
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: DirectX® 9c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8200 2.6 GHz or better processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM for Windows® XP, 3 GB RAM for Windows® Vista
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or similar video card
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: DirectX® 9c compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
151 products in account
14 reviews
9.2 hrs on record
old school RPG, interesting rule-set and quite different from the usual D&D for a change, beautifull graphics for an older game that reminds art-direction can make up for the lack of super-next-gen engines etc, slow paced, needs it's time to build it's storyline, recommended for baldurs gate fans and gamers who have ample time to spend.
Posted: 27 November 2013
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
168 products in account
3 reviews
57.2 hrs on record
After playing Drakesang for 57 hours i can pretty much say that it reminded me of old-school RPG legends such a Baldur's Gate.
You play the game with a party of four characters and the Real Time with Pause system is the one used during battles. This system allows for more strategic battles and lets you organize your team and the skills to use.
The storyline is quite interesting but i felt that it could be presented in a better way. But what the main story may fail to deliver all the other things of the Drakesang universe you can find out make up for. The world has a history and it's really interesting to discover bits and pieces of it all over. Also there's really not any character progression regarding their personalities. At the end of your adventure you and your companions will be exactly the same persons as you were at the beginning.
The game is hard but that makes the battles really interesting and fun. You have to use diferrent skills, spells and items if you want to make it. What i really liked is the leveling system because it allows you to use your experience points in order to improve your skills whenever you want to. So if you feel like it you can wait until later to use them when you will be more certain about what type of characters you want to build.
Keeping in mind that the game was released in 2009 the graphics are pretty good. As for the soundtrack i can't say i really noticed it.
I strongly recommend Drakesang to all the old-school party based RPG lovers. I'm sure you will have a good time playing it.
85%
Posted: 5 January 2014
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
54 products in account
2 reviews
45.0 hrs on record
Phew! I've just completed the game and may I say it's beautiful. Also, the game is VERY hard. You can't choose a difficulty level, so you'll have to play at the game's "default" and only difficulty level. Common enemies are usually only hard when they're in packs, but bosses... Let's say bosses are TOUGH. There are a few boss opponents that will require you to think of some unusual tactics, because there's simply no chance you'll handle them going head-on. And yeah, bring A LOT of healing potions to final battle. I've just finished it without a single potion, and it's been a REAL STRUGGLE. Two hours or so...
Game's core RPG mechanics is so much like Neverwinter Nights that sometimes you almost feel like you're playing NWN. I liked the mechanics. It's a pity you only get to buy good spells after the middle of the game, I'd like to see more spells and get them faster. By the way, you can increase character's skills (spend your experience points) at any time. This makes levelling up pretty much useless. And having to buy all the spells and active skills makes levelling up even more useless... I didn't like that. In Neverwinter Nights, you receive spells and skills as you gain your level. Here, in Drakensang, you receive experience points and increase your skills, and levelling up is just... Levelling up. That's pretty much it. "Player has reached level x", and that's all, nothing more happens.
I enjoyed the main storyline. There's plenty of side quests, and they are ok, and the main quest is great, and soooo long! Completing the game took me 45 damn hours... But it was worth it. Some of the plot twists were somewhat unexpected. However, the main storyline is solid, but it's not a masterpiece.
I liked the world, graphics are awesome (considering the game is 4-5 years old). Characters are great, I liked my companions and it was somewhat sad to finish the game, because I realized my adventure with these characters is over.
By the way, there's no fast travel system in this game, so you'll have to walk through the huge Drakensang maps on foot. Well, it didn't bother me.
And the dialogues. I've read a bunch of reviews before buying the game, and almost every single one of them said the game has awfully written dialogues. Well, I have to admit that sometimes you hear or read something funny, and dwarves speak with significant accent. However, those facts create unique atmosphere. Nothing feels uncomfortable, nothing feels out of place. So if you're afraid of possible flaws in dialogues, don't be, they're OK.
Overall, if you like old-school RPGs (pretty much like Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights or Dragon Age), I think you'll really enjoy this game. Buy the game on sale, and it will be totally worth every cent spent on it.
7.5 out of 10.
Posted: 1 January 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
100 products in account
2 reviews
36.7 hrs on record
Drakensang is a good, solid, European, party-based RPG and is in my opinion an underrated gem. If you enjoy games like Baldur's Gate, Gothic/Risen and Dragon Age you should defintely give this a try!
Posted: 16 January 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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1 review
7.1 hrs on record
If you want for an old style rpg from the past this is your game! I love all the new ideas that have come into gameing over the years but sometimes u just wan your old pair of shoes.When i am tired of getting shot in the face by ten year olds in a masivly multi player onling scrum i decompress with this for a bit .Ahhhhhhhh all is right in the universe.
Posted: 13 February 2014
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