The Dark Eye - Demonicon is a thrilling action-RPG set in the extraordinarily popular universe of “The Dark Eye”, a richly crafted fantasy world beloved by fantasy gamers across the globe. The Dark Eye - Demonicon tells the tragic story of a brother and sister who become pawns of sinister forces in a world of cruelty and depravity.
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Data di rilascio: 24 ott 2013

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Recensioni

“… shaping up to be a fantastic game”
Gaming Excellence

“Demonicon may well be the RPG that both gamers and Dark Eye fans have been waiting for”
Gamercast

“Demonicon will get a lot of gamers excited”
PCGZine Issue #58

Informazioni sul gioco

The Dark Eye - Demonicon is a thrilling action-RPG set in the extraordinarily popular universe of “The Dark Eye”, a richly crafted fantasy world beloved by fantasy gamers across the globe.

The Dark Eye - Demonicon tells the tragic story of a brother and sister who become pawns of sinister forces in a world of cruelty and depravity. In this bleak yet magical world, their affection is both a blessing and a curse. Both are constantly threatened by mortal danger and demonic temptation, and must find a way through their tortured lives by facing serious moral decisions. Their common destiny will determine that of the entire continent, and will be decided by the choices they make. Hordes of fiends block their way to freedom and peace, and only through battle and magic they will truly become free of the darkness.

  • A third-person action-RPG featuring brutal melee attack combos and dazzling magic spells
  • Powerful storytelling with an elaborate narrative rich with twists, as well as believable conflicts and ethical decision-making opportunities
  • Action-packed battles, where pin-point timing and clever tactics play important roles
  • Unique magic system: a dark talent grants the player devastating mystical powers and changes his physical appearance
  • Comprehensive crafting system allows for creation of potions, poisoned blades and enchanted armor
  • State-of-the-art 3D visuals using the powerful Havok Vision engine
  • A richly detailed game world embedded in the extensive fantasy world of The Dark Eye

Requisiti di sistema

    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Windows XP SP3 (32bit), Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processore: 2 GHz Dual-core
    • Memoria: 2 GB di RAM
    • Scheda video: Dedicated DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 512MB VRAM and Shader Model 4.0 support. ATI/AMD Radeon 3800 series and higher, NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT and higher
    • DirectX: Versione 9.0c
    • Memoria: 10 GB di spazio disponibile
    • Scheda audio: DirectX compatible
    Consigliati:
    • Sistema operativo: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 (64bit)
    • Processore: 3 GHz Quad-core
    • Memoria: 4 GB di RAM
    • Scheda video: Dedicated DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 1GB VRAM and Shader Model 5.0 support
    • Note aggiuntive: Best played with Xbox 360® controller for Windows
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DAG
( 3.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 25 maggio
insufficiente
BazingaMood
( 19.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 maggio
Demonicon...
-The story is mediocre...but enjoyable and good for what its worth
-The combat is mediocre...easy and simple
-The character customisation is mediocre...but still,well done
-The invetory is mediocre...console like list of gear
-The graphics of the game is mediocre...but it is not ugly
-The animations are mediocre...all of animation is mediocre, (2D cutscenes where well done)
-The voice acting is mediocre...it shines here and there for few NPC's
-The gameplay is mediocre...it really is

So yeah, overall it is a pretty mediocre game.
Although I myself am a mediocre guy so for some reason, I liked this game.
It was nice to go back to the Dark Eye universe,back to Aventuria.
Still longing for a proper Drakensang game.

I can recommend this game to those who have no high expectations,and can lower it a bit...to that mediocre level to be precise. This ARPG can deliver some fine playing hours,it has some good moments.
It was OK for me.
Giving it a mediocre thumbs up. :)
Lusu91
( 19.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 15 maggio
Demonicon a mio parere è un gioco di ruolo assolutamente nella media, senza lode, ma con qualche infamia. In particolare, essendo un gioco del 2013 ci si aspetterebbe molto in più sul piano del reparto grafico.

Grafica (20/100)
Partiamo subito dall'aspetto più critico: la grafica. Non ci siamo proprio. Lo standard grafico medio attuale è nettamente superiore a quello adottato dalla Noumena Studios. In questo gioco sembra di fare un tuffo nel passato e rivivere i fasti del 2003. Peccato che siamo nel 2013 e stiamo giocando a Demonicon, non a (per dirne uno) The elder scrolls - Morrowind. Attualmente sono più o meno allo stesso prezzo e, decisamente, scelgo il secondo, fra i due. Insomma, gli sviluppatori sono stati avari coi poligoni e le ambientazioni non sono così ricercate da farti dimenticare, o trascurare alla meglio, questo particolare.

Colonna sonora (50/100)
Nessuna particolarità da segnalare. Godibile, ma niente che ti colpisca. In altre parole, brani musicali gradevoli, ma che appena smetti di ascoltarli te li sei già dimenticati. Per lo meno, al momento non ricordo niente di particolare, quindi immagino sia così!!

Giocabilità (40/100)
Sempre gli stessi nemici, sempre le stesse mosse, sempre gli stessi incantesimi. Il sistema di combattimento è sicuramente semplice da padroneggiare. Alcuni nemici non sono particolarmente semplici da affrontare. Ma più si prende dimestichezza coi comandi e più si va avanti nella storia, più risulta semplice il combattimento. Il repertorio di strategie è decisamente limitato, sopratutto ci sono solo quattro incantesimi utilizzabili! Inoltre, il loro apprendimento non è chiarissimo: solo a metà del gioco ho capito che potevi ulteriormente potenziare i pochi incantesimi in tuo possesso, selezionando i piccoli cerchietti sul perimetro del cerchio più grande che racchiude l'immagine dell'incantesimo studiato.
Infine, il colpo di grazia ti viene dato verso il termine del gioco, quando scopri che poco importa l'area di specializzazione. Tanto, alla fine della fiera guadagni sufficientemente esperienza da diventare un guerriero ‘all-around’: mago, soldato e tiratore tutto-in-uno. Deprecabile.

Trama e dialoghi (70/100)
Sono riuscito ad arrivare in fondo alla storia di Demonicon solo perché trama e dialoghi sono sufficientemente ben fatti. A me piacciono le trame un po' crude, nelle quali non si edulchera la realtà dei fatti, in cui non si nasconde che gli uomini molto spesso si comportano da animali. Demonicon, per gli aspetti etici trattati e lo svolgersi degli eventi mi ha ricordato un po' lo stile di The Witcher, ma sicuramente con molto meno stile. I dialoghi sono doppiati bene, i personaggi sono ben caratterizzati e la trama non è scontata.
C'è un debole tentativo da parte degli sviluppatori di dare l'impressione che il giocatore sia completamente padrone del destino del proprio personaggio, ma, alla fine, tutte le decisioni prese fino al momento di massimo spannung della narrazione (cioè al termine del gioco) non influiscono minimamente sulla decisione finale, quindi rimangono relegate ad una condizione semplicemente accessoria. Bene ma non benissimo.

Conclusioni
Demonicon non lo consiglio. A me ha divertito in misura limitata. Personalmente, l'ho usato come palestra di allenamento per il mio inglese ed è questo che mi ha spinto sostanzialmente a finirlo. Là fuori ci sono svariate decine di GDR nettamente superiori, sotto tutti i punti di vista, ed allo stesso prezzo di questo (alcuni li ho già citati nel corso di questa recensione, ma voglio ricordare anche Dragon Age e Divinity 2, e questo solo rimanendo in ambito fantasy). Pertanto, se siete rimasti a corto di GDR, bhè, allora sì, provatelo e vedete se a voi convince, in caso contrario fidatevi, seguite il mio consiglio, non spendete inutilmente il vostro tempo ed il vostro denaro in questo titolo mediocre.
*****_nospam
( 2.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 11 maggio
UNACCEPTABLE, UNPLAYABLE, BROKEN!! On my MSI laptop if I move the cursor near the bottom of the screen, the system switches out of the game and into the Steam app, and I have to click on the game icon to get back into the game. With other games this is a minor annoyance.

But Demonicon causes a total hard system crash if one leaves the game and then tries to resume or alt-tab back into it. CTL-ALT-DEL doesn't work. The only solution is to power down and reboot. Hard crashes can damage the directory.

I've looked at the discussion area, and others have encountered the same problem. Not worth my time!
claudiassj
( 17.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 7 maggio
A nice ambitious game, that wished to be many things; it does not exceed every expectations in any, but it still is quite enjoyable.
For instance, its graphics appearence is outdated, and the fact that you cannot save whenever you want is extremely out of place in an RPG; however, the RPG component is not the only one - we should call it an action-RPG, with scarce focus on equip, with stats and abilities that are used and developed more like a hack-and-slash than a pure RPG and generally feel less important than your dodging abilities. Your character cannot be personalised, the story is quite linear, the world clearly has its lore, but you never get really sucked into it.
All of this said, the story keeps you interested long enough, the style is challenging without being frustrating, and the Dark Eye's world has a lot of potential that has been scarcely exploited in games, so it feels like a breath of fresh air. If you can accept its limitations, it is a game you will enjoy.
GERONIMOOSE
( 13.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 6 maggio
Positives:

-Dialogues, cinematics and cutscenes
-Character development
-Decision making (affecting story as it unfolds)
-Skill levelling system
-Slot abilities (endurance), passive abilities and gift (mana) abilities
-Upgradable weapons (barely)
-Linear story

Negatives:

-Poorly written
-Clunky mechanics
-Repetitive combat
-Terrible character animation, movement and expression (all very important to a story driven RPG!)
-Linear story

Conclusion: I would recommend this game both on sale and to RPG enthusiasts who play an expanse of games. If you have been grounded in modern day, open world story RPGs such as The Witcher, Dragon Age, Elder Scrolls etc. Then chances are you will not enjoy this. When playing this game I felt as if it was from last decade. Every aspect of this game is lacking intuition and innovation, there is no replayibility factor. So why am I giving this game a thumbs up? It still managed to provide me with several hours of entertainment, which is an achievement considering its flaws and I got it as part of a bundle. Worth.
Sadie
( 4.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 5 maggio
Can't neg review a game I got as part of a cheap bundle, however I will highlight that it is of another era. The gameplay dynamics such as combat system and menu navigation is set to reflect the lore of a preexisting universe and it's not awesome for new players.. That being said, it has merit as a highly technical game and what I saw of the storyline was impressive.
Cpt. John C. Sheperd-Christ
( 5.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 5 maggio
This was just "recommended" to me through Steam. How can I write a review if I obviously don't own it, since then it wouldn't show up as recommended, you ask?

Well I owned it and I wrote Steam support to delete this sorry excuse for a game from my account.
This is no good game for anyone, not for "Realms of Arcania/The Dark Eye/Das Schwarze Auge"-Fans since it is dumbed down that it hurts and also not for RPG-Fans in general, since it is badly written, the mechanics are no fun and there are many, many better alternatives available.
Chandrey
( 5.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 28 aprile
Other reviewers have put this better; but this isn't worth your time unless:
1) it's very, very discounted on sale (do not pay more than £4)
2) you don't mind mindless controller click X combat
3) You really want to play an incest simulator

- 5 hours of my life I will not get back, don't make my mistake
ikilltoast
( 13.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 26 aprile
This game is very entertaining if you take it without any prior experiences with adventure RPGs in mind. It feels as if your stuck in a closed storyline with the illusion of choice always present. However the game turns this into a positive towards the end, and builds you up into making careful yet definitive decisions that influence each summary of the type of person and world you are creating for the future. The mechanics weren't the best, a bit clunky for sure. However the storyline is rich in real life problems saturated with just the right amount of demonic lore to keep you wondering why America is not voting Bernie Sanders.
Allahweh
( 8.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 9 aprile
I got "Demonicon" as part of a bundle a while back and played several hours of the game. At first, I was a bit drawn to it because I felt that it might have a style somewhat similar to The Witcher, and while that's true to a degree, it's also a very different type of game in many ways too.

For one thing, this is part of "The Dark Eye" universe, and so it's an RPG system that many won't be very familiar with, although other games in that universe do exist outside of the German market (where Dark Eye is most popular).

However, while this game may not be something you should compare to a AAA title like The Witcher 2, it does have its merits:

PROS:
*A unique, well-delivered story
*Lots of side-quests
*A moral choice-based system with definite outcomes
*A living world
*Decent (but not great) voice-acting
*Decent graphics

CONS:
*Slow-paced at times
*Clunky Combat System
*Clunky Controls in places
*Buggy
*Unbalanced Difficulty in places

In my opinion, the game isn't quite worth the full $19.99 asking price, but if you enjoy Western RPGs of this style, I'd recommend picking it up at a good Steam sale or as part of a bundle!

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GOOD...... 7 / 10
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TStael
( 12.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 4 aprile
I tend to personally emphasize distinct character and originality of writing in my gaming immersion, even if game-play and user inter-face are of course far from irrelevant. Push comes to shove, I'd still take something bit flawed and interesting; than mechanically perfect but bland.

What I like about Demonicon is that you get a sense of a greater gameworld, lore and back-story, this being part of "Dark Eye" franchise not primarily published for PC. (Drakensang would be the other title I'm aware of)

Combat is not excessively tactical, but I was not bored, and found the levelling up and skills system fairly satisfying.

The story premise is interesting, and the voice acting was particularly excellent for a title that probably did not have enorous budget: recognize and like both lead actors a lot. Special thumbs up for making my in-game dad so insufferably illogical in his little schemes, and allowing reasonable amount of back-talk to the old geezer!

I think this title is worth a try for RPG fans whom do not mind action -RPG combat but enjoy a back-story.
Răzvan
( 19.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 22 marzo
The story is damn sick! I was about to stop playing it in the middle of the first chapter, but then it got better and more interesting. I liked the character progression and the fact that I had to take tough decisions. The gameplay is fine, but not very challenging even on the hard difficulty. Overall, not a bad game, but the Witcher is cheaper, more challenging and has a lot more content.
KAOS
( 24.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 8 marzo
Preso durante i saldi estivi di Steam del 2014 a 5,99, è stato dato in bundle e finito più volte ai saldi, mai calcolato a causa delle recensioni discordanti oltre che per l'assenza di una traduzione italiana. Qualche giorno fa un mio amico l'ha giocato e mi ha detto: "Ho visto che ce l'hai anche tu, perché non lo giochi? Ti piacerà sicuramente!". E alla fine: sì, mi è piaciuto!

La progressione delle abilità è semplice e si producono pozioni a volontà, non aspettatevi una grande sfida da questo punto di vista (io non la cercavo sinceramente) ma la storia cattura sin dalle prime ore! Gli NPC sono prolissi e nel "diario" troverete informazioni a iosa per approfondire le vicende che starete vivendo, oltre al background dei personaggi che incontrerete. È un racconto cupo, controverso, e spesso vi troverete spiazzati di fronte alle scelte da fare. Più di una volta mi sono ritrovato a pensare: dai, perché devo decidere proprio io?

Capiamoci: le scelte influenzeranno in parte la storia e quasi per nulla il finale, però toccheranno voi, il vostro modo di intendere, mettendo in discussione cos'è giusto e cos'è sbagliato. Dopo averlo finito sto ancora pensando al finale e a come le cose sarebbero potute andare diversamente, proprio come succede quando finite di leggere un ottimo libro.

Se questo tipo di storia vi intriga, giocatelo senza pensarci due volte. In caso contrario, guardate oltre, perché i combattimenti sono lenti e le zone che visiterete (più volte) sono piccole, cosa che al giorno d'oggi, abituati a vasti mondi aperti, si traduce in ripetitività e noia.
Masakazu222
( 1.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 25 febbraio
Nice RPG with DSA flair.
vandamw
( 15.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 9 febbraio
Pro - Action rpg with well-drawn cutscenes and a decent choice system.
Con - As someone who absolutely loved Mars: War Logs (a similar low-budget arpg) I just cannot recommend Demonimicon. It's lack of budget is much more pronounced, which dampens almost every aspect of the game - graphics, gameplay, and storytelling.
Dolphin
( 22.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 3 febbraio
After playing other games from this developer like Mars War Logs, which I did enjoy, I fought through the negative feedback and thought, maybe this game just isnt for everyone! Unfortunately this game wasn't what I was hoping for. The fighting mechanics are slow, clunky and extremely repetitive. I probably could've played the game with a macro, 'swing, swing, swing...' The story was okay at best. It had nothing that excited or really made you want to play more thinking what's next?

Frankly I'm shocked I played this game to completion, I dont recommend playing it as it might just sit in your library forever.
[PB]OnKeLDead
( 20.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 1 febbraio
This game is special. Yes the gameplay is not as smooth as someone might hope but its a lot of fun for everyone who likes the dark eye. LVL up might be a bit complicated and the combat can be challenging (I prefer playing this game with gamepad - much easier) but everyone who loves RPGs and doesn't expect fancy graphics wont be disappointed. Sad enough we wont ever see a sequel. And the brother/sister subject is a long shot but also something fresh I've never encountered before in a videogame.
mike.st.phillips
( 18.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 27 gennaio
This was really a tough one.

I wanted to like this game, i really did, i just could not bring myself recommend this game to anyone.

The first major flaw which i found to be HUGE was the improper loading, crashing and glitching of the game. If i wanted to load the game sometimes i would have to start the launcher three seperate times, using task manager to close the unresponsive instances inbetween. MAJOR pain in the rear. To make matters worse, sometimes the game would just decide to crash, just randomly. The only saving grace there is that the saves are frequent................but..................

The save file is singular, and by that i mean that any progress you make will overwrite your current save. That means if you screw up and pick the wrong choice, go into an area that advances the plot before finishing a side quest etc, you are stuck. The game will have overwritten with the furthest progress and you will have to start the game over to fix it. Not exactly something you like to see in an RPG were supposedly your decisions could effect how the story unfolds................but about that one................

Your choices dont matter. You are given the illusion of control of the characters destiny. The only things that will chance are slightly different cut scenes and your fetch quests will be given by either faction A or faction B. It just felt weak.

In terms of gameplay, there is some fun to be had there. The ice spells and the demon aura were quite good for stunning opponents and speeding your attacks. I found the Fire and Poison spells to be worthless, fire spell is point blank so you will get stabbed 100% of the time before the spell goes off and the poison spell burns through your magic wayyyyyyyy too fast. The attacking was done by simple chaining of your attack button (X for me since i used a 360 controller), the higher your chain the more magic you get back to refreeze your enemies. It got bland after about 15 hours in, which is not bad considering the whole game took me 18 hours and i did almost everything there was to do in a single play through.

The money in the game quickly becomes absolutely pointless. The only thing you will use it for is to buy potions and enchantments for your armor. The enchantments also get pointless as you get the "Final" set of armor at the end of chapter 3 (There are 5 chapters). I put silver enchantments in the armor because they were the best enchantments i had at that point in the game. Then in the next two chapters you get gold enchantments..............but no armor...........whatsoever. Since enchantments are permanent.............ya i was kinda screwed at that point.

The story starts out with good potential in the prologue and builds well in chapter 1 and 2 (chapter 2 was very well done). After that............meh...........just meh. Chapter 3 went in a direction i just did not care about and chapter 4 and 5 were just absolute crap. It felt like some other games i played where they started out with plenty of money and good ideas and then got rushed and had to wrap it up quickly and on a budget.

The bottom line is, i just will not recommend this game to any individual period. Between the software problems, weak story and mediocre gameplay, i just dont see anyone getting very much enjoyment out of this game.
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Consigliato
13.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 maggio
Positives:

-Dialogues, cinematics and cutscenes
-Character development
-Decision making (affecting story as it unfolds)
-Skill levelling system
-Slot abilities (endurance), passive abilities and gift (mana) abilities
-Upgradable weapons (barely)
-Linear story

Negatives:

-Poorly written
-Clunky mechanics
-Repetitive combat
-Terrible character animation, movement and expression (all very important to a story driven RPG!)
-Linear story

Conclusion: I would recommend this game both on sale and to RPG enthusiasts who play an expanse of games. If you have been grounded in modern day, open world story RPGs such as The Witcher, Dragon Age, Elder Scrolls etc. Then chances are you will not enjoy this. When playing this game I felt as if it was from last decade. Every aspect of this game is lacking intuition and innovation, there is no replayibility factor. So why am I giving this game a thumbs up? It still managed to provide me with several hours of entertainment, which is an achievement considering its flaws and I got it as part of a bundle. Worth.
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4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
17.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 maggio
A nice ambitious game, that wished to be many things; it does not exceed every expectations in any, but it still is quite enjoyable.
For instance, its graphics appearence is outdated, and the fact that you cannot save whenever you want is extremely out of place in an RPG; however, the RPG component is not the only one - we should call it an action-RPG, with scarce focus on equip, with stats and abilities that are used and developed more like a hack-and-slash than a pure RPG and generally feel less important than your dodging abilities. Your character cannot be personalised, the story is quite linear, the world clearly has its lore, but you never get really sucked into it.
All of this said, the story keeps you interested long enough, the style is challenging without being frustrating, and the Dark Eye's world has a lot of potential that has been scarcely exploited in games, so it feels like a breath of fresh air. If you can accept its limitations, it is a game you will enjoy.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
24.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 8 marzo
Preso durante i saldi estivi di Steam del 2014 a 5,99, è stato dato in bundle e finito più volte ai saldi, mai calcolato a causa delle recensioni discordanti oltre che per l'assenza di una traduzione italiana. Qualche giorno fa un mio amico l'ha giocato e mi ha detto: "Ho visto che ce l'hai anche tu, perché non lo giochi? Ti piacerà sicuramente!". E alla fine: sì, mi è piaciuto!

La progressione delle abilità è semplice e si producono pozioni a volontà, non aspettatevi una grande sfida da questo punto di vista (io non la cercavo sinceramente) ma la storia cattura sin dalle prime ore! Gli NPC sono prolissi e nel "diario" troverete informazioni a iosa per approfondire le vicende che starete vivendo, oltre al background dei personaggi che incontrerete. È un racconto cupo, controverso, e spesso vi troverete spiazzati di fronte alle scelte da fare. Più di una volta mi sono ritrovato a pensare: dai, perché devo decidere proprio io?

Capiamoci: le scelte influenzeranno in parte la storia e quasi per nulla il finale, però toccheranno voi, il vostro modo di intendere, mettendo in discussione cos'è giusto e cos'è sbagliato. Dopo averlo finito sto ancora pensando al finale e a come le cose sarebbero potute andare diversamente, proprio come succede quando finite di leggere un ottimo libro.

Se questo tipo di storia vi intriga, giocatelo senza pensarci due volte. In caso contrario, guardate oltre, perché i combattimenti sono lenti e le zone che visiterete (più volte) sono piccole, cosa che al giorno d'oggi, abituati a vasti mondi aperti, si traduce in ripetitività e noia.
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5 persone su 5 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
8.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 aprile
I got "Demonicon" as part of a bundle a while back and played several hours of the game. At first, I was a bit drawn to it because I felt that it might have a style somewhat similar to The Witcher, and while that's true to a degree, it's also a very different type of game in many ways too.

For one thing, this is part of "The Dark Eye" universe, and so it's an RPG system that many won't be very familiar with, although other games in that universe do exist outside of the German market (where Dark Eye is most popular).

However, while this game may not be something you should compare to a AAA title like The Witcher 2, it does have its merits:

PROS:
*A unique, well-delivered story
*Lots of side-quests
*A moral choice-based system with definite outcomes
*A living world
*Decent (but not great) voice-acting
*Decent graphics

CONS:
*Slow-paced at times
*Clunky Combat System
*Clunky Controls in places
*Buggy
*Unbalanced Difficulty in places

In my opinion, the game isn't quite worth the full $19.99 asking price, but if you enjoy Western RPGs of this style, I'd recommend picking it up at a good Steam sale or as part of a bundle!

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GOOD...... 7 / 10
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5 persone su 7 (71%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
19.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 marzo
The story is damn sick! I was about to stop playing it in the middle of the first chapter, but then it got better and more interesting. I liked the character progression and the fact that I had to take tough decisions. The gameplay is fine, but not very challenging even on the hard difficulty. Overall, not a bad game, but the Witcher is cheaper, more challenging and has a lot more content.
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3 persone su 4 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
12.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 aprile
I tend to personally emphasize distinct character and originality of writing in my gaming immersion, even if game-play and user inter-face are of course far from irrelevant. Push comes to shove, I'd still take something bit flawed and interesting; than mechanically perfect but bland.

What I like about Demonicon is that you get a sense of a greater gameworld, lore and back-story, this being part of "Dark Eye" franchise not primarily published for PC. (Drakensang would be the other title I'm aware of)

Combat is not excessively tactical, but I was not bored, and found the levelling up and skills system fairly satisfying.

The story premise is interesting, and the voice acting was particularly excellent for a title that probably did not have enorous budget: recognize and like both lead actors a lot. Special thumbs up for making my in-game dad so insufferably illogical in his little schemes, and allowing reasonable amount of back-talk to the old geezer!

I think this title is worth a try for RPG fans whom do not mind action -RPG combat but enjoy a back-story.
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26.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 dicembre 2015
Demonicon is a 3rd person action RPG. You follow the story of a brother and sister, which takes place in the Dark Eye universe, who find out they have special gifts when their blood was mixed. You only play as the brother leveling up through action points and gift points you earn through battles. You can level up main stats like strength and vitality, skills like lockpicking, medicine, and speech or combat skills with the action points you earn. The gift points go towards your gift skills which are like magic powers.

Combat in the game is ok. You have one mainattack besides the combat and gift skills. When attacking you need to time the button pressing right to continue your combo attack. Enemies can become bothersome or annoying sometimes when you go to attack and they keep hitting you and stopping your action. Controls did feel a little sluggish and slow when attacking. You do have a dodge roll which helps a little but your character seems to move slower than everyone else.

Graphics look to be from something 10 years ago which isn't bad just not up to par with some games today. Plus it doesn't matter how a game looks if you enjoy it. Sounds were pretty generic and sometimes annoying. There are some parts in town when you are running around and NPC dialog got load and cluttered when it seemed like 10 people are trying to talk over one another.

Characters were pretty interesting and funny. You can choose different ways to go in the game and I chose mainly the good side of things. What was weird though was in some conversations it seemed like my character was rude and evil even though I would pick the better dialog route. The story overall wasn't bad and get me interested to see how it all panned out in the end. You could even do another playthrough to see where other actions would take you.

There were some issue with the game though. Framerate issues were a problem throughout the game. No matter where I put the settings I would drop as low as 15 frames sometimes which made for some rough video. I also would see pop in at times and screen tearing. I even had the game crash on me about 5 times when I was more than halfway though the game.

Despite these flaws the game was still fun and intriguing. I liked some of the characters and even had some laughs here and there. It also has replay value if you'd like to see where the different choices would take you. If you can get the game on sale than pick it up and enjoy your time.
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22.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 febbraio
After playing other games from this developer like Mars War Logs, which I did enjoy, I fought through the negative feedback and thought, maybe this game just isnt for everyone! Unfortunately this game wasn't what I was hoping for. The fighting mechanics are slow, clunky and extremely repetitive. I probably could've played the game with a macro, 'swing, swing, swing...' The story was okay at best. It had nothing that excited or really made you want to play more thinking what's next?

Frankly I'm shocked I played this game to completion, I dont recommend playing it as it might just sit in your library forever.
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23.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 novembre 2015
I was born from the depths of the demon realm, fought monsters, demons, warriors and even my own kin to build my powers and seek the truth of my existence. Along the way I chose which people I would help, what alliances I would form, who I would trust and whom I would betray via conversation trees and my actions throughout my story. With every monster I killed I became more powerful by upgrading my skills, abilities and magic. What powers I upgraded determined how I interacted with the medieval style fantasy world I existed in. Upgrade my healing abilities and not only did potions work better on me but I was able to heal others on my journey. Upgrade my plant knowledge and more potions became available to me to be crafted, for healing, buffing and to poison my enemy. I was able to choose which magical attacks would best fit my play style and upgrade them accordingly to wreak havoc on my foes and seek vengeance, love, sex or various truths of the day.

Demonicon was an above average action RPG overall. It did everything an RPG is supposed to do well enough and has lots of flexibility in character creation, an enjoyable story that you get to sway here and there with meaningful choices, and solid if unspectacular graphics and voice work. I really enjoyed Demonicon more than most RPG’s I have played, the “Dark Eye” universe was new to me and I enjoyed exploring it and the character development choices and powers really made me feel like I was evolving into a demonic weapon, very satisfying experience and very underrated game.
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28.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 dicembre 2015
This is a really fun game. I'm not even sure what else I can say about it I've enjoyed the game and will continue to do so until I beat it. It's worth playing for sure.

~Edit~

Having just beat the game, On normal mode I can honestly say this is a game worth playing. Choices between right and wrong, good and evil, will change the story, A very strange and different kind of story line. Reply ability without a doubt. I highly recommend this game to anyone that enjoys RPG's such as Dragon Age, Mass Effect and so on. The game is just filled with story plots and twist, side quest and more. Build your character how you would see it being and see the difference between a solidly build warrior and a carefully crafted mage. It really was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Good luck.
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3.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 gennaio
Story poor
gameplay poor
graphics poor,

imo dont buy it for more than 10 bucks
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1.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 gennaio
Audio was cringeworthy, game glitched at first boss, enemies spawn out of no-where, and the abilities get cut off if you get hit, so... hard to play (even on easy mode).
Not really worth your time.
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18.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 gennaio
This was really a tough one.

I wanted to like this game, i really did, i just could not bring myself recommend this game to anyone.

The first major flaw which i found to be HUGE was the improper loading, crashing and glitching of the game. If i wanted to load the game sometimes i would have to start the launcher three seperate times, using task manager to close the unresponsive instances inbetween. MAJOR pain in the rear. To make matters worse, sometimes the game would just decide to crash, just randomly. The only saving grace there is that the saves are frequent................but..................

The save file is singular, and by that i mean that any progress you make will overwrite your current save. That means if you screw up and pick the wrong choice, go into an area that advances the plot before finishing a side quest etc, you are stuck. The game will have overwritten with the furthest progress and you will have to start the game over to fix it. Not exactly something you like to see in an RPG were supposedly your decisions could effect how the story unfolds................but about that one................

Your choices dont matter. You are given the illusion of control of the characters destiny. The only things that will chance are slightly different cut scenes and your fetch quests will be given by either faction A or faction B. It just felt weak.

In terms of gameplay, there is some fun to be had there. The ice spells and the demon aura were quite good for stunning opponents and speeding your attacks. I found the Fire and Poison spells to be worthless, fire spell is point blank so you will get stabbed 100% of the time before the spell goes off and the poison spell burns through your magic wayyyyyyyy too fast. The attacking was done by simple chaining of your attack button (X for me since i used a 360 controller), the higher your chain the more magic you get back to refreeze your enemies. It got bland after about 15 hours in, which is not bad considering the whole game took me 18 hours and i did almost everything there was to do in a single play through.

The money in the game quickly becomes absolutely pointless. The only thing you will use it for is to buy potions and enchantments for your armor. The enchantments also get pointless as you get the "Final" set of armor at the end of chapter 3 (There are 5 chapters). I put silver enchantments in the armor because they were the best enchantments i had at that point in the game. Then in the next two chapters you get gold enchantments..............but no armor...........whatsoever. Since enchantments are permanent.............ya i was kinda screwed at that point.

The story starts out with good potential in the prologue and builds well in chapter 1 and 2 (chapter 2 was very well done). After that............meh...........just meh. Chapter 3 went in a direction i just did not care about and chapter 4 and 5 were just absolute crap. It felt like some other games i played where they started out with plenty of money and good ideas and then got rushed and had to wrap it up quickly and on a budget.

The bottom line is, i just will not recommend this game to any individual period. Between the software problems, weak story and mediocre gameplay, i just dont see anyone getting very much enjoyment out of this game.
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9 persone su 9 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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24.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 dicembre 2013
Splendido! questo gioco e davvero molto avvincente! da provare. superato il comparto grafico un po datato (ma non troppo malvagio) ci si trova inanzi ad un avvincente racconto, la triste storia di due fratelli che si trovano a loro malgrado coinvolti in cose molto piu grandi di loro, dipanando lentamente la trama verso delle sconvolgenti realtà. in ogni momento il giocatore (nella persona di Cairon il fratello maschio per intenderci) e obbligato a fare scelte, principalmente basate su quanto appreso e sul peso della nostra stessa morale, e tali scelte si rispecchieranno anche nel mondo di gioco, aprendo quindi varie possibilita permettendo anche di rigiocare il titolo piu volte, in quanto il gioco non permette di salvare manualmente, ma ci sono autosave in vari momenti, e SEMPRE dopo ogni scelta fatta, in modo da non poter "provare e tornare indietro" la morale e nostra e sta a noi vedere se scendere sempre di piu nella perdizione o ascendere alla redenzione.
in sostanza un titolo che non mi aspettavo, semplice da giocare, ma molto molto avvincente, mi ha stregato e finche non l'ho completato non sono riuscito a passare oltre. consigliatissimo.
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7 persone su 8 (88%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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8.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 novembre 2015
Demonicon è uno dei tanti GDR che non troverà mai il suo spazio in mezzo a tutti quei colossi che già conosciamo. Certo ha dei privilegi: è molto intuitivo sia come gameplay che come interfaccia, è impossibile perdersi poiché non è esattamente open world, ha diverse ambientazioni affascinanti ed ha una storia molto interessante. Allora perché non diventerà mai il vostro gioco preferito? Semplicemente perché i fondi non erano quelli di Bethesda: la grafica è minimale e brutta per essere un gioco di 2 anni fa, le animazioni sono oscene, IA blanda ed un sistema di personalizzazione e lvl up non consono a quelli a cui siamo abituati. Lo consiglio perché l impegno della software house c è stanto, per qualche ora è divertente e la storyline invoglia il giocatore anche se le scelte che si faranno non cambieranno di molto la sostanza.
Lo troverete anche spesso in sconto ed è lì che se vorrete potrete farlo vostro.

Grafica 5.5
Audio 6.5
Gameplay 6
Storia 7.5
Longevità 7
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26.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 1 gennaio 2014
Si fa giocare nulla di nuovo ma coinvolgente almeno per chi sa l'inglese da provare
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35.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 20 settembre 2014
Demonicon è in definitiva un bel gioco. Come sviluppo del personaggio sembra più un Torchlight con visuale in terza persona che un RPG: c'è un percorso di poteri da scegliere, ma in più Demonicon ha anche la scelta di come far progredire le caratteristiche e le abilità del personaggio. La storia è interessante ed elaborata, presenta una certa analisi dei personaggi, fa fare scelte non nette tra il male ed il bene, e non ha il solito epilogo dello scontro finale con il cattivo principale del gioco. Non c'è interazione pronunciata con gli elementi dello scenario. Ci sono poche ambientazioni che sono ripresentate durante lo svolgimento della trama. Un difetto,secondo me, è il salvataggio a checkpoint, che denota la natura più action rpg del gioco rispetto a quella rpg classica. (SPILER) A me la caratterizzazione della coppia in amore Cairon e Calandra, Azarel ed dei due Padri è piaciuta abbastanza.
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14.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 giugno 2015
Is the game worth $40? Hell no? Is the game worth around $10? Well that depends. Many gamers today aren't willing to invest into games that provide a mediocre experience. They only want to play games that are highly recieved. Gone are the days of going to the store and just picking out a game because the cover art looked cool. With reviews everywhere, gamers are more wary of their purchases. So I will say this, the game will not woo you. It will most likely be a forgettable experience. The controls are somewhat clunky and the animations are subpar. But is it worth your time? I say yes. Games like this reach towards the stars and fail poetically due to a lack of budget. IF you are looking for a decent Action RPG with an OK story to pass time, then I reccommend this game. If you only concern yourself with the highest quality of game out there, then I suggest you move along.
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29.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 novembre 2013
I've given this game a 'Yes' recommendation, but only if you can find it going really cheap in a deal or a sale somewhere.

So - Demonicon. It's not the worst game you'll ever play, but it's not terribly well designed, and it's kind of 'obvious' that it worked to a budget, which is a shame because it's got some nice visuals and as an RPG it manages to hit some of the right notes. It's got a lot of obvious bugs and half-finished elements, it's kind of clunky, and the story isn't amazing, and isn't really developed entirely well. I think the game tries to rely too much on the background The Dark Eye lore, which will appeal only to fans of that pen & paper RPG. The first couple of areas as well are a bit cumbersome, and it's not really that enjoyable a game to begin with.

But eventually, after about 10 hours or so, maybe? Towards the latter half of the second hub, suddenly you get a sense of... moorishness. By this time Cairon should have some better abilities & equipment, and should be levelled up to a point where he's actually slightly ahead of the curve for that area. This makes the fighting easier (but not boring), which stops some of the sluggish battles you may have had before this. Keep on top of things and this advantage can last you the rest of the game, and all in all it makes you feel like a little bit of a badass.

As an example, in a later hub section, I found myself confronted by three or four demons in armour, wielding some pretty nasty looking weapons. I was preparing myself mentally for long and difficult fight, and I ran at the first one and did that stabby move that's kind of like what Brad Pitt does in the movie Troy. The demon knight fell instantly - recovering from my momentary surprise, I repeated the move on the others, and then the fight was over. I felt like a total BOSS, and that's something that this game is kind of good at, especially in the later half.

So – all in all, if you find it cheap and are willing to put up with a rather poor start, this is one of those one-shots that can entertain you for a while. I finished the game in 26 hours, so it’s not short by any means, but it’s fairly linear for an ‘RPG’ so the story can only go on for so long.

For more information, especially about the specific mechanics of the game, check out my full review at Strategy Informer: http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/darkeyedemonicon/reviews.html
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11.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 aprile 2014
Demonicon reminded me a bit of Dragon Age 2 because of its repetitive and dull environments. But it's a game that's understandable, a game that anyone can play. It's actually fairly good for an action RPG. Until it becomes very repetitive as far as the quests are concerned.

The character and skill upgrade systems are refreshing. They aren't perfect, but at least they allow for a lot of customization, even if half of these upgrades aren't used all that much. You earn AP by finishing quests, killing enemies, you name it. These points can then be spend on upgrades. Each skill requires 4 blocks of points before it is entirely upgraded and there are about 10 skills in total. You can also spend these points on stats like strength and you also unlock a magic system early on that uses GP which can be earned pretty much the same way, but you have to use magic while doing things.

Quests consist of kill and fetch quests and halfway through the game this becomes rather repetitive. This is also thanks to the not-all-that-exciting combat, which is real-time, by the way.
The graphics are sharp and pretty good, but the framerate drops in villages and I have no idea why. The villages aren't overly crowded and there aren't any spectacular visual effects in it either. Weird. Otherwise, the game runs well.

The voice acting isn't all that bad, even if some of the voices don't match the personalities of the characters. But then again, this is no AAA title so if we take that into account it isn't all that bad.
Demonicon didn't disappoint me because I didn't really have any expectations so if you feel the same way give it a try. But if you want a quality RPG that isn't too repetitive look further.

[Rating: 74/100]
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