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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.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2013
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“… 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”
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About the Game

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

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 (32bit), Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 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: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 (64bit)
    • Processor: 3 GHz Quad-core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 1GB VRAM and Shader Model 5.0 support
    • Additional Notes: Best played with Xbox 360® controller for Windows
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,961 products in account
757 reviews
11.0 hrs on record
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]
Posted: April 11th, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
36 products in account
2 reviews
21.8 hrs on record
7.5/10

At first I was really excited for this game to come out, then shortly after I read the reviews, I saw the game and my initial excitement waned. However, for some reason this game still called to me, the world of The Dark Eye just seemed so interesting and so when I found it on sale for dirt cheap I had to satisfy my curiosity and i'm glad I did.

Demonicon, without a doubt has it's flaws, but buried beneath these flaws is a game that could've easily been 9/10 had Kalypso taking their time and fleshed things out just a little more. The story, which is slightly cliche, is told wonderfully. The characters feel real and not like some extreme virtue of either good or evil. The decisions that are made throughout the game remind me of that of The Witcher Series in that no one choice represents true right or wrong necesarrily, but instead leaves it open for you to decide what is right and that puts you in some difficult spots. My only complaint with the story is the lack of an epilogue, which leaves the ending feeling lackluster and meak.

Probably one of the best things done in Demonicon is the lore. From a city's history to the different demons of the world, the amount of detail put into the lore is outstanding and truly gives you insight into the happenings of the world. On the other hand some might consider the combat to be the worst. While it's true the combat is clunky and the stop-and-go fighting can be rather annoying, I found the combat to be enjoyable. Again another feature that is reminiscient of The Witcher 2 with and emphasis on parrying and thinking about your moves instead of just hacking away. It isn't as polished as The Witcher 2, but I didn't find it as bad as some say.

For me the worst aspects of this game are the bugs, the graphics, and the overall "lifeless" world.
Most of the bugs are minor, such as your father randomly taking a knee throughout your conversation, but for a game that's been out for awhile now you expect most of these bugs to be gone. The graphics, while not terrible, certaintly don't look like the other realeases at the time. Demonicon looks like an early xbox 360 realeased game. The characters convey no emotions on their faces and if it weren't for the voices you'd proabbaly just assume they were tranquil with everything. The world also seems dead, sure there are people who inhabit it, but they all just stand around gazing emptily maybe talking to another citizen and it makes the city feel dead.

Overall, I do recommend this game to RPG fans if they can find it on sale. The story and the world will entrance you, just don't expect too much else from the game.
Posted: May 6th, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
855 products in account
45 reviews
13.9 hrs on record
I have only played about 6 hours or so, just about to beat chapter 1 (I think) and I am fully enjoying this game. The story is a bit jarring at first and can be hard to follow at times, but seems very well done. Combat flows well and your spells and skills are easy to manage. Graphics won't blow you away, but there is plenty to look at as well.

There are a few bugs here and there, both graphical and gameplay wise, but nothing game breaking.

I was able to get it for about $20 and at that price its a steal. I think I would even go full price if I had known about the game earlier.

If you like story-driven, fairly linear RPGs, check this out, you won't regret it.
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
102 products in account
2 reviews
31.2 hrs on record
A bit rough on the edges and a bit buggy (various crashes here and there) but A FUN GAME nevertheless with very interesting story , and mature content. Vast variety of talents and skills, good UI, interesting battles. Its the old school classical RPG. I suggest to play it with an XBOX compatible gamepad for max fun.

Graphics 6/10
Sounds 7/10
Gameplay 8/10
Story 9/10
Stability 6/10
Overall Fun 9/10
Posted: April 2nd, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
335 products in account
1 review
18.1 hrs on record
A great action-rpg that has interesting lore and investigates a moral grey area. The game uses a bioware style conversation wheel but improves upon the idea as none of the choices you are given are purely good or bad as each decision has a negative. The combat itself is not that good with just basic slashing and dodging. The magic system had lots of potential but in the end you only get to play with 4 different spells that can have their stats increased. You spend that vast majority of your time within the city of Warunk but do after a while get to visit a different location for a chapter ie a marsh. It took me approximately 18 hours to finish the game so it was a decent length and the areas you visit are very well crafted with lots of things to see.
Definitely worth playing.
Posted: March 31st, 2014
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