Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Über das Spiel Dungeons & Dragons®: Chronicles of Mystara™ bringt zwei Capcom-Arcade-Klassiker: Dungeons & Dragons®: Tower of Doom™ und Dungeons & Dragons®: Shadow over Mystara™ bilden ein unschlagbares Digital-Team!
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Veröffentlichung: 18. Juni 2013

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Über dieses Spiel

Über das Spiel


Dungeons & Dragons®: Chronicles of Mystara™ bringt zwei Capcom-Arcade-Klassiker: Dungeons & Dragons®: Tower of Doom™ und Dungeons & Dragons®: Shadow over Mystara™ bilden ein unschlagbares Digital-Team!

Genau wie seinerzeit in den Spielhallen wählen bis zu vier Teilnehmer unter verschiedenen Helden, um mit Schwert, Bogen und Magie mythische Kreaturen aus dem Dungeons & Dragons’®-Universum zu bekämpfen.

Hauptmerkmale

  • Drop In/Out-Online-Koop mit GGPO: Das zuverlässige, von Spielern geschätzte GGPO-System sorgt für lag- und stressfreies Online-Spiel, in das vier Helden nach Belieben ein- und aussteigen können.
  • Klassisches Arcade-Spielprinzip mit frischen Ideen: Spieler dürfen entweder im Original- Arcade-Modus oder nach Hausregeln loslegen, die ein komplett neues Erlebnis ermöglichen.
    Ein paar Beispiele:
    • Unzerstörbar – Waffen oder Ausrüstungsgegenstände verfügen über unendliche Haltbarkeit – nie wieder bröselige Langschwerter!
    • Feindessturm – Dieser spezielle Zeitattacke-Modus macht die Uhr zum Feind – zum Start gibt es eine halbe Minute, jeder gemeuchelte Gegner bringt wertvolle Zusatzsekunden.
    • Der Goldregen – Feinde und Schatzkisten bergen weitaus mehr Reichtümer als zuvor.
  • Herausforderungen:
    Dieses brandneue, RPG-ähnliche System ergänzt das bestehende Spiel um Unmengen kleiner und großer Herausforderungen für Forschernaturen. Erfüllte Ziele sorgen für steigende Spielerränge und geben Münzen, mit denen sich Boni im Schatzraum freischalten lassen.
  • Der Schatzraum: Die Fundgrube für alle wahren Fans – hier gibt es jede Menge Artworks und weitere Extras freizuschalten.
  • Helden-Tracking: Eine spezielle Software verfolgt aufmerksam, mit welchen Figuren der Spieler und seine Freunde am liebsten losziehen. Auf Wunsch sorgt eine Automatik dafür, dass ein ausbalanciertes Helden-Quartett auf die Jagd geht – alternativ kann man sich auch vorschlagen lassen, welchen bislang wenig genutzten Charakter man mal ausprobieren sollte.
  • Ranglisten und Statistiken: Online-Ranglisten ermöglichen den direkten Vergleich mit Freunden, zusätzlich gibt es detaillierte Statistiken für jeden Level.

Systemvoraussetzungen

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista (Does not support Windows XP)
    • Processor:Intel Dual Core 1.8GHz (or higher) or AMD Athlon II X2 (or higher)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GF6600 (or higher) or ATi X1600 (or higher) with 256MB of RAM
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectSound compatible, DirectX 9.0c (or higher) compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:DirectX 11/Shader3.0 or higher
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Dual Core 2.4GHz (or higher) or AMD Athlon II X2 (or higher)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GF8000 (or higher) or ATi X1800 (or higher) with 256MB of RAM
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectSound compatible, DirectX 9.0c (or higher)
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:DirectX 11/Shader3.0 or higher
Hilfreiche Kundenreviews
28 von 34 Personen (82%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.5 Std. insgesamt
I must say the value of this game certainly pays for itself. I used to play this game in the arcades when I was younger and this game still holds out today as far as quality gameplay goes. The only gripe I have about this game is that the special graphics filters really slow down the framerate of this game , I have to turn them off in order to play. I am not annoyed by this fact but since I obviously have over the minimum system requirements its strange.

What I find cool is the emulation options. They have different views when it comes to emulating the machines. You can choose a mode with graphics surrounding it or you can choose dual monitors like the arcade.

Glad Capcom took their time on this release. I hope to see more classic arcade games in the future. I'll pay for them because they are worth every penny.
Verfasst: 4. Mai
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27 von 37 Personen (73%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
13.9 Std. insgesamt
It's a Capcom Beat 'Em Up from the 90's. It's really hard to go wrong with that formula.
Verfasst: 23. Juni
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16 von 19 Personen (84%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.0 Std. insgesamt
The bottom line, if you can't be bothered reading a full review: Should you buy this game?
YES - Especially if you are a fan of oldschool brawlers, and/or you're looking for a fun co-op game to play with friends.

Disclaimer: Although it is not required, I highly recommend that you play this game with a controller. This review is based on the experience I had playing with an XB360 controller and a SFIV Tournament Edition Arcade Fightstick.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is actually two games in one. Both are excellent remakes of the old arcade games D&D: Tower of Doom (1993) and D&D: Shadow over Mystara (1996). The story of the games overlap - Shadow over Mystara begins shortly after the end of Tower of Doom's campaign - but they can be played in any order. The game has you (and up to three of your friends) play as a noble team of adventurers on a grand adventure through the land of Mystara, a classic fantasy realm populated by elves, goblins, kobolds and fearsome dragons.

PROS:
- One of the best options out there for anyone that enjoys oldschool brawlers/beat 'em ups.
- Very faithful port, and runs well. Spectacular visuals that hold up even today.
- Several different display options; scanlines, different views, etc. Including a view of the entire "cabinet."
- Online and couch co-op for up to four players, drop in and out at any time.
- Visual design is great, and soundtrack does a good job of immersing you in the game.
- Stays true to the original D&D feeling; the game features spell slots as well as loot in the form of new armour and equipment for your character.
- Limited character customisation and progression: Choose from classic D&D staples like Elf, Thief, Fighter, Cleric, and Magic User. Gain levels and grow stronger as you journey on.
- The second game (Shadow over Mystara) features a more complex spell and equipment system. There are many types of weapons and equipment to find that change the way you play and deal with enemies (e.g. shields that enable you to block attacks that would otherwise be unblockable).
- Branching storylines (Do you rush to the defence of the castle yourself, or do you seek help from the soldiers in the city? etc), and many optional areas. Lots of secrets to find.
- An unexpectedly deep combat system for an oldschool brawler. Each character feels very different, and you'll have no trouble finding one that suits you. There are double jumps, dodge rolls, dashes, shield blocks, aerial maneuvers, attack combos and more to find and experiment with.
- Very clear and accessible menus. No troubles getting things up and running.
- Lots of challenges to clear, such as defeating enemies or using certain spells and attacks.
- Tons of extras to unlock, including houserules (e.g. higher gold gain, or no respawning).

CONS:
- These games were originally coin-op style arcade titles, where you insert more coins to get back into the game when you die. This means the game is designed to be lethal in order to hook the player. Until you get a good grasp of the mechanics, you will die. A lot. Capcom has opted to go with a more lenient approach in the remake, giving you infinite credits (there is a House Rule that lets you play on a single credit). Although this is a good thing for those that want to have a casual experience with friends, it also means that you can blaze through the entire game without stopping as you have infinite continues. This also means that there is no real reward for doing "well" (although there are difficulty levels that determine the HP and possibly amount of enemies).
- Game is based on arcade stick controls and is best played with a controller. It's definitely possible to use the keyboard, but you might find it tedious.
- Although online co-op usually runs very smooth, you might run into some issues if you are playing with three or more players and some of you are from different time zones. I experienced occasional slowdowns when running through Tower of Doom with American friends.
- Certain enemies can be frustrating if you are playing alone, since groups of foes that can disable you (e.g. setting you on fire) can end up chain-stunning you for a long time if you are unlucky.
- Aerial controls can sometimes be a bit clunky due to the way depth works in this game (It can be hard to determine if you can hit an enemy, or if they are too far away from you vertically).
- Although this experience may be unique to me, I had one major issue: achivements bugging out. I played through the entire Tower of Doom game without unlocking a single achievement. Eventually I managed to fix it by verifying the game's cache, but the challenges were already unlocked in-game, which means I can no longer get these achievements. UPDATE: After contacting Capcom Support the problem was handily solved. I applaud their support staff for the swift reply.

The bottom line: should you buy this game?
YES - Especially if you are a fan of oldschool brawlers, and/or you're looking for a fun co-op game to play with friends.
Verfasst: 12. September
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9 von 12 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.7 Std. insgesamt
Old-school Capcom beat 'em up? Yes pls.

This game is part of what Arcades were all about back in the day. It has a really fun combo system, with special moves of which the inputs are just like fighting games, and with clever play you can extend your combos with items and magic. It's pretty unforgiving in difficulty, that is if you didn't have infinite continues heauehaueaheuaeh.

Also, this game has online multiplayer, and I manage to catch a game in progress sometimes. It's even more fun with groups.
Verfasst: 3. Juli
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10 von 15 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.9 Std. insgesamt
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is a port from the classic arcade games of my youth to our current digital age. The gameplay is how I remember of the games though I wasn't one to have many quarters to blow back in the day.

If you have any love of old-school side scrolling brawlers with a touch of the D&D mythos, then this is a fantastic game for you.
Verfasst: 23. Juni
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40 von 44 Personen (91%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
20.8 Std. insgesamt
As someone who has never played the old arcade games I can still recommend this one - it's challenging but fun and full of secrets that aren't shoved down your throat. I've yet to try online multiplayer so I can't comment there, but the single player and local co-op is fantastic.

It makes me wonder why fantasy brawlers aren't more common, I'd definately pay for a modern brawler like this.
Verfasst: 24. Februar
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