Blog 469: Drakensang: The River of Blog

a.k.a. Drakensang: I Am Still Not Disappoint

Drakensang is one of my most beloved games from recent years.

So I was pretty stoked when I heard they were making a follow-up (a prequel), and that it was described as “more of the same”. What could possibly go wrong?

Unfortunately, developer Radon Labs died and were bought by an MMO developer. While Drakensang: The River of Time did appear to get an international release, it apparently slipped out some time in January without me being any the wiser — I was under the impression that a real box edition never made it to UK retail before the company went bankrupt. Then again, it probably didn’t make it to UK retail, because I only found it when I tripped over it on Amazon t’other day.

Like my last internet purchase (Elegant Machinery’s amazing A Soft Exchange), it arrived in excellent time (so it probably was on UK soil in a warehouse… somewhere). And, like its predecessor, it is bloody gorgeous.

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Blog 384: Various Minor Things

Yes.

  • Drakensang: The River of Time is coming.
  • Microsoft killed Unreal II (and others?) by stripping out DirectMusic.
  • Soft Cell’s (only famous) album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

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