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- Bedlam Talks Daggerdale
I've played Baldur's Gate, both Neverwinter Nights, and even gave D&D Online a shot, but when it comes to the digital front I can count on one finger the number of Dungeons & Dragons games that have captured my attention long enough for me to complete them. So given this track record, when I heard that a few new games were coming through the pipeline, I didn't my hopes up. Mostly this is because they're centered in Forgotten Realms--a setting that I haven't cared about since before 3rd Edition--and the fact that they're multiplayer, which means among other things, that a monthly fee might be involved.
Players will also be able to go through various scenarios with some flexibility, giving the game a minor sandbox element; there's a set of primary adventures that help push along the plot, with a bunch of side-quests for those with the time and inclination. On the surface it has the kind of game play I'm looking for, but D&D games have rarely delivered an interesting, developed plot that maintains my interest for long. Bedlams claim that the game will feature in-depth character development, but I've heard that before. I'm also not thrilled by being able to choose from only four characters...perhaps more will be added as expansions? DDO gave us more flexibility at the start, and that came out years ago.
The game comes out sometime this summer, but I think I'm going to hold off and see how the reviews go.