Visit our sponsors! (or click here and disable ads)
Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil previewed by GameSpot PC
Preview - posted by Spazmo on Fri 18 July 2003, 03:06:28Tags: Temple of Elemental Evil
Gamespot PC has posted a nifty preview of ToEE which contains GameSpot's impressions of a beta build of the game. The preview is complemented by lots of sexy screens that show off some new portraits and the game's interface.
The preview version we played seemed to include a good variety of creatures to fight, including giant frogs, which emerge from nearby boggy water with a splash. These aren't ordinary frogs--they have a nicely animated tongue attack that can incapacitate one of your characters, and they can even swallow a character whole. We also encountered a range of more-ordinary threats, like large rats and lizards, zombies, bugbears, and an unsavory group of human guards that serve the priest Lareth. These low-level opponents gave us an idea of the game's combat, but McCarthy showed us some of the more impressive creatures later in the game, such as air and earth elementals, an abyssal vrock, and a balor demon. These powerful creatures show off the game engine's good-looking particle-based effects, which are used for glowing spell effects and for swirls of fire and smoke.
I still think that Balor will destroy the party.