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Game News Druidstone gets its first trailer, coming Spring 2019

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Ctrl Alt Ninja; Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest

    Ctrl Alt Ninja have finally released a trailer for Druidstone, and we didn't even have to wait until Christmas! As its shiny new Steam page reveals, the game is due out in Spring 2019. There are also details about its story, gameplay and inspirations. I quote:



    The druids of the Menhir Forest are troubled. Not only has the Archdruid disappeared, a darkness in the form of purple cysts has fallen upon the forest. It is up to Aava, the daughter of the Archdruid and her new-found companions Leonhard, a mysterious man with no past, and Oiko the mage, a dropout from the guild of Red Priests, to rescue the Archdruid and find out the truth behind the sinister events. As if this wasn't enough, a murderous maniac impersonating Leonhard is at loose in the forest....

    Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest is a labor of love from the makers of the critically acclaimed Legend of Grimrock series. Druidstone is a tactical, single-player, turn-based roleplaying game, which combines the best qualities of modern RPGs with the elegance of tactical boardgames. Every action, every turn counts as you control your party of heroes through handcrafted, challenging missions with varying objectives.

    Druidstone is set in a unique fantasy world, Elo Sphaera, filled with ancient, lush forests, standing stones, snow-topped mountains, deadly creatures and puzzle-ridden ruins. The epic story about love and death is centered around the main characters Leonhard, Aava and Oiko, who will along the way meet up with unexpected companions and villains, each with their unique personalities and abilities.

    Get ready to venture forth and uncover the secrets of the Menhir Forest!

    Key Features
    • A tactical turn- and tile-based battle system where every action, every turn counts.
    • Upgrade the abilities of your heroes as you see fit using power gems obtained by completing missions and discovering hidden treasures.
    • Challenging, hand-crafted missions with playtimes ranging from 15 minutes to 45 minutes.
    • Solve devious non-combat puzzle levels to obtain rare equipment.
    • A gripping, fantastic story of love and death centered around the main characters Leonhard, Aava and Oiko.
    • A unique fantasy setting combining elements from western RPGs, JRPGs and tactical boardgames in unexpected ways.
    • Play custom missions created by others or make your own campaigns with the upcoming Druidstone Level Editor available as a post release update.
    Looks pretty slick. Sort of like Divinity: Original Sin meets JRPGs. I know lots of people will appreciate those fast animations.
     
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  2. Drowed Arcane

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    I really enjoyed the fact that the animations are fast. The game looks interesting, taking the video and the description. Cautiously optimistic here.
     
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    interesting
     
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  4. slymer Educated Patron

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    Looks good, but somewhat disappointed there is no character creation.
     
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  5. Valky Liturgist Manlet

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    This looks a lot like DivOS.
     
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    love the visuals
     
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  7. frajaq Learned

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    woah is that an upcoming RPG that actually looks kinda good ???
     
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    Looks like a thing.
     
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    Looks good, especially since it's the guys from Grimrock. I only wish devs had the balls to transcend the nuXcom battle mechanics that make the game look like D:OS inspired chess.
     
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  10. Harkin Hails Literate

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    Yes, they should experiment more. Like Bard's Tale 4..
     
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    Looks like writing isn't their strong side (focus) with lines like: "yikes!" and "I'm sorry, they took your father" :D

    Could still be fun I guess.
     
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  12. Tito Anic Magister

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    Turn Based - YES!
     
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    I'm in.
    Big fan of the two LoG despise the real-time combat.
    If this will be half as good in terms of puzzles and level design, while switching to the blatantly superior turn-based tactical combat, it could turn out genuinely great.
     
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    Fuck yeah, this looks fantastic. These boys know what makes dungeon gameplay tick, can't wait for em to flex their muscles in the turn-based genre.
    A bit of a shame that they completely dropped the random dungeon bit, but oh well.
     
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  15. DarkArcher Educated

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    It certainly has potential. The dialogue (as others have pointed out) doesn't look sparkling, but it does look fun.
     
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    Too short, I want more!
     
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    Yes! More! The story reads interesting enough and I like what I saw from the monster design so far. I need more money, to buy it^^.
     
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    reminds me to complete Grimrock. I have it on Steam, but got distracted with other games.
     
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    wait, what happened to the Grimrock devs?
     
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    The monster (?) at 0:24/25 looks like a Tonberry.
     
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    Looks like something infantile with a pinch of Zelda faggotry thrown in for good measure
     
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    Still not sure, but I guess they did some soulsearching after Grimrock 2? At least I never read that they filled bankruptcy.
     
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  24. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Some people dropped out to do other things after Grimrock 2, so they created a new company for this game to reflect the new ownership structure. Presumably it was easier to to do it that way then renegotiate old contracts or whatever.
     
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