You know, it’s a good time to be a fan of Adventure games (RPGs). First, we have Shroud of the Avatar for the multiplayer (and single player) adventuring crowd, and then Underworld Ascendant for the single player crowd. Now, a new entry has appeared, Seven Dragon Saga which uses Turn Based mechanics and a party for combat and exploration.
As you read in the latest SotA update, they made reference to Seven Dragon and how it’s a regroup of developers from the original SSI team. I was a fan of those games back in the day and quite enjoy turned based combat. Your party formation can be just as important as their skills. And it’s a nice change from a straight hack and slash philosophy.
A couple days have passed and the new team at Tactical Simulations Interactive (TSI) have put together some nice QA sessions, offered more details on classes and combat, and have more information on how magic will work for different styles of characters.
All right my friends, you have my interest.
Even though they are “mockups” the combat looks interesting and the additional details provided make me like this game. As such, I will be putting support into this game as well. Now all I have to do is find time to play them all!
For a mere $25, you can show your support and get a copy of the game when it’s finished. If you want beta access, well, that will cost a bit more. I have to say, I’m not a huge fan of their tier structure and the rewards being offered. However, that makes me think they have the design fleshed out and know which way they want to take the game and don’t want to get “derailed” by the mountain of user input they would receive. Community feedback is great, but you can have too much of a good thing.
So, yes, I’m on board as a supporter of Seven Dragon Saga. Like the other games, I think this will be a lot of fun. Not just to play when it’s done, but to see develop. I enjoy watching a game take shape and see it go from framework to final product.
If you’re a fan of the D&D turn based style of play, this is worth checking out. The Kickstarter project is underway! We still have a way to go before reaching the funding goal, but I have a feeling this will get some good support as we move forward.
Have a look and check it out!
Seven Dragon Saga by Tactical Simulations Interactive (TSI)
By the way, don’t expect all sorts of stretch goals and in-game trinkets. As it stands, this is a straight funding project and there’s nothing wrong with that!
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