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RPG by McFarlane, Salvatore Confirmed for 2011

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July 21, 2010 10:13:49 PM

Let's hope they can think up a better name, but aside from that I'm a little intrigued. Then again, i haven't been that interested in McFarlane work since his Where the Wild Things Are toys a few years back.
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July 21, 2010 10:21:36 PM

hype
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July 21, 2010 10:22:27 PM

"While KoA:R sounds like it would be yet another crappy MMORPG, luckily gamers will be treated to a focused and carefully crafted single-player campaign."

FTFY.
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July 21, 2010 10:23:19 PM

Mmm I miss Todd McFarlane.
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July 21, 2010 10:26:50 PM

HOLY SH17! My Favorite author is going to make a game.
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July 21, 2010 10:32:55 PM

Salvatore and McFarlane, mixed with the awesome of a lead dev from Elder Scrolls?
Preorders?
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July 21, 2010 10:50:46 PM

Wow, this group should make an interesting story and game world. Very interested in seeing how this turns out.
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July 21, 2010 10:51:22 PM

GFL"While KoA:R sounds like it would be yet another crappy MMORPG, luckily gamers will be treated to a focused and carefully crafted single-player campaign."FTFY.


Thank god I'm not the only one who thought that.
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July 21, 2010 11:05:49 PM

I'll certainly keep an eye out for this game but frankly comments such as
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...a fast-paced, graphically stimulating action combat experience...
always makes me wary.

I'm personally old-school in that I prefer my RPGs turn-based and tactical.
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July 21, 2010 11:13:06 PM

Did anyone else notice "roll playing" in the URL? I hope we all know the differences between roll and role ^^... unless we're talking about, you know, classic DnD style dice "rolls" here.
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July 21, 2010 11:14:31 PM

Actually when i read McFarlane, I thought about Seth McFarlane!!
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July 21, 2010 11:55:41 PM

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An open-world RPG by R.A. Salvatore


Fantastic! I am SO interested.... one of my absolute favorite authors.

Reading "The Pirate King" right now. :) 
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July 22, 2010 12:07:22 AM

Be glad this isn't a MMO. If you think the Drizzt craze in other MMO's is bad, think of the levels it would reach in a game actually created by Salvatore.
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July 22, 2010 12:30:26 AM

R.A.Salvatore is one of my all time favorite authors, and I'm really looking forward to what he can bring to the story. Alas, Drizzt may yet get a game about him, that would be awesome.
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July 22, 2010 12:54:29 AM

Single player! Yes! Who wants another MMO anyway? Market is saturated already.
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July 22, 2010 1:07:44 AM

Always thought R. A. Salvatore was very "meh." Good to see Todd McFarlane doing work again, though.
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July 22, 2010 1:08:36 AM

I may very well like this one, as long as it doesn't require too much hand-eye coordination and is a click-fest. Will wait for more details.
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July 22, 2010 1:11:05 AM

Single player! Woohoo!! I'm getting so tired of all this MMOG hype.
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July 22, 2010 2:15:11 AM

simple11Mmm I miss Todd McFarlane.

You know he's part of the creative team behind Haunt, right?
You should be able to tell anyway because the story involves shape-shifting superpowers and a guy that looks like Spiderman. McFarlane just can't seem to let go of that stuff.
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July 22, 2010 3:07:21 AM

I am only playing if I can be Drizzt Durden hand drawn by McFarlane. Incredible Hulk #340 FTW, yes I own it!
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Anonymous
July 22, 2010 3:28:05 AM

@kalogagatya: As did I! Imagine a `Family Guy` RPG ¬_¬
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July 22, 2010 4:52:43 AM

I hope this game plays like the Elder Scrolls. I love that first person RPG style
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July 22, 2010 6:27:16 AM

Can we call it "The Elder Scrolls: Diablo" then? Though I'm sure it'll be better than a simple combination of the two with the promise of a good story...
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July 22, 2010 6:56:11 AM

Nice group.
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July 22, 2010 9:19:46 AM

Could be pretty cool, like Elder Scrolls with Force-unleashed-like combat maybe? We'll see in a year or so....
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July 22, 2010 3:53:30 PM

Chrono trigger was made by a "dream team" and it turned great. lets hop that this one is half as good,
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July 22, 2010 4:09:39 PM

Elder scrolls experience with good art/animation? Sign me up.

I love all TES games but am really excited to see if McFarlane and crew can step it up in terms of animations. Fallout3 was there best yet in that regards but with things like Assasins Creed where everything is so fluid I just can't get over what TES could be.
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July 22, 2010 5:00:04 PM

donovandsSingle player! Yes! Who wants another MMO anyway? Market is saturated already.


The world will also have an MMO version out. Much like World of Warcraft being based off the Warcraft lore.
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July 22, 2010 5:03:45 PM

Never read any Salvatore. I've read dozens of fantasy novels (currently reading the Malazan series). I'll have to check out his books, anybody have a recommendation on which one to read first?
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July 22, 2010 6:04:12 PM

OMG OMG OMG... one of my favorite authors and my favorite comic book artist are collaborating on a video game, my favorite way to waste time.

Have I died and gone to heaven? I don't think the stars have ever aligned so perfectly for me. And I'm married to a wonderful woman.

I'm going to be watching this one VERY closely.

Now we just need Hollywood to make a Drizzt movie and a 7 part Incarnations of Immortality movie franchise and I can die a happy man.
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July 22, 2010 6:07:32 PM

gm0n3yNever read any Salvatore. I've read dozens of fantasy novels (currently reading the Malazan series). I'll have to check out his books, anybody have a recommendation on which one to read first?

Start with the Dark Elf Trilogy
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July 22, 2010 6:10:04 PM

gm0n3yNever read any Salvatore. I've read dozens of fantasy novels (currently reading the Malazan series). I'll have to check out his books, anybody have a recommendation on which one to read first?

Homeland is the first book of the first trilogy even though it was the second trilogy written (kind of like Star Wars). Originally, the second trilogy (Icewind Dale) was supposed to be about the barbarian Wulfgar and not Drizzt, but as he was writing the book (in the first chapter according to him) Salvatore switched to making Drizzt the main character. You could also pick up the combo books that have all 3 of each trilogy combined, in which case you'd be looking for the dark elf trilogy. Pretty much any bookstore has the trilogy compilations in the fantasy sectioned and they're typically 20 or so bucks and 800-1000 or so pages long. They're pretty fast, light reads, I usually read them again when I'm tired of non-fiction and want something fun.
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July 22, 2010 7:13:27 PM

I'd start with The Demon Awakens. Epic.
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July 22, 2010 10:44:01 PM

bootleghoochI'd start with The Demon Awakens. Epic.

Those are good too, as is the Cleric Quintet. If you wanna know who the heck this Drizzt character is that all the fantasy nerds talk about and MMO players dual-wielders want to copy that's the Dark Elf trilogy and the following 20 or so books.
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July 22, 2010 11:31:29 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. Like I said, I currently reading the Malazan series (well actually I'm taking a break to read 'The Brothers Karamazov' right now) which is 10+ books. After that I'll check out some Salvatore though.
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