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New Chronicles of Spellborn Video
October 24, 2008, 2:38 pm
Filed under: The Chronicles of Spellborn

Spellborn International Ltd., the European game developer who’ll be launching The Chronicles of Spellborn next month updated their website today, adding a new video and some other goodies. For anyone who hasn’t been following Spellborn’s development, it’s billed as a story-driven game that integrates PvE and PvP, non-turn-based combat, and is set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world.

They’re taking a “European Art” approach with the tone and visuals of the game. Though I’m not exactly sure what that implies, the screenshots I’ve seen portray a richly detailed, deeply colorful world that I think will translate well to the computer screen–though the cartoonish avatars might take a little getting used to, IMHO. Another thing that piqued my interest in TCoS is the fact that gear is about character customization and personal preference. Any step away from the number crunching, stat-based gear game we’ve been indoctrinated into gets a big thumbs up from me.

Could this be a positive step forward towards the MMORPG’s role-playing roots, with strong storytelling and character taking precedence over stats, cold mathematic formulas, and linear progression?

/crossfingers

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