Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny

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Marybelle Feb 27, 2014 @ 2:33am
v1.33+ "Let's-Play" - Mary does Northland
Hi again.

For better accessibility I thought to just seize my own thread again because it is free. :)
I'd recommend you a better LP but at the time of composing this I haven't found another one yet that plays the game at v1.33, will deal with it as they come.

It's mostly meant to allow an easy first look for people who are unsure about the game and want to sift through some gameplay footage, but it's not edited a lot for completion's sake and I do hope to finish in one way or another.

If the game's version improves as I go along, I will point this out in the recordings as well.
Every part may contain spoilers so be advised.

First part (listed):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EqaCMUS0X8

Character creation showcase (unlisted):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h_YNb-oKHg

Full playlist:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfJQOhxQeb9iPNC5llptVR2gIhiLhe8Rf

My channel:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVwgYwDFAjEGLLR1B51gpUQ

Thanks in advance for stopping by, and feel free to give me a piece of your mind, I can take it. :)
Usually.
Have a nice day!

~ Mary
Last edited by Chris Firefox; Mar 13, 2014 @ 12:57am
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Karol13 Feb 27, 2014 @ 2:41am 
Nice :D and funny too.
urartu Feb 27, 2014 @ 2:51am 
Neat work :D
drake_hound Mar 2, 2014 @ 6:51pm 
thank you for the laughter :D in episode 2 , I know it is childishe but you made me laugh with you .

Almost wanted to comment on youtube , if it wasn´t for google messing up .
So will do it here . no people it isn´t that funny , just people who can laugh about things .
She sure brought out a laughter in me :) thank you for that .
Marybelle Mar 3, 2014 @ 12:35am 
Hihi, I aim to please X) I dont even know what possibly made you laugh, but it was my intention to show that the game may be worth getting just for the (not always voluntary) humor alone.

Also please report any problems.

Stupid new comment system really made things hard for me, I'm fairly new at this and not sure about if the way I do things is okay or not..
kingj0n Mar 3, 2014 @ 2:56am 
If possible, higher quality video will do wonders :)
Everything else seemed fine.
The battle seemed LONG... The game looked interesting though..
You might be the reason I get the game...(from the bundle for 3.5 bucks or so)
But right now, I am not sure. lol.. still reading and looking
Marybelle Mar 3, 2014 @ 3:06am 
Neat, maybe I will get paid royalties then. Just kidding.
Glad you like it.
I concluded at like up to $5 the game may be worth it, you could do a lot worse, like buy a pack of smokes which won't entertain you quite as long as this.

If anyone can teach me to make higher quality, let me know. I kinda go for small file sizes since my upload speed is sooooo sloooow... :/

And yes, combat IS also slow, I turn the combat speed up later on, but even with 4x, it's important to learn which fights you can auto-resolve at 100x speed if you ever want to get anywhere.
urartu Mar 3, 2014 @ 5:33am 
Its value is way above 5$ in my opinion considering it is still under active patching. But these kind of games need special sales to draw some interest to the genre.
Marybelle Mar 3, 2014 @ 5:46am 
It's a fairly faithful remake of a game that's way older than ten years, when we still appreciated challenge and gameplay rather than dialog trees, romance options for NPC party members and cinematic cutscenes. The target audience for this nowdays is probably pretty small and because of that alone I'd fear plenty of people who might buy this "blind" could get highly disappointed or frustrated.
To anyone who's been a fan, it is probably worth more, yeah.
Last edited by Marybelle; Mar 3, 2014 @ 5:46am
Gloomseeker Mar 6, 2014 @ 5:31am 
Thanks for posting this let's play. It helped me decide whether I should get the game or not. As a fan of old school RPGs and someone who used to play Das Schwarze Auge/The Dark Eye back in the 80s I think I may enjoy the game despite its current shortcomings.
Marybelle Mar 10, 2014 @ 6:46am 
Updated to include a bit of the DLC contents.
Lots of stuff I probably didn't find but it should give an idea what kind of new stuff is in it, and experience from my point of view of someone who has no experience with it and just tries to find and play the additional content.
I myself probably will refrain from a direct recommendation one way or another (Won't say do, won't say don't - that is for everyone to decide).

A new quest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxQpIl84NEw

A new dungeon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_YVOeWmSgE

I missed lots of stuff but what can I say.. I'm blonde. Ditzy-itzy!

Still, I hope this helps.
urartu Mar 10, 2014 @ 7:06am 
But...but...we expected a direct recommendation!

Now they will have to watch those videos :D

You are evil. *nods sagely*
Last edited by urartu; Mar 10, 2014 @ 7:46am
urartu Mar 10, 2014 @ 10:31pm 
By the way as a reminder. To start the major content at Rukian, you'll have to get rumor from tavern...it is kind of a bummer that tavern keepers sell you countless tankards of beer before you can ask them something. :D

Regardless, quite informative videos. *thumbs up*
Marybelle Mar 11, 2014 @ 4:17am 
Thanks, I will look at it. Be prepared to lose my elf to over-intoxication, Ellen, we will miss thee!
Can you figure out how to get to the Groenvelden Dungeon? I cannot find it for the life of me, even after spending like a week drinking at the tavern..
Maybe a random encounter on the road before it?

Other than that I guess I personally just never will recommend ANY DLC for any game at any price, EA and consorts ruined my faith into this stuff too many times now .. :)
Chris Firefox  [developer] Mar 11, 2014 @ 5:06am 
Groenvelden Dungeon is easy:
1) go to Groenvelden
2) Walk *out* of the town and towards something that looks like a gateway
3) Click it to enter the dungeon

You'll get the quest once you are inside :). You *can* talk to the hunters at the tents as well, but that isn't required to enter the dungeon
Marybelle Mar 11, 2014 @ 6:16am 
Alright, thanks..!
I can find the gateway, but no matter what I try, clicking it or walking into it or shouting at it, nothing has enabled me to enter this dungeon.
Is there really nothing else that has to be done first? Is it a timed thing? Is there a very tiny specific spot to click?

(Also may this be pinned pleeeeezah, I hate always having to look for it.. X)

Thanks!
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