Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale Available for: Xbox 360 (XBLA), PC, PSN
Game Developer: Bedlam Games
Game Publisher: Atari
Release Date: May 25, 2011
Official website: www.atari.com/daggerdale
3.5 out of 5 stars
Review summary: Players who enjoy third-person hack-and-slash fantasy action may enjoy what Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale has to offer. There is deep character customization and plenty of stats to grind. At times, there is some gameplay grinding that feels like filler. Some quests are made mundane by the often dark and generic environments. The game isn’t without its share of glitches, with several particularly glaring ones. Playing co-op makes the experience a bit more fun. Overall, Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale offers a decent diversion for the action-RPG hungry, but doesn’t revive the Dungeons & Dragons game franchise as hoped.
Atari today invites players to experience the new fantasy action-RPG adventure, Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale. Take on the new D&D action-RPG set in the Forgotten Realms now, available from the Xbox 360’s Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15; queue up the full game or demo here) or on the PC for $14.99. Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale will be available for the PlayStation 3 next week on the PlayStation Store (May 31, 2011).
Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale offers solo, local two-player co-op, or up to four-player online co-op gameplay. Players can select from four distinct classes: Halfling Wizard, Elven Rogue, Human Fighter and Dwarven Cleric. Dungeon & Dragons players will be familiar with the robust player stats, unique equipment and abilities to master, and lots of loot to find. Expect many hours of fantasy adventure packed into this downloadable game.
About Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale, from Atari:
“Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale centers on the desperate struggle to defeat the evil Rezlus and his Zhentarim in their attempt to invade and conquer the Dalelands. Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale is an engaging multi-player experience that introduces a riveting narrative and treacherous new characters. Players are charged with the task of restoring order to Nentir Vale by unlocking the secrets of the Mines of Tethyamar, defeating the evil within the treacherous Tower of the Void, leading to the final confrontation with Rezlus himself.”