D&D General Gameplay Trailer for D&D Dark Alliance Video Game

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Whizbang Dustyboots

Gnometown Hero
I'm not really sure about the tone here. We've got Drizzt, Bruenor and so on (I presume) and yet this we have people giving the finger as they sink into lava, giants (?!) with jamming on guitars, heavy-metal style and so on. I mean it's kind of fun but kind of weird.
It's the age group of the lead developers, I suspect. I would bet money that, just like at Blizzard, it's a bunch of Gen X dudes who grew up on hard rock and metal making it, which affects the aesthetic.

As a fellow Gen Xer, the trailer made me smile and laugh.


He'll flip ya...Flip ya for real...
I'm sure there are Drizzt purists out there, but they're vastly outnumbered.
Im already imagining the forum conversations:

D&D Fanatic: Hmmm, this game doesn't capture the essence of Drizzzt, he wouldnt make these choices or go to these places...
VideoGamer: Whose Drizzzt?
D&D Fanatic: First of all, it's who is not whose. Second, Drizzzt is a major character from the D&D Forgettable Realms novels.
VideoGamer: lol, wait...this is a D&D game?
D&D Fanatic: Seriously? Its in the title!
VideoGamer: I thought it was Dark Alliance?
D&D Fanatic: .....................


Dances with Gnolls
Is "try too hard" metal a thing? After watching this trailer, I feel like it should be a thing.
Normally, I would say yes, but I loved Brutal Legend, and I doubt this can out metal that. And I certainly thought there was a lot of "Try too hard metal" involved.

Otherwise, I am not sure I am sold on the graphics style they are shooting for here. We shall see, what we shall see.

Plus I didn't even know it was named dudes in the video as the player characters until someone said something, and even after that I don't really care. It would have been better that I could make my own thing, but I'll play some interesting pregens if I have to. I liked Vermintide plenty.

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