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bigloser
09-23-2003, 12:10 AM
http://www.ebgames.com/ebx_assets/product_images/238411.jpg
I dunno how many of you are aware that Arx Fatalis is coming out for the xbox next month. (http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/238411.asp) I imagine most of you probably never even heard of the game. Arx Fatalis(af) was released last winter for the pc, while it garnered critical success(see GameSpots Arx Fatalis pc review here. (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/arxfatalis/) ) I don't believe it sold too well, which is the reason many people haven't heard of it.

I haven't played AF yet, but the game looks interesting. I've been reading some reviews on it, and the game used an interesting spell casting system. Basically you memorize the spell pattern, in order to cast a spell, you have to move the mouse curser in the spell pattern that you want to cast. If you did the spell correctly, your character will cast the spell. I'm not sure how the spell system will work with a controller, but if they can pull it off, it should be something unique to an rpg on a console.

Here's some screens of Arx Fatalis on the xbox.
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2003/news/05/27/arxf_screen001.jpg
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2003/e3/0513/xbox_arxfatalis05130220_screen039.jpg
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2003/e3/0513/xbox_arxfatalis05130220_screen029.jpg

Variation-XBA
09-23-2003, 02:14 AM
Originally posted by bigloser
Basically you memorize the spell pattern, in order to cast a spell, you have to move the mouse curser in the spell pattern that you want to cast. If you did the spell correctly, your character will cast the spell. I'm not sure how the spell system will work with a controller, but if they can pull it off, it should be something unique to an rpg on a console.

For console yea, but Black and White did it awhile ago, along with a few others for pc

bigloser
09-23-2003, 02:47 AM
Originally posted by Variation


For console yea, but Black and White did it awhile ago, along with a few others for pc

Yup, thats why I said 'for a console rpg':D

bigloser
09-24-2003, 12:18 AM
Arx Fatalis trailer was just released for the xbox!

http://www.teamxbox.com/news.php?id=4894

Nuclearcow
09-24-2003, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by bigloser


Yup, thats why I said 'for a console rpg':D

Not to burst your bubble, but it's already been done. Drakan used that type of spell system.


I'm really excited about this game. It looks like it's gonna be fun, plus you can cook stuff too.