Arakion – An ambitious first person RPG
Arakion really looks like it is hitting all of the right notes for me. A first-person RPG from developer Chris Taylor, Arakion puts you in control of a party of three adventurers, a formula likely familiar to those that played classics such as Myth Drannor, Might & Magic, Eye of the Beyolder or any of the other takes on the genre from that period (or – more recently – Legend of Grimrock).
Still, Arakion promises to have more going on than just a classic PC RPG formula (Arakion will actually be released for Windows, Mac, and Linux with a tablet version to possibly follow). Not that there’s anything wrong with a good take on a solid formula, but Arakion has a pretty novel sounding leveling mechanic, where your decisions (such as how you choose to build you house) determine how your character grows. There’s even some city building that sounds very similar to the choices you had to make in one of my favorite games in recent memory, Bastion, as you decide what buildings to build and which townspeople to bring in, resulting in the inability to build some buildings. Players of Arakion can choose between real-time, turn-based, or a hybrid combat system. Arakion is also pretty darned easy on the eyes, with some nice graphics and a good style to them. I love a game with a good style. In any case, Arakion certainly looks like it is hitting all of the right notes as it tries to raise $25,000 on Kickstarter, which you can totally check out for more information.
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