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    Saturday, May 20, 2006
     Arx Fatalis Art Dump - Dan - 10:09:53 PM EST
What is posted here tonight is nothing new. People have had access to it all since the game was released. But, I thought it appropriate to also have it here. The cutscene art is available to anyone who owns the game. Though it takes some downloading of utilities and search work to find the files buried in the game's archives, anyone who owns the game could have potentially found these themselves. The concept art comes from the bonus disc that was included in the UK edition of the game. The promotional art only has two pieces, both of which are not new, but are rather rare. It's all included here as a tribute to the artistic talent of Arkane, for nostalgia, and because many people would never have seen these any other way. So, enjoy the Arx Fatalis Art Dump. Oh, if you've not played or won the game yet, beware of spoilers.

    Monday, May 15, 2006
     Dark Messiah, E3 2006 - Dan - 7:28:34 PM EST
Download the Official 7 minute E3 demonstration


Though you could mistake this game for a first-person shooter based on a cursory glance, it quickly becomes clear that Dark Messiah goes to greater-than-average lengths to make you truly feel like you're an extremely skilled fantasy warrior.


Regardless, the game can't come out soon enough. If half of the things that Ubisoft is promising end up panning out, then this could be one of the best games of this year. It's kind of unseemly to speak about a yet-to-be-released game with such enthusiasm, but if ever a games journalist should be trusted for his earnestness, this is that very case.


The video clips we saw previous to the presentation are actually indicative of the game's style, which favors knives over negotiation. What those brief glimpses can't capture quite as well is how smooth and nuanced the combat system is.

Come discuss it!