This tutorial will explain how to play Dungeons & Dragons Tactics ... if only the game would load! This video rip from PSP GadgetZ shows loads upwards of twenty seconds -- isn't that unacceptable in this modern age of PSP gaming? Hopefully, the gameplay will prove enjoyable enough to warrant such lengthy loads.
We're proud to present an exclusive to PSP Fanboy readers tonight. Atari's upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics is starting to wrap up development, and this new trailer highlights all the game's extensive features. We're impressed by the trailer's musical selection, and we hope it's indicative of the musical direction of the final game. Honestly, doesn't this sound like Lord of the Rings quality stuff?Don't forget to check out our updated gallery below.
"It's a big ruleset to try and squeeze onto a handheld with relatively little memory (versus PC or next-gen console). In some cases we had to compromise simply because of the PSP's controls. A PC game, where we could use a mouse, would have been much simpler to make. We're fairly proud of the result, though, and think the implementation of the rules should appeal to die-hard D&D fans, as well as anyone who isn't familiar with the system. The tutorial is a good introduction, and we've made info about feats, spells, etc. easily accessible."
Check out more of the interview at IGN, and click past the break to see new footage of the game.
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You read the interview, now watch gameplay footage from this upcoming Dungeons & Dragons game for PSP. Does this brief clip reveal any answers to the questions you had about this game?
First of all, can you explain how battle works in the game for those that are unfamiliar?
Lawrence Liberty: Battle in D&D Tactics utilizes the time-tested mechanics of D&D, the latest rule set (3.5) to be precise. Like its table-top counterpart, Tactics is turn-based, and relies on the roll of the dice to determine the outcome of combat actions. There are many strategic options during the combat phase: you can choose to gird your defenses, feint (mislead an opponent), use items, perform special actions, use magic, and of course perform a melee attack. This is all accomplished through a straightforward combat/action interface.
Those lucky cats at IGN got their hands on an alpha build of Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics. While we know the game, which is developed by
- You can have up to six members in your party;
- All the core races and classes are present;
- Two new psionic classes - pychic warrior and psion;
- Primary character's alignment effects storyline and game's missions;
- 41 different quests in the game;
- The game should last between 30-40 hours;
- Chess Mode allows players to fight through the game without watching battle animations, making the game move along quickly;
- All planned downloadable content was finished early and is now included on the UMD; and
- The game supports six-player co-op and four-player versus modes via ad-hoc.
[Update 1: GameSpot has the trailer available for download. And it's Kuju, not Kuji, Chris.]