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Bethesda Unveils New Co-op Dungeon Crawler 218

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Bethesda Softworks took advantage of the recent Game Developers Conference to take the wraps off a new game called Hunted: The Demon's Forge that they're partnering with development studio inXile to create. It's planned for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, though no release window has been set. It's a third-person action game with a swords & sorcery setting, and it features two heroes as they fight their way through monster-filled dungeons. The game is designed such that two users can play together online (no split-screen), each controlling one of the heroes. ShackNews summed it up thus: "From what I saw, Hunted rolled up ideas from a number of different games to create its modern reinterpretation of the dungeon crawl. There was the raw action appeal of wading through waves of goblins, spiders, and related denizens. The skill system and weapon upgrades bring in the character development side from a role playing game. And the co-op design with its warrior and archer dynamic introduces the reward of playing together like an MMO."
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Bethesda Unveils New Co-op Dungeon Crawler

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  • Re:Diablo Clone (Score:5, Informative)

    by Sir_Lewk (967686) <> on Monday March 15, 2010 @07:08PM (#31489272)

    "Diablo clone"? The proper term is "roguelike".

    Now get off my lawn!

  • by nschubach (922175) on Monday March 15, 2010 @07:17PM (#31489362) Journal

    2. To me, the current gold standard for a dungeon crawl is Demon's Souls. How are they going to top DS's brutality and innovate features?

    To each his own. I actually bought two copies of Demon's Souls because I imported the wrong language at first... and I figured it would be more fun if I could understand what was going on... I didn't. Replaying the same level over and over again to complete it isn't what I'd label fun. Also, logging in to play with a friend and having some ass hole join your game to kill you because he needs the black "karma" isn't fun.

  • Re:How many games (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15, 2010 @07:31PM (#31489472)

    Diablo II, Morrowind, Final Fantasy VI, Half Life 2... I could keep going, but I think you get the idea.

    Maybe I'm just sentimental, but I like to break out my old favorites every few years.

  • Re:No Split Screen? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Blakey Rat (99501) on Monday March 15, 2010 @07:40PM (#31489570)

    I count myself one of the lucky geeks with a wife who loves video games and one of our favorite types has been the split-screen dungeon crawl like Baldur's Gate.

    Uh, assuming you're actually talking about Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, then it's not split-screen.

    (Baldur's Gate is a 1-person-per-computer game, and a full-on RPG, not just a dungeon crawl.)

    We won't be buying another TV and another PS3 to play games on, though, so I guess this is a game we won't be buying.

    Dear Game Developers: Please bring back split-screen play as a standard. While Borderlands is great, we won't be playing it forever.

    You're going to confuse the bejeesus out of these mysterious game developers reading Slashdot if you tell them, "make the game split-screen," and "make the game like Dark Alliance" at the same time. Their heads will explode.

  • by Blakey Rat (99501) on Monday March 15, 2010 @07:47PM (#31489660)

    You're making assumptions.

    You can play Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance with two players without split-screen. It just moves the camera to keep both of them in view.

    Nowhere does it say, "there's no split screen, SO THEREFORE YOU NEED TO SHELL-OUT FOR A SECOND CONSOLE YOU SUCKER!! SUCKER!!!!!" which seems to be what you're reading there.

  • Re:How many games (Score:3, Informative)

    by KahabutDieDrake (1515139) on Monday March 15, 2010 @08:44PM (#31490268)
    Homeworld, TotalA, Carmegedon 2, Counter Strike... etc
  • by John Saffran (1763678) on Monday March 15, 2010 @10:16PM (#31491068)
    Hopefully this time they won't get lazy and just port the XBOX interface to PC like they did with Oblivion ..
  • Re:Another Diablo (Score:3, Informative)

    by justin12345 (846440) on Tuesday March 16, 2010 @04:18AM (#31492724)
    How about 4? I know modern game systems can support more then 4 controllers, but 4 has always been pretty much the standard. Back in the day we had no problems playing a game on standard def tv split into 4. With modern HD sets you are getting about the same resolution per quadrant as we were used to getting in 1 player mode.

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