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Postby Angelspit » Nov 4 2008, 2:26

<a href="http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=57201">Worthplaying</a> brings the news of an expansion pack for King´s Bounty: The Legend.

<i>"Katauri Interactive is already working on the first expansion, King's Bounty: The Princess, adding new races, classes, bosses, arenas to fight in, improved interface, bonuses for awarded medals, and the ability to play as a female character, Princess Amelie."</i>

Four screenshots are shown, including one with, ahem, the Princess' fighting gear. For more information about the expansion, check out <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=253244#253244">this post</a> (by Avonu) and the <a href="http://www.kingsbounty.ru/princess/">official Web site</a> (new information in Russian for now).

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Postby Roman » Nov 4 2008, 5:08

Well, I am looking forward to it. I have only played the demo of the King's Bounty so far and it is a great game. I have already purchased the full version, but am waiting for my new computer to arrive this week before I install it. Hopefully, the expansion will arrive just as I am about to finish the main game!

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Postby Mitzah » Nov 4 2008, 8:35

But again..no map editor..limited (to 0) replayability.

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Postby Ryder » Nov 4 2008, 19:21

No replayability? Give it a rest. It's exactly the same as playing a Heroes campaign a few times only much more enjoyable.

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Postby Metathron » Nov 4 2008, 20:30

Except that a Heroes game consists not only of a campaign, but of single scenarios and multiplayer modes. Give credit where credit is due.
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Postby darknessfood » Nov 4 2008, 22:28

Do people complaign about an adventure game (who doesn't have any more content for online gaming)? Do people start whining when a game ends and they have a good time? Come on people,this is no HoMM game. Kings Bounty was different in some aspects, and is was an ADVENTURE game with Turn Based battles. No singleplayer maps, just a big adventure. Don't compare those two, please. And keep in mind that this is the "first" add-on, which could mean that more will come, maybe then you get a editor. For now, think about what type of game this is, and judge it on that...
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Postby Ravenheart87 » Nov 4 2008, 22:59

I never cared about replayability in single player. The few games I replayed multiple times were Quake, Diablo and Final Fantasy VI. Multiplayer is another issue. I envy all who complain about replayability - they must have enough free time for it, or nothing important to do.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Nov 5 2008, 7:02

Replayability is for people that can't get enough games each month...
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Postby Jolly Joker » Nov 5 2008, 8:01

Doesn't seem to be a question of whether you CAN get them or not. Some people have still standards, as old-fashioned as that may seem.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Nov 5 2008, 8:15

Jolly Joker wrote:Some people have still standards, as old-fashioned as that may seem.


you're just assuming stuff about the past... hookers can say what they want, but stealing is way older then women's ability to say no and actually have it so...
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Postby Jolly Joker » Nov 5 2008, 8:46

Seems to be a comprehension problem: just because you CAN have something (no matter which way), you don't necessarily take it, or do you? Some things don't even seem to be worth the time stealing them, not to mention playing. Has something to do with standards as well.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Nov 5 2008, 16:01

Jolly Joker wrote:Some things don't even seem to be worth the time stealing them,


Tell me about it... actually it's the new PC's fault... that and EA started making decent games (and it's killing them apparently, 600 layoffs etc.).
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Postby Angelspit » Nov 5 2008, 16:12

I was more interested in replayability when I was a poor college students (who played MOO, MOM and Civ2 to death). Today I tend to finish the single-player portion of the game and move on to something else.
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Postby PhoenixReborn » Nov 5 2008, 16:21

For me King's Bounty did lack replayability. But it was great fun on my playthrough and it took about 3 weeks. Pretty good for a birthday present, and more intriguing than a game like Dreamfall that took about 4 days and was much worse than its predecessor.

As for the expansion I'll probably pick it up, but I'm in no rush. I'm surprised to hear news about it so soon. There's nothing on the official English site or forum.

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Postby Marzhin » Nov 5 2008, 16:49

I reviewed the game for the TV channel I work for, and while I liked the gameplay mechanics and overall feel of the game, for me it lacked 2 essential things : a compelling universe and an interesting story, and that's what bored me in the end. So if the expansion improves those parts, I will probably give it a try.

And while Amelie's outfit certainly is... err... unrealistic, I must say the artists at Katauri are quite talented for making beautiful 2D artwork :)
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Postby Darmani » Nov 5 2008, 22:10

The universe certainly is far from developed, but there is something there to be developed into something unique, and what is there is actually pretty similar to the original M&M universe. It was a huge revelation for me when I first talked to the Rage Spirits to hear them speak of the Titans who created humans as buffoons and the demons as a more advanced race, and that contact with the demons means that we're not *completely* backwards. And there's lots of sci-fi in the universe. I laughed when talking with Sleem and Lina came out of nowhere with talk about organic compounds. She said she'd love to show my character around her world, and I'd love it if an expansion or sequel let me take up that offer.

Also, the game's been pretty ambiguous about whether the "other worlds" are in other planes/dimensions, or if they're other planets, but the Dragon Skaar's comment that the star of the dragon world of Ultrax is dying suggests other planets to me.

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Postby PhoenixReborn » Nov 6 2008, 3:43

***Some more story spoilers***

So yeah if you've finished the game. I was amused enough most of the time. Sure the frog stuff was annoying but it was clever. And I thought it was funny that astronomer Carl's crazy theories about the world being on the back of a turtle were actually true.

***end spoilers***

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Postby Jolly Joker » Nov 6 2008, 7:49

ZZZzzzz....

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Postby darknessfood » Nov 6 2008, 17:47

Euhm, that link has something to do with....what excatly?
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Postby Jolly Joker » Nov 6 2008, 21:25

darknessfood wrote:Euhm, that link has something to do with....what excatly?


Sometimes I wonder whether people are actually reading things.

... astronomer Carl's crazy theories about the world being on the back of a turtle...
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