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Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm

by rojogames

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Original Thread: Up Your Gamma - Let's Play Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm!

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Introduction



Introduction
Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm is a dark fantasy hack 'n slash RPG for the Sega Dreamcast. We'll explore a variety of landscapes, slay many mighty (and not so mighty) monsters, and search for Blessing Wisps to unlock new abilities and equipment as we attempt to stem the tide of tyranny! The game is considered to be a spiritual successor to Die by the Sword (I have a thread for that game here), and was developed by the same company (Treyarch), who is now responsible for some of the Call of Duty games. There's also some voice acting from George Takei!

About the Playthrough
We'll be playing as Cynric, the more hacky and slashy of the two available characters.

I run into a bunch of technical issues over the course of the playthrough due to a damaged disc. I even bought another on eBay, also damaged unfortunately, but it was good enough to continue the series. Most of these issues are smoothed out via editing. You may also notice that the video is not 4:3. I tried scaling to a true 4:3 resolution and it looked way too skinny. Maybe that's how the game actually looked, but I think what I have now looks acceptable. Basically I scaled to make the compass relatively close to circular.

Other Stuff
There's a post down a bit in this thread that links to a post mortem of the game by one of the developers. It's a pretty interesting read if you're into game dev.

First Episode
A magical backlash has struck the world killing a shitload of people. Wizards and the like suffered the most in particular. Since then things have been pretty chaotic, but pockets of civilization have held out. However, it seems that Rakka, a giant has been organizing various humanoid tribes such as the minotaurs and goblins and making lives more and more difficult for people as of late. Oh, and he has a floating castle. At the behest of our father, a king (or at least his steward), we need to put a stop to Rakka and his castle. To do so we'll need several artifacts including the Earth Rune from the elves of Celenarin - our first destination. Luckily we've got some teleport magic on our side that drops us straight into the action when we need to travel to a new location. We're to meet up with a friend of a friend, Ansorin, who will escort us to the artifact.

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