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    GRAVEN, the dark-fantasy action-adventure FPS co-published by 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment with development by Slipgate Ironworks, launches on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2021.


    Revealed at Realms Deep 2020, GRAVEN delves into a gruesome medieval world of deities and monstrosities as a disgraced Priest of the Orthogonal Order. When a heretical member of the Order sacrifices the Priest’s adoptive daughter, the Priest lethally retaliates in a bout of righteous fury. Tried and found guilty by his brothers and now exiled to the burning sands, he closes his eyes for one last prayer, for peace. The Creator speaks to him directly: “You will have to earn your peace.”

    Heed the Creator by hunting down the foul heretical sects responsible for conjuring plagues and twisting the natural order of the seasons. Blending action, exploration, and puzzle-solving, GRAVEN takes cues from classic shooters, immersive sims, and action RPGs alike. Journey across three expansive, open-ended regions, and scour the lands to purge evil.

    Carefully observe a reactive world to find the way: with a journal, the player drives the exploration instead of following waypoints. Listen to townsfolks’ woes and slay the monsters responsible for their torment. Banish over thirty distinct enemies from plagued madmen to swamp beasts with powerful sorceries such as wild blasts of lightning and scorching rays of flame. Solve environmental puzzles with those same powers, altering the world with spells.

    Wield destructive conventional weaponry, including magic staves and wrist-mounted crossbows. Find hidden gold to upgrade weapons and spells at blacksmiths and alchemists. Return to previously-plundered areas with new abilities to uncover secrets and entirely new areas. With more than 30 weapons and spells, GRAVEN encourages experimentation. Play solo, with one friend in split-screen co-op, or even in a party of four online for complete arcane chaos.

    GRAVEN began as a game we had often dreamed of,” said Frederik Schreiber, vice president of 3D Realms and Game Director on Graven. “‘What would a spiritual successor to a Dark Fantasy series such as Hexen, have looked like if it was made in 1998 in the original Unreal engine?’ We think the answer is GRAVEN. We hope you do too.”

    GRAVEN will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2021.


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  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!
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    WOW that looks like SHIT! no doubt this one will run fine on the switch because it's still using the same dated engine as the originals.

    3D realms had a chance to modernize this classic and the failed miserably. no that IS NOT the answer!
     
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  4. lordrand11

    lordrand11 The Wheel of Time Turns and Ages Come And Pass.
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    I mean quite a bit of the games charm is its dated graphics. Did you say the same thing about Warlock and all the other Classic style FPS' that have come out?

    Personally I wouldn't mind playing a new Witchaven game.
     
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    if they do i big box pc version i hope it wil be the game on a dvd and not a digital key like they did with command and command and conquer remastered
     
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    I must be old. I watched the trailer and thought to myself "oh wow, that looks neat". The original UE had a certain gothic "grit" to it that's lost in the modern iterations, looking at the stone walls immediately reminded me of the castle from the Unreal intro.
     
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    I was scrolling down not paying much attention and as I briefly noticed the thumbnail, I thought this was a new Soul Reaver game almost giving me a heart attack. Man, how I long for a new Soul Reaver :cry:
     
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    Neat, will be interesting to see how favorably it compares to Amid Evil (amazing game if anyone is looking for a spiritual successor to Hexen to play now).
     
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    Did they ever finish Wrath?
     
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    Yeah, Nosgoth wasn't exactly what everyone's been waiting for. At this point I'll even take a remake of Soul Reaver 1, gets the new kids hooked first. Game's legendary, I'm surprised people aren't clamoring for a follow-up.
     
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    More like a successor to heretic but yea, that game is wonderful. I'm actually excited for this to be a thing:lol:
     
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    Still early access. They add like one weapon and level every 4 months or something lol
     
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    Somebody got filtered. :^)
     
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    That's so dumb. The game has potential. I enjoyed it, but refunded it right after I beat the demo because development was so scattered..

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    I'm more of a fan of the "Boomer Shooter" genre because most of the titles that come out don't have the tendency to be a steaming pile of shit. Do they look dated? Sure.. but the gameplay is fun and keeps me entertained. If I wanted a good looking game where I stare at the graphics or take my time? I'd go for story driven action titles or even some adventure or RPGs... FPS titles? Nah.
     
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    This game was kinda good, but Doom and Wolfenstein where way better.
     
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    How old are you, 12?

    I think it looks like a lot of fun!!
     
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    Looks pretty sweet, I'll certainly check this out.

    Yeesh. Swing and a miss there pal. The "retro shooter" genre has surely passed you by.
     
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    Wow, you sir won the prize of the more stereotypical millenial statement of the day, congrats.:toot:

    Less time on graphics means more time on gameplay, old geezers are pleased :grog:.
     
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    What, you want this to become Reddit?

    There's a part of me that thinks @Bladexdsl is a troll. Possibly @Reploid's alt!

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    So much this. I had tried Reelism on GZDoom on my PC a long time ago, and thinking about it earlier today made me want to go and get my hacked Switch back up and running so I could set GZDoom up on it and play it on the go at some point when things open back up!

    I really should figure out multiplayer with GZDoom at some point...
     
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    they had one fucking job remake hexxen 2 with glorious HD visuals OR a proper hexxen 3. but they couldn't even do that. every company now is trying to be nintendo just keep releasing the same dated shit and get away with it. enjoy playing this dated shit on your switch with windows 95 graphics. i won't even be pirating it.

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