King’s Bounty – The Direworm Has Turned

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Time has come to join the dark side. Take a trip to the other side of Teana, to the part of the world that has yet remained unseen to the royal bounty hunters.

One day we’ll get a sequel to King’s Bounty, but until then we can content ourselves with an endless stream of expandalones. To be fair, these do add significant new content and let me pour even more of my precious life-seconds into the game, but they aren’t sequels damnit.

Still… the latest not-a-sequel looks interesting. Due this summer King’s Bounty: Dark Side has you taking the part of the ‘bad guys’. Yes, in previous games you could load up your army with Orcs and lead a ravaging horde of greenskins leaving nothing but death in your wake, but now you can do it as a demon, orc or vampire.

Honestly, I can never tell with King’s Bounty if the writers and designers are ragingly sexist idiots or very clever people taking the piss out of an entire genre. I’m leaning towards the latter but the fact that I can’t be sure is a little discomfiting. Even so, Dark Side looks like a lot of fun and should keep me entertained until a real sequel comes along.

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