Friday, February 8, 2013

Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince - Story Ending

Fantasy game art from Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince


Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - Character Model Renders

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic concludes the epic story laid out in Heroes of Might and Magic V, but as a 3D first-person role-playing game instead of a turn-based strategy game.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince - Story Part 1

Fantasy game art from Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince


Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - Epilogue

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic concludes the epic story laid out in Heroes of Might and Magic V, but as a 3D first-person role-playing game instead of a turn-based strategy game.


The "boss fight" at the end of Dark Messiah of Might and Magic involves confronting Arantir, who in turn summons a skeletal dragon. From Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East, we can surmise that this creature is supposed to be the "Avatar of Death" and the ability to summon it is special to Arantir. In the turn-based strategy game Tribes of the East, the creature appears black and shadowy. Since the final showdown in Dark Messiah takes place indoors and in a shadowed cavern, this wouldn't have worked out very well.




There are four possible endings to the single player campaign in Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. Actual gameplay does not vary very much -- the endings are reflected only in the final movie/cutscene. The player must choose to keep either Leanna or Xana alive (he cannot choose both or neither), and he can choose to keep the skull or give it to his father, the Demon Sovereign Kha-Beleth (we know more of his identity, and the "Isabel" named in Dark Messiah, from Heroes of Might and Magic V).







Monday, February 4, 2013

Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince

Fantasy game art from Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince



Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - Chapter 9 - City of Flames

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic concludes the epic story laid out in Heroes of Might and Magic V, but as a 3D first-person role-playing game instead of a turn-based strategy game.

Two female characters follow the protagonist / player Sareth for most of the game: Menelag's niece Leanna, who is supposedly important to the Dark Messiah prophecy; and Xana, a demon of some sort that Sareth's mentor Phenrig arranges to possess Sareth (at the end of the Prologue) to be a sort of portable advisor.
In Chapter 9, it is possible to exorcise Xana by bathing in the Sanctuary of Ylath in the city of Stonehelm. The "Isabel" mentioned by the disembodied voice is Queen Isabel from Heroes of Might and Magic V. Although she was rescued by mighty heroes at the conclusion of the campaign in that game, the Demon Sovereign had already sired a child with her. That child is the protagonist Sareth in Dark Messiah of Might and Magic.