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Gameplay impressions and controls - Dark Messiah of Might & Magic - PC

by Steven Williamson on 18 July 2006, 08:00

Tags: Dark Messiah of Might and Magic on PC, Action/Adventure

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Controls and Q & A

SECTION THREE - Gameplay Impressions & controls

This section contains a list of in-game control, a quick fire Q&A compiled by HEXUS.gaming and, last but not least, our gameplay impressions the next page.

HEXUS.gaming played Dark Messiah of Might and Magic over a LAN..

We played multiplayer mode on the following PC:

AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPU

Game Controls (could be changes or additions)

LB Button – Attack
RB Button – Defend
Mouse wheel – Switch between skills and weapons
Alt- Target lock
Ctrl – Crouch
M-Skills menu
Y- Say
U- Team say
W-S-A-D - Movement
Z-C-V –Emotes

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Dark Messiah of Might and Magic also offers a number of emotes to enhance the experience of the battle, although the ‘fear scream’ does sound more like a manly orgasm.

Emotes list

Hold your ground
Battle scream
Fear scream
Don’t kill me

The latter comes in very useful if you want to bluff your opponent into thinking that you’re not going to attack them in return for their own safe passage (muhahahaha). Note :This normally only works once.Nevertheless, emotes are a great way to organise your team.

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Question and answers compiled by HEXUS.gaming

How long does the single player campaign take to complete?
16-20 hours for those who like to wander
10 hours for those who like to rush their way through

Are there multiple game endings in the single player campaign?
Depending on which path you take, there are four different game endings.

Haven't the just ripped off Oblivion?
Once again, this game is nothing like Oblivion. Okay, we didn't play single player, but it was still nothing like Oblivion. It was more a cross between Half Life 2 and Thief.

Is the game totally in the first person perspective or can you change views?
The game is totally from the first-person perspective

Will there be an online map editor/campaign editor?
Quite possibly, although nothing has been confirmed

How often can you change your character class online?
Whenever you wish.

How many weapons are in the game?
Four standard weapons, bows, daggers, swords and staffs. With approximately 50 upgrades between them

How do you unlock upgrades in multiplayer?
By gaining EXP through fighting.

How many online game modes will there be?
Deathmatch, Team Deathmath, Crusade, Warfare (Conquest to you and me), Capture the Flag and some more surprises.

How many players online?
Up to two teams of 16 players

How long do character’s bodies remain on the battlefield for once they are dead?
They disappear as soon as you re-spawn.

How does re-spawning work?
Like Battlefield, you will respawn at one of your own team’s territories or a neutral territory.

Can you pilfer weapons from the dead?

What’s stopping a team of 16 players from all choosing the same class online?
Nothing, but they won’t get far!

When can I get my hands on this super dooper game?

Will Dark Messiah of Might & Magic be available on Xbox 360 and PS3?
That would be telling......well actually we still don't know, but we'd make an educated guess and say they'd be mad not to.

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