If dragons with jetpacks and skeleton princesses are your favourite things, Dragon Commander is being created specifically for you. It’s not often such niche tastes are accounted for, so count yourself very lucky indeed. Alec was pleasantly surprised during his encounter with Larian Studios’ RPG, strategy, dragon-action hybrid at Gamescom a couple of weeks ago and now a developer walkthrough has found its way online in video form. It’s the same section of the game that Alec saw so there’s nothing explicitly new here, but it’s good to realise the article wasn’t the product of a fever-dream. The world map truly is reminiscent of Small World and there really is a skeleton princess wearing fruit wedged into a corset in order to crudely simulate the fully-fleshed female form. It’s in two parts and is well worth a watch, if only for the nonchalant way in which the jetpack is introduced.
This man makes a dragon wearing a jetpack seem like the most ordinary sight in the world. I would like to commission him to do full commentaries on the entire works of David Lynch: “As you can see, the dwarf is enjoying the music.”
And there you have it. Very intriguing and seeing it in motion, all the different playstyles look fun and polished. I suspect there’ll need to be a fair amount of variety to make it all hang together. Is it wrong to hope for a bearded dwarf princess? Of course it is. But it is the right kind of wrong.