hellgate hands-on and bill roper’s 1st singapore trip

10/12/06 at 7:20 pm | Posted in Gaming, INQUIRER.net | Leave a comment

 

That’s me on the right with Bill Roper (center) and GAME! editor in chief Howard Paw.

Here’s an excerpt from my hackenslash story:

I’m slaughtering demons with my Templar, which along with the Cabalist is one of the two character classes that have so far been unveiled for Flagship Studios’ Hellgate: London. It’s quite a rush to hack your way through hordes of colorful demons, including some really huge ones that prove that the cliché “jaw-dropping graphics” is at least accurate when used to describe this game. Then, I became even more interested when I saw one of the item drops from a demon I’ve just slain. A sumpitan. A blow pipe made of bamboo, which is one of the native weapons used in the Philippines, particularly in the Mindanao region, as well as in Borneo and other parts of Asia.

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