Pool of Radiance launch issues

We talk to Ubi Soft about problems reported with the company's just-released Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.

GameSpot spoke to a Ubi Soft company representative today about reports of problems with Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor, the company's latest Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The game shipped to stores this week, and there have been reports of a variety of problems ranging from installation issues and system lockups to full system wipes. Some users have also reported getting two of the same CD in one box.

According to a company spokesperson, Ubi Soft is paying attention to the issues that have been reported and is gathering information. "Pool of Radiance is very important to us and we will stand by the product and do whatever we need to do to make it right," the company stated. Ubi Soft plans to provide patches and do whatever is necessary to meet customers' expectations, although no official date has been set for the release of a patch.

Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor is the sequel to the classic Gold Box D&D game Pool of Radiance. It is set in the Forgotten Realms universe, and it lets players lead a group of characters through an adventure that will take them into the ancient city of Myth Drannor to stop a mysterious evil force that is spreading through the land. Along the way, players will encounter a variety of undead creatures and other monsters, as well as friendly non-player characters. The game is based on the new 3rd Edition D&D rules, and it features an intricate 3D world with detailed characters and monsters.

Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor is now available for an approximate retail price of $44.95. For more information about Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor, take a look at our collection of previous coverage of the game. We'll post a full review of the game on Monday.

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