Dark Cloud Impressions

Imagine the Landmake system from Legend of Mana (where you basically take little bits of land and create your own custom world), but in full 3D with much more ability for customization.

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Sony's Dark Cloud is a 3D role-playing game that sports incredible graphics (no surprise there) and an interesting game system. Basically, try and imagine the Landmake system from Legend of Mana (where you basically take little bits of land and create your own custom world), but in full 3D with much more ability for customization.

Basically, you create your own world and then explore it. The viewing distance from what we've seen is amazing - the game switches from the overhead 'creation' map to the actual 3D world on the fly (there's no changing of screens or anything - it just zooms down until you're in the actual world). It's very cool. For those of you who care, SCEI is calling this a "Georama RPG," which we can only imagine means "geographical drama RPG." What will they think of next?

We can't answer that, but we can tell you that when more Dark Cloud details are available, you'll read them here.

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