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ToEE E3 reportage at GameSpot
Preview - posted by Saint_Proverbius on Thu 15 May 2003, 05:35:44Tags: Temple of Elemental Evil
GameSpot has a preview of Temple of Elemental Evil based on what they've seen of the game at E3. Here's a bit about the combat, which seems to take up the majority of the thing:
We watched a turn-based battle against a group of giant frogs--not particularly menacing enemies, but they do have the ability to swallow your party members whole (causing acid damage over time until your character can break free). Over the course of the adventure, you'll fight much more-threatening monsters, such as vrock (large, vulture-like creatures native to the Gray Wastes, one of the most dangerous and evil planes of existence) and air elementals, and you'll actually travel among four different planes of existence, meeting about 140 different characters (40 of which you'll be able to recruit for your cause). You'll also have the opportunity to use more than 230 different spells, as well as canonical skills and heroic feats from the Dungeons & Dragons rules.
That's one thing I like about this title, monsters can actually do more than swat at you.