"What do you get when you throw the following contents into a gaming recipe?
(1) the sexy warrior called Rynn
(2) the ancient dragon called Aroch
(3) graphics that rival Tomb Raider
(4) awesome gameplay
(5) & brilliant storyline
Mix contents liberally to make one of the best old-school 3D RPG adventure games to hit the PlayStation 2 and call it
Drakan: The Ancients' Gate"
Originally designed on the PC, Drakan: The Ancients' Gates goes beyond the PC version in this all new exclusive 3D adventure for the PlayStation 2. The story starts with Rynn returning to her home village to discover that everyone has been slaughtered by a mysterious and evil force. After burying the dead, Rynn seeks out the Queen of her homeland in order to discover some answers.
Rynn soon learns that in order to stop this dark evil that is threatening her homeland, Rynn and Aroch must open four magical gateways in order to awaken the ancient dragons from their slumber. Unfortunately these gateways are located in strange and distant lands with the agents of evil watching their every move. And thus begins your adventure...
When first playing Drakan, the first thing you will notice, apart from the beautiful graphics is the amazing draw distance. The 3D world of Drakan: The Ancients' Gates is massive and you can actually feel like you are in another world. The game boasts eight different playing environments and 15 levels of adventuring goodness.
In essence, Drakan is a role playing game and you are awarded experience points for defeating your enemeies. Everyone time Rynn levels, you can are given points that you can distribute your various skills that are melee, archery and magic.
There are also a variety of different weapons that you can find and buy in the game that range from longbows, swords, axes a variety of other items of destruction. However, with all weapons and armour in Drakan, they also take damage when you attack foes so you must return to the blacksmith every now for repairs. Alternatively you can find new weapons that are scattered through the lands.
As Rynn, you can perform the following moves that include, attacking, climbing, defending, hanging, jumping, running, swimming, talking, walking and using magic, weapons and items. The game contains over 50 weapons and around 30 unique spells that are only available to Rynn herself.