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Written by Christophor "SuperGuido" Rick   
Thursday, 17 January 2008

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Baroque, the upcoming dungeon-crawling action RPG is a dark, addictively challenging, and totally immersive, pure RPG experience, highly regarded by Japanese gamers and heading to American shores 18 March 2008. (Yes it was originally slated for a February release).

 You awaken to find the world in ruin, your heart beset with unexplained guilt. A cataclysm has destroyed the cities and empires of men and disfigured the spirit of humanity. In this nightmare, it falls to you to descend a mysterious tower in search of absolution. Battle merciless foes through treacherous dungeons, scour for new items to aid you in your travels, and unlock the secrets of a devastated land. You will find death in the depths, yet learn that death is not the end of the story; in the twisted world of Baroque, it is only the beginning.

So if the story isn't enough to get you interested here are some of the game's features: 

Key Features

  • Hardcore dungeon-crawling RPG action! With its many ever-changing levels, each teeming with perverse monsters and tormented souls, the world of Baroque is a frightening and unforgiving realm.
  • Death is not the end - Take part in a unique story progression system in which the end of your life only serves to drive the adventure forward. Each time your character dies, more secrets about the forsaken world are revealed!
  • Deep customization options – The player has full control over how they shape their character and how they play the game. Find and equip a vast assortment of weapons and items, some with a variety of uses. Acquire powerful stat-boosting parasites and combine them to multiply their potency. Only the resourceful will survive!
The Wii version will have some specific features as well:
  • 16:9 Widescreen support
  • Progressive Scan support
  • Subtle motion control integration for power attacks
  • Intuitive controls using Wii Remote and nunchuk
  • Classic Controller support for traditional play

 Also we got ahold of some information about some of the items in the game:

There are various types of items to be found in the Neuro Tower.  Below are just a few you’ll come across on your adventure.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you that this game was a little weird:

Angelic Rifle

A uniquely shaped rifle that can annihilate any meta-being with one shot.  However, its specialized ammunition is very limited.

Sword

A melee weapon to attack the enemy.  There are swords that will possess enhanced attributes and added effects.

Coat

Protective gear to resist attacks.  There are some coats that will have other effects besides just raising defense.

Torturer

Item that causes a variety of area effects depending on the type of Torturer.  They can be combined with others to enhance their effects.

Parasite

It can grant a variety of effects by fusing it with the protagonist or equipment.  You can also fuse a parasite with another parasite.

Since the game has been out for some time in Japan there's a lot of information available on the official Baroque website .

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