Some genre combinations work well - you can see the industry standards everywhere. But occasionally it's possible to break the mould with something quite different.
Dragon Commander is definitely one of those interesting titles and looks to be very successful at it. If you want to command your troops while burning the enemy to a crisp you'll have to meet the Divinity - Dragon Commander System Requirements...
Divinity - Dragon Commander Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 4800+
RAM: 2GB System Memory
GPU RAM: 512MB Graphics Memory
GPU: GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4850
DX: DirectX 9.0c
HDD: 15 GB Free Hard Drive Space
Divinity - Dragon Commander Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 760K Black Edition
RAM: 4GB System Memory
GPU RAM: 1GB Graphics Memory
GPU: GeForce GTX 550 Ti or ATI Radeon HD 6790
DX: DirectX 9.0c
HDD: 30 GB Free Hard Drive Space
The game requires a solid dual core CPU to run it, but otherwise isn't too bad, with our 8800 once more making itself known. The 15GB of Hard Drive space is quite hefty though, and the 30GB needed for the recommended's is very big! It seems the game has lots of room to scale up, capable of using a 550 Ti and a very substantial i5 CPU.
Dragon Commander is a third person dragon simulator, melded with a card-based Real time tactical strategy and a turn based strategy game. It sounds like an abomination, but the developers, Larian, have melded these aspects seamlessly, letting you drop down from the clouds to help your troops attack a fortification, before returning to your strategy overview.
Combined with a council of bickering advisers and decisions that make a substantial difference in how you can play, the game looks far more expansive than you might think.
The game is out now, so head to your distributor of choice and give it a go! How well do you think the game mixes all of these styles? How awesome is it to fly onto the field of battle as a dragon? Tell us below!