In a world where games insist on being always online, Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance will do the exact opposite.
Gamers understand that multiplayer games need to be online for obvious reasons but when single-player games force the same requirement, it is also blatantly obvious the reason for this is scheming that goes against the benefit of the player. Unfortunately, more and more games tend to go in this direction but some, like Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, end up with a completely different goal.
Namely, Dark Alliance will be playable offline from the get-go but the limitation here is that the player will have to settle for playing solo. That said, it's going to take the form of a single-player title that we can enjoy without having to connect to the internet which is already a positive step away from current trends.
On top of that, however, Tuque Games will introduce a post-launch update that will allow couch co-op that will let more than one player enjoy the same session. While the players won't be able to play with AI teammates, they will be able to get a friend and enjoy playing together after the summer patch for Dark Alliance.
D&D: Dark Alliance is releasing next Tuesday, on June 22, 2021.