posted by Gimmelots (Philadelphia, PA) Dec 17, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Nowhere in the store page does it state that Origin is required to play this game. The Steam version doesn't require it. I refuse to install EA's spyware on my computer. As a result, I've wated the price of this game. If you don't want Origin, avoid buying this game from GameFly.
This game was really really fun, put in around 20 hours of side quests then decided to do the story line, first couple of quests went fine until i got the the hunters hunted quest. All i got from this as the same dialog and couldn't start the actual quest, after restarting and losing everything i had, i finally was able to start the quest just to get stuck trying to break a crystal that wouldn't break. at this point i had to put it down and remove it from my system before i lost it and destroyed something.
I've seen critics and users compare this game to Skyrim but that's just not acurate. No if I had to compare it to something it'd be more like Fable and almost nothing like Skyirm.
Story: The game has a pretty interesting storyline. Everyone has a set fate that they cannot change but you don't. Change is coming to the Faelands and it is by your hand. You aren't bound by fate and your involvment affects everyone elses fate as well for the better or worse. Although nothing too memorable is achieved.
Graphics/Audio: Everything looks... cartoony. The world is heavily saturated and you can't change that. While enviroments are entertaining they look overly bright and fruity. Soundtrack fits the games style well though.
Gameplay: This game undoubtably has some of the best gameplay I've enjoyed. Combat is fast paced, fluid and flat out fun. I prefer using Motion Joy to hook up my PS3 controller and hacking and slashing at my enemies. Magic is pretty combat friendly and one of my favorite things about this game was classes. There's the classic Rouge, Warrior, Mage set up but with an exiting twist. You can spend you level up points however you want into any of these three classes and choose one of many Fate Cards. Fate Cards outline your character's combat style and the game encourages you to mix and match. You can be a Battle Mage, a Blademaster or a Jack of all Trades, or you can be a strict warrior or rouge only. The user interface is better with a controller over keyboard but not too bad.
Heart: What is Heart you ask? Heart is what draws us to games like Catherine, Persona, Dragon Age and Mass Effect. Dragon Age proves you can have an unoriginal story but if the journey there is outlined with amazing characters and daring romance it's still the best thing ever. This is where the game lacks badly. Characters aren't interesting and their about as deep as a puddle of wizz. I cannot give a game like that a good rating.