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GF Rating
5.9

145 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Conflict

posted by DangerBabe (PENDLETON, IN) Jun 29, 2014

Member since Jul 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Well, the game gets a fair rating simply because I finished it. If it held my attention that long - long enough to do almost all of the side quests - then it deserves a fair rating. But the storyline was so, well...haphazard and completely rushed - no polish whatsoever. But not in a good, raw sense. Just unpolished and left with a huge amount of Dragon Age potential that it never really began to try and live up to.

Voice acting - hard to call it acting. More like a scattering of people reading lines into a recording at random. No inflection that led you to believe they knew why they were reading those lines- uncoordinated with the not-really-there script. But the game was easy to play through and solve, so again, it gets some points. But most disappointing. A Dragon Age or a Mass Effect is most certainly will never be compared to - but better than some other junk I've played.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

good RPG for the price

posted by marcheex (LAS VEGAS, NV) May 21, 2014

Member since Feb 2014

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Those guys really tried to make a decent RPG game. You can see that their budget was limited but they did a good job.
Game costs $40 not $60 like all new games which is really fair. That game couldn't cost that much because it's too short and let's be honest- it can't compete with Skyrim or Dragon Age.
But there are few interesting things I really enjoyed:
1. Good combat. Even on the lowest difficulty it's not that easy. And it feels really good.
2. Some dialogs are funny or sound like regular people talking nowadays which is refreshing
3. Mathras character is awesome :)
4. Crafting or upgrading weapons and armor
5. Finding chests. Sometimes tricky which makes it interesting
6. Different choices you can make that can change the ending

Everything else is kinda ok. Graphics of course dated, quests are meh and game is so short. But I needed something to make me 'survive' till new Dragon Age or Witcher 3 and that works perfectly.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

I tried to like it, I really did, but in the end..

posted by Ezra81 (NEW CITY, NY) May 23, 2014

Member since Jan 2009

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

A budget RPG that puts forth a lot of effort to be a great game but ultimately fails because it tries to hard at being like something else instead of something that could have been brilliantly original.

If you're trying to wonder what kind of RPG are you dealing with, think something along the lines of Witcher meets Dragon Age meets Fall Out 3's companion ability meets Elder Scrolls. Do you see? It tries so hard to be something great by using several great implementations from several great ORIGINAL games instead of just using its own potential to become something great. It fails to achieve because of this.

However not all is lost in its crowded gameplay. The story is still captivating, the scenery in most areas is quite breathe taking, the graphics are incredible which in many other cosole blockbuster rps falls short, cough cough Dragon Age cough cough. Sorry, case of bad PCtoConsolitis, luckily I hear promising things about the next one.

Anyway, besides story the game does hold some other unique features like a original karma system which in turn provides upgrades (and no not like in InFamous). The game basically gives you a choice of if you do EVIL ACTIONS, you become more powerful, stay good & well, not as powerful or rewarding why I need some sort of balance, maybe they should have implemented physical upgrades for good karma magic or demonic upgrades for demonic actions, but not in this game, the more bad you do the more powered you become giving into the demonic force inside you.
Rating
Graphics: A-
Soubnd: B+
Voice Acting: D-
AI: D
Story: A
Originality: C+
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Gameplay Score: C

Bottom Line: Better to be a 2nd rate version of yourself, than a 1st rate version of someone else.

NOTE:
This review is the sole opinion of myself. Any opinion made is my own and should be reguarded as such. Should this review be similar in nature to any other it is not intended, & is entirely coincidental. Thank you.

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