I finally decided to rent this game and I'm pretty happy that I did. It was pretty challenging in some parts which I liked because I get easily bored with games that don't give any real challenge. At one point I actually had to lower my difficulty to easy just to get past some regular enemies. It made me mad because I kept dying like 5 or 6 times in a row so I switched and even on easy it was still kinda challenging. The graphics were pretty good. I really liked the scenery in some places. Some of the boss battles were pretty awesome too. I really enjoyed the story. For some reason I saw part of the ending coming though. Overall I give this game an 8.
The game starts off a bit slow, but becomes much more enjoyable (and manageable on higher difficulties) once you get upgrades. Since you can't start out on Paladin Difficulty and have to unlock it, I recommend playing through on one of the two easier settings, and then bump it up on subsequent playthroughs. To do everything you'll have to play it twice anyway, so don't torture yourself with two hard playthroughs, especially considering you start out with nothing on the first. Lastly, don't get the DLC. A konami spokesperson even stated that they had rushed it out, without any original plans to create DLC, due to the demands of higher ups. I enjoyed the game, and assumed the DLC would be of similar quality. I was wrong. I've never felt like my money was so misplaced. I felt taken advantage of. Guess, I should have done more research.
posted by peterce1111 (EAST LONGMEADOW, MA) Sep 1, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
when myfriend came over one day, he showed me this game and what it was all about but honestly to me it was to brutal cuz every creature the dude killed was either head cut off sliced in the stomach etc. etc. it was just too brutal for me and I got stuck on the butcher in like chapter like 10. and honestly after that I have had enouf cuz it did bore me somewhat but overall most of it was enjoyable like the plot and the abilities u get so I would say this was a decent game to try out in my opinion.