gamers (80%) found this review helpful
When I buy games Im looking for longevity and this game had it lol I swear it took me a good minute to run through it...Some parts were a little frustrating but then again what game isn't right? but hey..all in all i loved and recommend it
posted by jcarpenter105 (WEST SENECA, NY) Aug 15, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Im not all the way through yet but i got far enough to know this game is a very fun rent. if you ever played zelda it has that kinda feel to it. a lot of open area to run to. button mashing mele fighting. The world is also split up into various regions like the water, fire, ice, and grassy based areas that games have stopped doing recently. the terrain looks excellent and you get a good freeling of adventure riding around on your horse. When you go inside dungeons they have various rooms you go back and forth between solving puzzles much like zelda games. graphics are pretty good. definately up to date there, but somewhat cartoony. you start off right away with a horse which is the same as riding a zelda horse, so i thought that was kinda cool. there is a level up system to this game that lets you pick what to put the points in but there but i didnt think there were enough options.
all in all i would give it a 9 because the battle system is amazing in this. i never seen a game that you can come so close to being hit but still be able to dodge. and the controlls are pretty easy to use. just have to get used to them like every game. but not enough customization in this game to compete with other ones coming out or that have this year. this is a high quality rent tho
posted by jnoble32000 (QUEEN CITY, MO) Oct 22, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
This game actually starts out, I think, pretty strong. However, as I played the allure of the game just continued to weaken. I remember reading another review of this game where someone mentioned "jack of all trades master of none." That is EXACTLY right.
1. The storyline gets worse as the game goes along, becoming very unispired and cliche. By 13 hrs in it was just LAME.
2. The RPG elements, I don't think, were well implemented. You have to put alot of points into any power for it to become really useful (although harvest was quite good early) and you simply go through gear like popcorn so there is no real sense of achievement.
3. This is the really big one for me.....FAR too much emphasis on puzzle solving verses fighting. As many others have said, the puzzles aren't necessarily hard but they just take FOREVER. I would say where I was at (prolly 50-60% of the way through) every dungeon is maybe 30% fighting and the rest solving puzzles to get to the fighting.
This is honestly the first game from Gamefly that I had to return before completion; I just couldn't stomach the drawbacks. The first darksiders was a perfect blend of fighting and puzzle solving and the story was great. This one, for the reasons mentioned above, just took a very wrong turn.