Do not take my use of the word 'challenging' in this title lightly. This game WILL frustrate you. But if you die, you die because it is YOUR fault. The game is VERY unforgiving and extremely difficult (especially in New Game+ if you make it that far). But when you finally beat that boss that has been wiping the floor with you, it is probably the most rewarding feeling I have ever had.
The Good: -Controls: very tight, and 99% of the time do exactly what you want them to do -Music: i've had the theme song stuck in my head for a month now, its all very dramatic and well done. Wish I had pre-ordered for the OST. -Re playability: You can play new game+ over and over and the game keeps getting harder and harder, you will never be without a challenge. also to get all trophies you must beat the game at least 3 times. -PVP: You can choose to play online, or offline, but defeating enemy players is very exciting and always gave me a rush. -Cooperative play: Playing with other plays in a common goal is also very rewarding, and lets you get some insight on how to kill that boss thats been face melting you for 2 hours -Items: loads of weapons, shields, rings, and weapons to choose from. all with their own combat stats, requiring different play styles. Use 2 katanas, a massive sword, or maybe just a dagger to make your magic hit that much harder Classes: every class can do everything! its up to YOU to choose how you play your character, pick a fighter, but turn him into a mage, its all in how you assign your stat points
The bad: -Camera: the camera can betray you at times, but its rare, and usually recoverable -Weapon upgrades: almost every weapon can be upgraded to be completely awesome, unfortunately it can take a good amount of time getting the resources together to do it when you get into the higher upgrade paths
posted by Adek713 (WINSTON SALEM, NC) Nov 23, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
I have to say, this is one fantastic game, if you're into hardcore gaming and have online accessibility. It is stunningly beautiful and the camera and characters are highly responsive. That being said, this game is NOT for beginners or those who are looking for a casual gaming experience.
I believe it's safe to say that many people ordering this game and renting it are expecting something different than what it is. Perhaps they expect it to be the next Elder Scrolls or, based on the third-person format, something like Dynasty Warriors in gameplay.
It is neither of these, however, and unless you're one of those hardcore gamers or have the patience of a saint, this game is not for you. Most writing these reviews give it a good rep, but I'm casting a warning out there. I'm a long time RPG player, and this game was simply too much for me.
I have to say I love the design scheme and the controls, even if they were difficult to get down at first and I continuously switched from single hand and shield to two handed wield, and overall the game is truly a masterpiece. Just be careful while you play it. It isn't the kind of game you can hack and slash your way through. Be smart about it, dodge and block if you're not good at parrying, and watch out for hidden surprises that soldiers may send rolling down your way!
posted by machine700 (SPRINGFIELD, MO) Nov 22, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
if you like rpg/action this is the game for you. it's really hard at first but once you get going (die a lot) it gets really cool. the online multiplayer design is brilliant. no social aspect, just gameplay. the only downer so far is not being able to sell items. this may be an option that i haven't discovered yet.