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GF Rating
5.3

2816 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Deserves your bargain bin attention...

posted by LakinisAssassin (KAYSVILLE, UT) Jul 16, 2013

Member since May 2013

I bought this game for 4 dollars. And I couldn't be happier with the purchase. In a day and age where hand holding is the norm, this game breathed some fresh air my way. It's quirky. The controls are a little odd at times, and battles can be frustrating (not due to difficulty, but targeting).

The game isn't that hard. It has some moments, but honestly it's pretty balanced. Not only that, you can get every achievement on Easy mode (I'm doing normal difficulty because easy just doesn't appeal to me).

The graphics are obviously dated, as they are 3 years old, and weren't top of the line when the game released. But they are passable. The entertainment I've had while playing this game is more than worth 4 dollars. You can't even get a hamburger that lasts longer than 15 minutes for that price.

Some tips: Save often (new save, do not overwrite saves, it sometimes glitches). Open everything. Most books are fairly useless, except for skill books. Explore everything. Kill every bunny you see. And read minds.

Oh, and putting some points into Wisdom is extremely beneficial. Especially towards the 2nd half of the game. You will level up so quickly. It counts towards adventure experience and quest experience. So it adds up quickly. More than worth it.

If you haven't played it, and need something to pass the time. Try it, you may actually be surprised how much fun such a flawed (but charming) game can be.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Underrated Game

posted by Quinlan (HALIFAX, MA) Jan 12, 2013

Member since Jul 2009

This game is actually a good bit of fun. I think a lot of people hating on it are either simply blinded by subpar graphics (It's an underfunded RPG, guys, get over it) or simply comparing it to AAA titles like Oblivion. I would say this definitely deserves a rent from any western RPG fan.

Pros:

Pretty good story. No, not as good as Oblivion or Fable, but not bad at all for a game like this.

FANTASTIC skill tree. Why can't all games do it like this? There are columns of many abilities/skills for mages, rangers, fighters, etc. But you're not limited by anything, you can at any time put points into any of the skills. Straight rogue? Great. Warrior-Mage? That's fine too. It doesn't even branch, so there's no need to unlock useless skills you'll never use! And it's all resettable.

Simple achievements, good for hunters like myself. You basically just need to beat the story, as well as get some side missions out of the way (which you need to do to level adequately anyway).

Mind reading system isn't perfectly executed, but is an interesting mechanic. You can sacrifice some experience to read a person's mind, hoping to obtain a skill point or tips to the location of a treasure.

Cons:

Graphics aren't great. You'll get used to them, they aren't awful. Probably comparable to a 360 launch title.

Difficulty can be VERY punishing even on easy if you don't explore every nook & cranny, and do every side quest. I did every single quest I could find, and I still only beat the last boss by spamming health potions.

Lock-on system needs a lot of work. It's pretty tough to target a specific enemy, I ended up just hammering attack and letting auto-target do its thing.

Not enough explanation/direction. Now I'm the last guy to argue for hand-holding, but some quests simply gave you an object/character to find and nothing else. No tips on how to find them, no indicators, location guides, or clues on who to talk to. It takes a long time to search, I resorted to gu

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Couldn't hold my attention

posted by forgeteden (SHELTON, WA) Jan 4, 2013

Member since Dec 2012

Don't get me wrong, it seemed like an okay game, but the controls were confusing. With the archer class I couldn't see the icon to shoot arrows on my TV and it took me days to figure out that I could do more than poison arrows. You die too fast and there's no real healing items and the game is just confusing. I think I got to level 3 before I gave up trying and returned it. There was no quest markers so I didn't really have any idea where I was going unless I remembered what direction the quest giver said the location was in. Everything overpowers you if you wander too far out into the woods. I don't know - I didn't like it. :\

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