posted by Faerie_Knight (DUBUQUE, IA) Aug 14, 2014
Member since Mar 2013
Okay, to start off I do like this game. It is hard, but not impossibly hard. The story is engaging, and most times you're having fun playing it. I would rate this as a 8 normally. That said, I can only give the Ego Draconis edition a 6 out of 10.
Why? Because the game is unfinished. The end screams for a sequel, or maybe some DLC to finish the story. Instead you need to get the "Dragon Knight Saga" edition to get the complete story. Maybe. Or it might just give you all the weapon and armor DLC packs that had previously been released while still leaving the story unfinished.
Either way I'd suggest steering clear of this one if you want a game with any sort of satisfying conclusion.
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.
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.
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.
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