It's not bad for a straight follow the path sort of game. There really isn't many "freedoms" within the game itself. You feel like there might be multiple adventure paths to follow, but there really isn't. If you want to fight and follow the path (literally) it's not bad. Graphics nice, battle gets a little repetitive, but it is fun with a good story line.
This game is easy, thankfully. There's plenty of RPG elements in the game, but the most obvious is the setting. Swords, armor, and magic would almost convince you its an RPG, but its not. Most action games now have skill trees and eq to collect, so that alone doesnt define it as an RPG. The multiplayer seems like an afterthought. no importing/exporting characters, someone can join your game, then sell all your eq while you're not paying attention. weak flaw in the game. I beat the campaign on hard and got 47% of the trophies in less than 20 hours. finding someone to get the co op trophies will be the hardest part of the game. It is a mildly entertaining game though thats fun to walk through though. The colors are bright, the characters are almost well designed, and the storyline is easy enough to follow. overall i rate it: decent
First off, it is important to know what this game is before going into it. It is a dungeon crawler/hack and slash plain and simple. If you are expecting a deep and emersive RPG experience look elsewhere. If you are looking for a game to have some mindless hack and slash fun either by yourself or with a friend, then you could do far worse. You have a selection of 4 characters who you will go around various locations with and kill a bunch of soldiers and monsters, all the while picking up tons a loot, much like the PS2 Baldur's Gate.
Pros: -Exelent combat system (for a game of this nature). Unlike other games of this nature, this one at least encourages you to play smart, use your abilities, and actually dodge and block. -None of the main characters play the same. -Good pacing. Once you finish making your way through the first town of Raven's Rill, the game kept me glued to the controller for long stretches of time. I only felt like I was grinding a few times in this game which is saying a lot for a dungeon crawler. -Graphics and sounds are gorgeous.
Cons: -Loot management is not that well done. Being able to organize items by what stats they increase would have been usefull, and too much of the loot you pick up is just junk to be sold off. -Characters seem a bit stale. Half of your main characters seem like they have no personality at all. -Online multiplayer doesn't allow you to keep your characters. You must play the characters as the host has them set up and equipped. Bad, unless you are playing through the game with the same people.
Mediocre -Voice acting is mediocre at best. However I will say that at no point was it grating. -Story didn't exactly have me at the edge of my seat, but it wasn't a terrible story either. I at least appreciated that my choices in conversation had consequences in the epilogue. -Skill trees didn't give the the feeling of a lot of choice.
All in all I'd say it's worth a rental if you like this sort of game. Otherwise just skip it.