posted by sportsgamessuck (HUDSON, WI) Mar 4, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
Having never played DS1 or 2, I thought it looked fun anyhow and wanted to give it a shot. I like hack and slash games, the plot was decent. The game was fun but a little long winded, after about 8 hours of the same combat format it got kind of boring. The weapons system leaves something to be desired, I took a long ranged rifle character and when you change out for a new gun the only apparent difference is a different coloured aura on the end of it even on a 60" 1080p Sharp Aqous. All the weapons looked like an old musket. Towards the very end of the game I got a few pieces of cool looking armour for my side kick, but it would have been nice to see a little variety on the way each weapon looks. I would also like to add it was nice that your different decisions in dialogue actually do effect the story. At several points in the game you get to decide wether you wish to show mercy or slaughter some one and how you are perceived by many depends on the choices you make. Also there is a system for your side kicks called "influence" where if your side kick likes your decisions you gain influence on the, but it doesnt seem to count for much of anything. Also I would have liked the ability to pilot my side kick rather then have the AI drive them. The guy with swords is a dunce, constantly reverts to one-handed stance even when he has been given a really good two-handed weapon and all of his two-handed proficiencies have been leveled up. Anyhow I would reccomend the game to others, just know that a playthrough will probably take you a minimum of 10 hours if you skip all the extra exploring etc. If you dont I think my total time was some where closer to 14 hours.
any game that on the lowest difficulty settings ( the one that says not much chance of dying) then pits you in one of the first quests against things 5 to 6 times more powerful then you should be avoided. I feel cheated out of an hour of my life from playing this.
Do not waste your time with this game. It would be far better spent sending a nasty letter to the programmers.