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GF Rating
5.7

866 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

A piece of art

posted by profkilljoy7z (WINTER PARK, FL) Jan 26, 2012

Member since Jan 2012

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

This game is absolutely gorgeous. But not for everyone. Every new area I found was like running around and fighting enemies in a new piece of artwork. If ever there was a game in favor of the "Games as art" movement this should be one of the poster children.

But again, it isn't for everyone. The story is based on a story from the Bible. But the game is not trying to preach or convert. It is simply telling a story. The gameplay works very well, and transitions from 2-d side scroller to 3-d brawler. Combat is very fun and you can steal any weapons your enemies have and use them.

If you are looking for a surreal experience unlike any offered by another game I highly recommend this title.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Half of a great game

posted by turtlereview (RESTON, VA) Aug 24, 2011

Member since Aug 2011

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Based on the setting and art style alone this game should merit a rental, it helps that it has a decent combat system to back it up. It's plagued by a boring back half built upon repeating boss fights and 3d platforming without any camera control ( whereas the first half of the game featured 2D platforming, the switch was not a good decision).

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Worst game ever

posted by Savage0281 (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Aug 20, 2011

Member since Aug 2011

3 out of 14 gamers (21%) found this review helpful

I couldn't even finish this game, it was just that bad. The story is very hard to follow, for the most part it didn't even make sense. It might of toward the ending of the game, but a story shouldn't take that long to even know what the plot is even about.
The levels are very linear, it usually on just one or two paths, for the most part, it just going on one path that leads to maybe a fork in the path. The levels are bare, there is near to zero exploration, except maybe a hidden level every once in awhile. Honestly, this game is about linear as a game can get. The art style in the game is nice, but not worth suffering through.

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