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GF Rating
6.8

215 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Addictive

posted by SA_Knightmare (MADISON, WI) Jul 20, 2012

Member since Dec 2011

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Pros:
Nice combat
Good graphics
Lot of loot
Lot of stats and skills to tune
Easy to hop into an online game
Daily/Weekly challenges, can link your character to HeroesOfRuin website
Voice chat

Cons:
Loot is shared, first to a chest usually takes all of it
Unusually long loading times for a cart game
Pretty short for an action RPG of this nature
Have no idea who your buddies are or if they're in your game unless they're voice-chatting
An idle player can pretty much stall your game at some points

Overall it's a pretty good game. If you think you'd have fun with it, you probably will. I don't know how much replayability there is, it's pretty short. The challenges help with replayability but the XP/valor bonuses for them are pretty tiny once you're leveled up a bit.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Not Quite Diablo

posted by w1z4rd (CORDOVA, TN) Jul 23, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

But it's awfully good. The loot system is something you're used to if you've played the likes of Diablo, Borderlands or even the old Champions games from PS2. The combat is straightforward as it can get but yet complex. You have 3 skills mappable. So picking and choosing a build for your situation is vital. The game isn't hard, but it isn't easy if you aren't prepared.

Another bonus I like is not having to go back to town to empty your inventory. The quick sell option instantly nets you a small amount of gold and clears inventory space. Even better is you can't ACCIDENTALLY quick sell anything equipped. Maybe I'm clumsy, but I was very pleased with that fact.

The built in Auction system pretty much through street pass is amazing. Especially if you're like me and don't play with my friends a whole lot but I see them regularly and we always Street Pass each other even if we're going out for drinks or what have you.

The only negative I've seen so far is the amount of time playing through the campaign. Let's be clear though; there's a reason Diablo has achievements for clearing each Act in under an hour. It isn't about clearing the campaign. It's a gear grind just like anything else. You have four save slots specifically so you can have one of each character and run dungeons over and over, complete the challenges and kill time with friends. It's super easy to just pick up and play and a wonderful game overall if you enjoy hack and slash loot fests. I bought 2 copies day one for both me and my wife to play so we can pass the time until Guild Wars 2 releases.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Pretty but shallow hack and slash action rpg.

posted by tiloho (OSHKOSH, WI) Sep 14, 2012

Top Reviewer

Member since Jun 2005

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

There is plenty of hours worth of content but after a while it all starts to feel monotonous. If you really like hack and slash/loot collecting games it's not bad. I just prefer more depth and a story that makes me want to keep playing it to see what happens next. It is one of the only 3ds games so far that actually makes me want to play it in 3d once in a while(the mario 3d land looked good standing still but was too disorienting for me to actually play it in 3d).

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