This is one of those weak games that sort of pad in the space in-between major releases. There are too many good games out there to remotely bother with this one. It feels like a 10 year old game, or a free MMO trying to play Gears of War and God of War at the same time. The controls are clunky and not responsive. The camera is bad. The animations and graphics are very poor, MMO-level or early PS2 poor with extremely generic designs taken from games like WoW. The mechanics are paper thin, generic stuff that other games have but at the most superficial level. It's very dumbed down and handheld. That wouldn't be a problem if it were a story-driven "experience" and less of a game. To bad it ain't. The audio is bad with sound mix issues and forgettable and prattling dialogue. The story is also like a long-winded MMO fetch quest, paper-thin as well and serve only to push you from one level to another. The characters are generic elf A and generic elf B plus generic human warrior C.
This is one of those below average games that try to straddle the line between passing and failing. A D student with no ambition. Don't waste your time. If you just want something where you can move around and hit stuff (getting stuck on the terrain along the way), and this one the only choice and happened to be free, I guess it is doable.
posted by JahSoulSun (LINDENWOLD, NJ) Jun 19, 2011
Member since Feb 2010
gamers (17%) found this review helpful
Let me start by saying the production company Bethseda has 3 huge titles being released in 2011. (BRINK, HUNTED, OBLIVION) As a big fan of the company, I was estatic to see three big titles in the next 6 months. Long story short, Brink was a abomination of a first person shooter (Horrible) in any comparison to the halo series, call of duty, battlefield, etc. it failed miserably. On to the subject at hand, Hunted. How after making one of the best rpg/dungeon crawler series of all time (Oblivion) can you make such a worthless game as Hunted!? Graphics are fair, gameplay feels bulky (cant move around or turn around quickly) Even the way the story unfolded was boring and uneventful. I gave this game about 2 whole hours before i could not take any more boredom. Even the leveling system was weak. If it wasn't from a company who made obivion, maybe it would be a little better. And believe me, I wasn't expecting another oblivion, just a solid dungeon crawler I can play with a friend. Ok Bethseda... O FOR 2, one to go. If you blow Oblivion, Im done with you!
I only had a few problems. 1) a few foes would get stuck every now and again (though it was rare) 2) the shadow would be blocky. 3) the split screen is very small for my 40" screen.
The glitches was probably due to downloading in the background so i didnt consider that a problem with the game.
The shadows being blocky was actually not a big thing because the way the camera shots where and how the game was viewed for the gamer, lead my eyes away.
The 2 player split screen was bad although it does happen to alot of games. It is ok on my 70" tv.
OVERALL i want to go and buy this game for myself to keep. I love the menu and how the magic and abilities where set up. overall it was a smooth game-play from beginning to end, and i enjoyed the story line. Makes me want to play the next