posted by Cephalotripsist (SALEM, OH) Mar 26, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
It's a really good game at first. Draws you in. Has a nice Fable 1 feel. The environment is absolutely beautiful. I spent a lot of time just looking at everything. That being said it gets somewhat boring after around 12 or so hours of just running around. I didn't get into the story much. But what I did play was fun. Might rent again in the future.
posted by eye0see0you (SHASTA LAKE, CA) Mar 25, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
Lately people have been comparing this game to Fable, Dragon Age, and Skyrim. I have to say that while it feels like all three of those games KoA shines in some areas and fails in others.
Combat System - The combat in this game is phenomenal. You can equip 2 weapons as well as 4 spells and using these 6 things to fight is fluid and works really well. You also have your usual "Super Mode" where you turn nearly invincible and your attacks do massive damage and at the end of this mode, you earn extra EXP.
Visuals and Sounds - KoA doesn't have the best facial animations and character detail but what it does have are gorgeous environments from forests, swamps, plains, and the desert. It's all colorful and diverse. The creature design and body animations are also well done thanks to Todd McFarlane. The sound is also well done. The soundtrack is enjoyable and the noises you hear from the monsters to the voices are good.
Gameplay Features - There are tons of quests to do. You can freely choose how you want to fight be it a pure Warrior, Mage, or Rogue. You can even mix them together. There are a lot of skills and abilities to level up from crafting skills to combat skills. There are tons of loot from armor sets and pieces to weapons like hammers, staves, blades, and chakrams. You can redistribute your skill points too, for a price, if you feel the need to change your play style.
Story - This game's mythology and world is really good as well. There are lorestones scattered around which dives deeper into the lore of KoA.
Visuals - Like I said, the characters and facial animation are lacking detail.
Camera - The camera angle is at times frustrating during combat.
Gameplay Mechanics - I would've liked to see a jump button instead of the pre-determined jumping spots. A jump button would've made traveling easier and faster.
posted by hoodwink (GLOVERSVILLE, NY) Mar 24, 2012
Member since Nov 2008
If you like games like dragon age, mass effect, and any of the elder scrolls then you have to check this game out! I mean it isn't perfect but what game is? I put in a well over 100 hours into game play with at least 80 quest done, and still many more that I could have done but chose not to! do check this game if you enjoy a fast pace fighting role playing action game!