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GF Rating
7.8

6230 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Don't Judge a Game By Its Cover

posted by xHershix (RIVERSIDE, CA) Feb 16, 2012

Member since Feb 2009

9 out of 13 gamers (69%) found this review helpful

When I first saw this game I was thinking, "oh great another shabby RPG that is going to follow along behind fable and Skyrim". I was completely mistaken by how this game surprised me. I originally wasn't planning on getting this game, but I had an open slot on my game fly so I was like wth, I minus well. This game in an overall category womps on skyrim and fable. Though it may not be as technical as skyrim or storybased as fable, its mixture of smooth combat and simplicity makes it amazing. Here are some pros and cons just to some up the game.

Pros:
- Very smooth combat with a variety of moves and abilities available to the user.
- Expansive world with much to discover.
-Simple story yet entertaining.
-Simple interface and menus.
-Lots of variety in weapons, armor, accessories, potions, ect...
-(For hardcore players) Difficult enough that makes it fun to have to strategically plan your attack.

Cons:
-Must save on a regular bases.
-Some of the mini-puzzles are too easy (lock picking) or too difficult (dispelling). May be personal opinion but hard locks are easy to unlock and easy to average dispelling can be a pain in the butt to do unless you have invested in it.
-If correct you need to purchase a pass to be able to play online pvp (not entirely certain of, only glanced at downloadable once).
-Cannot access quest menu from map to see where to go (inconvenient).

Overall it is a great game in my opinion and majority of the negatives I have found are more of personal preferences. If you are looking for a good addictive singple player RPG, this game is an awesome choice. I have played for about 23 hours and I haven't even seemed to really have scratched the surface of what there is to do or find in this game. I would recommend it definitely.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Not Bad

posted by quinsey (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Feb 18, 2012

Member since Feb 2012

6 out of 9 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Since I honestly never understand user reviews Ive decided to write some that are easier to get. K.o.A. is good. Thats honestly the truth. Now every person is different so heres what you need to look for.
The graphics are cartoonish of sorts but far from bad. It gives the game a nice MMO tone to it. Many different creatures and Enemies and a great fighting system.
As far as gameplay its alott like Fable. Infact id say better. Tons of quests,towns,upgrading,houses to buy, and costomization.
I would not recomend this as a leisure game. If your going to play it you need time and patience to fullfill all the tasks and quests each with its own reward.
In the end the game is good. Its nice to spend time away from FPS games and adventure a long single player story.

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GF Rating
7

Good

koa: reckoning

posted by aj1292 (SAN JOSE, CA) Mar 17, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

big fan of rpgs and this one was all right.

plenty of lore, loot, and quests to last for hours.
The action is pretty well done I got to admit but this game is so cheesy and simple.. As a judge I always tend to push games to be unique and special but this game is a perfect example of a game with no identity. Nothing really special that sets it apart.

Pros-
1. Good loot
2. Great lore and plenty of it
3. Skills are balanced and strong

Cons-
1. Graphics aren't the nicest
2. In game audio is horrible I had to adjust it a lot inorder to hear.
3. Most quests are fetch and return...
4. Enemies types are very limited

worth the rent
final verdict- 7

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