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GF Rating
7.8

6257 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

I'm not a fan of Fantasy RPGs

posted by jgarbuz (FAR ROCKAWAY, NY) May 22, 2012

Member since Jun 2005

but this one isn't too bad mainly because of the excellent combat system. What I played of it was better than Skyrim for me, but no Elders Scroll and no Dragon Age Origins, the only two fantasy RPG's I ever really enjoyed. Unfortunately, I got stuck on this in the Hunting the Hunter quest because for some reason I could not shatter the artifact and the mirrors. I don't know if it was a bug or something I did wrong.

I don't think the contrived story was interesting nor the graphics very good. The combat is the reason I gave it as much as a 7.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not bad, but not quite great.

posted by MrGerbic (FORT COLLINS, CO) May 21, 2012

Member since May 2012

If you're more of a hardcore RPG fan like me, this isn't what you're looking for. On the other hand, it does tell a nice story. And has some good voice acting in the cut-scenes. I found myself quite bored a few hours into it. If you like games like Elder Scrolls, The Witcher, Dragon Age or even Mass Effect; this is a bit beneath you. It's a lot more like Fable 2 or 3 (but not like Fable 1). It actually looks a lot like those games graphically. The combat is fun, with a lot of variety in your moves. But even that didn't keep me interested. I sent it back after only two days with it. I guess it is worth a rent for the curious. Especially if you're the type of gamer who likes to take it easy and get overly involved in your games. I on the other hand prefer a deeper experience.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Knock off

posted by mclemore2271 (Brookhaven, MS) May 16, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

This game seems great at first. But 15 minutes in you realize this is a rip off of Fable and WoW, with no online to boot! The gameplay and graphics look like they came straight from Fable, with a few tweaks to make it more sophisticated. The world is set up much like a MMO, and so is the leveling system. The quests are seemingly endless, but not in a good way. There are few storyline branches, but the bulk of the quests are benign and pointless, like "my elf dad is sick, collect 10 roots to make him better." All in all, the game isn't terrible, it's just mediocre. The graphics are great, and if they would have kept with the idea of making it an MMO it would have been a great game. But they didn't.

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