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GF Rating
7.8

6242 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Derivative, but fun

posted by pwtrash (CEDAR PARK, TX) Mar 27, 2012

Member since Jan 2012

Very well done game - the only truly new thing was the fate system, but the mix-and-match of elements worked really well. Things don't always have to be ground-breaking to be fun. This is a good start to a potentially great franchise.

The story has some really neat myth tucked away behind the plot. The idea that magic is being dissolved as fate loses its power through the hero has a lot of interesting ramifications - Salvatore did a good job setting up this world, I think.

Limitations around leveling and skill/spell assignment really hold it back - by about level 25, my character was so overpowered that I didn't see much change through level 38.

Had I rated this around level 25, it would have easily been a 9 or 9+. Because the end was tedious, I give it an 8.

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GF Rating
7

Good

First Look

posted by JeSSter (CHICO, CA) Mar 25, 2012

Member since Feb 2012

I judge a game (like allot of people do) by my first impression. The story was good enough at the start and the game play is really basic. If you enjoy slash-type rpg's then this is probably for you.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Fable + WOW

posted by nofxxxx (GUILDERLAND, NY) Mar 23, 2012

Member since Mar 2011

This game is phenomenal! I have played 20 hours in the past 3 days, I have never been so addicted to any game ever. It is like Fable but with a more complex/better combat system. There are a ridiculous amount of quests (so many I can't fathom anyone doing all of them) and the area is huge. KoA is on par with Skyrim and better in some aspects (combat, loot, etc.) One thing I really wish it had, and maybe I just haven't gotten there yet, is some sort of mount or pet system. I'm always a little weary about starting RPGs because each interface/combat/inventory system varies so much, but I really felt that KoA made everything easy to understand and did a good job of explaining things along the way. If you are on the fence about this game, I strongly recommend you give it a shot. RIYL: Fable, Warcraft, Skyrim, Zelda...

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