When you first play this game you are thinking this could possible work out to be a fun game to play, Good story, Decent game play then blam you screw up one button push and you have to fight the stupid boss all over again and again and again until you finally get the stupid button pushed at the right time. ARGHH!!! The game was fun until the stupid QTE'S during boss fights. That is what killed this game.
So let me get this straight... In order to fight enemies I have to hold the left bumper to lock on, than pull the right trigger to switch between melee and using my witch's abilities, and finally press a button to use one of the assorted cool-down spells? Mind you, this is all happening in real time while being pummeled and knocked around the screen.
Oh what's that? The first boss smacked me off the roof right as an enemy spawned behind my witch and instantly impaled her while I watched on in horror, rendered useless sailing through the air off screen as the camera couldn't even keep track of me?
My only regret is that the mail has already come and gone today and so I must wait until tomorrow to return this.
I'll sum it up short for you..DONT PLAY THIS GAME!! Im a huge fan of the hack n slash since Golden Axe, ive been playing them ever since so I have an extended history of the genre.
The regular fighting of minions, no problem. Bad angles, slow main character, very annoying AI damsel to save and carry..all this I have no absolute problem with its been in previous games before that ive beaten. The absolute WORSE thing is the Boss fights and dying! During the later boss fights they just get cheaper and cheaper to the point of the game not being remotely fun but just an endless cycle of reload screens. Too many times to count I have been knocked off some cliff, bridge, castle etc.. while taking a simple average hit from the boss. Or my damsel in distress decides to walk into lava to take a little nap. When you die, you have to mash the A button repeatedly, and by repeatedly they mean longer and faster than any other game ever made! Even with magic that is supposedly makes this go faster.
Dont waste you time and rental with this one.