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.
posted by buckykat11 (North hollywood, CA) Aug 18, 2011
Member since Jan 2008
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Okay, first let me give out credit where due. this game has decent graphics (decent not good) enjoyable combat, and an enjoyable story.
PROBLEM. The QTE's (quick time events) are corrupted somehow. Before anyone asks, I whupped the God of War QTE's in all three games, so it isn't me. the button press will not register on most occasions, not to mention if you fail them enough times you go back to the beginning of the battle. This means that the game is broken, nobody should have to waste their time on something like this.
Also, the AI is terrible on the companion Gretchen, she has no self preservation instinct. A game that depends on a partnership should be made with almost exclusive attention to AI, so that the girl runs and hides when neccessary.
A good idea sabotaged by poor programmers. Don't try walking before you learn to crawl.
To start off i was pleasently surprised. I love the whole witch trials, and occult like stuff from medieval ages. so i was instantly like, 'coo'. And that intro clip is one of the most hardcore cuts ive seen. When you see that ogre witch grab that child/boy, your like okay here is where the hero comes in and saves the kid... instead the ogre squeezes the goo out of him and licks it up... WOW! what the heck just happened!?
so had fun with the story and like the upgrades and weapon. plus the challange is great. been a few times i was sorely tempted to pop it down to easy. and that one boss that keeps knocking you off the platform?! took me 79 tries on normal to beat that ahem witch.
all in all only thing that that really ruins the game is the AI on the witch. worst eva. she will just stand in lava and not move until she dies. so you have to make sure you get good and carrying her around a lot. i just made the best of it but at one point during that boss battle who shoots fire/lava i almost lost it. she would just stand in the puddle of lava, could not belive the AI on her... neways check it out... GL though for a rental took me about 6 months and ive had this game in my number 1 spot in my Q the whole time...