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GF Rating
3.7

108 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

An RPG shooter to kill some time.

posted by lordkor (MANAHAWKIN, NJ) Mar 5, 2014

Member since Mar 2008

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

First off the game is terribly short. Most people can beat it within 2 days if not 1, which is what makes it good to kill time if you have nothing better to do. I waffled between a 4 and 5 rating but since it's not abysmal I stuck with 5.

Don't plan on getting immersed in a plot or story as there really isn't much of one. You escape from prison with an NPC partner (who has a tendency to vanish a lot an apparent bug) and pretty much go though the map shooting and killing everything you come across.

It has RPG elements like leveling up, stat increases, equipment, and various skills. You level up fairly quickly and the equipment is plentiful. However, the equipment is mostly aesthetics rather than needed for buffing your character, although it does provide some stat increases. You can also attach gems to pieces to enhance them further. Mostly though, you will convert the items to scrolls, then use the scrolls to give a permanent boost to your stats, which is turn provides better enhancements than the equipment alone.

The maps are straightforward. Go from point A to point B and hold the fire button down killing whatever is in front of you. This gives it more a shooter feel than traditional RPG.

The graphics aren't that great but for the type of game-play it really doesn't need to be loaded with eye candy.

You get various spells like firewall or black hole or raise dead just to name a few. Since leveling up is fast, obtaining most of the spells is easy.

A big issue is the small font size. It's almost impossible to clearly read the descriptions and stats of items you find even on a large TV screen. You'll find your face plastered to it trying to read what the item is and does.

THE GOOD
Easy to learn.
Easy controls.

THE BAD
Buggy partner AI
So-so graphics.

THE UGLY
Too short.
Font size WAY too small.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

easiest platinum ever?

posted by darenter (WALNUT CREEK, CA) May 19, 2014

Member since May 2014

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

ok, for all you trophy hunters, worth a few hours of your time...silly little game...

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GF Rating
3

Bad

the rentable game but nothing more

posted by wlbuddy (REDLANDS, CA) Mar 29, 2014

Member since Oct 2004

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

like the other reviewers said very short. Controls are kind of choppy. The game is very repetitive. graphics are nice, but after a while the game gets very boring.

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