gamers (58%) found this review helpful
Let's get this straight from the beginning, while this game is fun, is it not really challenging. The game is linear, so you have not thoughts about where to go, it is simply a matter of how to get to the next room. Enemies are really not a challenge, especially as you level up your character. The only real challenge is navigating the rooms. Even that is not much of a an issue, since if you make a mistake, you can simply rewind time and try a different tactic.
Graphics are good, not great. they won't make you open your mouth in awe, but you won't mistake them for PS2, either.
The controls are spot on and the little touches like freezing water and then using it as a climbing aid is a nifty touch.
I would have liked to see an inventory/weapon system to upgrade. You can upgrade a limited number of skills, but it feels like something tacked on at the end, and you really do not need any other upgrades to make it through the game.
In all, I would say rent it, finish it, and move on.
gamers (53%) found this review helpful
I really didn't like this game for several reasons. It's pretty buggy, I fell through the floor twice and became "stuck" The first time I was able to restart at the last checkpoint, the second time it recorded a checkpoint in the process and so that was the end of the my game, there was no way to recover my game other than starting over. It doesn't let you go back to a previous checkpoint. This happened at the end of the "King's tower" level which is unfortunately about 95% of the way through the game.
This game is sorely lacking ideas, it's 25 levels are all pretty much the same. You'll see pretty much the same obstacles and monsters in level 20 that you see in level 1, they just rearrange things and throw it at you again. I kept waiting to see something new and was disappointed. Really, the frozen water spouts & columns is a cool idea for one or two levels, not a whole game.