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I have seen better and I have seen worse...
posted by greg137 (CALDWELL, ID) Apr 30, 2014
Member since May 2010
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game is a diablo clone, but it seems to lack a lot of variety in the loot... The story itself has quite a few twists and turns, and never assume a an endings meaning to be properly translated... The True ending is really what happens when an evil prophecy comes true, and NOT a form of "canon" in that sense of the term.. The game is not with out its shallow moments for the amount button-mashing you will end up doing.... how shallow does this game get? there are five weapons in this game.. They are a sword, a hammer, a spear, a lance, and the long range weapon the staff... I would guess the game would be great at a clearance price, of 20 dollars or less, but if you have money burning a hole in your pocket you might snag the game for about the range of 30 or so... it isn't really worth more than that though... NIS used to make games that were surprisingly deep, but they seem to have stumbled in their path... A lot of their games are turning out to be cheaper efforts than what they used to be... NIS!! TRY MAKING YOUR GAMES DEEPER!!! Give us more weapons and tactical variety and we won't gripe so much!!! This game has pretty high production values, but if only they could have added a wider selection of weapons and talents we easily could have forgiven a lower production quality.... NIS, get your act in gear!!!
The Witch and a Hundred Yawns. Yes...
posted by lordkor (MANAHAWKIN, NJ) Apr 15, 2014
Member since Mar 2008
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The game is just filled with boring game-play and useless features. Items you buy from shops, mostly weapons, are junk compared to what you find out in the field so it's rare that you might actually buy ANYTHING from the shops. What they don't sell are items to replenish Gigacals (GC), which is like your energy meter which constantly drains. You can consume enemies for GC but you don't get much from most enemies and your inventory fills up with garbage real fast. You can't discard items j(unless you obtain a special one use item) or use items you find until you return to base so inventory management is a bit of a pain.
The levels are needlessly long and littered with twists and dead ends. What should take a few minutes can take hours depending on the level and if you have to mess around with switches or jump spots or teleporters. They all tend to be generic and long and get very tedious to traverse. This in addition to your constant GC drain management adds to the dull experience.
You can raid houses for items, but most of the items are useless and raiding raises your Karma. This affects prices at shops, but since you probably would buy anything it doesn't matter, which also makes money near pointless. Through the whole game I bought only one weapon everything else I found.
Probably the only good thing is the colorful array of NPCs. The witch is sadistic and crude which makes her dialog pretty funny. The butler is lazy and laid back and says "Yes..." a lot. The Hundred Knight looks like a squashed knight with long arms and big hands.
Some may like it, other may not.
Excessively large levels.
Poor inventory management system
Boring game play.
Long load times.
Torchlight meets Anime
posted by UFAME (LOCKHART, TX) Mar 30, 2014
Member since Oct 2011
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by SugarpoT (QUEENSBURY, NY) Oct 25, 2014
Member since May 2011
A Pretty Fair Game
posted by Kortney288 (WENATCHEE, WA) Jun 3, 2014
Member since Jun 2014
Frozen after hours of gameplay
posted by Love4Games (SAN DIEGO, CA) May 5, 2014
Member since May 2005
A different approach, but still fun.
posted by Astronskas (AUBURNDALE, FL) Apr 6, 2014
Member since Sep 2008