I must admit, even before I put this game into my Xbox, I already doomed it from all of the critics reviews of this game. Usually that doesn't effect me, but for some reason it did. After all these years of the game being developed, I must say it's quite fun, but not the Meca I had wanted it to be. The graphics are smooth and don't lag behind, the sound is crisp and clear, the vioce actors did a superb job and musical score itself is quite fantastic. The meat and potatoes of the game, is a hack and slash. The controls take some time getting used to, because it's a top down and not FPS (thank god) and the aiming recitcle can be a bit tricky, but nothing detremental. The customization of... well anything in this game is just jaw dropping. I found myself tinkering with about every piece of armor, weapon and gadget I could find to fully customize my character. The one problem I had was, is that it seemed there was a loot drop at every other enemy I killed, so there was so much to try to take in and funnel out what I wanted and didn't work, that it almost got tedious. Oh and the story is interesting, but nothing too ground breaking. It's the same old, machines/covenant/zombies or whatever take over the Earth and you have to find a way to stop them. Some of the cut scenes are quite pretty though and I like the fact that they use Norse Gods throughout the entire game. I quickly found myself back in my college mythology classes. All in all I give it an 8. After all of these years of waiting for this game, from it being bumped around from one console to the next, I found it to be fun, but nothing that really pushes the envelope. I just hope this games replay value is high, because I do want to play through it again.
posted by Mudvaynian (POST FALLS, ID) Aug 23, 2008
Member since Apr 2007
WOW! no HALO nor GOW retards giving this a bad review! I had no idea what I was in for in this game...just bought it the other day and am totally astonished by the creativity of this game! gameplay I thought was going to be confusing, but i think its fun, cant wait to play it after work!!!
This game screams diablo II. You collect equipment, runes and charms that give you bonuses. The graphics are amazing and feel epic. I haven't finished the story yet and I'm a little confused on some parts of it but apparently it comes together in some way at the end. Only a few complaints, the equipment tab is all animated and takes too long to load. It takes a second or two for each windows to open and the time you will spend going through it all, that means it will be a pain in the butt. Also, while I am used to them now, the controls are unusual, the right stick now controls your melee weapon and does not control your view. Also, while the enemies are pretty neat, but they are more or less all use the same tactics and there are not a lot of variety of enemies. As for a recommentation, I would try the x-box live demo quickly to see if you like this. You will either love it and get addicted or absolutely HATE it.