gamers (73%) found this review helpful
At first this game seems really cool. The graphics are pretty cool and the story is interesting. Actually everything is cool at first, but the more you keep playing things don't seem to get much better. Most of the equipment you pick up from enemies is almost always sucky. One player is fun yet repetitive. Two player would seem to extend the fun if it weren't for the camera. Things keep getting in front the camera obstructing your view of the action, such as the leaves on the trees and any other over hanging items. When you play through the game your character seems to have the other two characters go in opposite directions than yourself so you almost never (except in one exception) never fight with the other two. In the cut scenes your character will add his own specially made comments depending on your choice of character. Though you may think it would be worth playing through with each character to find out the differences in their dialog, it usually doesn't change too much. If you do play this game and play two player I suggest having one person play as the scout because most of her combos help the other player through short term buff like effects. When I played through with the Warrior I found almost all of his special attacks about useless. While the Wizard, as it should be, is practically useless in melee attacks. While his magic attacks hit harder and more enemies than the other characters, especially implode and telekinesis. All in all though a good game yet not worth full price. If a sequel happens I would hope for a lot more content: More characters, More special abilities, More replay ability, and camera adjusting. Rent b4 u buy.
That about sums it up, nothing revolutionary, an enjoyable title for what it is, action heavy combat in a medieval fantasy setting, well executed, with solid next gen graphics (for a launch title, HD is a must, will look dark on a standard set). Dark Kingdom is too short to get repetitive (beat it in about 9 hours), does have a tendency to degenerate into a button masher (although the combos are nice if you use them). The story is a shallow and predictable excuse for a pretty cut scene or two between more head bashing. Musical score is fitting, sound effects are clear and appropriate, the limited voice acting is decent if uninspired.
3 character types, decent variety of loot, fun single player (camera sucks for multi player). If you enjoy games like baldures gate (console version) and Everquest this is a solid if unoriginal offering, great rental and solid bargain bin purchase.