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GF Rating
4.6

532 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Not impressed....

posted by bordeaux (GLENS FALLS, NY) Feb 1, 2011

Member since Feb 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I am big into RPGs and this game failed to hold my attention for more than 3 hours before I placed it back into the shipper and mailed it back to game fly. Overall as stated by others, the scenery looks realistic, the bad guys are all similar, and in my opinion it the story line moved SLOOOOOW. I was hoping for more and instead I am a bit bummed.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Bad, But Not Terrible

posted by texx77 (IOWA CITY, IA) Jan 16, 2011

Member since Jun 2010

14 out of 17 gamers (82%) found this review helpful

Long story short: This game is pretty bad, the graphics are Nintendo 64 comparable, movement is very mechanic and the camera too loose.

Button-mashing comes to mind when attempting to describe the game play.

That all being said, it is not a "terrible" game by any means, just not anywhere near exceptional or ground-breaking.

If you prize playing extremely simple RPG's with a decent story line and uncomplicated abilities then go right ahead and rent.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Buggy, not bad when it works

posted by mattr25 (PHOENIX, AZ) Jan 14, 2011

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Member since Dec 2006

30 out of 39 gamers (77%) found this review helpful

Graphically it's not exactly alot to look at, the bad guys tend to look like each other. On a positive note the characters hair moves when she does. Backgrounds are distinctive, tree's look like tree's and so forth.

Gameplay is simple, it's not button mash unless you like getting killed and blocked. There are times when you absolutely have to use tactics or well not live. There is a sort of auto keep you alive feature you get early on in the game. You need to use a special sword you get almost as early on in the game to reacharge this feature.

Story wise it's complicated yet still simple. You start out with your boyfriend who is pledging his undying love then the town is under attack. Most of the town dies and you really don't do anything with any more than three of the survivors. YOu find out you are death's daughter and the only one able to stop an uprising that will mean the end of the world.

You unlock special abilities as you level and train, interesting system if you cna actually get the game to work long enough. I got to Venice and got stuck trying to kill a bat. It notices you come in then does nothing but fly up high, no ranged attacks and immune to magic. Walkthroughs do not tell you anything on how to get the bat to do anything, no one has done that particular section apparently.

As it plays now, not really worth the bother, maybe after the company releases a patch and you got a few days to do nothing it's a rent.

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