Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. At best it's a formulaic RPG, but mostly it's a one-way journey to dullsville. [Feb 2008, p.70]
  2. Playing it instils a completely neutral response, as though it were no more than a means of absorbing time. [Jan 2008, p.91]
  3. With its basic use of the touch screen, this DS version was made much like its mobile counterpart. And that shows on the lack of freedom of movement and simplistic visuals. Even the strategic elements aren’t enough to rescue it from mediocrity. [Jan 2008]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. JoshPoitras
    Jun 17, 2008
    10
    fans of DOOM or older RPGs will definately enjoy this. It lacks certain elements, but Ive found this game (I for one found it unused at a gamestop for $10) to be more enjoyable than some of the more expensive games out there. The game is simple but I found it enjoyable even if it is shorter than most. I wouldnt recommend it for the gamer who needs amazing graphics or indepth character and plot. Overall a good quality game to pass by some free time. Full Review »
  2. JonasS.
    Jan 29, 2008
    8
    Oh man its great to see this kind of games on the DS! If you have played and enjoyed Eye of Beholder or Lands of Lore you will love this one!
  3. TimS.
    Dec 28, 2007
    9
    Albeit short, this game was far more fun then people seem to be giving it credit for. Kudos to Carmack and co. for making a great hack-n-slash RPG.