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  • Summary: The expansion pack to the award-winning RPG of 2002 unveils an all-new campaign that will challenge players to explore and fight their way through nine spectacular areas, including an expansive new jungle region, as they unravel the rich history and mystery of the world of Aranna. Legends ofThe expansion pack to the award-winning RPG of 2002 unveils an all-new campaign that will challenge players to explore and fight their way through nine spectacular areas, including an expansive new jungle region, as they unravel the rich history and mystery of the world of Aranna. Legends of Aranna will also introduce new spells and special over-the-top spell effects to combat fierce new creatures such as Clockwork Beasts and Doppelgangers. Those not content to play a standard farm girl or farm boy will be able to choose a new half-giant player character; and even use spells to transform into a wolf, lava monster or troll. Players will be able to collect rare and powerful treasures, including new consistent styles of armor sets and collectables. Also available is a new pack animal that will defend the player's treasure to the death. [Microsoft Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. This is a fantastic title, and should score points both for Diablo-style dungeon crawlers as well as adventure/RPG hybrid lovers. With no load time between levels, it’s also good for those with shorter attention spans.
  2. Considering you get all this for thirty bucks, I see no reason why every action RPG or DS fan shouldn't go out and grab this one right now. If you're into addictive games, I can almost guarantee you won't be disappointed with LoA.
  3. Legends of Aranna’s best selling point might be how much of a bargain it is, at least if you never bought the original game. Since it’s priced as an expansion at $30 but actually has two full games, it's one of the best PC deals this year.
  4. It's a welcome and entertaining addition to an excellent game. [PC Zone]
  5. 74
    Multiplayer has been greatly improved, with characters' journal state now being saved, so playing through one of the campaigns with a friend or two is a much more satisfying.
  6. It's a maddeningly beautiful game filled with the tedium of being an observer more than a player. [Feb 2004, p.81]
  7. The $29.99US MSRP seems somewhat reasonable, unless you object to spending that kind of money on different versions of a two year old game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. PeterK.
    Dec 11, 2003
    10
    OK, so it is linear and violent and repetitive. I loved the original and this expansion cost me a few sleepless night too!
  2. MichaelF.
    Nov 12, 2003
    10
    Great Game. Great fun. Basically two whole games for the price of one. A stupendous buy for any game fan.
  3. BillE.
    Nov 14, 2003
    10
    This game rocks! I am only halfway through but it definitely does a better job of keeping the player caught up than Diablo II with the same This game rocks! I am only halfway through but it definitely does a better job of keeping the player caught up than Diablo II with the same level of action. This one is much harder than the original. Expand
  4. ChrisP.
    Jan 17, 2004
    7
    I agree. Game has some glaring faults that are even worse than in DS1, I.E. the combat stances kinda suck. Unless you set it to "hold I agree. Game has some glaring faults that are even worse than in DS1, I.E. the combat stances kinda suck. Unless you set it to "hold position", your entire party will take off after anything that comes within visual range and will continue chasing it until 1. it goes out of vis. range, 2. they catch it and kill it, 3. something catches and kills you, 4. you stop them. You'll be stopping your party a lot. Collapse
  5. MateusC.
    Feb 3, 2006
    7
    If you didn't play the first game, this is your chance. If you know Dungeon Siege think this only a weak expansion compared with original game.
  6. AndreasI.
    Feb 14, 2005
    6
    I was expecting the expansion pack beacause i thought that they might put some extras like class and something like that but they didnt! They I was expecting the expansion pack beacause i thought that they might put some extras like class and something like that but they didnt! They didnt even put something new to character creation! Its a nice game to spend your time for fun especially On-Line but i am waiting for Dungeon Siege 2. Expand
  7. SubakA.
    Jan 11, 2004
    1
    I don't see why everyone has to vote 10 all the time, even if they don't claim the game is perfect. I frankly don't think this I don't see why everyone has to vote 10 all the time, even if they don't claim the game is perfect. I frankly don't think this expansion deserves a 1 but it's obviously not 10 either. So here is my vote for a little balanced. Expand

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