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  • Summary: Set in a dark fantasy world, Hunted: The Demon's Forge is an unforgettable cooperative action game, pitting you and your partner against waves of vicious enemies. Taking control of either E'lara, a ranged weapon expert, or Caddoc, a master swordsman, you must use a variety of weapons,Set in a dark fantasy world, Hunted: The Demon's Forge is an unforgettable cooperative action game, pitting you and your partner against waves of vicious enemies. Taking control of either E'lara, a ranged weapon expert, or Caddoc, a master swordsman, you must use a variety of weapons, powerful spells, and cover tactics to battle your way through menacing dungeons, overgrown ruins, and downtrodden towns. Discover secrets and complete co-op-based puzzles whilst exploring the sinister world to discover answers to the game’s deep, dark mysteries. The dark ages have become corrupted. Heinous creatures have emerged from underground. Townsfolk across the land are disappearing. Upon the promise of their fortune in gold, mercenaries E’lara and Caddoc take on the daunting task of discovering where the innocent villagers have been taken. Their journey will lead them on a dark and twisted path where they will encounter death, slavery, and sacrifice. Travel deep within the world of Kala Moor...and to the secrets of The Demon's Forge. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Jun 5, 2011
    76
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Jun 14, 2011
    70
    A game with good ideas and a great cooperative experience, although it is not that polished and has some minor flaws in control and design. A mediocre title when played solo, but great when played with a friend.
  3. Jul 3, 2011
    70
    Proves that a co-op combat-based RPG can work and, while it's not perfect, it's definitely worth a look.
  4. Jun 17, 2011
    65
    Development of cooperative games is a contemporary standard. A gamer aware of the fact that he or she can play the game with a friend, brother, father or a stranger on the other side of the planet is a happy gamer. Even if sometimes it turns out that the game isn't as good when played alone. That's why it's hard to grade Hunted: The Demon's Forge – I had a good time, but I'm aware of all the imperfections of this game.
  5. Jun 22, 2011
    60
    An action game in the Trojan horse of an RPG. There are better co-op experiences, but if you've already played those, Hunted will entertain for a little while.
  6. Jun 9, 2011
    55
    With its derivative world and characters, it's at best a guilty pleasure but probably isn't worth your time unless you can find it at a bargain bin price.
  7. Jun 4, 2011
    45
    Hunted: The Demon's Forge buries its rock-solid ideas under a mound of execution blunders.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 57
  2. Negative: 12 out of 57
  1. Jun 1, 2011
    10
    Awesome game. I particularly liked the game when it was doing good stuff with the graphics and the gameplay and the story and the sound, etAwesome game. I particularly liked the game when it was doing good stuff with the graphics and the gameplay and the story and the sound, et cetera, et cetera. All in all, easy game of the year for me. Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2011
    9
    The game is solid hack and slash fun. The character models are quite nice and while the environment graphics won't win any awards, you canThe game is solid hack and slash fun. The character models are quite nice and while the environment graphics won't win any awards, you can tell they tailored each area with a lot of care. Sound effects are solid, musical score is also nice but not overdone.

    The game is fairly linear, but that is fitting/appropriate for this type of game. Most of the 'puzzles' are fairly straightforward, but there are secret areas/quests that can easily be overlooked. This along with the ease at which it is to jump in and play in my opinion give it good replay value.

    I haven't been able to get an online game going which is admittedly disappointing, but fortunately even with the single player campaign the computer AI handling your ally does pretty well. I'm not going to ruin the game score over that element as I believe that is dishonest, but I do hope that this gets resolved fairly soon.
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  3. May 31, 2011
    9
    So far a good game. IF you have a decent system the graphics and loading time is bearable, I have only tinkered w/ the on-line Co-op no joySo far a good game. IF you have a decent system the graphics and loading time is bearable, I have only tinkered w/ the on-line Co-op no joy so far, but single player has some definite promise, wouldnt recommend the game for anyone w/ a system not up to minimal specs though as it could get laggy, works fine on my PC but the laptop not so much, slight RPG elements but at heart it feels like a hack n slash overall (so far, only a few hours into the game) a good buy for anyone looking for a fun game w/out much depth Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2011
    7
    This game isn't the most amazing thing to ever grace the planet but it gets the job done when it comes to simple entertainment. For consoleThis game isn't the most amazing thing to ever grace the planet but it gets the job done when it comes to simple entertainment. For console players it's worth a weekend rent to play with your buddies or even just to grind through the solo campaign if you're into quick games. At this point in time the multiplayer community is dead so don't go into it expecting to be able to join an online co-op game. For PC players it's not really worth the 20$ price tag that steam is asking for but if you can find a cheap copy on Ebay or something then you should def try the game. The graphics for the game aren't the best but it makes up for it with a somewhat decent story line and decent game play. The skill system is very simple and easy to understand so veteran gamers and casual gamers alike will find it very quick to get into and the controls are just as easy to learn as eating and breathing. For what it's worth the game is def worth at least one play through with a friend and some beers. Expand
  5. Jun 2, 2011
    7
    Ok. Coming back from having played the game in coop mode i can tell you this. It's hard, and it's fun. There's actually quite a bit ofOk. Coming back from having played the game in coop mode i can tell you this. It's hard, and it's fun. There's actually quite a bit of character customization which evaded me in the start. Besides the obvious 6 skills that your characters can acquire each of the 6 skills have 3 upgrades ..making it 18 + 3 modifiers for each of those 18 skills. The AI is nowhere near dumb as i initially thought. Barely reaching chapter 2 and playing on the 2nd difficulty there have been times when we died in coop. Considering most of the time you can even ressurect your partner (1 res for each vial you possess) that's quite a few deaths. Graphically speaking, the tutorial does no justice to this game. It was horrible and totally uninspired. However once chapter 1 started everything got better. Also the game's visuals can ba vastly improved if you have an nvidia card by forcing AA and Ambient Occlusion. With a 8xAA + performance AO in 1080p gtx 560 ti i stayed in the 60 fps range. And the graphics got way better. Only issue i had with this is once i tried to play coop with AA and AO forced the game crashed. Singleplayer was fine however so im not quite sure what to make of it. To finish this off : if you're expecting a loot-driven hack&slash similar to diablo/titan quest don't bother. However if you want to play a fun coop dark-fantasy setting game similar to gears-of-war system then this might be for you. I'll be giving it a 9 BUT ONLY AS COOP. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2011
    5
    I read all the reviews before buying this game, so I waited until it was on sale for twenty dollars. The bad reviews were right,I read all the reviews before buying this game, so I waited until it was on sale for twenty dollars. The bad reviews were right, unfortunately. I had high expectations for this game, and I was pretty disappointed. On the surface Hunted seems like its going to be awsome. Then you start to play. If you can play more than 10 minutes at a time without getting a migrane because of graphics issues, you're lucky(sadly, I am not exagerating). Nothing about the game makes me feel compelled to play it longer than ten minutes on occassion, anyway. The voice over banter is kind of lame, and gameplay gets repetative fast. Finding a partner to hook up with seemed fairly impossable, so I never played the game at that level. Many reviews say the game is good when played with a partner, so maybe if you are sure you are going to always have a buddy to play with, go for it. If you think you are going to end up playing Hunted alone most of the time(which is my experience), I would not recomend buying it. Expand
  7. Jul 8, 2011
    0
    total disappointment waste of time , co-op doesn't connect single player is boring , no depth to anything just a button smasher that goestotal disappointment waste of time , co-op doesn't connect single player is boring , no depth to anything just a button smasher that goes nowhere. great if your 9yrs old and a feeling of accomplishment only supplied by smashing buttons nonstop Expand

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