- 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, 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
Jul 21, 201170The single-player mode fails to entertain. The characters are not really funny, and you can easily get bored by repetitive dungeon raids. But if you bring your friend along – it's a completely different experience. [August 2011, p.101]
9This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I absolutely loved this game. Postponed the purchase because of the mixed critiques, but I was disappointed positively. This game is not for everyone, I think some expected more from it. It is what it is, a dungeon crawler as it was advertised, no more, no less. Great action mixed with some puzzles and exploration. The story is decent, even if you get to know the most of it from the dead. It feels a bit like reading a book, there are plenty of things left for your imagination, but you'll never feel cheated. These little personal stories only enrich the universe of Hunted.
The design of the game overall is decent, you won't run into the same setting twice. You really feel the space even if you mostly go through linear sections. The graphic is nice and I definitely would not call it dated. The puzzles are not particularly hard, you will have to rely on your perception mostly to get them done. If you tired when you play, there's a bigger chance you miss secret areas and otherwise obvious solutions to riddles.
I think the gameplay is decent too. The action has good dynamics. It's a bit repetitive, but I never got bored of slaying hundreds of ugly beasts. It's simply fun! Recently I felt disappointed by big over-hyped titles which look good, but have very little to offer in terms of entertaining gameplay. Hunted restored my faith.
The only downsides are the bugs. They are not as nearly as annoying as some say, but they are there. But I have seen much worse cases recently, so I think it's forgivable.
Overall it's a 9. And I think this game is underrated.… Expand
8The beginning chapter of this game and particularly the tutorial section almost put me off playing this game.
I decided to stick with it and Im glad i did.
Although the character textures could be better the banter between the two as they work their way through is amusing and real enough to make up for it.
I have no issue with long loading times and infact they are well within reasonable,perhaps some people need an upgrade.
Graphics run on max with shadow on medium with Geforce gtx 250 and gameplay is perfectly smooth.
Out in the open world you can see a lot of effort was put into making a beautiful land.
I havn't tried online co'op as I feel trying to work with a stranger would probably be frustrating.
Single player is fun as it is,your partner does an above average job of helping out and I even found when playing as Caddoc that Elara was not so squishy in big fights despite her lack of armour.
Hell she had to come rescue me quite a few times.
Controls work well despite it being a console port according to some reviewers(havn't checked if its true)infact I couldn't tell.
The combat is challenging enough to make it fun and not so hard as to be frustrating.
So far I have about six hours into the game and find it pretty hard to stop and go to bed and it feels like ther is a long way to go before reaching the end.Thats a good thing.
If or when a sequel to this comes out it will definitly be on my shopping list.… Expand
7First off, let me start by saying this game does not deserve all the negative criticism it is getting. Those criticizing the game are either playing on systems below specs or with outdated drivers. With even a semblance of a decent rig, the game will be playable with little/no FPS lag. That being said, this game is definitely not for everyone, and there are some problems with CoOp. If you're looking for the loot-driven randomness of Diablo or Torchlight, this game will disappoint. For what the game is, which is a hack-n-slash based in an RPG setting, Hunted delivers on several fronts. Battles are challenging and exciting, especially on higher difficulties. The dark mood and setting have been very eerie. Do NOT play this game in a dark room at night! The ability system is somewhat simplistic, so it may disappoint "true roleplayers" who are used to games like Dragon Age: Origins or KotOR. This isn't really a drawback, though, since, if you're playing this game, you just want to smash things to bits anyway. For the PC version, I did not find the graphics "dated", as some users have implied, but there can be some texture tearing even when there shouldn't be. To summarize, if you want a game that will help you let off some steam, challenge you (and a friend!) with epic battles, and make you feel like a hero, pick this one up. Just realize that it may not be what you expect it to be, and that there might be some problems which, hopefully, can be solved with some updates in the future.… Expand