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  • Summary: It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Cast into this world, you are a character of your own devices, strengths, and abilities. Set upon by human factions and powerful spirits, you must decide how to best develop your skills in order to triumph over obstacles that lie between you and your true fate. Lionheart brings a combination of story, dialogue interaction, and combat to the PC offering complex character development in a world never before seen in a computer role-playing game. [Interplay] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. A patch away from gaming excellence. Recommended for "Baldur’s Gate" and "Neverwinter Nights" fans, after a good patch, this title will have all the goods.
  2. An excellent game for about 20 hours, with open-ended gameplay, a good balance between combat and quests, and an opportunity for real role-playing. But then the next 20 hours feature a long linear march of boring, repetitive and slow combat, culminating in one of the worst endings I've ever seen.
  3. It does let itself down in certain respects - the multiplayer is fairly buggy, and the graphics are not particularly amazing.
  4. I wouldn't strongly recommend this game to vets, but I might give a half-hearted recommendation to first-timers. [Nov 2003, p.132]
  5. 60
    It has the makings of a role-playing classic, but it runs out of steam half-way through. The rest of the game is playable and occasionally fun, but it never comes close to the greatness of the first act.
  6. Lionheart is to RPGs what "Serious Sam" is to first-person shooters: It's a strict genre game that's stripped down to its essence and is pleasantly devoid of the all too common overarching that happens when too many disparate parts are crammed into the same code base for the sake of widening the target audience.
  7. 16
    The longer you play, the worse this RPG gets... After a few hours, the hate sets in. [Nov 2003, p.64]

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Aug 10, 2014
    This game is not for beginners! It has a hard learning curve. If you **** up the character creation you will be destroyed by the later standard enemies. Give up on using pure spell caster. Ranged attackers and melee characters are the way to go.
    The game shines from the setting, characters and story for nearly two-thirds of the game. Only a few games wow me with their settings and npc/side characters. Overall this game could be much better but it fells rushed and poorly develop after the first half. If the difficult level was adjusted and the same care which was used for the first half was used for the entire game it would be a potential 9/10 game.
  2. Sep 30, 2013
    Some of the reviewers here must be kidding: Terrible balance (melee classes are way OP, Spell casters are useless), no quick travel and some very strange quests. This game is many things: A bad Diablo, a bad Baldurs Gate and a bad Neverwinter Nights. Expand

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