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  • Summary: In the action-RPG Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms players are caught up in a terrible conspiracy and propelled upon an epic journey through a world of dark fantasy. They take control of the Devourer, a demon that swallows the souls of the dead and brings them back into the mortal realm as puppets.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 7, 2014
    90
    Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms provides a great value and a superb action RPG experience.
  2. Dec 11, 2014
    85
    Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is a solid action/RPG overall. If you are looking for something in the vein of Diablo, you might be disappointed. But if you want something with an interesting story, novel mechanics and exquisite level design to dig in then Shadows is a worthy investment.
  3. Nov 20, 2014
    80
    It’s a rich experience with an abundance of soul and a unique vision; there’s no need to wait ten years for that glitzy triple-A game to ape its conventions and follow its narrative ambition.
  4. Dec 1, 2014
    74
    I welcome the slow paced combat which puts soul balancing and character exchange before abilities. The surprisingly deep story also is a breath of fresh air. But not all is well, especially in the engine department.
  5. Dec 15, 2014
    70
    Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms has many unique qualities that both elevate and iterate on the traditional mechanics of the genre. With time and enough developer support, the game could even become an unheralded standout in a space dominated by a few big names.
  6. Dec 14, 2014
    70
    The ideas that could have made this a great game are often undermined by the actual clicking feeling subpar.
  7. Nov 24, 2014
    66
    Good ideas with mediocre implementation. The basics just don't work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    Finally a new great ARPG - great idea with the episodes character to bring lots of game hours in various books. Even now with book 1 I haveFinally a new great ARPG - great idea with the episodes character to bring lots of game hours in various books. Even now with book 1 I have hours of hours with great game Play.
    Even now I´m looking Forward to book 2.....
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  2. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    quelle surprise! Like this game very much. Played it now for about 6 hrs. Exciting story, nice graphics, good voice actors and smooth ARPGquelle surprise! Like this game very much. Played it now for about 6 hrs. Exciting story, nice graphics, good voice actors and smooth ARPG gameplay = great game! Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2014
    10
    I played Diablo, Diablo 2 and tried Diablo 3 but quit that a few weeks in. I love Shadows for its story and its fresh approach. It's finallyI played Diablo, Diablo 2 and tried Diablo 3 but quit that a few weeks in. I love Shadows for its story and its fresh approach. It's finally something different in a genre that kept repeating itself. Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2014
    9
    A good surprise for me. Nice graphics, good musics and voice acting. Interesting story for an ARPG and a lots of characters to incarnate .YouA good surprise for me. Nice graphics, good musics and voice acting. Interesting story for an ARPG and a lots of characters to incarnate .You should give it a try. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2014
    9
    diablo3 pretty much kill all my desire to play Arpg since i thought nothing new is gonna to bring in to the genre, but this game tells mediablo3 pretty much kill all my desire to play Arpg since i thought nothing new is gonna to bring in to the genre, but this game tells me different. it allows you switch between ghost world and real world. and the team making is also very refreshing. story is amazing. blizzard developer should play this game and see wtf they did wrong with diablo.

    wish this game can do well, because gaming industry seems so brain dead now.
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  6. Dec 1, 2014
    5
    It s rare nowdays for game like this one to be seen and played good story and combat graphics ok descent bad : voice cast is ludicrusIt s rare nowdays for game like this one to be seen and played good story and combat graphics ok descent bad : voice cast is ludicrus mediocre at best lifelless npc or interactions even at low settings lagg and sttuter is almost constand frustrating at some points unless patches or coming it s best left alone Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2014
    0
    Pros and Cons:
    Cons: The combat is clunky.. it does not fell responsive like d3 and I mean its about the same price...
    You start at lvl 19?
    Pros and Cons:
    Cons: The combat is clunky.. it does not fell responsive like d3 and I mean its about the same price...
    You start at lvl 19? and stats are alredy chosen for you
    You fell weak right at the start of the game
    The big flaw is controls are HORRIBLE!!!
    Pros: I like the graphics and thats it... Go buy a real action rpg like diablo 3 they have it at 40$ with the expanssion...
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