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  • Summary: Set in a world of fantasy dominated by the great, opposing powers of technology and nature, Silverfall gamers must choose between these forces in order to conquer all forthcoming quests and save the principal city from falling. Two companions will accompany them on their journey through the fascinating world of Nelwë. Decision-making is key throughout the game, as players’ choices impact both storyline and accumulation of skills. Features a vast, open fantasy universe offering complete freedom, from the flying zeppelin city of Cloudworks to the mage volcano of Brazer. 150+ creatures and bosses. Ability to create your own character from a choice of four races and release your inner beast by transforming into a fearsome, flesh rending were-beast. Capability of building your team of two from a choice of eight companions. Each of them has their own story, background, abilities and can endow you with quests. The way you treat them will alter their loyalties – they can become your friend for life or even a lover. Manage your character's evolution by choosing from 130+ skills and spells. Create precisely the character you want to play and adapt it to your style of play. Two multiplayer modes – the first allows the player to connect to any party, compose their team and play in co-op or PVP (up to eight players); the second sees the player compose a team at the beginning and play through the entire story together. [Atari] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. It's gorgeous (if you have a high-end system), it's fun, and it has some truly unique features that set it apart from the pack. With time, there might even be some patches that clear up the remaining oversights, like the interface and the auto-save.
  2. The game has a few problems but has a nice backdrop of multiplayer options, including mods, and has a nice look.
  3. And I say in conclusion (with great sorrow and apologies to the late Lloyd Bentsen): "Silverfall, I played Diablo II. I knew Diablo II. Diablo II was a friend of mine. And Silverfall [sigh], you’re no Diablo II."
  4. While Silverfall's artictic style and nature vs technology theme do set it aside from its rivals, the game still feels a bit rough around the edges. [May 2007, p.70]
  5. There are better titles on the shelf(and on this page)for fans of the form to be spending their money on. [Apr 2007, p.64]
  6. 60
    A game that tries exceedingly hard to avoid any attempt at innovation, or for that matter, any pretense of being fun.
  7. 30
    How do you get "Diablo" wrong? It's like screwing up tic-tac-toe or something. But that's just what Monte Cristo's done with Silverfall, an epically crummy action-RPG with gimpy controls and bugs that'd make a flophouse mattress blush.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. ErnoS.
    Apr 28, 2007
    if the game delivers what the demo promises, we're going to see a pearl that is quite unique in atmophere as well as in outlook, in a fresh, immersing way. Definitively worth it's price. Expand
  2. KenLin
    Mar 20, 2007
    plays like d2 (hack n' slash) but not as fast paced and not as fastand easy to catch on.
    Also the multiplayer is quite unique in that
    online campaign only allows specific 8 ppl to play to keep the game at steady pace. (pretty cool if i had friends -_- )
    Free play only lets you do side quests and not main, so youd have to do main quest on own in singleplayer and then bring it over to free play online. Graphics arent the greatest but its still pretty good. Lotsa of treasure in game and itll be even cooler when they add-in the unique items like they have in d2 in the upcoming patches!
  3. TerenP.
    Mar 30, 2007
    A really great game, the only thing I didn't like was the camera, but only sometimes.
  4. Mar 5, 2012
    Good sides: Basic gameplay mechanics like crafting/enchanting/skills are great, item stats vary and hunting better gear feels fun. If you liked Titan Quest, Diablo, Torchlight or other similiar RPGs you might also like this.

    Bad sides: Bad voice acting, mediocre dialogue, mediocre story, uninteresting world, multiplayer does not work over internet and lan is buggy, lots of invisible walls, level-scaling takes away the feeling of progress, enemies can only do basic attacks, dumb companion AI and no means to command them(especially annoying if you play ranged - they won't attack enemies that are not within ~3 meters), WAY too high potion drop rate, quest won't give much experience(just about as much as killing 1-2 enemies). world map doesn't show anything except quick travel points and there's no minimap.

    Don't worry it's not as bad as it sounds, I'm just better at complaining, lol.
  5. RezzzM.
    Mar 25, 2007
    The DEMO is a very good reflection of how the entire game will be. Get quest, kill monster, gain experience, manage inventory. Those dialogs with 1 choice and no voice acting are in fact the norm for most of the game. This is a great $10 or maybe even $20 game. But for $40, it didnt meet my expectations. Today, I expect novel worthy plot twists, elaborate companion interaction and grade A voice acting for $40. I was hoping for the next KOTR or NWN2, and instead found pure Hack and slash. Coming from the GOLD BOX generation, I have an appreciation for that type of game play. If you are looking for the next Diablo, you will probably enjoy this game. The main thing is that you know what you are getting. Furthermore, download and play the DEMO before purchasing to make sure you can get it to run smoothly on your computer. A high-end graphics card doesnt matter, the game is CPUMemory bottlenecked (I highly recommend 2 Gigs RAM). And no... the retail version isn't any faster. Expand
  6. ShaynR.
    Mar 15, 2007
    Well I expected more from the game but it turned out like a typical : get quest - kill - repeat... The world kinda doesn't get one involved much. Probably hack n slash fanatics may like this more than me. Expand
  7. Mr.Moo
    Jun 3, 2007
    this is the kinda game that you wait a few months (hell even a year) for the price to come down, at least by that time the game will have patches and updates to fix all its down falls and actually be worth the 20$ you pay for it....maybe. Expand

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