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  • Summary: Choose your hero and journey forth in the ultimate action role-playing quest that pits you against an army of demons and devils like no other. Hell-bent and determined to take over the world, the powerful sorcerer Marcus Dominus Ingens has recruited the souls of ancient alchemists to aid inChoose your hero and journey forth in the ultimate action role-playing quest that pits you against an army of demons and devils like no other. Hell-bent and determined to take over the world, the powerful sorcerer Marcus Dominus Ingens has recruited the souls of ancient alchemists to aid in his destruction. Get ready for an unparalleled action role-playing experience that combines gruesome, action-packed battles with a deep, involving storyline set in the turn of the 19th century. 3 original playable characters, each with their own distinct skills and abilities. Over 200 different types of armour, weapons and magic items. Over 12 blood-curdling quests with hordes of werewolves, zombies, vampires and demons. Modify skills and allocate experience to develop your hero. Seizing demons during battle allows you to use them to fight for you. Improve weapons strength and effectiveness through ancient magic. Call upon mystical creatures to help battle the forces of evil. Join forces with interactive NPC characters who assist you in your battle against the undead. [Meridian4] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. So go out and give The Chosen a try – if you can wipe the grime away, getting beyond the terrible voice acting and mediocre story, you'll find an extremely affordable, enjoyable, and worthy addition to the annals of action role play gaming.
  2. With brazenly low system requirements, The Chosen: Well of Souls will fit snugly into the palm of your hand at 600 MB, lend you a healthy allotment of diversionary hours at less than the cost for an expansion pack, and bequeath a straight-forward, no-nonsense roleplaying experience.
  3. The Chosen: Well of Souls has simply been done better many times before.
  4. This is a weak game, and that’s all there is to it. Anyone looking to create their own Diablo-clone should take a peek just to see how to do things wrong, but most everyone else can safely pursue their hobby of being a gamer and still avoid this forgettable toy.
  5. Unfortunately, this genre requires a lot more panache and even more addictive gameplay hooks, something The Chosen fails to accomplish in its quest to push you that much closer to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. At its best, this is a pretty game that seems to understand the target it was aiming for but fails entirely to hit the mark.
  6. 50
    There are a ton of Diablo clones out there for you to sink your teeth into and many are far better than this one. My advice is visit a wishing well instead, drop in a coin and make a wish that games like this are never to darken our doorstep again.
  7. The Chosen: Well of Souls doesn’t really have anything going for it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. BillB.
    Oct 4, 2007
    9
    I loved Diablo, Space hack was a hoot, and this game is scratching that itch quite well for me!
  2. KluelosK.
    Oct 16, 2007
    2
    Twice encountered an un-damageable monster in normal play - not a feature, but a bug. Not ready for prime time, needed more testing before release.