Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: In Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, the player directs a party of three characters ? Fighter, Sorcerer and Rogue. The player controls one party member at a time -- switching between them on the fly -- while the other party members are controlled by the engine?s sophisticated artificialIn Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, the player directs a party of three characters ? Fighter, Sorcerer and Rogue. The player controls one party member at a time -- switching between them on the fly -- while the other party members are controlled by the engine?s sophisticated artificial intelligence. For example, when the player controls the Fighter, the Sorcerer and Rogue will continue to engage in combat, cast spells and assist the player in defeating all challengers. In many situations, the characters will be able to divide and conquer difficult objectives ? while the Fighter holds back a horde of Yuan-Ti snakemen with brute force, the Sorcerer supports him with devastating ranged magic while the rogue sneaks above and behind them for a coup de grace. The player participates seamlessly in each critical moment as they are cinematically switched from one perspective to another. This real-time, on-the-fly character switching design allows Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone to challenge players with innovative and compelling encounters. In true D&D fashion, each of the characters excels at a certain type of gameplay. The Fighter thrives in melee combat, the Sorcerer is excellent at ranged and magical combat and the Rogue excels at jumping, sneaking and disarming traps. Players will be continually tasked with choosing the best character for each challenge as well as using each character?s gameplay specialty to maximum effect. [Atari] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. With a load of unlockables, an involving story, and more action than any similar game before it, Demon Stone is the premier action/rpg title to own.
  2. 83
    Through its heavy use of cut scenes the game does a fantastic job of developing its storyline and characters. Though it is a little bit short at only ten chapters, the game features three difficulty modes and interesting unlockables to keep you busy.
  3. Demon Stone's epic battles are also its biggest failing. For all its multiple combos, dynamic looking spells and various magical items (which can all be handily purchased at the end of each level) the hack and slash gameplay is still extremely basic.
  4. 70
    A good game, but nothing more. It's a shame because it had the potential to be great.
  5. Sure, it's got some issues, and I don't know what's up with Stormfront Studios' inability to realize that gamers like to play together, but what we have is a solid single-player adventure that feels more like an extension from The Lord of the Rings franchise than D&D, but either way you look at it, it's a good thing.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    62
    As much as Demon Stone tried to suck me in with its impressive graphics and presentation, it pushed me away with rote gameplay and imbecilic A.I. [Dec 2004, p.148]
  7. You can just about forgive a game you enjoy for being short. When it's a game you just endure... well, the urge to staple it to the back of a group of hobbits heading southeastward is increasingly attractive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. SiewWaiT.
    Sep 14, 2004
    8
    This game is cool and I love its gameplay. It's like an improved LOTR game. Moreover, u can switch between characters. The storyline is This game is cool and I love its gameplay. It's like an improved LOTR game. Moreover, u can switch between characters. The storyline is intriguing and it leaves u wonder what will happen next. If u love LOTR (the ones done by EA games), then this is a good buy. Expand
  2. JLongden
    Dec 13, 2006
    6
    With good graphics, excellent voice acting, and fun, yet repetitive, gameplay you'd expect this to be a half-decent game. Unfortunately, With good graphics, excellent voice acting, and fun, yet repetitive, gameplay you'd expect this to be a half-decent game. Unfortunately, the crappy camera control (or lack thereof) is the deal killer, and makes the game more frustrating than fun. That said, I did only pay 10 bucks for it, and that makes it somewhat forgivable. Expand
  3. MarcD.
    Sep 30, 2004
    5
    I had really high hopes for this game and it let me down...hard. It was too short and pretty damn boring.
  4. ZachH.
    Aug 5, 2008
    4
    While I'll agree that the camera angles are nice, and the story line is interesting, I really don't like this game. The missions areWhile I'll agree that the camera angles are nice, and the story line is interesting, I really don't like this game. The missions are repetitive, the battle system is shallow, and for the first half of the game, you can get away with mostly jamming on the X button, occasionally doing a Super when it gets too crowded, or holding down L1 so you can mash on X more, only for distant enemies. The second half kicks up a bit, but the crappy team AI will leave you to die in the corner by a large group of enemies. Don't buy this game unless you are either a big fan (I mean huge) of the Forgotten Realms series or a masochist. Expand

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#43 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004