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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 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] Expand
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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. I don't care what it is, you watch it 30 times in 33 minutes and it starts to get old. [Nov 2004, p.136]
  5. As an action title, it’s decently presented, albeit repetitive, and has a creative control scheme, although not fully implemented.
  6. 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. The title’s main downfall is the fact that every now and then an event will occur that forces you to take advantage of your full team and use each of their attributes in order to tackle an obstacle or boss... but these sections have been made far too laborious and take what seems like an age to complete. [Nov 2004, p.107]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4