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  • Summary: The world of Gothicus is in the suffocating grip of a queen bent on hellish destruction. In Dungeon Hunter: Alliance on PlayStation 3, your destiny and this tormented land depend on your ability to forge a fighting unit strong enough to withstand anything the forces of the netherworld can throw at it.

    Picture postcard charm gives the villages and settlements of Gothicus an air of unruffled tranquillity. Traders and craftsmen bustle between thatched houses, stopping to pass the time of day and hawk their goods. All is bright and, seemingly, idyllic.

    Spend a little longer here and the atmosphere takes on a more sinister edge. In the bowels beneath Gothicus, malevolent hordes roam in immense packs, waiting to engulf anyone foolish enough to venture there. Goblin kings, enslaved trolls and zombie marauders are just an acrid taste of the tidal wave of evil threatening to rip through this peaceful land.

    Armed with PlayStation Move motion controllers or wireless controllers, you and up to three friends are all that separate Gothicus and darkness.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jul 1, 2011
    83
    I like the dungeon crawling. I like the character customization. I like the loot. But most of all I like the multiplayer. With four players going at it, the battles become pandemonium and I love it. Dungeon Hunter: Alliance has everything I look for in a downloadable title.
  2. Sep 9, 2011
    78
    Gorgeous graphics and satisfying combat raise this Gauntlet clone above most dungeon crawlers. [Oct 2011, p.93]
  3. May 17, 2011
    75
    Dungeon Hunter has reminded me why I love the action RPG genre. The lackluster story is overshadowed by great gameplay mechanics and a top-notch multiplayer experience. Fans of the genre will find plenty to keep them occupied while they continue to wait for Torchlight 2 and Diablo 3.
  4. Apr 16, 2011
    70
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance may feel a little light to begin with, but a few hours down the line, and you may find yourself engulfed in the deepest RPG the PlayStation Network has to offer.
  5. Apr 17, 2011
    67
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance isn't sophisticated or original, but it's an entertaining game to play casually solo or with friends.
  6. Apr 20, 2011
    60
    Like a fast food burger, Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is a generic mishmash of tasty ingredients that crudely satiates your appetite, but it's nothing particularly special. Though unfortunately, at $12.99, it's definitely not on the value menu.
  7. May 11, 2011
    40
    While the online makes for a fun social outing, Dungeon Hunter: Alliance doesn't do enough to stand out in a crowd. With its uninspired gameplay, joke of a story, and its constant recycling of just about everything, it's barely worth the $13 price tag. There are better Diablo clones worth your buck, and this is simply not one of them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Aug 2, 2012
    10
    Dungeon alliance hunter and an awesome game rpg action
    diablo resembles in every way.
    I've always been a fan of action RPG really enjoyed
    this game
    so what was missing was being able to choose the character not only just the class
    but he has a co op so good I enjoyed an awesome game to play with friends. I recommend this game mainly because this generation of consoles that are no games like this. Until now this was the only game action RPG for PS3 adimirei I found much work they have done
    and I wish more companies like this to build an action RPG for this generation of consoles.
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  2. Apr 22, 2011
    9
    this game almost got a 10 from me but its missing one element i hate when not in a game 'jump'

    this simple option brings more realism to a
    game and i wish it had it! besides that this is by far one of the best diablo style games i have seen on the ps3 and i really think more time needs to be put into games like this cus i will def be the one to buy them all! thanks gameloft! Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2011
    9
    Great and entertaining game. Sure one could argue, that this game is a plain copy of other hack and slay games. No doubt, it is. But a very fun one. Considering the amount of re-playability, the motivating leveling system and the possibility to enjoy the game with 4 friends, makes this one an offering I cant resist.

    What most reviews of the "popular" magazine didn't higlight enough is the very good implementation of the move controller. This works extremely well and is really a fun alternative to the dualshock 3, or let us say "gamepad" style of playing action rpgs on the console.

    It delivers the "pc" feeling perfectly, because it plays similar to the mouse controls on this plattform.
    So if you look at the more than solid structure of the game itself and add the move controls plus the multiplayer implementation, this is the most intuitive and original "diablo clone" especially when you compare it to other "diablo clones" in the downloadsector (torchlight for example).
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  4. Apr 18, 2011
    8
    Gameloft games are low-cost, but very good. And one of the best game is dungeon hunter: alliance (after modern combat: domination). I like single player mode. Fighting with bosses are cool. Expand
  5. Oct 25, 2011
    8
    While not delving into any terribly new concepts and having its roots as an Ipad game, Dungeon hunters manages to deliver a solid dungeon crawl with a genuinely fun multiplayer experience, either by local co-op or online. Its colorful landscape and models fits well with the game and is a refreshing change from the black and red colors of most games of its genre. Some skills may be slightly unbalanced, but the core of the gameplay remains intact. Really the largest deficiencies it suffers in an uninteresting story, short gameplay, and lack of DLC. But for the messily sum of $4.99, there is no excuse for every fan of dungeon crawls to add this game to their collection. Expand
  6. Apr 21, 2011
    8
    Dungeon Hunter is a straightforward hack'n slash with ideas utilised from other games like Baldurs Gate, Diablo for the style of play, camera angle and similar skill trees, WOW for the item colours and properties effects, Gauntlet for 4 player co op. This is a fun game to play in single or online although the online side does still need a bit of fixing mainly with some of the bugs in the game like not being able to go through gates if you died before a boss died, bosses glitching out of the screen items not having the stats they display or allowing the use of the item if you have the right requirements at times, not doing the full damage because of the requirement bug and also trying to join friends games can be a pain. The other main gripe is the server refresh and loading times can feel quite long. Bug and glitches aside though this is an entertaining game to play. Expand
  7. Oct 16, 2011
    4
    Quite possibly the longest loading times in a game ever! takes ages to load in each section and to top that the game itself is a very hum drum affair, unlike over games like Diablo and Dungeon siege there is very little innovation here. Granted its a downloadable game but that should make no difference... other DLG are bursting with originality as that's the best place for those types of game. This is blander then a egg white omlette with nothing added. Expand

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