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  • Summary: In Dark Kingdom, players have loyally served the king, yet have reason to believe he is being corrupted by dark forces. Sensing distrust, the king sends some of his military off to quell an uprising in the barbaric borderlands. After returning home, players find the land a horribly changed place. It is revealed that the king is responsible for torturing and killing many innocent people, and now players must battle through forests, caverns, villages and the palace, all the while betraying the king in order to save the kingdom! Players will choose from one of three unique characters and be able to unlock spells and abilities, as well as collect unique weapons, armor and other items throughout the game. Unique physics-based game mechanics will give the heroes of Dark Kingdom the ability to tear through environments and defeat enemies in all-new ways. Knock enemies against walls and watch them bounce to the ground. Smash through crates, pillars and boxes to clear a way through the environment. Or grab NPCs and use them as living, unwilling weapons. Adventure alone or with your friends with a full range of multiplayer support. [SOE] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. To say that Dark Kingdom is the whole package in its class would be an understatement. [Jan. 2007, p.62]
  2. A legend that should have stayed untold. [Feb 2007]
  3. 66
    As with its handheld predecessors, Dark Kingdom is a game that can be enjoyable to hardcore fans of the genre who are willing to overlook its flaws, but probably not to anyone else.
  4. 60
    Granted, the snappy graphics are pretty boss, even in standard definition (and you'll notice a difference if you use an S-Video cable instead of the plain old composites), but that's just not enough to warrant the label next-gen -- not when you've got a machine as powerful as the PS3 flaunting its Cell processor.
  5. The flaws are numerous, even in comparison to other launch games, but if you want to spend a mindless weekend full of fantastical hacking-and-slashing it’s not a terrible choice.
  6. Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom could have got away with some of its shortcomings had it not been on a next-gen console that arrived over a year after its main rival.
  7. The title feels incomplete with its mix of mediocre graphics and pared down gameplay mechanics. Even die hard hack-and-slash fans will be hard pressed to find enjoyment throughout this launch title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. DonM.
    Jan 10, 2008
    Ideal game for those new to RPG and for those that don't want to spend a lot of time role playing (no wasting time buying and selling items). I enjoyed the challenge of beating the bosses; each had their strengths and weakness. Only after learning about their characteristics are you able to beat them. I finished the game alone and look forward to doing it again in 2 player mode with my girlfriend as an intro to RPG. Expand
  2. AlexS.
    Nov 30, 2006
    This game is awsome especially if you have some one to play with, the fast pace RPG style gamePlay is incredibly smooth.
  3. AaronP.
    Jan 10, 2007
    VERY GOOD. Its like a world of warcraft for ps3.
  4. BilC.
    Dec 21, 2006
    Old school hacK and slash on a new system. It is competent and fun in a way that you are used to if you played these style of games before and enjoy them. Worth $60? No. Worth a look? Maybe...if you like this style of game. Expand
  5. therealdealdude
    Jun 3, 2009
    its addactive and fun if u play online with a friend its sucks if u dont have a friend but lots of gamers got the game when they got the ps3 and alot of my friends only had this game that me an him had in common i sometimes play it but only with a friend or when me and my friend really get bored of re cod4 cod5 etc we play it but thats like once a year but add me if u fell bored Expand
  6. Alan
    Jul 14, 2007
    The controls are decent, but repetitive. At first the game is fun, but will get tedious after a while. The first few boss fights are too easy, then by the time the bosses get tougher, you wish they were easy again since by that point you are just playing to see the end. Expand
  7. stevej
    Jan 24, 2010
    A camera that is so bad that it must have been intentionally designed that way. Kudos! Indescribably bad camera. The other elements are not good either, but you could almost have fun button mashing with your 7-year-old son (like I was trying), but the camera.. oh... my .. goodness. Terrible. Expand

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