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  • Summary: Set in a dark fantasy world, Hunted: The Demon's Forge is an unforgettable cooperative action game, pitting you and your partner against waves of vicious enemies. Taking control of either E'lara, a ranged weapon expert, or Caddoc, a master swordsman, you must use a variety of weapons,Set in a dark fantasy world, Hunted: The Demon's Forge is an unforgettable cooperative action game, pitting you and your partner against waves of vicious enemies. Taking control of either E'lara, a ranged weapon expert, or Caddoc, a master swordsman, you must use a variety of weapons, powerful spells, and cover tactics to battle your way through menacing dungeons, overgrown ruins, and downtrodden towns. Discover secrets and complete co-op-based puzzles whilst exploring the sinister world to discover answers to the game’s deep, dark mysteries. The dark ages have become corrupted. Heinous creatures have emerged from underground. Townsfolk across the land are disappearing. Upon the promise of their fortune in gold, mercenaries E’lara and Caddoc take on the daunting task of discovering where the innocent villagers have been taken. Their journey will lead them on a dark and twisted path where they will encounter death, slavery, and sacrifice. Travel deep within the world of Kala Moor...and to the secrets of The Demon's Forge. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 59
  2. Negative: 5 out of 59
  1. Jun 24, 2011
    80
    Add in an epic, bombastic orchestral score by Kevin Riepl (he also worked on Gears of War) and a surprisingly robust and easy-to-use level creation tool and you have one of the better games to be released so far in 2011. Highly Recommended.
  2. Jun 13, 2011
    70
    Gloomy dungeons, contorted medieval alleys plus a felicitous soundtrack.
  3. Jun 15, 2011
    69
    Hunted isn't an amazing game, but it will entertain action-RPG fans with hours of good old-days gameplay.
  4. Jun 9, 2011
    60
    Only worth playing in co-op, where the fluid controls, half decent mechanics, some basic teamwork, and mindless action elevates what is decidedly mediocre into something that although average, can be a lot of fun.
  5. Jun 22, 2011
    60
    An action game in the Trojan horse of an RPG. There are better co-op experiences, but if you've already played those, Hunted will entertain for a little while.
  6. Jun 16, 2011
    56
    You probably won't want to play through this lengthy, unpolished, one-note adventure more than once, let alone make your own maps with the included level-builder.
  7. 40
    A real lazy effort where the much-hyped co-op doesn't do squat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 63
  2. Negative: 19 out of 63
  1. May 31, 2011
    10
    Epic FAIL Bethesda on this game - worst split screen co-op game i've ever seen can't believe i spent the money on this. The co-op mode isEpic FAIL Bethesda on this game - worst split screen co-op game i've ever seen can't believe i spent the money on this. The co-op mode is simply terrible, stressful play, unable to navigate properly and kept getting stuck in spaces. Split screen mode was barely visible on our 42 inch screen tv, can't imagine playing this on anything smaller.. TRULY DISAPPOINTED on game release day, what a let down. Expand
  2. Jun 1, 2011
    10
    Wow..so much drama for a game.. Its an RPG. COD Fan boys (which i assume are the neg reviewers) wont care for a game like this but people whoWow..so much drama for a game.. Its an RPG. COD Fan boys (which i assume are the neg reviewers) wont care for a game like this but people who have a broad interest in RPGs and Gears alike should give it a try.. Im having fun with it. Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2011
    9
    I'm glad i picked this game up despite some low review scores from ign and gamespot. Sure there are a few bugs and some interfaceI'm glad i picked this game up despite some low review scores from ign and gamespot. Sure there are a few bugs and some interface inconsistency issues, but nothing that's distracting to the fun of playing the game. The game's graphics perfectly fit the gritty dark world its trying to portray. If you don't care for them, that doesn't make them poor. Sure some of the animations are a bit chunky, but most of them being supernatural, it doesn't seem as off. Furthermore the game is a flat-out blast to play. Solo or with a friend. The AI does a great job of making you feel like you aren't alone. It also does a fairly good job of healing you as well. The 2 characters bantering makes them feel more alive. It also doesn't shove the backstory initially down your throat, you slowly learn more about these characters and their can't-judge-a-book-by-its-cover personalities.

    You have to really manage your skills well, and switch them out at appropriate spots if you are having difficulty. The games magics are fun, the graphics/animations could be a bit better on the spells but its still fun to use. The same goes with the characters. Switching them out whenever you would like would be nice, but its not a dealbreaker in any way.

    Overall this game could use a bit more polish but it is very much a capable and extremely enjoyable to play. I hope we see more where this came from.
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  4. May 31, 2011
    7
    This game plays like Gears of War for the hack and slash set, so if that is your cup of tea you will like this game. Very linear,This game plays like Gears of War for the hack and slash set, so if that is your cup of tea you will like this game. Very linear, exploration is limited to areas they allow you into. Stupid tricks like allowing you to jump down in certain areas and not others, go under things in one place that they want you to go with their cute little graphic but not allow you to go into others. Its not really an RPG because there is no role playing. No customization of the character, no conversation options, no variation of outcome. They have a small amount of customization of spells and weapon damage effects but it is really minimal. No inventory, no potions, no crafting. Just kill NPC's and collect cystals for your ingame damage buffs and gold to spend in the arena (Crucible) area. Voice acting is actually top drawer Haven't gotten around co-op yet but as far as I can see it is the only reason to buy the game. There are better sword and sorcery games out there and better bow and blade combat games. This game is a rental at best. Expand
  5. Jun 1, 2011
    6
    I have No idea why there are so many 10s for this game, while Hunted is not a bad game, it definitley is NOT a 10

    me and my brother played
    I have No idea why there are so many 10s for this game, while Hunted is not a bad game, it definitley is NOT a 10

    me and my brother played half the day and made it to chapter 2, I also messed around with the level editor until I learned what I could do with it

    The game plays fine once you've figured out the controls and what each character is meant for
    If you have a buddy great, if not the A.I. takes over and that's fine the A.I. has not let me down yet

    Hunted is a very linear game which is fine so long as its a long game and from what I can tell it should be but if thats a huge problem then you should get Hunted, not even the level editer will save you here

    What I did not like the varity of monsters, while we have not gone very far into the game ( I hope) there have only been about 4 different types Spiders, swords guys, shield n sword guys, and armor guys

    The cover system hardly works the way I would like it to, which is exactly when I don't want it, causing my brother to die while I tried to run for a potion to save him only to be forced into cover when I run past a rock

    Hunted, even at its easiest seeting Hunted can be difficult thanks to its health system forcing you to die over and over again to figure out how to get past some parts
    ex. walk down the stairs and get sniped (k we know there's snipers)
    Die again (k we know where they are now)
    Die again (gotta kill these other guys that pop up to kill the snipers)
    Die again (both of us have to kill the other guys then the snipers)
    Made it, low hp, no potions
    O hi theres two big guys now

    Overall the game has many flaws but none of them are truly game breaking, once (or if) you make it over that first hump of frustration you and your buddy (or A.I.) will find some enjoyment with the game

    I'd reccomend you rent Hunted first to see if its your thing, if not you saved yourself some money
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  6. Jun 1, 2011
    5
    Bethseda latest venture into rpg/action is a mixed bag full of average graphics, poor sound design and is the most crashtastic game sinceBethseda latest venture into rpg/action is a mixed bag full of average graphics, poor sound design and is the most crashtastic game since fallout new vegas. Now a lot of people are saying different things in the reviews, I think they should be addressed.

    Graphics: The graphics are low tech, about the same as lower end first gen xbox/PS3 games. The enviroments are poorly shadowed, there is alot of chopping, and while the main two character have a average level of quality, the enemies look awful. I would say this is closer to a korean free to play rpg but more of them have better graphics then this.

    Sound: Wait, there are sound effects in this game. With the exception of the occasional good quality voice acting the rest of the sound and music to this game is a wash. Ambient sounds and music are present but do little to enrich the experience of the game; often do little to separate the enviroments.

    Gameplay: It seems they when for a hack and slash/ shooter mix, the problem is neither of them are fully flushed out systems. There are 9 melee/ranged attacks and 9 spell attacks which are gained through collection of deathstones. While 9 attacks are acceptable, length of time required to unlock them and the usefullness of them make it pointless to have them. This game also suffers from typical Betheseda games super crashing syndrome. The basic controls and attacks are very poorly executed, the melee auto-targeting system is more often your enemy then your friend. The ranged attacking system on the other hand is a straight cookie cutter ranged attack from any adventure game made after 1995 which is not nessesarly a bad thing but nothing special. Every 10-40 minutes of game play you can expect to have to reset your system due to the game crashing.

    Multi-player: A co-op action adventure game, wow what a great idea. play this game with a friend it was designed for it and at least that way you and your friends can take turns resetting the game after it crashes. The hardest part of multiplayer is convincing somebody to continue playing after the 4th game crash.

    Overall: Do not buy this game, rent it. Play this with a friend (Your legs will get sore after the 100th time the game crashes). The graphics, gameplay, and sound all speak of a game that was of average quality for a first generation xbox/ps3 game. There are alot of games that do this and do it better, same your self the time and go rent Army of Two or even play the old Balders gate games on the previous gerenation systems.

    The Reviews: Why are some people giving this game a 10, 9 or anything higher then a 6. It's easy, because some people actually bought this game before renting it. So instead of admitting they got punked they feel the need to tell everyone how great the game is. No matter how many problems a game has they or how bad a game is there will always be people who buy them then need to defend their purchase; if you need proof of this read the reviews for the Iron Man games. The odds that the people that created the game are righting reviews is slim afterall they most likely don't know metacritic exists since they obviously think this is still 2006.
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  7. Jun 20, 2011
    0
    crap crap crap crap!!!!! glitches galore, restarting last checkpoints to make a cutscene work, boring enemies, im not even going to mentioncrap crap crap crap!!!!! glitches galore, restarting last checkpoints to make a cutscene work, boring enemies, im not even going to mention the b button cutscenes were your forced to watch these two idiots walk through skinny passage ways, or open doors, or jump a 4ft gap. This game was rushed, and if it wasnt then shame on the creators. every once in a while i take a 59.99 plus tax chance on a game i dont know much about this game reminds me not to do that. Horrible graphics, voice overs and a lack luster adventure. great concept bad follow through. i hope i can get at least 20 bucks when i trade it in tomorrow but i doubt it. Expand

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