- 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, 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.… Collapse
May 31, 2011Epic 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
Jun 1, 2011I have only just started playing this game and so far I am pretty impressed. The presentation is a bit lacking and the voice acting for Caddoc I feel doesn't suit him that well. The game is linear and the graphics are not as good as Gears of War, but they are still good enough. Gameplay is very similar to Gears in a lot of ways. I am loving the humour though and it's good to see that this game doesn't take itself too seriously. If you are playing single player then I would probably rate 7 out of 10, but I think this game really comes into its own in co-op and deserves an 8.5 or 9 out of 10 if you are playing with a mate. There really is not much lacking in this game and with a bigger budget, more polish and more variety/customisation could be something really special. Hopefully a sequel will accomplish this and realise it's full potential.… Expand
May 31, 2011This 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
Jun 1, 2011I 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… Expand
Jun 1, 2011Bethseda 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.… Expand
Jun 20, 2011crap 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