Average User Score: 8.2Jul 1, 2014This game really is a love letter to the 90's way fps games were made. Exploration with multiple paths and playstyles. Balls to the wallThis game really is a love letter to the 90's way fps games were made. Exploration with multiple paths and playstyles. Balls to the wall shooting when everything goes to hell. It really brings back that old feeling in an genre now swamped with corridor Call of Duty shooters.
Combine this with a strangely compelling story and setting and you've got one hell of a fun game.
There are only two things I think that take away from the game.
1. The Huge download memory, making it a pain in the ass to download.
2. There's a lot of pop in textures due to their engine and the mim vs max on the setting isn't actually too different other than the massive framerate dip.
3. Last if you're going to have stealth I always believing having the option to move bodies is needed. It doesn't detract massively but still.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9May 9, 2014This game strikes me as something like a B movie version of Kingdoms of Amalur mixed with The Witcher 1.
Storywise it's a kind of darkThis game strikes me as something like a B movie version of Kingdoms of Amalur mixed with The Witcher 1.
Storywise it's a kind of dark fantasy dark that's reminiscent of Dragon Age's you're the chosen one go save the world. Except that your character is a foul mouthed mercenary idiot, so it's kind of funny watching him spout really strange lines completely inconsistent with the atmosphere of the game.
Your companions have enough character to make them interesting but not really that compelling. At the very least though they're more interesting to listen to than your main character.
The demon aspect is a little underplayed but what is there works well enough.
Gameplay wise- it's like an inferior version of Kingdom of Amalur's sort of scrappy skirmishing with deadliness more in vein with Darksouls. It's clear that Spiders didn't really take the time to balance it out as the skill trees are only worth investing into the Ranger mode and Pyromancy since their combat's interrupt mechanic makes anything slow a death trap.
Graphics: They tend to vary from pretty nice to something cheaply off.
Music: Actually pretty good, the vocals do a really good job without sounding too generic.
Overall I liked it for what it is, a cheap B-movie worthy Fantasy fare RPG. It's functional but never brilliant. With a larger budget and a better writing team it could have been phenomenal instead of a good time waster.
In a lot of ways it really does reminds me of the Witcher 1 before it received an overhaul patch which replaced the dialog to make it less silly and tonally weird. I think that's the kind of thing this game needs along with combat re balancing. If they could deliver it in the form of a patch it would go up 1-2 points easily.
I only paid about $27 for it and I feel that's a fair price. Any higher though and I might have felt ripped off for the quality delivered.… Expand