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  • Summary: In Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, the player directs a party of three characters ? Fighter, Sorcerer and Rogue. The player controls one party member at a time -- switching between them on the fly -- while the other party members are controlled by the engine?s sophisticated artificialIn Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, the player directs a party of three characters ? Fighter, Sorcerer and Rogue. The player controls one party member at a time -- switching between them on the fly -- while the other party members are controlled by the engine?s sophisticated artificial intelligence. For example, when the player controls the Fighter, the Sorcerer and Rogue will continue to engage in combat, cast spells and assist the player in defeating all challengers. In many situations, the characters will be able to divide and conquer difficult objectives ? while the Fighter holds back a horde of Yuan-Ti snakemen with brute force, the Sorcerer supports him with devastating ranged magic while the rogue sneaks above and behind them for a coup de grace. The player participates seamlessly in each critical moment as they are cinematically switched from one perspective to another. This real-time, on-the-fly character switching design allows Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone to challenge players with innovative and compelling encounters. In true D&D fashion, each of the characters excels at a certain type of gameplay. The Fighter thrives in melee combat, the Sorcerer is excellent at ranged and magical combat and the Rogue excels at jumping, sneaking and disarming traps. Players will be continually tasked with choosing the best character for each challenge as well as using each character?s gameplay specialty to maximum effect. [Atari] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It’s considerably derivative and it doesn’t bother with experimental gameplay or ideas.
  2. PC Gamer
    81
    An enjoyable brew of lush graphics, solid voice-acting, and fun gaming that once again reminds me why I'm still hacking and slashing 20 years down the road. [March 2005, p.66]
  3. A small evolutionary step above what Stormfront did with The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and players who appreciate that brand of brute-force, hack-and-slash gameplay should find in it a great-looking and enjoyable, if somewhat familiar, experience.
  4. The game is also rather short, which is both good and bad; it's bad because… well, because *I* say it's bad; and good, because you'll get sick of that linear hack-and-slash action.
  5. The "Serious Sam" of the "D&D" genre: fast, brutal, and ultimately a teeny bit dull. [Apr 2005, p.100]
  6. 65
    A solid hack-n-slash game that will appeal to fans of the genre, though it'll wear thin quickly.
  7. If you want a game with good fight mechanics that stands up well on the PC, you should get "Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within." If you want a standard shoddy port of a console game, you should get this. It's fun, but it doesn't belong.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 4, 2016
    8
    I got this game used for € 3, and the game is good worth the money. I'm at 1/3 of the story and while it's nothing like Diablo or Dragon Age,I got this game used for € 3, and the game is good worth the money. I'm at 1/3 of the story and while it's nothing like Diablo or Dragon Age, I especially like the D&D character leveling between each chapter.
    It seems like in the end you'll be able to get the best of stuff anyhow, but so far I still have to choose what to pick - choose a +X weapon or rather a bonus defence and skills? Thumbs up for that tiny boardgame feeling brought to the computer! :3
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  2. ArtF.
    Nov 21, 2004
    7
    It's worth the money i spent on it.
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    5
    While unskippable cut scenes and repetition keep this title from being great, it's still worth a quick play through. There were many momentsWhile unskippable cut scenes and repetition keep this title from being great, it's still worth a quick play through. There were many moments of true epic-ness throughout the game's 10 mission campaign that left me just interested enough to put up with the average-ness of everything else. Expand
  4. May 20, 2020
    0
    J'avais ce jeu ou plutôt cette vieille daube sur la Xbox mais le souci avec cette génération fatiguenaze (Xbox/PS2/GC) c'est les disques ! ilsJ'avais ce jeu ou plutôt cette vieille daube sur la Xbox mais le souci avec cette génération fatiguenaze (Xbox/PS2/GC) c'est les disques ! ils peuvent être usés, éraflés ou déprimés... (qu'en sait-on avec ces trucs-là en effet...) et le problème, c'est aussi les consoles elles-mêmes : elles peuvent être usées, déprimées, en grève, avec un gilet jaune ou que sais-je encore... et qu'en sait-on après tout... je vous le demande !

    Mais c'est surtout en vérité le lecteur lui-même, usé, fatigué, déprimé, retraité (qu'en sait-on après tout de la vie des lecteurs de vieilles consoles fatiguenazes ? je vous le demande...) et du coup le lecteur, il fait de la merde. Et il lit que dalle en fait. Sur la télé est écrit en gros : vafanculo (c'est une version italienne, je crois).

    Heureusement.... heureusement, il y a Findus ! comme j'ai aussi cette vieille daube sur le PC, je m'en vais l'installer sur le windaube XP (on ne va pas tenter le diable sur le 7-64, 3 chances sur 4 qu'il marchera pas ou nous fera un claquage !). Et donc, là, ça lit, ça s'installe et ça marche, putain ! même qu'on peut jouer ou tenter de jouer avec la manette, c'est dingue ça.

    Bon, on se rend bien compte (et très vite) que c'est pas jouable, y compris à la manette et que ça se manie comme un 38 tonnes au bord de la falaise avec un Polonais derrière le cerceau ; c'est pas bien beau non plus, la musique est bien naze, la VF est pas terrible et le monde générique est ennuyeux rien qu'à le regarder plus de 15 secondes. Et encore.

    Ce machin n'est qu'une sorte de akh et slach ou de biteumheup à ce qu'il paraît, une dauberie à bourrins pour taper sur des monstres pas gentils-gentils comme un dératé jusqu'à en devenir abruti si on persiste et signe... mais faudrait vraiment avoir trop de temps à perdre pour s'engager avec une vieille daube de ce sous-genre mongoloïde et répétitif à deux balles !
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