Rated 10 out of 10 by Schwann The best hack and slash RPG of all time
I thoroughly enjoyed Champions of Norrath. When they made this sequel I was a little worried. Champions of Norrath seemed to have everything I ever wanted in a hack and slash RPG and I was worried they were going to ruin it's good name. I was dead wrong. They improved upon just about everything and took nothing away. There are two different storylines also, you can choose to be good or evil. Then, they added an additional 2 different character classes. They also added additional spells to each original player class. There are new weapons, armor, spells, and items that just give so much more to the game and make it flow smoother. They repositioned the map so that it isn't in the middle of the screen anymore, which was my biggest gripe for Champions of Norrath. I will never sell this game, I would rather lose a kidney. Pick this game up if you can manage to find a copy. You'll probably find a copy where they are hiding all the Nintendo Wiis.
Rated 10 out of 10 by JHall Great game!
My hubby and I love this game. After playing the first game we had to play the second. The only problem we had with this game was the fact that you can not play 2 player online which sucked. Other then that is was a really great game. For those of you that love long games and being able to customize you have lots of different things to play with. You can even pick bad or good and if you figure it out you can bounce around to level up and play both bad and good. I think the best part was being able to go back if you have others saved and jack their stuff to sell or use. The addition of the new races was a big plus cause they all have something different that might help out in battle and in some cases shady ways of beating a boss. If you like playing with your friends this is a great game, if you like playing on your own you would love the online play that is if you can figure it out. Either way if you are a REAL GAMER you will love it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Peanutlad Great Sequel
I loved playing Champions of Norrath and got excited when i found out that there was a sequel. I immediatly went to Gamestop to pick it up. Champions:Return to Arms feels more like a expansion pack than a proper sequel. I like the idea that it introduces two new characters to choose from, the Iksarr Shaman and the Tiger Berserker. It also adds thousands of new items and a new difficulty level to reach level 80. In this one, you can choose to be either good or bad. It also adds new spells to all the characters. The storyline shares a memorable connection with the first one. After the Prince of hate is destroyed, he is resurrected by his close minions and you get to either join him or destroy him again. While playing through the game, you revisit places from the first game and explore new ones. The length of the game is a lot longer than the first one. Also, this game feels more darker and strange than the first game. You shouldn't miss out on this sequel and i highly recommend that you should play the first one first to understand the story.
Rated 8 out of 10 by kyle246 a decent game
well i must say the new races are cool , the charcater creation could be better its not super the gameplay on the other hand is very indepth the abilty to have 4 ppl at the same time kill is awsome and the spells are very nice so many different spells to choose and just amazing attacks i have a few problems the attack buttons are kinda hard to rember what you using the magic changing methods are a little confusing when you are in a deep battle and the attacking in genearl is kinda bland no combos just hack and slash , pretty much the same thing as the last one just with added spells upgraded classes and more items. the cooproative is the best part by far with more ppl killing the boss fites are alot easier and you can have ppl to help with missions (which have some of the time the worst concepts, like really you must find this mermaid who is seductiave and all she wants is her conch back like really come on.)
Rated 10 out of 10 by Dmnhonzo Dungeon Master Honzo.
I have been playing dungeon crawl games for close to three years now now allot of you probably are like that's not a long time! Well when all you do is play video games and sleep it really is a long time, I have a level 70 on the original morrowind elder scrolls game, on this game I have a level 75, 48, and 32 I have been playing this game for close to two years now and I always seem to pop it in my ps2 and spend days running around getting gear, farming bosses, the raising my level.
The things to do in this game are close to endless its not an open world game like oblivion or morrowind but for its time this game was great, the graphics are smooth unlike the first one, another thing I would like to cover is that the second one lets you go back and forth from planes you already completed the first on does not so leveling in the first one is rather tough compared to the second one, also the second game has a glitch that lets you get infinite stats the first one does not, all in all if you are bored pick this up.
All dungeon masters should own this game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Guitar Hero Maniac AWSOME!!!!
This is one of the most amzing games ever!!!!!!!!! I have played this game 2 to 3 times through without getting bored! This game has so many differnt races you can choose from like archers, barbarians, mages, priest, axethrowing tigers, lizard mages, and even dark knights!!!!!!!! This game has an alrite story line its really just go here and kill him go here and here but its not repetitive at all. The length of this game is great it takes a while to beat but not 100 hours its a good liength (30 hours about, with out doing all the extras). Th esound is great like when you hit certain enimies they make differnt noises and when you hit a sheild it sounds a lot differnt than hitting a rock of something. The graphics arent bad but I have seen a lot better. It is a pretty challenging game if you go for all the extras, trust me thats really hard!!!!!!! Hundreds of ways to custimize you charector with over hundreds of differnt weaopns each with abilities and attack strengths and hundreds of armor with differnt defenses and abilities. I reccomeded this game to all people!!!!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Killsmash the Barbarian This game rocks!
I immediately fell in love with Champions of Norrath. I just picked it up one day and had never heard of it and had so much fun playing it and had so hoped for a sequel and so the developers delivered. Champions: Return to Arms is even BETTER than the first. One thing I really liked about it was that I could import my level 50 Barbarian and to know that I hadn't wasted time getting him there was great. Then come to find out I could get him to an even HIGHER level, I was sold instantly. The graphics are great granted it's on the PS2. The sound is cool and doesn't sound generic at all. The controls make it simple enough to where you can just pick it up and play without having to remember any complicated button combinations. I would really love to see another installment in this series on the PS2, PS3, and most definetly on the 360. The gaming community could more than use more hack and slash RPG's like these two and the Dark Alliance games. I would give this game way more than a ten on this site if it were possible. It's a great game to play whether you're playing alone, with friends, or online. Go pick this game up and never let it go for anything.
Rated 1 out of 10 by double dd it just sucks
Well when i first got it i thought it was going to be a good game. But when i started to play it, i started to play 2 player with my friend i still thought it would be a good game. Untill i started to play one player then thats when i found out that it just sucks. I mean the storyline was okay. But the fighting scene was horrorable i would not ever play this game again my friend likes playing it so i gave it to him. the graphics were in between good and horrorable. The sounds were kinda bad too. the thing i like the most about this game is just playing two player with my friend. Thing that i hate the most about this game is the fighting places and scenes. i would recamend this game to any of my friend famliy members but not to any of mine. that my review.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Free Glader It's a Rental, and a pretty short one at that.
I went looking for a game that's like Oblivion or World of Warcraft. I found some of what I was looking for here, but not everything. It said that you can choose your fate, but all that you could choose your fate but all you can do is be either good or evil. Also, once you get the hang of the game, it's a lot shorter than the up to 100 hours of gameplay that it says on the box. I'm not that hardcore, I play about 3 hours at most a day, and once i knew what to do, it was very easy. There are some puzzles and the minigames are pretty fun(There's even a Pac-man type game) but it was very straight forward. I easily beat the game without using cheats twice in about a week. Okay, now let's talk about the graphics. The graphics were pretty good for a Ps2 game, but sometimes it was a bit choppy. What I really didn't like was the view. It was above the character pointing down. it may have been a bit at an angle but not by much (about 170 or 160 degrees). Another thing i didn't like the most was that it just kept repeating itself. All you do is kill and maybe do soem puzzles. And when you got new armor it usually looked the same as your last one. At one of those cases it said the I had tattered and tarnished patchwork armor. I put them on, and there was no difference at all. So if you like these types of games, my advice to you is if you do buy, make sure you don't lose the receipt.
Rated 10 out of 10 by bettyboop53 this game is awesome!
I like the different characters you can be and all the levels. I just wish they would come out with a new one. I've played other games that gamers said was just as good, but I stick with this one because of the detail.