Rated 3 out of 10 by DACS30S So disappointed...
Okay, when I first heard of this game, I was excited and really looking forward to this game. After my friend purchased the game and we played it for about, an hour, I really felt sorry for him. This game was the biggest waste of 59.99 I have ever seen. First of all, the game is extremely difficult. I have played "Demon's Souls" and almost every game considered "Hard". This game though, is the most challenging game ever. The button combinations are extremely confusing and hard to manage. The graphics are not at all what I expected either. The game trailer made the graphics look very good, but in reality, the game was way too dark and there was way too much debris in the game. When playing split screen, you may actually get confused about where you are going and how you are moving. This game may be good for some people and gamers, but personally, I would not buy this game. If you like the game, good for you, if not, high-five.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Cacti A lot of fun
Excellent game and story line. The more you play it the easier the controls are and if the game is set to casual difficulty its pretty easy. Learning the controls may take a few minutes extra than most games but its worth it. I have been playing it for a week now and still love it. The combat is very fun and the puzzles in the game are enough of a challenge to keep you interested but not to complex to make you angry. The only reason why I did not give this game a 10 is because there needs to be some software work done. There have been a few times were i've had to restart the game because the "character" gets stuck in the enviroment and because your partner is not responding to the events and the next part of the level wont begin (that does not happen to often). So I am unable to give the game a perfect just because of that. As soon as download content becomes available i'll be getting that too and if theres a sequel that to.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Ottoman808 Don't Listen to Haters! Love it! Awesome!
Okay, so there are nothing but trashy reviews out there for this game. This game is hands down an excellent game. I am about 3 hours in and I can't stop thinking about the next time I can pick this up again and play! If only I didn't have work today! If you like the style of gears and you like the fantasy world of Lord of the Rings and other elf/human lore out there, then you would appreciate that it's a great marriage of the 2. People are stating that graphics are not up to par but I would say that it's close to the latest Gears 2. Replay value I would believe is there as crucible allows you to make your own dungeon! It's the perfect solo game for campaign/online campaign as well as an excellent party game if you get into making your own dungeons. In short, don't listen to haters! Get this game and get it now! This game is received a lot less credit then it deserves, I'd say the quality matches blockbuster titles out there.
Rated 9 out of 10 by lovelydutch I don't understand the low scores.
This game is really fun. Its fun as one player and two, my brother and I play it together a lot. The graphics on it compared to bethesda standards aren't the best. Though Im usually not a person who obsesses on graphics. The gameplay is really fun if you like a gears type feel thats what you get for this game. The storyline is short but hey who said you can't play through again for a different outcome or on a harder difficulty. The crucible really reminds me of a final fantasy tactics feel. This game getting such low reviews to me is surprising. If your looking for an rpg you can play with someone its your perfect match. If your looking for a fun single player you'll get that too. But as far as bethesda standards its not that. Its not like fallout of elder scrolls where there is a million of side stuff. But if your looking for mindless killing and a fun game its really worth playing but maybe wait for all the used copies to come in because of the reviews I have a feeling a lot will be in gamestop stores soon enough and they will probably half the price then just a new copy. I would really recommend getting the guide for this game just for some help with some of the puzzles.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ljgibbsfan I love this game!
I love rpg's and I love this game! I'm with lovelydutch when I say that I really don't understand the low scores. I will admit, however, that I was skeptical.. maybe even apprehensive when I bought the game. The cover art caught my eye. It's what drew me in to look at it. I kept looking at it every time I went into Gamestop lol After about a month or so, I decided to buy the game. Why not @ $13? Yes, it is slow at first. But once you get into the game and upgrading your skills and magic it becomes addictive. And, might I add, a whole lot of fun. Especially when it starts to become a bit of a challenge. There is only one thing I would change about it though: How often you can switch characters. Or even switching characters whenever you want!
Rated 2 out of 10 by HopeOnAStick Elder Scrolls Wannabe
You would think Bethesda, a company who has given us Elder Scrolls and Fallout, would only make great games. However, the caliber of Elder Scrolls, and Fallout, have caused this game to fall short. I felt betrayed by buying this game. When I had a lot of in-store credit, a Gamestop employee told me that this game was a lot like Elder Scrolls. I was surprised how bad this game was. I'm talking about the game play, as other aspects of the game are decent. The camera gets in awkward positions, and you can't see a lot. Yeah the graphics may be decent, but nothing compared to Elder Scrolls or Fallout. If you plan on buying Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, don't buy this game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by BRET The Right Way!
This game is more unique and different then most games out today. The game play is reminiscent of Resident Evil 5, but is much more designed for co-op. It features, online and split screen, which is rare nowadays. The game has an interesting story that will keep you on your toes , as well as make you laugh along the way, she's talking about her revealing outfit " This isn't slu**y, it's strategically placed". The game is running on unreal engine 3, but uses it well. The game varies its landscaped through forests, dungeons, and ruined cities, though i truly love the forest segments of the game. This game should not go unheard go buy it!
Rated 2 out of 10 by TheSinnadan This Game is a Joke
I feel as if they had tapped into some real potential in this game, but they didn't use a single bit of it! The first thing I noticed on this game was that the graphics were terrible. The female character didn't have a round head, she had an octagonal one. The gameplay is incredibly poor, because the Archer character's arrows do minimal damage and you will get destroyed on any basic level as the melee. Almost the entire game was nothing but shooting and ducking behind cover, making the warrior impossible to play and they would have only one melee enemy that would trip up the Archer. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME.
Rated 9 out of 10 by HonorJuice Great Game
I just beat the game's campain, and I really enjoyed it! The gameplay was really fun, the enviorments were awesome, and the controls felt great. My biggest complaint was that the whole thing was sort of anti-climactic. Like, "Uh oh, theres a giant spider! This is gonna su-...oh, it's already dead..." That to me is pretty easy to deal with, I personaly don't have a problem with easy bosses =P Plus I was on casual difficulty, so perhaps they will be better on a harder level. All in all, I really love this game, and would recommend it to any fantasy/action/adventure lover!
Rated 5 out of 10 by MSaurondon Not for hardcore gamers
I bought this with excitement since I enjoy this style of game. What I do not enjoy is having my hand held. The programmers even give you a button "L3" to click to find your way to your next objective. The world is closed so there are many open doors you can't walk through or obstacles you can't jump over (but can others). I constantly felt like my hand was being held and after two hours of it, I couldn't take any more so I returned it. Casual games that want a good game and to be lead through it will love this, die hards that can figure out obstacles and such may hate this.