Rated 8 out of 10
by 2cheap Surprisingly good
I picked it up in a bargen bin.for a simplistic action-"rpg" game supported by bethesda its actually pretty good,i will say this the music score was good and very fitting to the world of the game.i beat it on hardcore with almost no issue.some areas of the game where challenging.with the right leveling and following my gamer gut i sailed right through it.some of the puzzles where annoying simple.so if you get stuck.before reloading try shooting at things you havent yet or pushing an object you didnt before.let alone search the entire grounds before reloading,never know what youll find.one "issue" i found was the Team mate AI would give the asset magica damage bonus at the wrong time during fights.id say this game is for casual audience who hasnt really played any kind of RPG.some core gamers might enjoy it.Deffently worth checking it.
Rated 9 out of 10 by TrueLegacy147 Take a breath and read!
Peoples reviews of this game are just so harsh!!! They say "The graphics are bad, the story is iffy, the game-play's bad." This game is similar to a army of two in mid evil times. the game play is great it might take some time for you to get used to the controls or except the fact that you get to many upgrades right away but after a while of play you'll get incited into the gameplay and the story! THE GRAPHICS can be pretty good if you set the brightness at the beginning of the game at the right place! Some parts are supposed to be dark and have you use a torch or something it makes the game look great! FInally, the co-op was annoying at first they did a weird split thing where they chop of a quarter of the screen when you play split screen; this bothered me and my friend, but if your TV is big enough you'll get used to it. Personally I thought the game was great it can be easy or really hard depending on your difficulty. I would say rent it at least and play for a while before you just to any conclusions!
Rated 1 out of 10 by Whiskeyjack NOT worth the $$$$
Unfortunately I was sucked in by the key words "it's like Baldurs Gate or Champions..." well it's nothing like them I have been searching for a decent (didn't even have to be great) co-op rpg for years. My son & I have practically worn out our Champions discs. Again, I'm disappointed. This game SUCKS!!!!! the graphics not impressive. It's dark, hard to see anything. There's no character customization at all. When you play co-op, it's as splitscreen, so you are constantly trying to find your partner. This at first is cool bc you have free range capability, but soon becomes highly annoying!!!! Also, you can't see who you are firing at even with "aim" on. ( this is on a 50" tv & we tried every aspect ratio) Probably the worst aspect, if you are 2nd player you are playing essentially as a guest. NONE of your game data is saved. I had preordered it, picked it up yesterday, & am returning it today!!!
Rated 8 out of 10 by joeygrum not what I expected
Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad game at all, it just isn't what I thought it would be. I pre-ordered this game months before it came out because I was excited about a co-op rpg, and the fact that Bethesda had their name on it made me more excited. All the preview buzz made this game seem like Army of Two, only in an rpg atmosphere. In Army of Two you and your friend have to shoot lots of guys and sort-of watch eachother's backs. It's the same with Hunted: Demon's Forge. However, in Army of Two (also in Resident Evil 5), you also had to use your partner to get through certain parts of the level and just in general use the co-op aspect of the game for more than just fighting. In Hunted, you pretty much just fight. Now, as I said, that's okay. It's fun if that's all you want. I enjoyed the game, but I wanted more. Having said that, the fight mechanics were fine. They were a lot like Baldur's Gate or Gauntlet for ps2 - pretty straightforward. The sighting for the ranged weapons was a little tighter than a lot of other games, but it was manageable. All-in-all it was fun and worth playing.
Rated 7 out of 10 by cooki3monst3r77 Not too bad, Not too good
This game looked like a Champions of Norrath / Baldurs Gate type game. Turns out, its an over-the-shoulder 3rd person hack and slash. There are 3 melee talents per character, and 3 spells per character....which are the same for each character. In other words, regardless of which character you are playing, you get fire, ice and lightning. The elf girl is good with the bow and the Human male is good with bashing skulls. There are alot of secrets to find more powerful weapons, but you cannot customize your character in any way. The game does a very good job with controlling your toon. The camera angles are good, the controls are stable. What the game lacks is that "draw you in" appeal to make it outstanding. I felt as though I was just going through the motions while playing the game. Run, solve puzzle, kill lots of baddies, rinse and repeat.
Rated 2 out of 10 by disappointedgamer776 Buyer beware...
Found this game cheap. Reviews were decent. I like a good action/rpg game. Started playing online with a friend. We started on hardcore difficulty, then reduced to gamer. About halfway into chapter 1 we downgraded to casual (easiest) difficulty. Player characters are very limited in movement (think Resident Evil 4 & 5), but enemies can move and flip and dash all they want. They have better aim, too. Controls just aren't good enough for the pace of the game. Worse yet, the servers keep bumping us, usually when we actually make some progress. Finally got to a point late in the game where things just froze completely. Very unstable game. Graphics are ok, sound is ok. Voice acting is pretty good. Story is pretty typical fantasy nonsense, not as interesting as some others. More polish and stable servers, it would be a great game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ZacharoniAndCheese I don't understand why it is disliked
Hunted: The Demon's forge, is another excellent game by bethesda. The game has a very good beginning leading into the story-line. The story line is well planned, as well as put together. It has plenty of action and a great amount of gore. The monsters, and characters are well shaped and animated. I really personally like this game and plan to play it over and over, as well with friends. Which is another great feature, the co-op. I haven't played co-op yet, but assume it will be fun as well. I honestly thought I'd hate this game and that i would take it back, but right as i started to get the feel for it, i really started to like it. I don't understand why some people say that this is a bad game, it is really well built and created. This game is also at a good price. This game is great, defiantly a keep.
Rated 8 out of 10 by ohsonice99 Don't understand the bad reviews
We had just finished Gears of War 3 and were looking for a new co-op game. We picked this up and dove right in, this game is actually easier to play solo than co-op. The graphics are good and the action is non stop. I have seen a lot of bad reviews, but the game has not frozen, game-play is consistent and the graphics are good and the controls are pretty good. Has the same problem Gears had with getting from behind something. The only thing I can think is the story is weak, but for a linear game it works well. The only other issue is that player two does not get the points, but we play couch potato co-op for fun. All in all it is an easy game to get hooked on and it plays well. For less than 20 bucks pick it up and have fun.
Rated 8 out of 10 by SeanofGalax Strike 2 for Bethesda
After Brink put their name on Brink, I was weary of Hunted but with Bethesda's track record, and the fact that I have followed Hunted for a year now I was sure I wouldnt be disappointed. I am a non-LIVE, single player campaign gamer therefore, Hunted does me no good. Its an action adventure game geared towards co-op gameplay. Your partner's AI is excellent with helping you in battle but it's just not worth it unless you have a buddy to play along. If you are like me and don't enjoy Co-op as much as a great single player campaign, stay away from Hunted. If you have ever played a Hack-n-Slash adventure game before( Darksiders, God of War) you've played Hunted already.
Rated 5 out of 10 by TrueGameCritic NOT an RPG... But good action game!!!
Well everyone told me this was an RPG game so I got it and was disappointed... Its not, it has no RPG elements... NO inventory for my weapons, armor, items, etc etc... NO real character progression or development, leveling and improving skills... But.. It has lots of action and pick up stuff and use them and pick up more stuff and use them and linear dungeons which is ok and fun at times but again everyone keeps saying its an RPG its not to all who wants to play this game as an RPG. But... if you want hacking and slashing, this kind of reminds me of Mario Bros! Just the aspects of it, but if you enjoy those things then hey this is the game for you!