Hunted: The Demon's Forge
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.
This game is a fairly short but well executed game. There are various types of weapons and magic abillities, both epic upgrades as well. the riddles and puzzles are fun to figure out. It is a great game to play with friends. I think you will find this game well worth the price.
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!
Gamertag: Rampant THEON
I've been waiting FOREVER for a good multiplayer rpg on 360!!! This looks like it might just do it but someone needs to just make a Complete mmorpg for xbox live...seriously.
Great Single Player and Co-op Action, RPG elements
Hunted: The Demon's Forge from InXile and Bethesda has released to little fanfare, but don't let that turn you off, as Hunted: The Demon's Forge is a blast from the past with just enough new gameplay mechanics that also bring it into the present day. This is a game that can be played by both a Gears of War fan or a Diablo fan. It's an odd combination, but it just so happens to work in Hunted: The Demon's Forge.
- Gears of War Meets Diablo - Hunted: The Demon's Forge mixes in combat scenarios like Gears of War with a cover system and ranged combat, but it also has up close and personal melee combat with a sword. Even though you can only carry one sword, one shield, and one bow on you at any given time, Hunted: The Demon's Forge has a ton of loot to find, including epic loot that'll really give you an advantage over your enemy.
- Likable Characters and Dialog - In Hunted: The Demon's Forge you'll have the choice to either play as Caddoc or E'lara. Both characters have good voice acting. There's a lot of enjoyable witty banter while on your adventure.
- Core Gameplay - Caddoc is a mostly a melee character, while E'lara is mostly a ranged character, but both characters have melee and ranged combat in their arsenal. For ranged combat, either character can use cover to their advantage and to stay safe from enemy fire. The ranged combat is very similar to Gears of War, while the melee combat is very solid and allows for combos and shield blocking.
- Impressive Environments - Early on in Hunted: The Demon's Forge, you'll be in a lot of dark dungeons, but a few hours through the game and it lets the player outside with glorious and breathtaking vistas.
- Could Use More Polish - Hunted: The Demon's Forge is made well, but there is some minor texture pop-in, texture flickering, and some other graphical oddities.
Hunted: The Demon's Forge really surprised me, as it's a game that was very low on my radar. I'm glad to say, however, that this is one enjoyable game for both single player and co-op gamers. It's a dungeon crawler with present day gameplay mechanics, mixing both old and new. Give it a try
Hack and Slash!
Have you ever played Baldurs Gate for the PS2? If not I suggest you try that game out prefferably withy a partner. My wife and I played that game straight thru beginning to end non-stop. It looks to me like this game is a 8 years advanced version of Baldur's Gate, I will be purchasing 2 copies!
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.
It looks cool and I am sure that the graphics will get better with time. I see myself maybe playing this and hopefully liking it but mainly to kill time till Skyrim comes out.
Is everyone insane?
The game looks good I can say that but i'm a bit confused why eveyone thinks its gonna be a rpg when it has practically no rpg elements. Its a full blown hack n' slash action adventure with some minor character adjustment abilities. This seems like a cross between the gameplay of Champions of Norrath and Zelda. Either way gonna give it a thumbs up.
The Ultimate Dungeon Crawl?...
I have been following this game for what seems to be around 2 years now. When i heard that it would be a dungeon crawler meets Gears of War (my fav game) game play with co-op, that grabbed my attention right away! I picked up Hunted this morning and got it home to play before i had to go to work. I started up the game and was expecting the best. The games graphics are pretty good (not up to date like gears and crysis2) and looks very pretty at times. The game play lays out like gears of war with the cover system and 3rd person over the shoulder view. Overall Hunted looks great. But the dungeon crawl experience didn't quite cut it for me. I wanted to be able to find a lot of different loot (like helms, bracers, boots, etc.) to at least change up the look of your character a little. There isn't much variety in the spells or abilities either. Pretty much just an electricity, fire, and ice spell for each character that progressively gets stronger and 3 spells for their weapon (total 6, ok amount i guess). Also there is no selling loot at vendors to try and save up money to buy stuff or forge weapons (like combining a jewel with a weapon). Everything you need will drop off enemies or drop out of broken vases and the gold you find isn't for in game stuff but is for unlocking content in the dungeon maker. The dungeons are well made with some riddles to solve and some spots to explore a bit. To sum it up for ya, picture a Gears of War game set in medieval times where you are a mercenary exploring dungeons for money that doest buy you anything during the game, haha. There seems to be a cool story to it as well. Overall i'm enjoying this game alot tho, but i still need to play co-op on it to make sure the fun goes on.