This game has had a pasting in the reviews so far, and after reading them just after buying the game i was worried i had got a crappy game ahead of me. BUT I WAS WRONG. Swords and sorcery games often get bad reviews before they have even being played
best of all.....A lenghy game in this day and age!! who would think such a thing. You can play call of duty 3 times or play this.
Gameplay (golden axe without a dwarf)
The gameplay is pretty fun especailly with another person, The gameplay mixes between gears of war type shootouts with cover and close up sword play. The two mixes well and me and my brother have had hours of fun of keeping each other alive. Usualy i would kill people with the bow while he kept anybody i missed from getting to me or he would go all Leroy Jenkins and run in while i coverd him from a distance. The gameplay changes from combat to tomb raider style puzzel solving and exploration, these areas are usualy optional and can be easily missed so keep an eye out. The sword combat is nothing new but its not bad, the usual light and heavy attack with blocking. ALthough a hell of alot better than fables boring combat system. There is also 6 magic powers for each character that are upgradable.
graphics (4.5 ign?? what the hell)
The graphics arnt amazing, but they are good, i have seen ALOT worse. The enviroments are a little dark when in caves and dungouns but they are dark places so it makes sence. The character models are pretty good especailly for the two playable characters, they get blood splatterd on them during fights, black vains appear for a while if you drink this potion type stuff that makes you stronger.
Story / Characters
The story isnt anything specail but its enough to keep you intrested, i wont spoil anything but fans of sword and sorcery will be happy, if swords and sorcery isnt your thing this proboly wont be the game for you. The Two main charaters are very good and the voice acting is superb, whitty banter is constant and fun between the two and makes the game alot of fun to play. The usual over the top knockers and small outfits for the female characters will please the strange people that seem to enjoy nudity in games. The enermys are nicely thought out and pretty freaky if not a bit predictable (basicly orc like)but they start to mutate into spider like creatures during the second chapter.
this game is a little dated, has a few minor bugs. its very golden axe but if thats your thing you will have a great time, especailly if you bring a friend along for the ride. The reviews that give it low scores seem to be people who have played it alone.