15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Robert E. Howard would be happy,
This review is from: Conan (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
OK, God of War will never be developed for the 360. Deal with it. I have finished GOW 1&2 on my PS2 before selling it and upgrading to 360, and they are awesome- but they are gone. Conan is not as pretty, but it lacks NOTHING in gameplay in comparison to Kratos' adventures, in fact, the fighting system is better balanced and more involving, with the ability to buy, and then master new combos, and use many different weapons in different combinations. Go into a fight with a battle axe and short sword and watch the limbs fly in glorious bullet time- superb! The puzzles are straight forward, but then, Kratos wasnt exactly Einstein either. The cut scenes work well, and it sounds like Ron Perlman did the voice of Conan. The story arc really feels like a Howard story, and I get the impression that the developers are fans of the written Conan, and that shines through. If you love Conan stories, if you remember Golden Axe fondly, if you thought God of War Kicked ass but have moved on from PS2, if you just like a really good fun game period. then you will not be let down by this Cimmerian.