Top critical review
on 31 July 2000
Firstly let me tell you that my review is biased for 2 possible reasons. 1. I could not get my Elasa Erazor X2 card to work with this games D3D mode, and tech support at Blizzard were...2. I played Nox and expected something at least as good graphically. Gameplay wise I found it similar to the first but obviously bigger. Presentation was plush and I felt excited by the opening cinematics. Then I picked the Barbarian and off I went (albeit in software mode !) but hang on, this was no Conan strutting around, the man was walking like he was trying to hold a 10 pence piece between his buttocks, running was slightly better but not much. This was also coupled with the lack of high res options and the fact that the characters look 'pasted' on to the background. Don't get me wrong, the gameplay is still good but unchanged as far as I can tell. This is not a bad thing but I had hoped for so much more. The extra skill matrix is good and adds to the development of your character but I feel its not enough to save this title. Some will love it, I do not !