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The Lord of the Rings: Conquest
1 Review

Game Review on Jan 5th, 2012 - 1 person agrees 1 person doesn't

Terrible combat, lore breaking features (warriors with fire swords, hundreds of wizards who are actually Man, Elf and Orc), hero characters aren't interesting and have the same move sets as ordinary cannon fodder, the evil story has been done before and better in the Battle For Middle Earth series and finally, the single player campaign feels like a tutorial for multiplayer which no longer has any servers.

AVOID. The Dark Lord sent this darkness to us. Don't touch it.

Arx Fatalis
10 Review

Game Review on Aug 16th, 2011 - 2 people agree

Verily one of the best role playing games around. It's a first person RPG set in a dark underground world consisting of caverns, underground lakes, cities, ice caves, forts, troll infested lairs and more. The story is heavy and most of the quests in the game are the story quests. This says something about the story considering the game takes 100 + hours to complete. Unlike some RPGs nowadays, this game doesn't hold your hand either. Want to cast a spell? You have to do so on screen with the mouse (Xbox version is slightly different). Want to forge a sword? There's no cut scenes here, you've got to do it yourself by finding the right equipment and using it on the weapon you want to forge. Want to use a potion during melee? There's no pausing while going into inventory, so assigning items to keys is a must here. Puzzles are also present and there's no journal entries to help you here, maybe you'll find a few cryptic messages to help you but from then on, you've got to use your brain. There are however, NUMEROUS ways to progress through the game. You can go charging in with your sword, breaking through doors and killing all in your way, or you can simply sneak past enemies or assassinate them from the darkness. Quests can also be solved in multiple ways which makes replaying the game worth it.

The only game that beats this in my opinion is Dragon Age: Origins but this game certainly has the better combat, story and crafting system. If you haven't got it, GET IT NOW.

Dragon Age II
6 Review

Game Review on Apr 10th, 2011 - 1 person agrees

EDIT:

I have recently sold DA2 after three play throughs. I couldn't manage any more. The replay value isn't like that of Origins which I still own and will keep for the collection.

Dragon Age 2 is the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins but don't expect this to be exactly like Origins. It's been changed. Combat is more fast and less tactical and companion interaction and customization is limited unlike with Origins. The worst part of the game has to be the re-used areas and Act I. Act I forces you to complete the mage vs templar quests and doesn't even give a reason as to why you should do these quests that seem like they should have been in act III (when your duty is either to mages or the templars). Dragon Age 2 has many flaws and at times I would give it 7/10 but the story gets great in Act II and the many dark twists and surprises are awesome. While companion interaction is smaller than that in Origins, what is there is good and companions come out with much memorable dialogue. Some things have been dumbed down but the inventory, skill trees and statistics all remain.

If you can get past the flaws, you will love this game but to me - it's no Origins and Bioware should have stuck with Origin's style. With that said, it's still a wonderful game at times but most agree (me included) that a Origins 2 with everything Origins contained (art style, combat, companion interaction) would have been much better.

To end this review, I'll say this:

Press a button and something awesome happens! (Although in my opinion, I think not.)

Gameplay: 6/10
Story: 7/10
Role Playing: 10/10
Characters: 8/10
Areas: 3/10
Quests: 6/10

Overall:

6/10 only because the story is gripping and because the combat gets better once you unlock more abilities to use. I'd recommend crafting poisons and bombs as well as it gives you more reason to enter the radial menu when you've used up all abilities, plus on harder difficulties, these will help greatly.

Oblivion
1 Review

Game Review on Apr 5th, 2011 - 1 person agrees 9 people don't

Oblivion is one of those games that people keep boasting about because of the vast world you get to explore. But mark my words, if there was no vast world, Oblivion would be forgotten. Apart from exploring the world, there are no other good features in the game. The combat is composed of clicking and blocking and requires no thinking behind it. You can get through the entire game just with the minor healing spell that you start with at the beginning of the game. Leveling up is pointless and the atrocious enemy scaling system means that enemies level up to your exact level every time you level up. You can complete the game at LV1 because of this reason. There are few dungeons and caves worth exploring as most of them are generic and contain generic items. There are only a few caves where you can find famous equipment mentioned in the lore. In my opinion, Bethesda should have made more detailed dungeons and caves with more unique loot instead of a hundred with random loot and generic design.

The story isn't anything special. Daemons (or Daedric) invade the world which spawns these Hell gates known as Oblivion gates all over the country and it's your job to stop these attacks by going into these gates and removing the sigil stone from their towers. Thing is, many of these realms of Oblivion are generic and often resemble one another. The Oblivion gates outside cities can be closed so you can get troops to help you in the final battle but the thing is, getting their aid is optional and in reality, you only ever have to close two Oblivion gates. The one outside of Kvatch and the Great Oblivion gate at the battle near Bruma. You don't need the aid of guards from towns to help you since you get Militia if you don't get guard help. So in reality, the main story is quite short if you avoid closing Oblivion gates (I completed it in four hours as a Level 1 Crusader).

I could go on more but I only have 50 characters remaining.

Thief: Deadly Shadows
10 Review

Game Review on Dec 15th, 2010 - 4 people agree

Thief 3 is a truly wonderful game. You play as Garret - a master thief who is employed by the keepers (the people who trained him before he went on his own way) to save the city. As Garret, you go about breaking into many places from Cathedrals, Nobleman's houses to haunted houses and Pagan places of worship. There are many ways you can go about to finish your mission, will you go about killing people and using your best equipment to get through a mission? Or will you be a true master thief manoeuvring in the shadows to gain the objects you seek? Every NPC has almost perfect AI, reacting to noises and other NPCs. You can even join a faction and complete quests for them. These factions include The Builders - a religious sect who worship a deity called The Builder and who are responsible for all the advancements in the world (hence their name) and the Pagans - another religious sect who serve a deity called "The Trickster" and who seek to turn everything back to nature. If ever members of these factions meet, they attack each other. If a Builder meets an undead, he will remark upon its foul existence before attacking. The scripting in Thief 3 is done very well and the haunted places you explore are truly atmospheric.

Some call this the greatest game of all time and I wish I could do a truly deserving review for this great game.

All I can say is:

Buy it, even if you don't like stealth games, Thief 3 is really unique and if the gameplay doesn't entice you, the story and levels will.

Neverwinter Nights
10 Review

Game Review on Dec 10th, 2010 - 5 people agree

NWN is a wonderful game. What surprised me was the amount of options you get to chose for your character when making him or her. There are 7 races to chose from and you can create your own sub race. There are many classes to chose from and then their is the alignment you chose for your character. The campaign is very long and the story is good - some of the areas are memorable - like Charwood village. I picked up the Deluxe edition for £1 which contains the two expansions - along with the toolset with which you can create absolutely nearly anything - this game is bound to give you hundreds of hours of game play. The RPG elements are great - it's a D&D game after all.

Conclusion:

A must have for RPG fans.

Aurora Engine
10 Review

Engine Review on Dec 3rd, 2010 - 1 person agrees

Great engine. The possibilities are almost endless with this toolset and you can create almost anything. Graphics are dated obviously but lighting is very good and even better than some 2010 games!

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