Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes
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- Experience an epic battle of good vs. evil, as four distinct characters go on a quest a terrible evil
- Rome through 7 unique environments, fighting fiends and monsters you've only read about
- Each team member possesses unique skills and abilities -- and as they gain experience, they'll pick up new abilities to make them tougher & better
- Engage in lethal close-range melee combat using ancient weapons and amazing magic
- You can elevate your character's powers by collecting gemstones & runes
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I like the cooperative multiplayer mode this game offers. This allows you to play the game (main storyline) together with a friend. This is the most appealing aspect of this game in my mind.
Unfortunately, the save game system is a bit of a turn-off. Often, the save points seem to be positioned badly. I would appreciate a save point right before a boss-battle. This is generally not the case. Also, going back to a previous save point after having cleared out most of the level is not an option, because the world isn't truely persisted. In other words: Although the game saves that you picked up gold and other things you might have found along the way, it does not save that you have slain the monster. This might be a good way to gain more XP, but it doesn't help your progress all too much. So you will find yourself fighting through a few minutes of silly battle that you have done before, just to even get to the boss-battle. Argh!
I have now played this game on and off. I keep coming back to it, because overall, it is a pretty good game. But usually I end up a few hours further down the story, but frustrated, and it takes a while before I come back and continue, because I dread re-playing something that I have already done before.
I really wish someone would finally come up with a better save-game concept. The conventional wisdom seems to be that console players do not want to save anywhere and anytime.Read more ›
Good multiplayer game if you've several friends with 3-5 days of free time.
Also fun as a single player game.
Lots of powers to buy up and further diversify each character.
Despite the diversity of skills/powers that can be bought up, it all boils down to "look at my new trick for doing/avoiding damage."
Linear gameplay with no means of exploring or jumping ahead.
Gets repetitive fast.
Low replay value.
Finish the game in 3-4 days of solid playing.
Zero character development. Total hack n' slash.
There is no actual story/plot beyond "go kill X again." Yawn.
Mini-adventures/quests are equally linear and inconsequential. Double yawn.
Standing around aimlessly while waiting to heal up.
Backstory is so ridiculous as to be laughable.*
* The backstory has the four heroes killing the Bad Guy centuries ago. But as the Bad Guy is dying in this fight, he gets off a spell that 1) kills all the characters and 2) destroys their weapons by shattering their magic into 20 shards which are then dispersed to multiple planes of existence. Hello? If the guy is so powerful as to be able to cast something like that as he's dying, why didn't he do that right when the heroes walked through the door? It's just outright bad story.
So while the game is entertaining most of the time (the first time through), it becomes tedious in places and won't be one that you go back and play time and time again. Lack of any plot/story makes it a combat-only game rather than an engaging epic, which is the heart of the AD&D gaming system.
I'll be selling my copy after I've loaned it to some friends to play.
You get to pick from four different hero types at the beginning of the game (fighter, wizard, rogue, or cleric), you give that character a name, and you're on your way into the realm of Bael, where an evil wizard is rising to overthrow all that is good and just in the world. A familiar setup, to be sure - yet it gets the job done, particularly since the storyline is clearly not much of an emphasis in the game. Even so, the game's animated cutscenes are quite well rendered, and convey that tiny sliver of story in an entertaining fashion. The rest of the time, you roam the world in a way that's highly reminiscent of "Gauntlet" or the aforementioned "Dark Alliance," except now you have complete control over the game's camera. You can rotate your view or zoom in or out to your heart's content. Even so, it tends to be a bit of a hassle, particularly in the cooperative mode. It doesn't help that playing from the furthest zoom makes you and your enemies so tiny you can barely see what's happening, or that at the closest zoom the walls and other bits of scenery can completely obscure your vision in the midst of a brutal fight.
Camera niggles aside, the action is well-handled for a game of this type.Read more ›
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This game is great!! Came out for Xbox and I just bought it for Xbox 360 and I love it. 4 Characters you can choose from which means at least 4 times to play through the game. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Roger Heflin
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