36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Great Game, But Know What You're Getting Into,
This review is from: Ninety-Nine Nights - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
There have been some bad reviews of this game but I think they're because people don't understand what they're getting into. This game isn't Oblivion; it isn't incredibly deep. It is a "button-masher," plain and simple. It's essentially the same as Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, if you like that kind of game. (The only reason MUA has gotten so much hype and bette reviews is because of the comic book fandom, IMHO.)
The game is a lot of fun despite it being repetitive. Instead of having 4 high-powered characters mashing down on one or two opponents, you have one (with backup which basically just helps hold the line) and you're slaughtering 50+ fiends at once. If you've seen LOTR (who hasn't?), you're essentially like Sauron in the first scene, hacking away at enemies and sending them flying with a few swipes of your sword (or other weapon depending on the character). I still haven't grown tired of charging into a battalion of baddies and launching them into the air and hacking my way through. There isn't any slowdown which is impressive when there are that many fiends on screen at once.
The graphics are gorgeous, I might add. This is the perfect game if you just want to sit down, not worry about how much magicka you have (or whatever else), and just slash away. It's a great "in-between classes" game for us fellow college students. It is repetitive (what "button-masher" isn't), but there are several characters to unlock, each with his or her own weapon and way of dispensing enemies, so that adds replay value to the game.
As long as you know what you're getting into with this game, ignore all of the bad hype. It's a lot of fun and I reccommend it.