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- Follow the young hero Sareth, trained to fight the prophecy of the Dark Messiah, but facing revelati
- The enhanced version of the powerful Source Engine from Valve brings you new jaw-dropping environmen
- Challenge the forces of evil in 12 immense levels and learn to master over 40 weapons and dozens of
- Explore a new and darker side of the legendary Might and Magic universe where the forces of evil are
- By gaining experience through fighting, players will be able to unlock new skills or equipment in or
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In 2006, Arkane released its second game, "Dark Messiah of Might & Magic," for the PC. It was a spinoff of the once popular roleplaying and turn-based strategy series that was nonetheless a departure due to its first-person, action-adventure gameplay. It wasn't met with cheers by the gaming press as was "Arx," but it wasn't lambasted either.
2008. Enter the Xbox 360 port and/or adaptation, now with the added subtitle "Elements." Gaming critics everywhere can't be bothered with that old adage, "If you don't have something nice to say..." If they are to be believed, this game sucks @$$. That's right, GameSpot reviewer Brett Todd was so unimpressed he dismissed it with a 3.5 score out of 10. If you can believe everything you read, that should tell you to stay clear of this one.
And if you were to do so, that would be a real shame.
"Elements" casts you as Sareth, a mysterious and unenthusiastically voiced wizard's apprentice who is about to unveil his destiny and save the world from sinister forces. But as this is a fantasy game, that goes without saying, doesn't it? At any rate, the story is predictable but not entirely uninteresting despite so many abundant clichés, and, worst case scenario, it should keep you interested until the credits roll.
As Sareth, you may specialize in one of four classes as opposed to the PC version's free-form adaptations. You begin the game by choosing his career path.Read more ›
The skill selction is extremely limited as well (You pick a class and your stuck with that Class' Skills/Spells/Weapons) with no ability to mix and match the diferint skill sets. If your a Mage, you can't use anything aside from your spells and a staff. If your a Warrior, get ready for a big sword and not much else. If your an Assassin, sure you can backstab and hide in the shadows, but you can't equip a bow. If your an archer then this has become ye olde FPS, just don't run out of ammo.
Don't take this as a reason to give up on this game. Its like Playing 1st Ed. D&D just by your self (Haven't tried Multiplayer yet, after some more people buy the game and get online with it, I'll try it out and edit this review). The combat is acutally pretty good, with different Classes having a unique feel for combat and environmental objects adding spice to the mix. You can sneak up behind a gaurd taking a break by the fire and either backstab him, or boot him firmly face first into the fire and watch him scream. You could be being chased by a group of monsters leading them along and round a corner close to some wall spikes or other trap, just go Sub-zero on them by freezing the floor with an ice spell and watch the fun as they lose their balance and fall face first into the trap. You could take out the supports of a scafold and drop it along with whatever its holding onto your foes. Found a vase of Oil?Read more ›
With the cons out of the way, on to the greatness. This game really excels in the way it allows you the freedom of determining how to dispatch of your enemies.Read more ›
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I really liked this game. I had never heard of it before, until I did an impromptu search for games by Ubisoft and found it in the list. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Diane L. Cass
So much kicking so little time.
This game has more kicking than Roadhouse.
GREAT game and great gameplay! My xbox thanks me for this bought!Published 17 months ago by IBRAHIM ALBADI
I just recently purchased and started playing this game. I assume that it's because of when it came out that people have spotted comparisons and, mostly, contrasts between it and... Read morePublished on May 8, 2014 by Midway 47
I have already bought the PC collection edition so maybe that will be better on the PC. I'll first tell you overall how I felt the game was before I got stuck. It's a bit cheesy. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by Richard C. Jensen
It's i the game not something else and it came fast also the game was well protected and it wasn't damagedPublished on January 11, 2014 by Juansanchez
Game kept sticking and finally wouldn't even proceed. Didn't realize it was first person view, which I hate and action is unwieldyPublished on January 30, 2013 by Christine Payton