About all I can say about this game is it looks good. It's amazingly
detailed and there are tons of different weapons and armour to customise your
character with. Fighting is definitely the main focus of the game. You spend
nearly all of your time running across country and in caves or tombs hacking
down hoards of boring, push-over monsters (and the occasional tough ones) so you
can take their loot and sell it to buy some new, swanky bit of armour or weapon.
There's a story (barely) and main quest line but all that does is give you a
reason to travel on to the next region. There are side quests but for the most
part you would accomplish them anyway in the course of running around killing
everything. It's pretty basic sort of stuff. This is about as superficial a
game as you can possibly get.
The environments look lovely but the monsters aren't done particularly well.
You're apt to miss out on most of the detail because you have to zoom out all
the way in order to see what's ahead. That's especially important if you want
to use a bow or magic. What would alleviate this somewhat is the ability to
scroll the camera around but it's static, with you pinned in the middle of the
The only reason I bought this game is I was desperate for an RPG. But
it's sadly lacking as a role playing game. If all you want is some mindless
hacking and slashing with a shiny new game engine then fine. But if you're a
more sophisticated gamer I can't imagine this keeping you interested for very
long. It bored me to tears.