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I am running on low amount of sleep. Picked this up, figured I'd give it a try since there's been a lack of good single-player Pc games.

I must admit i'm looking forward to this one. Alot. The game while not graphically advance, looks alot better in motion that pictures could show.

Gameplay is much improved adding alot of new elements. The storyline seems intriguing, if not B-material. (including the voice acting)...you know what just download it...i'm going to sleep..zero's lazy tonight.

P.S. Shot were taken at 1024X768-32bit, Advanced Shaders on and full details. No AA or AF (cause i'm lazy again)
 

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oO is it just me or the game looks ugly? oO
 

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get the demo on fileplanet.com or 3dgamers.com

metalmurphy, yes it looks ugly and damn a 1.5gb demo is a little too HUGE for a game, does it comes with 20 hours of gameplay and the actual game has 8gb or what?! still, I'm downloading it as I'm a sucker for these types of game and the first one quite fun.
 

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Yeah im installing it now. And the stupid thing is, the file i downloaded is a rar, that extracts an compressed .exe that extracts the setup that installs the game. So i need like 8GB total just to install the damn game grrr

Hope its worth it oO
 

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test it and tell us what you think ;) , my internet connection is having some problems so I won't see it until night.

I heard that the size is so big because the file that contains the texture structure can't be modified to contain only 1 chapter so you have to download all that for a little demo ¬¬...
 

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Ok sorry for a late night, slop fest of a post. Anyways here's my good review.

Storyline: (8/10) The game takes place in the same world and settings as the first DS game. You are thrust into this new story during a time of conflict. A great war rages and you just got recurited to fight in it. Along side your trusty Elf companion your off to save the day. It seems very cookie cutter in many ways, but certain twists and turns even in the first chapter seem to make it more intereting that it looks.

Graphics: (7/10) I wish I could say better things about the graphics. Your treated to some very nice CG movies in the intro. Psyching you up for what could be a great graphically inclined game. Instead your getting about 2 notches up from the original
DS engine. The enviroments are nice and are lush with little details. Yet, it's still isn't up to standards with some of todays gaming. I still dreams of a rich filled DS or NWN style game with Guild War graphics. The lighting effects are nice, and the ingame cutscenes come together fairly well. It just need a little more.

Gameplay: (7/10) It's DS with new rules. It's like the BG games or even NWN. Your pretty much played the same game before, but with new spells, rulesets, and storyline. You point, click and your charcter attacks. There is some nice new items such as devastation attacks, and more emphasis for your party. Yet, I feel like I've played this all before. It's a nice deviation from the lackluster slow summer pc releases, but it's not enough.

Overall: (7.5/10) The original DS came out around the same time as NWN. It wasn't as smash office breaking as people had hoped, yet did create a nice expansive game to play. You can now find it in sotres for 9.99, or with it's expansion for 19.99. I think overall the lack of large upgrades to the graphics and gameplay.I'm going to wait for a significant price drop on this one. In the 19.99 to 24.99 range. Than again I'm a CAG.(Cheap ... Gamer).
 

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i must say, for the number of years its been since the original came out, you'd think the graphics would have actually improved. maybe they're taking things one step at a time and this one is about improving gameplay. the graphics will have to wait until the next game of the series. on a side note, DS was probably the most disappointing game i had bought back in the day. lasted 2 weeks before ... bleh. so, i might be a bit bitter against the series still. ;)
 

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im glad Zer0Soul made a good review couse i didnt play long enough to make a good one lol.

Honestly i dont have the patience for this type of games anymore, and seeing that on top of that this game kinda sucked, i only played for 10 minutes then i uninstalled it. All i can say is, Gameplay is fast, diablo 2 style, graphics are very very weak, textures and models are simply awfull, effects are pretty good though, sound is good (dont remember earing any music though), i never liked this fast paced gameplay in RPGs so i can't say if its good or not. I simply dont like it but others might. Imo, this is a game to be released 2 years ago, right now games shouldnt look like this xD
 

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yeah, I had the same impression, I still played much more than 10 minutes, the game does grows on you if you give it some more time, horrible graphics with nice touches makes it even harder, specially the fact that it seemed a little too jerky here.

although I think I could have some fun for some time with this one I think I'll pass
 

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I really hated this game, I only played for 20 minutes and uninstalled it. Here's 2 shots I took at max settings with 6X TAA and 16X AF and it still looks like a game from 4 years ago oO
 

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it looks like a bad N64 game....
 
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