Додано: 3 травня
Definitely a nice game. Decent story and top tier visuals for it's time. You see MMOs with worse visuals than this in current modern day so these haven't aged THAT much. The style is semi cartoonish as well so there's no real need to go so intricate with graphics anyway. For those who have played this on XBox and are afraid of the ultra long load times this game had in that console, I'm glad to say those days are gone. The game has near no loading now. Also this game now has HD visuals so everything just looks prettier than you remembered. As sounds and voice go, the acting is average. Does the job but some characters sound less lively than others. My only gripe is that some cut scenes remained in low resolution. Mainly the very first intro to the game world, which would make players think the game is not HD. They used the in game engine to render them but they are still FMVs. An upgrade to these could have been nice, if possible. But it's minor in the end as many cut scenes are made non FMV.
As for gameplay. This game is an action RPG with some first person shooter elements. See, you play (eventually) as four characters. Two use melee weapons, one uses staves that can shoot magic and the last one uses magic infused guns. In combat, you switch through these characters at will, switching from third to first person depending on the character. Your spells are done in bullet time, as the game slows down to almost a full stop. Your enemies are fast and relentless so you need to strategize with all four characters if you want to survive. Combat itself is medium paced for melee users. Reminds me a bit of Phantasy Star Online and it's three attack combos for melee characters. First person is pretty much as you'd expect. You aim and shoot and that feels good and evenly paced.
The world is rather big for it's time and you have to run in the early levels to places that are rather far, yet there's no real loading times between most doors so the experience feels very open world. There's stuff laying about the world for you to check and interact with, and places with hidden treasure or screenshot worthy vistas. All in all running around the game world is an interesting experience.
In the end, yes, I recommend this game. It's good, solid and you can sink a few hours in it. A great job of a game indeed.