โพสต์: 29 มิถุนายน
For anyone who thought that MM6 and MM7 were the best games in the series, this game is a huge let down. The developers took the best part of the game series, the sandbox element, and replaced it with a linear piece of junk.
There were three aspects of the game that I enjoyed, the riddles and/or puzzles, being able to gather most quest objects without having the quest active yet (it saved me a lot of running around and back-tracking), and the fallout-style epilogue for some of the completed quests, that I got after beating the game. It could have given me a little extra time to read them, but whatever.
That said, those are the only three elements of the game that I enjoyed and if I had to rate the game on a scale of one to ten, I'd say it'd rate a three with their inclusion.
The rest is just full of dross, I beat the game and started today on the Falcon and the Unicorn DLC. Got fed up when it just transported me to the dungeon and dumped all the stuff I had. Even if I would have gotten my things back by getting to the second level of said dungeon, the approach and how it handled the interaction does not make sense to me.
Having said all of this, I can forgive a lot if there is a good story included in a game.
The story given is a piece of crap. The more I think about diffent elements in it, the less it makes sense to me.
It is presented in such a way as to celebrate how humans can do anything, while slandering the names of two real-life angels according to the bible, and presenting the policy of the separation of church and state as something that is needed because the angels are the corrupt element in the government. This just doesn't make sense to me in a fictional world, where as far as I know every other supernatural being is given a made up name. Why go to the trouble of offending people who believe the two named angels are real beings in the real world, and one of which is described in the book of Daniel as the Great Prince who protects the Jews? The writer could have just as easily made up another name for these mortal non-angels as they are presented in the world.
There are other issues I have with the game, lots of them, but you don't need to hear general griping from me. Just suffice to say that my personal tastes find this game to be extremely lacking on several levels, despite looking forward to playing it since I heard that it was being made.
Some may claim that I'm setting the bar too high, but I think it's high enough for an expectation of what to expect from a game calling itself 'Might+Magic x:Legacy' when the Wizardry series ended on an awesome note with Wizardry 8. I can play Wizardry 8 to this day and have an awesome time, but I can tell you all that I'm never touching this piece of crap again. Later! Time to play Wizardry 7, I want to see what I can do with a party starting W8 as allies of the other races...