120 of 132 people (91%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
So, I played this entire game through from start to finish. I was really looking forward to playing this game, because I am a fan of the actual roleplaying game. To say the least, I was thoroughly disappointed.
The game suffers from lighting errors early in the game, which already establish a bad image for the rest of the game. The annoying lighting errors aside, the actual graphics of the game aren't horrible, but aren't impressive either. I recall some texture errors on armors, in which a glitchy texture covered the entire armor set. In addition, I also recall many of the armor models being reused, so quite a few of the armor sets look the same.
The actual game play is accurately described in the description as, "hack and slash", so I can't complain about the mostly tedious game play. There really isn't much room for character development, which is limited to four different classes, each with a set race. I will however say that despite limitations, the concept of leveling up, and upgrading your equipment, is what keeps the game playable.
As for the actual storyline, I won't spoil any of it, but I will say that in my opinion, the storyline isn't satisfying and the final boss fight is nothing short of frustrating and redundant (and for me, one of the lowest points of the game).
If all of the bugs were fixed, and there was more room for character development, then with some expansions onto the actual content (like maybe a sandbox mode or more of a storyline, because the actual game is very short), then this game would be a decent game. However, at its current phase, I cannot say I would recommend it, and overall I was disappointed.
41 of 47 people (87%) found this review helpful 4 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2015
Although it is certainly possible to glean some enjoyment from this game, it is impossible to pretend that it isn't a huge failure in every way imaginable. Like nearly every D&D title not adapted by Black Isle Studios and/or BioWare, it is an affront to all the grand-daddy of RPGs stands for. It is a barely customizable linear hack'n'slash with a wonky camera, unintuitive targeting and unresponsive controls. Note also that both the develepor and the multiplayer platform, Bedlam and GameSpy respectively, are out of business. So neither support nor dungeon-crawling with strangers are an option.
31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful 6 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Dungeons and Dragons without character personalization. Lots of barrel smashing, and lots of bugs. Inventory window and item descriptions were broken last time I played it. I was so disappointed with this game that I threw it in the trash.
22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful 4 people found this review funny
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
If you want to D&D get into a game on Roll20.net or a game shop and play. Find good people or play with friends. Save your money. "Travel to the Dalelands of the Forgotten Realms, where the journey begins in the remote Desertsmouth Mountains." More like "Travel in this cage! Its a dungeon! Dice is ALWAYS on your side! Also Enjoy all the bugs!" You don't travel outside of the mines and ruins. You are stuck in this goddamn place and you can't explore all of Dalelands. Its such crap. Don't buy it, don't gift it, don't even bother pirating it.
20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful 3 people found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
I've tried to come back to this game a few times now but just can't seem to stay interested. Not sure if it is the simplistic story or the silly way in which the NPCs just grunt at you while the dialogue comes at you (reminds me of a Nintendo game actually), but I just haven't been able to stick with the game long enough to finish it. Combat mechanics are ... meh, and you are forced to pick from a mostly premade character with no ability to really create your own character which is also disappointing considering this is a D&D game. Kind of felt like Gauntlet-ised D&D.