Dark Messiah officially descending on 360

Ubisoft is officially bringing DMOM&M: Elements to Microsoft's console; US and UK release still up in the air.

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In February, North American game retailers briefly listed a product page for Dark Messiah of Might and Magic for the Xbox 360. Yesterday, the game's existence was officially confirmed. Titled Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements, the game was shown off to reporters at Ubisoft's press event, Ubidays 2007.

Originally released in 2006 for the PC, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is developed by France-based Arkane Studios. The game sported Oblivion-style first-person fantasy action, but it was extremely light on the role-playing; instead, it focused its energy on sword swinging and fireball shooting. It was based on the same Source engine as Half-Life 2, but it didn't receive the same glowing reviews bestowed on Valve's shooter.

Although Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements was being flogged to the press in Paris, it has no official release date in Europe. Its North American status seems even less clear. "At this time, this game has not been officially announced for a US release," was all an Ubisoft rep would say on the matter.

Check back later on in the week for GameSpot's first look at Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements.

Discussion

71 comments
ftjx
ftjx

almost worth playing through again, great game!

Alaris83
Alaris83

I'm actually surpised this hasn't come to console yet.

thestickman
thestickman

Oh God please bring this to America. I've always wanted it on the 360 XD

tayloramp609
tayloramp609

combat was more involving than oblivion, but i agree with people saying it will be a more broken port of a broken game. :(

James5000
James5000

I hope it's not just another Oblivion and has some new elements that haven't been seen on consoles.

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

Yet another developer porting unfinished games to the 360 for a quick buck :(

Chirico_Cuvie
Chirico_Cuvie

It was just barely playable on my PC, and then it was buggy anyway. I hope if they do release it for 360 they go back and address those issues.

sumbiznatch
sumbiznatch

They still make might and magic games? I thought that died years ago. LIke the dinosaurs.

Vortec33
Vortec33

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Dreski83
Dreski83

I enjoyed this game on the PC, but never really fell in love with it enough to finish it. Online multiplayer was something I was expecting big things from, but people never really bit, so I drifted. Hopefully with little tweaks in gameplay, Ai and some shameful achievements, I look foward to finally finishing this game ^_^

bka4u2c_basic
bka4u2c_basic

This was an okay title for me on the PC. I just wish I wouldn't have rushed out and got it on release day paying full price. it was fun to play through the first time, but no replay value for me. PC games normally drop in price quicker than console titles but this game plummeted in price fast. Its already in the bargain bin at most stores. Graphics were great and I didn't experience many bugs but after a while you feel like you're doing the same thing over and over again trying not to use the same technique to kill everybody. There's so many ways to fight but I kept coming back to the kick to stun and then kill them. Not much of a RPG game for me though, more action than anything. So for Xbox 360 users if the price is right its worth it.

Baulxy
Baulxy

This games combat is better than Oblivions in my opinion and when you began to cast a spell its cool how your hands become powered up with the element your about to cast. I had this game for the PC it be a good game for the 360 if they fix rest of bugs and change multiplayer up abit it be a great game to pick up

n0s2004
n0s2004

JoeSmith34,I couldn't have said it better myself. The only game My X360 is longing for is a sequel to Ninja Gaiden.

JoeSmith34
JoeSmith34

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements is a great RPG game that people will love to play on the Xbox 360. It's cool that the Xbox 360 is actually the system with by far the biggest and best library of Role-Playing Games this generation. It's so easy for developers of PC games to convert the games to the Xbox 360 that it almost goes without saying that PC games will end up on the Xbox 360. That's why the Xbox 360 and PC gets so many games, but the Playstation 3 is often not included. Just look at the way Command & Conquer 3 was released recently for PC and Xbox 360, but not on Playstation 3. It really is a great time to be an owner of an Xbox 360, because it has SO MANY awesome and fun games of every kind!!!!!!

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

Don't bother Goddbless, it turned out to be one of the most overhyped disappointing games of last year.

GoddBless
GoddBless

Gotta try this one out. Heard a lot about it.

madcapper248
madcapper248

I've been wanting this game on 360. I played the demo on my PC and it was awesome. I bet this game could have some awesome achievements.

Gigatron
Gigatron

nice! the game looked very cool, and now those who don't have a beefed-up pc can experience it!

Pete5506
Pete5506

The game is good on the pc, lets see if it can be better on the 360

Solid-CELL
Solid-CELL

loved Dark Messiah for the PC. To bad the bugs were so horrible(and the patches didnt fix ANYTHING for me) that i couldnt get past Chapter 2. So i only played the online. waste of money.

R3V3N4N7
R3V3N4N7

I heard about the game and it had a few bugs so hopefully they'll be resolved for the 360.

smithy1185
smithy1185

I recently played through DM about a month ago and I was surprised at how much fun the game was. I wonder if they will change anything for the 360.

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

"I got a feww copy of that game with my video card....never bothered installing it. Maybe I'll give it a try now that people say its fixed" it was never broken, well maybe the usa version was but the nz version ran just as well as hl2. strange how gs gave it 6.7 and here in nz the reveiws were 8-9s

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

its the most uderated game I have ever played, one of the best games of last year, It may not be much rpg but its awesome if you look at it as a fps with swords

jhz
jhz

Might get this game, looks ok and the demo on pc was quite good.

Homes225
Homes225

Nothing Special. Just an Action/RPG/FPS pushed by Steam.

bulletsword
bulletsword

if I ever get this game, i'm still getting it for the PC.

Diernes
Diernes

Severly underated game. I had no problems with it at all once I patched it and tweaked the source engine with a few ini commands for my system. (Only played through the game recently.) the frame rate was super smooth on max. Kinda solidifys the horrible reality that these days you really need to wait a month or two before buying PC releases. Also makes me wonder that alot of PC gamers should relaly just stick to the consoles where their are no system variables to take into account as everyone runs the game on the same hardware. Which ever way you look at it this is good news for the Xbox360 which has a lack of titles.

moocow21
moocow21

Before the PC version came out I was hyped for this game and prayed for a 360 version. But after reading the reviews of the PC version, I'm not excited for this in the least.

jknight5422
jknight5422

I'd prefer it was an RPG type game rather than a shooter using sword & fireballst though. Oh well, not coming to the US anyway so what, me worry?

Daytona_178
Daytona_178

well more games cant really be bad now can it?

Kayrod29
Kayrod29

They will kink out all the bugs and update this game for the Xbox 360. Like that one guy below said, more games for the Xbox 360, so this isn't bad.

elreddiablo
elreddiablo

hey more games on my 360 woohoo. more more let kill sony like sony kill my n64 dreamcast xbox gamecube now is MS&nintendo time baby to get some pay back yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa muhahahahahaha

gerrad2003
gerrad2003

I got a feww copy of that game with my video card....never bothered installing it. Maybe I'll give it a try now that people say its fixed

Rockin_MixMasta
Rockin_MixMasta

Lol it's called patches, noobs. They've released numerous patches and the game runs fine now. It's not that Steam doesn't care. It's that you're all too lazy.

RussianYulia17
RussianYulia17

Nice, didn't get the chance to play this one on the PC so can't wait for the 360 one. Source Pwnage!!!!!!

mesony
mesony

sweet can't wait that game looks sweet i almost brought it 3 times now i will wait for the 360 one!!!!!!!!!!!!

GreenMan
GreenMan

If they iron out the many issues the PC version had, I may consider getting this. The game itself was quite interesting (though the combat was tricky in first person and a little repetative), but was completely broken. I once waited 30 minutes for a level to load up. If it's a straight port, they'll have no excuse if any of the bugs come over in the transition, otherwise I'd have to question what they're actually doing with their development time.

runstalker
runstalker

It's funny, I never had a problem with this game. Not one installation issue. No lag, no stutters, and not one crash from beginning to end credits. I recall it played beautifully on a machine with two GF 7800 cards. I felt terrible for all the people crying on message boards about the game not running or having these game-breaking bugs, because I simply did not experience them. I am not one to overlook or forgive bugs either. As a smooth, fully functional game, I think Dark Messiah is a good first-person action title that Gamespot totally underrated. 360 owners shouldn't be put off. PS: It's -not- like Oblivion. Get that through your skull right here, right now. The game plays more like a first-person shooter with magic and melee. This is what you should expect.

Everon22
Everon22

Terrible bugs. Combat was interesting, but not enough for me to give a second run through.

xBlitzerx
xBlitzerx

Brutal on PC. So why bring it to the 360?

reece590
reece590

Yes, That game looks cool, sort of like Oblivion.

vandiemen007
vandiemen007

To this day I cannot play this piece of trash on the PC because of the bugs. I bought it through Steam who didn't care, and ubi obviously didn't care...I wouldn't touch this game with a 10' pole

dukerav
dukerav

I just recently finished it, and am probably one of the few who did enjoy it, post patch at least. I for one saw great potential in the game, and I do agree this feels better suited to consoles than PC. I hope this does well and we see a possible sequel for the consoles.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Pass... seems like my Messiah is dark enough these days.

Lestat_1_basic
Lestat_1_basic

one of the biggest disappointment, mostly due to a horrible launch filled with bugs and a patch that took forever to be released. I bought, installed it, couldn't play due to bugs and shelved it and waited, waited and waited for a patch. Stopped caring and never touched it since.

SinfulSpikey
SinfulSpikey

It felt like a console game on the PC. So, eh, it'll probably do well. I'll probably pick it up.