Among the most immersive RPG's ever with a well designed "FPS" aspect.
spyder77777 wrote this review on .
Other than [sorta'] guilty pleasures like Diablo 2, never has a game garnered so much of my time. I love RPG's to begin with, but since Baldur's Gate 2, I hadn't been overly impressed with any of the single player games in the genre. This game changed everything.
From an intricate design of the character's physical appearance to customizing spells, this game has more than I ever expected. Additionally, the "FPS" aspect makes it that much more of a pleasure to play. It is designed so well that one could easily compare the FPS gameplay to nearly any shooter out there. You sneak, dodge incoming spells/arrows, and attack with your own spells, arrows or good old-fashioned fists. It actually plays as though it's a unique version of your favorite shooter.
I could rave forever about all the positives, I'm sure you'll find plenty in others' reviews.
I'll mention a couple cons to the game just to give a little credibility to this review. First, the menu access is definitely awkward for the PC version. This is the telltale sign of the port from console. Also, why don't games like this ever have the unbelievably difficult final enemies to battle (like FF VII)? True, I "could" turn the difficulty all the way up and play through various bosses. However, I think a totally separate and optional enemy that dwarfs the rest in difficulty always adds a fun goal to the endgame. It would be perfect for this game. The only other complaint I have is the number of bugs it has. It's not unbearable or excessive by any means, but it'd be really cool to see a game of this magnitude even cleaner than it already is.
It's an amazing game though, easily one of my all-time favorites.