Great potential tarnished by poor translation and a few minor animation glitches.

User Rating: 7 | King's Bounty: The Legend PC
I still play the original KB from time to time, using DOSbox. Yeah, I loved it THAT MUCH. I played it to death when it originally came out years ago, so I was looking forward to this remake wit great anticipation. I picked up the demo when it was first released and played for hours. I like the way it sends you through "training missions" at first to get a feel for the game. Then you're sent out into the world which is lush and colorful and quite pleasing to look at. From then on, it seems like the original KB with better graphics... which is a good thing. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?

Well, unfortunately, the first thing you notice when you're getting your training missions at the beginning is that the story and dialogue suffered in translation. Ther are awkward turns of phrase, and even typos present. I thought to myself, hopefully, "This is just a demo, when the full game comes out, they'll have fixed it." Sadly, I was too optimistic. Nothing has been fixed in that area. If that sort of thing bugs you, it'll nag at you as you play. If it doesn't, you're likely to have a wonderful time.

As it stands now, I think I will reload Disciples II into my gaming rig, and eagerly await the release of Disciples III in Q1 2009. Even though it appears it's not going to be released by Strategy First, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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