well done old school hack n' slash title

User Rating: 8.3 | Ninety-Nine Nights X360
Many people are saying N3 sucks, its not worth it, yadda yadda yadda. Truth is, if you are into old school hack n' slash of any type, are a fan of dynasty warriors, or a fan of kingdom under fire then there is no question about it: this is your title.

N3 is exactly what I expected it to be. Yes, it is a simplistic button mashing beat em up, and yes it does remind me of dynasty warriors but thats a good thing. There are however some slight problems but there is also a lot of positive things that make this game a worthwhile addition to anybody's collection.

Graphically N3 takes hack and slash to the next level. The weapons and armor glint in the sun, and the motions are extremely fluid. As I was playing Inphyy's campaign (the first in the game) it was exactly like she was dancing through waves of enemies with her sword. She spun and twisted, annihilating basically anything within a 10 foot radius around her. The special moves are very cool as well as they fill your screen with colorful special effects and dazzling light displays. My only qualm with the graphics other then every goblin looking the same (even a little variety would have been nice) the wonderful "pea soup" that plagued oblivions draw distances is back, only in N3 its a little worse. However since you are in combat most of the time you tend to forget about it. It is a really short draw distance though.

As far as the sound goes, its what you would expect from an asian title. The voice acting blows. Yes it is downright horrible. Yet so was Dynasty Warriors, and pretty much anyone who plays any japanese / korean made game will not be fazed.

Control wise, the game handles much like you would expect. X and Y handle your basic attacks, and they can be handled in any order to pull off quite a large number of combo's. The B button handles your orb attack, which causes your character to move and attack quickly across a large area, decimating hundreds of enemies in a matter of seconds.

Overall, this is definitely a worthwhile game to add to your collection, and if you are looking for fairly easy achievements, this is the title for you. In addition to that, for the 50.00 price tag, you can't pass it up.

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