a stripped down, more action orientated version of the Diablo formula.
I have played through this game a few times with my brother. While it is a solid single-player experience on its own i truly shines as a two player cooperative game. Featuring the usual array of heroes you roam the lands in search of damsels in distress and dragons to be slayed. Well, almost. The game is unfortunately very linear and plays more like an isometric action game han an RPG. The choice of weapons and number of monsters is very limited and supports that notion. Still, the game mechanics are rewarding an it is fun hacking and slashing through the various stages which consist of a few acts all set in different "worlds" and surroundings. The story is a very basic fantasy story, nothing great to expect here. The controls are intuitive and efficient in regards to the flow of the game which is rather fast and arcade style than slow and tactical. The boss encounters have a few strategic elements to it (as in how to beat them) but that is about as tactical as the game goes.
All in all, a stripped down, more action orientated version of the Diablo formula. In fact, the game almost resembles classic dungeon crawlers a la Gauntlet more.
Highly recommended as a coop game. In single player, it is an average game and lacks depth