Well-paced fantasy action game, if you have the patched version.

User Rating: 8 | Dark Messiah of Might and Magic PC
For those who thought this is along the series of Might and Magic, well, you may be a little put-off. It does have a little hint of RPG elements, in terms of the scarcely distributed skill points which are used to unlock somewhat cool abilities, but mainly it plays like an FPS, with swords and bows. Actually it's a great action game and for those who remembered and liked Crusaders of Might and Magic, you're in for a surprise treat.

The mixture of stealth, melee, sniping and magic is very well-balanced in this straightforward game with some curiously fun environmental puzzles to play with. With a survival style gameplay, kicking people off cliffs felt strangely rewarding sometimes, which is a cool feature here. Some levels are impressive and intense to play, like the worm scene and paokai parts, while most of the pathfinding and action are solid, with a bit of hidden areas to discover and occasional butts to kick.

The music is fantastic with a full orchestra to bolster. Sword swishes and staff whooshes sounds good all the way. Character mocap animations look very nice, especially Leanna, who has some subtly charming movements. Well, in any case, if you're going to try it, it will be a buggy nightmare without the patch, so be warned.