What a fun game!
I never thought I'd use such a simple line (as displayed above) for a game, but I just had lots of fun playing it. From the storyline, to the gameplay, it was just lots of fun.
The gameplay was darn nice, seeing as how we were not only able to customize keys, but also change whether we triggered the spells by shift plus attack, or shift alone. Customization controls makes everyone happy in my opinion, and it surely was shown well here.
Yes, I did give this game a 10 out of 10 because of the intense fun I had...but...
I'm going to have to admit, there are things that just really got me disappointed in this game, or at least dissatisfied. For one, I know the graphics are awesome, and the game was spectacularly detailed and all... but that led to some fatal errors for me.
For example, I was playing on normal, and I just beat the skeleton king boss, and I was proceeding to the next level, and listening to the cinematic scene, when all of a sudden, the game screen froze, but the audio was still playing. So basically, I was looking at a still screen, but listening as the story continued on. After about...oh i'd say.. 15 seconds later, the game progressed on, and I killed the old priest-ish guy (I'm assuming he was the mentor that taught me in the beginning of the game). However, after I beat that stage, and listened on to the next cinematic scene, I realized that storyline I was hearing from this scene, was the same thing I was hearing while I had a frozen screen back then. So yeah, super detailed graphics made it a bit harsh on me.... but it doesn't end there. -_-
After I beat the game on normal, I decided to play on Hard. Once I beat the skeleton king again, and watched the cinematic scene, things turned for not the worse, but the WORST. As I was watching the cinematic scene, I was getting ready to fight the old priest again, when all of a sudden.... I heard the audio of the fight, and I was listening to as my character was getting mangled, but all I was looking at was the loading screen. *sobs* Oh the anger I felt, as I was helpless without any visual of what I was doing, and listening as my character just took blow after blow from the old priest. I tried pausing the game, I tried pressing the c button (the default key for the skills menu), I tried fighting back helplessly, but I was at the mercy of the DREADED LOADING SCREEN! It felt like it was mocking me as I was trying to fight my way back into the game. After about a minute or two... I noticed that I lost all my lives... because the Game Over screen came up. So... the pause screen doesn't interrupt the Loading screen, the skill screen down't interrupt it either... BUT THE GAME OVER SCREEN DOES??!?! Ahhh! Anger, anger, anger. T_T
So, overall, like I've said, it was just absolutely loads of fun playing this game, just pure and simple fun, but the time I spent between the skeleton king's death, to the beginning of the old priest battle will haunt me for as long as I play this game. So.... as far as replay value goes... I don't think I'll be playing this game anytime soon, even though it was such an awesome game to play. (Unless if you plan on fixing this nightmare of an error)
I'm not too angry about losing all that work I had put into hard mode because of the fun I was having, but to experience something like that again is just dissatisfaction to the video game player's soul at its worst.
Well, I can't relate it to the paladin series because I haven't seen the paladin series yet, but if the game is this good, I've got some high anticipation for the paladin series.
a shame, really
unfortunately even after weeks of beta testing and so on, problems are bound to arise that may be due to peoples individual machines.
one solution that may have worked, would be to quit immediately when hearhing the, then reopening the game to load your last position, that would not play the minimovie but would chuck you right into the game :)
again sorry, i amd glad you enjoyed it for the most part though!
Relating to El-Presidente before me, I also had problems with the spining sword, and I to am on a Mac, though I can't see how that would effect the viewing. Though if you play on firefox, it works just fine.
its great this game, it has a story, fighting and spells(there is mana in the real world but its just water from a dead guys bones). but yet it has flaws like that i won the game with out the use of any spells (expect the towers and the boss when u need to weaken him with spells) since u only need to max strength, dexterity, speed(only needed on the last boss) and health and then go rampage while walking backwards so they wont hit me.
It's good and all but...
This is probably one of the best games of the year!!! But it did have some problems.
Like when i got to this place that had 3 towers, And i can't get trough!!!
And it did have some other bugs...
fly above them!
hold space to rise
f to lower and land
Finaly the longawaited game arrives! :D Great stuff. The animations, the graphics, the sound, the music, the gameplay . . . everything is amazing. The filesize is huge though, heh, but it's nice with a lot of content. It's perfect in all ways! Keep it up!