Dark Messiah - Review @ Gamespot
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October 27th, 2006, 15:37
No big surprise here. Remember everybody, this is the game that used to be Arx Fatalis 2, until it got dumbed down for the X-Box 360 and had the "Might and Magic" name superficially slapped onto it. And today, PC gaming dies a little more.
As far as the game being an FPS with swords and not an RPG — if I wanted to play an FPS, I'd play an FPS. Melee combat in first person action games has never been very good and never will be. Take melee combat in any FPS — whether it's Fable, Gothic, Deus Ex, or Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines — and ask yourself whether it would make a good stand alone game just with that combat. It doesn't. If this game wants to be known as an FPS with guns, then it has to be compared with games like F.E.A.R., Halo, and Unreal Tournament, and it doesn't measure up in the action department. Ubisoft wowed everybody with a cherry-picked combat video for E3, but the game appears to be a lot more repetitive than that.
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