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The Chosen - Review @ IGN

by Magerette, 2007-10-06 10:14:22

IGN has posted a short review of Rebelmind's recently released action RPG, giving it a somewhat harsh 4.5 out of 10 (Poor) :

Magic spells come from books or scrolls, but you have to have a pretty beefy Knowledge stat to do it. Of course you also find plenty of armor and weapons. For a while I thought the usage requirements were just insane, and I'm pretty sure the blame for that falls squarely on this gimmicky feature called the Cauldron of Creation. Characters in the story hail this thing as a miracle of science, but mostly it's a miracle of currency disappearance. You're supposed to be able to repair your weapons by combining items with armor you don't want, lessen the stat requirements by combining them with magic scrolls or books, but the cost makes it prohibitive. You need your gold for health potions and pet resurrection scrolls. 

...When you get down to it, The Chosen is one generic game, and there are better ones with more personality that you can play online for free. Doesn't help that it likes to crash when you leave it sit for more than a couple minutes. The sound and graphics don't make the monotonous gameplay very rewarding, so it turns into more of a slog than something you'd do for fun.

Information about

Chosen: WoS

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Hack & Slash
Platform: PC
Release: Released