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Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements - Review @ GamesDog

by Magerette, 2008-02-09 16:44:17

UK games site GamesDog has posted a review of Ubisoft's XBox 360 version of Arkane Studios's Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, called DMoMM:Elements, rating it 7/10:

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, the PC original, was a brutally exciting, if a little repetitive action title.

Its major flaws were a combination of poor design choices (shallow character progression) and lack of play testing (some shocking bugs and glitches) that left it languishing well below the standard of true greatness...

Though the Might and Magic section of the title might encourage visions of beardy role playing epics, Elements possess the beating heart of a true action title. Think Oblivion, but without the masses of wandering and tedious chat....

 Unlike Oblivion however, the story here is as dull as dishwater. While the somewhat tedious story of the aforementioned RPG title was easily avoided by a roam into the countryside, Elements is staunchly linear. There are no casual meanderings to pick up a few flowers that one of the world’s characters desires above all other things.

It’s not that there isn’t any story there to devour. Just that what is there is so astonishingly boring and uninviting that you’d be hard pressed to remember what it was all about a half hour after you’d watched the ending credits roll...


It might not be quite as depth filled as you could have hoped, and a single play through will only take a matter of a free day, but there’s little doubt that Elements can be a lot of fun if you’re into the whole bloodlust thing.

If fantasy themed brutal first-person action is what you’re after, you could do a hell of a lot worse.

Source: Celestial Heavens

Information about

Dark Messiah of MM: Elements

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: Xbox 360
Release: Released