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Stranger - Review @ IGN

by Magerette, 2008-04-30 16:19:17

IGN weighs in with a less than glowing review of the rpg/rts hybrid from Fireglow, Stranger, giving it an overall score of 4.4/10: 

Stranger is still playable, however, and it's got some nice extras like its crafting system and the ability to merge mercenaries with other allies to create more powerful versions, like spider-riders. It's just going to require a lot of patience on your part to engage in a kind of tidal advance and retreat maneuver in an attempt to draw as few enemies as possible at a time and power up skills until you're able to wipe the map. It's a truly tedious process.

Then there's the fantastical story, which fails to inspire anything more than boredom. And that's too bad, as with a compelling tale filled with vibrant, identifiable characters it's possible to stomach poor gameplay in order to continue the tale. Stranger's plot and cast of characters are so removed from reality, so unfamiliar, cardboard-thin, and devoid of humanity that it's difficult to do anything with the whole narrative construct than simply hold it at a distance and arch an eyebrow.

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SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Unknown
Platform: PC
Release: Released