Summary: The CD was in very good condition, it says "Has some wear to it, but in good shape" Or something, well, I received it and the CD looked brand new. I'm overall happy with it, didn't come with the booklet or comic (which is fine, I don't care). The only complaint I have, which is why I'm only rating it 4 stars, is that it didn't come with a product key so I could install the game. Luckily, I found another one.
Summary: I saw this game a few years ago, and after I began to build computers, I decided to track this one down, and frankly, I wasn't too disappointed with it. Ordering and delivery times were good and simplified, so there is no confusion to what's going on. Graphics, for an older engine, looked nice. It's almost like a modern version of Diablo if I can compare the two in terms of churhces being converted to demonic bastions.
Summary: A pretty good game, really fun, lots oof cool clases. It has a good plot as well, nothing life changing but very well thought out. the downside is that the game gets really repetitive. after the 500th "go kill 10 of enemy x" quest, its frustrating. also, traving through three zones full of enimes to get to one quest area is annoying.
Summary: If you enjoyed games like Diablo 2 or Titan Quest you'll likely enjoy this game. Upon first installation, the graphics look poor and the games runs pretty choppy. All that needs to be done is the installation of the 1.2 patch. This patch massively improves the graphics, and removes all choppiness. At least it did in my powerful gaming PC. The story itself is entertaining, if not too serious at times. It blends humor in with the post-apocalyptic plot well.
Summary: Pros: great assorment of weapons/armor, lots of demons to destroy, lots of quests (although most of the side ones just want you to either kill a certain demon or active some sort of device or collect demon parts) Cons: not as wide a variety of demons as i had hoped, there are only a couple variations of areas between stations Worth it to buy though as customization is limitless and who doesn't love mass slaughter of demons?
Summary: I have played this game and it is fun but a bit clunky and repetitive. I would however like to point out that all developers at Flagship Studios have been laid off in July 2008 and that the current intellectual property ownership of this game is now uncertain or in doubt. What this means to new players is that the extra content patches that were promised on the box and in numerous reviews and on the game's website may or may not come to fruition.
Fun, somewhat flawed, well done, but worth it in the long run
Nanohead "nanohead", Amazon
22 May 2008
Summary: I was one of the early Hellgate buyers who was massively frustrated because it wouldn't install, wouldn't start, or just crash. Bugs, goodness, lots o' bugs in the beginning. But the developers got them all fixed, and then some. I actually went back to it one day, fired up the launcher, and lo and behold, a single player update came down, and then it just started, and I never looked back. Played through twice so far, and I must say, its really really fun stuff.
Summary: Every RPG fan remembers Diablo and D2 with great fondness. It had a very fresh feel and addictive gameplay, coupled with crazy loot, to make a very good RPG. That was 12 years ago, now in 2008 we are presented with the rebirth of the Diablo era. However this is no Diablo. That being said it is a working man's game. A game you don't have to spend countless hours to try and get where everyone else is.
Summary: This is a great all-around game that aims to please as many people as possible without sacrificing all the aspects of playability to the "game critic" gods like some of these reviews. At least with this game, I could imagine a sibling or other family member coming up to tell me about how they enjoyed it, rather than telling me how esoteric and therefore uninteresting it is.