Reviews and Problems with Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
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28 December 2013
Summary: It has been almost 5 months after release, and an update is in order. Got the game again for 10 bucks on steam, which is a WAY more fair price than the ridiculous 30 Euros for that release disaster I returned in anger... However, I have to strongly disagree with the decent-to-good ratings that have started to come in. I agree, version 1.32 is a quantum leap when compared to the fraudulent, apocalyptic trainwreck they released.
Summary: You can score a game, but to be completely fair, you should score the developers and company too. You can take game design, planning, execution into consideration, but you can also take customer service and loyalty to one's fanbase as a concern. All of these things add up to make a great title. This Realms of Arkania remake and Crafty Studios both earn a zero out of ten. It's easier than you think to please fans of an old classic.
Summary: This is a fraud.. some small web game, casual makers tried to remake one of the great old rpg games... and failed in nearly every way. The NPC models are so ugly it´s a monster show, every aspect which was fun and atmospheric in the original is done cheap and bad in this "remake" and the game doesn´t even work at half... stay away.
Summary: This game is a buggy mess and just unfinished. Even without the bugs there is still a lot to fix, like the ultra slow combat which is absolutely no fun, the bad AI, the horrible graphics, lots of stuff missing from the original game. This game just sucks and the developers and the publisher should be ashamed about themselves. I'd write more, but I don't think this garbage is worth more words.
Summary: In all my years of gaming and all the games I've played I can say that this is the absolute worst launch of a game I've ever experienced. An abysmal festering trainwreck that grants more entertainment value from reading angry posts in the forum than it does from the actual game. It looks like crap, plays like ass and has more bugs than a Louisiana swamp. To call it a beta would be dishonest, that it's being sold as a finished product is really fraud.
Summary: Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny made by Crafty Studios has been released in a state most would call alpha at its best! As if that is not bad enough Crafty Studios and their lead developer for that game Christian Weinmüllner aka Chris Firefox insist the game is nearly finished and needs just a few small fixes and act as if all the complaining customers are just people who can not be satisfied.
Summary: not playable. not much to say about it. prealpha game. I always break my word on no preorder rule! what is wrong with me:( I give chance to every turn based game out there, and I cant stay hyped with a new one comes out. But I never expected steam would allow such a low quality game on sale. At least I ll be not preordering any game from steam for some time hopefully longer this time.
Summary: I love this genre and I very, very rarely score games this low. I can only think of maybe 10 games in my 25 years of gaming that were this bad compared with what else is available eg. Shadowrun Returns. This game is fully as bad as other users reported. Unfinished (I mean really, very unfinished), incomprehensible, boring, badly presented sound and graphics. No quests that I could find, no direction and all I did for hours was walk from place to place.
Summary: This has the makings of a basic fantasy RPG, but the game that was released today (July 30, 2013) is unplayable, boring, and not even to beta level. Who knows what the game might be like if they keep developing it, but there are hundreds and hundreds of programmer hours between where it is now and where it would be worthwhile to try. It was not marked as an alpha "become our bug tester" pre-release, it was sold to me as a fully functional game.