Excerpt: There’s an old adage in business that an average but well-executed business plan is far superior to an excellent plan that’s not well implemented, and the same thing holds true for computer games. Case in point we have Silverfall, an action-RPG with some cool ideas that are absolutely shackled by poor execution and questionable design decisions, and a game that will have you longing to play a mediocre Diablo clone instead.
Excerpt: Silverfall is a devourer of PC resources. It will use all of your PC's power and memory too! These huge system requirements would have been bearable had Silverfall delivered an all-round RPG experience, but sadly its visual excellence is its defining quality. The opening is set in your village and it has clearly been designed to show off the graphics engine with its mix of buildings, enemies, trees and water effects.
Excerpt: When Blizzard released Diablo way back in 1996, it took years for the copycats to start showing up, but now point-and-click action role-playing games come out every couple of months. Sometimes the developers of these games put a lot of effort into the title, like with Titan Quest , and sometimes we get B-grade games like Space Hack and Restricted Area . Silverfall , from developer Monte Cristo Games, falls pretty squarely into the latter category.
Excerpt: Silverfall is an appropriate name for this Diablo-like RPG, because while there are many good things that make it shine like silver, there are also a painful amount of bad elements that make the title fall. Depending on your play style and what you think is important in an RPG, you will either love this one or loathe it. The first thing you will likely notice when loading up the game are the graphics, which is really a high point.
Summary: Silverfall is a 3D action/RPG offering instantly gratifying gameplay, vast open areas to explore and plunder, hordes of unique creatures to cut a swathe through, and a unique interaction system: the way you treat your companions determines your relationship with them and how effective they are in battle.