Excerpt: “Crush me with your love!” proclaims a topless maiden as I rip her free from her evil captor’s chains. You won’t be the only one to expect a filthy sex act to follow but Conan being the family friendly experience it is, only rewards you with a bit of hanky panky and titillation. Conan is a typical 18 rated action game packed to the brim with gore, maimed corpses, filth and relentless killing; this is a 13 year old sadist’s dream videogame.
Conclusion: The biggest problem with this game is its length. I finished the game in around 6 hours or so, playing on the normal difficulty level. Unless you get stuck majorly during a boss battle you should be able to beat it in around the same amount of time. There are no real benefits to replaying this title, although there are unlockables, there not all that great unless you’re the kind of player who likes unlocking everything.
Excerpt: " Is that the new God of War game? " asks a visitor to the office last week. " No ," I reply. " It's the Conan game. It does look a lot like God of War though ." For anyone who knows their video game characters, the differences between Kratos and Conan are huge, but throw the game in front of a part-time gamer and the reaction is to be expected.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, the God of War has upstaged Conan, and there’s very little that can be done to separate both games. If only the developers tried to raise the bar and do add a couple of features you couldn’t do in the Kratos game it would have been a more rewarding experience, but instead they just chose to mirror it.
Excerpt: Conan was made for the God of War treatment. While other games of this type resort to some sort of hocus-pocus to sell their protagonists' inhuman fighting prowess, Robert E. Howard's Cimmerian superman requires no such artifice. Raised amidst war and brutality in an inhospitable landscape, adeptly savaging throngs of lesser men is as second nature to the barbarian as checking e-mail is to us.
Summary: At around $60, it is difficult to recommend such a short game for purchase. But if you need some mindless violence in your gaming collection, or an action romp that can help satisfy your hunger until God of War 3 shows up, then Conan is for you.
Summary: Conan's latest adventure may have plenty of topless women, but that doesn't make it exciting.
Pros: Combat system relies more on timing than button mashing; character models ook great; fights are bloody and full of limb removal; weapon system is great fun; stays true to the feel of the original Robert E. Howard stories.
Cons: Sound glitches abound; serious clipping issues; made me sick of seeing topless "maidens"; boss fights end up as more of a chore than anything; storyline feels more like a bad movie; too short; no replay value.
Excerpt: From THQ comes the adventures of Conan the Barbarian. The game plays a lot like God of War, from the battle system to the upgrade system. However, the combat is much more sluggish and awkward. When you first start the game, you have all the moves, all the armor, everything. However, when you unwittingly release a demon, and lose everything but your sword. You then go on a few tutorial missions before you’re tossed into the middle of battle.
Conclusion: If you liked God of War then Conan is worth checking out. This game has an easy learning curve and a story that should please fans of the Conan series. Conan is a clone to God of War and it can be seen throughout the entire game, but that is alright since Conan is fun to play, they took all the great aspects of that game and turned it into their own.