Dragon Tears, Deadstones, and Two Annoying Protagonists
17 July 2011
Conclusion: Unfinished, unpolished, and broken. If not for the online co-op this would be a complete dud. They put in a lot of features that are great in theory but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Have I mentioned that I can't stand the main characters?
Excerpt: What does it take for a game to stick in a player's memory? For RPGs, it could be the writing of story and characters. For an action game, it might be the flexibility of movement and fluidity of combat. For a shooter, the graphics could be the centerpiece. For Hunted: The Demon Forge, it's none of the above.
Excerpt: It’s a bit unfair to assume that Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is an RPG based purely on its aesthetic, but it’s hard not to. I was about an hour in before it hit me: I’m not playing an RPG; I’m playing an action game. It’s a strangely hard realization to come to, but once you are able, you will find that Hunted does have something to offer to those looking for a certain kind of cooperative experience, even if it does have a few problems.
Excerpt: Dungeon crawls have been around for about as long as computers. Anyone remember Rogue? (get a copy compliments of GiN at the link) It might have been all ASCII text, but it was a dungeon craw nonetheless. The point is that hack and slash adventures have been with us for a long time. And for the most part, they haven't changed very much, though they prefer to be called Action RPGs these days. Hunted: The Demon's Forge attempts to change that formula up just a bit.
Excerpt: Despite the strong whiff of sword and sorcery it gives off, Hunted: The Demon's Forge is far more evocative of Epic Games than epic loot. Most of the RPG trappings of this co-op-focused action game are buried deep, allowing you to focus on head shots, cover dashing, and ally-reviving.
Summary: Hunted is a title for gamers who can turn off their brains and enjoy smashing some ugly baddies in the head. It's a lot like crushing a bug with a shoe: it isn't pretty but it gets the job done.
Pros: Classic RPG elements that carry over to both game types, Auto-aim makes bow and arrow combat sleek and sexy, A personalized dungeon creator
Cons: Massively steep learning curve, Repetitive hacking and slashing, Thick English accents are almost impossible to understand
Summary: When Hunted: The Demon’s Forge was announced by Bethesda Softworks, many lookedRead the full article…
Pros: + Offers fantastic co-op action, the game is perfect to play with a friend both online and local., + Interesting story with good characters, tie in a the creation mode with the crucible mode and you have a lot of content.
Cons: + Offers fantastic co-op action, the game is perfect to play with a friend both online and local., - The game overall just doesn’t do anything to set itself apart from the pack