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: 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
Conclusion: inXile Entertainment had a clear vision with what it wanted to do with Hunted: The Demon's Forge. That vision came up short due to clunky controls, linear gameplay and a very frustrating single player experience. The game's core fun is based on co-op, but there are still some design flaws that hurt even that experience.
Excerpt: This middling co-operative effort from Bethesda never quite rises above its generic and repetitive gameplay.
Pros: Has co-operative gameplay; wide variety of items and enemies; Gears-of-War style gameplay will appeal to fans of that style of gameplay. CONS: Poorly written across the board; local co-op is a disaster; no inventory with which to store items; repetitive encounters and challenges.
Conclusion: Hunted : Demon's Forge n'est pas la petite bombe espérée mais juste un jeu d'action coopératif peu inspiré qui manque clairement d'ambition pour s'extirper de la moyenne. L'aventure est futile, l'action est quelconque et certains passages sont irritants en solitaire mais la réalisation est correcte et la durée de vie respectable, surtout si vous souhaitez créer vos propres niveaux.
Pros: Jouable à deux, Réalisation correcte, L'éditeur de niveau
Cons: Linéaire, Combats sans éclat, Doublages médiocres