Summary: THis is a short review cause I have played this and Hunted: the demon forge and the only thing that seperates these two games is that you don't need some platform to switch characters. The game really comes down to the fact that instead of 'one' character doing everthing you have 'two' now. One swings the sword and is indestructable while the other uses magic and the 'soft' spot if you will that keeps the game 'balanced' some what.
Summary: This game is fantastic. The last game ever made by the now defunct Game Republic, developer of great indy titles like Folklore and Majin and the forbidden kingdom. Once again, they shine in art design - creating a rich, macabre , and magical fantasy world. If you have ever read the Berserk manga, the feel is very similar and the game is reminiscent in tone and style of the Dreamcast Berserk game.
Summary: A Good Game, but not great. I find this combat style much better than my recently traded Prince of Persia. The balance of of fighting and magic work well together, its not to acrobatic but has a nice balance of moves. Good story and I am interested in the characters. The finishing moves are powerful and nice to look at. What I didn't like is some of the model rendering, It is not very solid, in some instances you can see right thru Gretchen's head.
Summary: This is a fun game. It plays much like god of war, and the ability to mix in magic is awesome. The graphics are not that great, they are OK. The storyline is solid, the characters are good, and the voice acting is decent. The only problem I have with the game is that there is no compass or directional mission help of any kind. I get lost or go in circles too much. The cut scenes are actually pretty cool, and they fit the game well.