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Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom PS3 Review
29 May 2010
Excerpt: With two games already released on the PSP, the Untold Legends series has been doing the hacking and slashing business for quite sometime, but only now has the series made its epic journey to the shiny, new PS3. Making it the first time the series has featured on a fully fledged console.
Excerpt: Sony Computer Entertainment's Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom marks an early attempt at utilizing the Playstation 3 to put together a memorable experience to anchor it's early game lineup. Though it’s not terrible, Untold Legends (UL) does not offer up a next-gen experience per se. But with all things considered, it certainly is an experience worth playing.
Conclusion: When Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade debuted on the PSP, I couldn't figure out why Sony didn't just make it a Champions of Norrath game. Now I'm even more confused. Why port over a PSP spin off of a best selling PC/PS2 franchise (Everquest) to the PS3? Even more strange, this one's hardly even related to the other Untold Legends games. What we have is a fairly generic action RPG with decent (but not next gen) graphics and a mediocre story.
Pros: Action RPGs are a genre that never get old, PS3 launch title, Action RPGs are a genre that never get old, PS3 launch title
Cons: Story has nothing to do with other Untold Legends games, The fact that this was started as a PS2 game shows, Hack-n-slash action gets reduced to button mashing, All three characters look like they stepped off of 1980's hair band album covers, I kind of don't care what happens to the Kingdom of Dureth, does that make me a bad person?, Story has nothing to do with other Untold Legends games, The fact that this was started as a PS2 game shows, Hack-n-slash action gets re...
Excerpt: Here is the story. After years of service to the king fighting in foreign conflicts, a highly trained group of knights return to their homeland. However they discover that, through the use of dark magic, their kingdom is an evil place. The King now plans to actually use his own knights against the good people! However, the knights see what must be done and devise a plan to eliminate the crazy King.
Excerpt: Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom is the latest entry in the dungeon crawling series of action RPGs, and marks the first time the series has appeared on a home console. Being one of the PlayStation 3's first RPGs you might expect it to dazzle with next-gen shine and wow with some well tested combat-focussed gameplay, but it falls someway short of expectations. Dark Kingdom is a middling RPG with average visuals and a severe lack of originality.
Excerpt: Thanks to accessible gameplay and reviewers willing to forgive a launch title’s faults,
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade
made an immediate impact alongside the launch of the PSP. It was really the first time a publisher had brought true action-RPG gameplay to a handheld, and as a result gamers largely forgave the game’s rather mediocre presentation and somewhat repetitive nature.
Excerpt: Product Description Untold Legends Dark Kingdom will set the standard for next-gen action-RPG's by delivering an immersive fantasy experience through its high-definition graphics, dramatic storyline, and action-packed battles filled with heart-pounding combat, magical spells and brilliant visual effects. In addition, Dark Kingdom will deliver in-depth character progression, online multiplayer gameplay and online game services through PlayStation®3 online network.
Excerpt: The first thing you'll notice in Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom are the trees. Not because they are beautiful necessarily, but because they are everywhere. And you are forced to look through them constantly, almost totally obscuring your view. You begin your Dark Kingdom journey in a deeply wooded area outside of a city. Your view is a top-down isometric view much like those of the latest Gauntlet games.