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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: In the last few years, the PSP has seen a couple of installments of Sony Online Entertainment's action-RPG series Untold Legends . The series has basically stuck to the PSP, but coinciding with the launch of Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 3, is the release of Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom for the PS3. Will hack-and-slash fans easily warm up to Dark Kingdom , or should this story have gone untold? Read on to find out.
Excerpt: Ah, the launch title - so full of wonder and anticipation. You know what I mean: you wonder if the launch titles will be any good, and you anticipate better games coming out for the console later in its lifespan. The Untold Legends series was exclusive to the PSP before Dark Kingdom, where it had received average reviews at best, and Sony really hoped to improve on those results with the move to HD.
Summary: Sony Online Entertainment's excellent
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade brings the action-RPG genre to the PSP
in fine form. Featuring hundreds of items, levels and monsters, this deeply
engaging title should keep players occupied for hours. The solo quest is highly
entertaining and quite challenging, but the real appeal lies in its multiplayer
experience, which represents a giant leap forward for handheld gaming
Excerpt: Dark Kingdom is a solid title but there are definitely flaws. The graphics of the game are great, featuring environments and characters/NPC’s that are incredible. The water effects are simply mind blowing. Jump in the water, and the water ripples. Slam your weapon into the water, and it creates waves. It’s amazing, that’s the only real way to put it. However, there is one major flaw with the presentation, and that is the camera.
Excerpt: The PSP launched in March 2005 with only a few games that really took advantage of its hardware or unique features. One of the few that did was Sony Online Entertainment’s Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade. It was a game that had potential, and that potential has been brought to another Sony launch, that of the PlayStation 3. How does SOE’s Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom fare in the next-gen, non-handheld environment? To say it bluntly, fair. Very fair.
Conclusion: While this series made a perfect fit on the Playstation Portable, it lacks what it needs to be a successful console title. The Playstation 3 has a lot of potential, while that is known, it seems that this title doesn’t live up to what the series and the console is truly capable of.