Reviews and Problems with Champions: Return to Arms
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Champions: Return to Arms
Game Over Online
6 February 2006
Excerpt: Last year’s translation of the popular Everquest universe from MMORPG into console hack-and-slash was a phenomenal success, thanks to Champions of Norrath. Building off the Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance engine as an initial starting point, Snowblind Studios created an engaging storyline of a vengeful...
Excerpt: Over the last few years Snowblind Studios has helped to engineer something of a renaissance for the hack n’ slash genre, elevating it from mindless hack-fests to killing sprees with a little more meaning.
Summary: is one of my favorite PS2 games. I’ve always been a big Gauntlet fan and with Norrath, you had a Gauntlet like game with some RPG elements and a great online aspect. I’ve spent a lot of time with friends playing the game and enjoyed the experience immensely.
Excerpt: A year after Norrath was released, the sequel—Champions: Return to Arms—is now available. In many ways, Return to Arms is a classic definition of "more of the same". The same graphics engine that Snowblind pioneered back in 2001 for Dark Alliance is present here, and there are still hundreds of...
Conclusion: If you're into RPGs and don't mind the medieval genre, get stuck into this digital feast and start racking up the mountains of gold to be spent on crystal swords of ice and flying stars of poison.