Reviews and Problems with Champions: Return to Arms
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better than the first game
Matthew Boswell, Amazon
20 February 2011
Summary: For those who like "Champions of Norath", this is a good sequel. For those who never played the first game, gameplay is similar to Diablo 2, but with joysticks. The development team has improved a few issues since the first. For example, we spent MUCH less time looking around for small hard-to-find items, and a lot more time hacking and slashing (aka more fun).
Summary: You choose a character from the start and you'll be stuck with him or her throughout the entire quest. Other than that, the gameplay is very similar to Gauntlet Dark Legacy in a sense that you mostly run around killing weaker adversaries. I agree with another user that Champions Return to Arms gets rather redundant after a while. Throughout the journey, you unlock newer weapons and armor.
Summary: I am a mom who bought this for my 16 years old boy. He realy likes it except for the women that dress disrespectfuly, but he likes the game and doesn't have to deal to much with the women part.
Summary: Despite the few bugs the game does have...overall i find the graphics and the gameplay to be enjoyable...only down side is the fact you cant use your offline charaters in the online mode to play normal but its really a neat game as well is its predecessor Champions of Norrath.
Lisa Shea "medieval swordfighting enthusiast", Amazon
19 January 2008
Summary: This review was written by James Shea, my son. A hack-and-slash game set in the universe of the online game Everquest, "Return to Arms" does for Everquest what "Dark Alliance" did for the Baldur's Gate series. Return to Arms is the sequel to "Champions of Norrath", which was similarly aimed at a hack-and-slash crowd. Based on games like "Gauntlet", "Return to Arms" has the player smashing his way through hordes of enemies.
Summary: If you've played any of the Baldur's Gate series (I've beaten them all) or the previous installment of the EverQuest game for PS2, then you're now familiar with Snowblind Studios' game engine. So familiar, in fact, that you probably can't tell you're playing a different game. We had already beaten Champions of Norrath and, hungry to use all the neat new powers and weapons we gained in the first game, purchased its sequel, Call to Arms.
Summary: There are a whole lot of bugs in this game. Its very irratating that they released this game without fixing it properly. The story to the game is weeker then the first making it a little boring......
Summary: I've been enjoying good old hack-and-slash computer and video games since the days of the original Diablo. Therefore, when I read the reviews of Champions: Return to Arms, and saw that previous reviewers had noted on the redundancy of this game, I figured that after a while, any hack-and-slash saga could get old. There's only so much killing and looting one can do before the plot gets boring.
A good game, but a joke if you were expecting a sequel.
Zoltomar Starfire, Amazon
25 March 2005
Summary: I rushed out like others who had played the first Champions game to get this one...only to be disappointed in the extreme. Re-used graphics, re-used npc characters, re-used music, and re-used glitches from the first game!!! This game feels like outtakes from the last one and could have easily been released last year as "Champions of Norath : Realms of Everquest Uncut".
Summary: I enjoy playing action "hacknslash" rpgs and the new Champions game will fulfill your desire to kill and level up. One thing not to expect from Champions: RTA is a deep story or anything remotely original that you haven't seen before. This game is pretty much like an expansion of Champions of Norrath. Would really be nice to see someone do something new in this genre but Champions: RTA doesn't.