Excerpt: It's all about the body count. While right-wingers and the more excitable sections of the media work themselves into a frenzy over GTA's badly-animated fornication, Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade sets about being controversial in an altogether more traditional way. Rarely has an angry fantasy hero gone about a murderous killing spree with so much conviction, or such obvious delight.
Excerpt: With fast-paced, hack 'n slash action, randomly-generated environments, monsters and items, beautiful 3D graphics and wireless cooperative multiplayer gameplay, Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade offers a compelling, on-the-go gameplay experience never before seen on a handheld gaming device.
Conclusion: The first major gripe anyone will have to say about this title is that the loading times are too long. Well you have to realize that the handheld is cd-based, so loading times are expected. Though 12 seconds can be a little bit too long, when it comes to this game, itâ€™s all worth it. Great attention was paid to the overall detail of this immersive project.
Excerpt: When I rented this game from the local video store, right after I handed over the money, the man behind counter said, "Yeah, this game kinda sucks. I hated it." In my mind I was thinking, "Nooo! I just wasted 10 bucks on something I have to keep for a week!" I will say this though. It wasn't as bad as I thought. I actually had a some fun with this game, but it got boring after awhile. The opening cut-scene was terrible.
Excerpt: Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade takes the simple yet addictive dungeon hack play of the Champions of Norrath games and puts it into a tight portable package for play on the PSP. Untold Legends features the same type of endless stream of enemies gameplay as found in its console cousins, but the move to a smaller system has resulted in cutbacks in the size of the game’s world and in the depth of its storyline.
Excerpt: As a fan of hack n’ slash RPGs, it doesn’t take much to get me into a game like Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade . Just give me a sword, some magic, and a few health potions, and point me in the direction of the nearest horde of enemies. Even though all of these elements can be found in Untold Legends , they come with a dull feeling of déjà vu. Although it’s a decent entry into the hack n’ slash genre, no new elements are presented in the game.
Excerpt: I like hack-and-slash games just as much as the next guy, maybe even more so. It's a very simple, straightforward genre that hasn't advanced very much since its inception. The basic rules and formula were set up long ago, and mostly hold true to this day because there's something very compelling about constantly battling off hordes of advancing monsters while finding new, shiny pieces of armor among the entrails.
Conclusion: In closing, I would urge you not to buy this game until you see it in the sale bin for 14.99 with Madden 04. It wasn’t worth the 40 dollars the first time around and I would seriously have a hard time paying the 15 the second time around.
Excerpt: Advertisements currently declare that one in every six PSP owners has a copy of Untold Legends . Bummer. Legendarily boring, Untold Legends was intended to help the PSP hit the ground running when it launched alongside the system. It “hit the ground” alright, and freaking stayed there. The game is a Western-style RPG with a gameplay formula one would normally expect from the sub-genre; that is, it feels similar to Champions of Norrath and Baldur’s Gate .