Reviews and Problems with Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade
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This is a great handheld game, but it could be better.
Harold Corbin, Amazon
28 March 2006
Summary: This is just my third game purchased for the PSP, and because Diablo II is one of my favorites on the PC, this seemed like a good choice for some fun gameplay on the go. For the most part, this is a fun game... but a few things are missing that have made the experience a bit frustrating at times. I think the game would be better if the Map view included a compass. There are many times when I was exploring a level in search of a certian baddie or another gateway...
Summary: When I first picked up this game, I was a bit worried since some users rated it as average or poor. Then after getting started with it on my PSP I feared for the worst. The prologue and sketches made me think the game was indeed a dud. To my surprise I couldn't have been more off target! Once I built my character (knight) and started gaining weapons, strength and powers - the game has done a full 360 degree turn. I absolutely love the gameplay.
Summary: At first, I couldnt put this game down. at about level 21, (13 hours or so of gameplay) I am now getting a little bored with the storyline. Go find this, go kill this etc. I still enjoy it on lunch breaks from work or car rides etc. It's similar to Diablo or Baldars Gate. It's nothing new, but it is a great RPG for timekill etc. Fun for at least the first 13 hours or so. The game is also somewhat easy.
Summary: Granted I have only owned this game and the PSP for a little over 24 hours now but I can say that this is a decent RPG to sink your teeth into with your brand new PSP system. I like the controls; the joystick action is smooth and has an easy learning curve. The eye candy is nice and the game "feels" like it will last quite awhile. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is for the fact that I really dislike the dialogue screens when you are talking to NCP's.
Summary: I've rented this game twice and have dedicated a fair bit of time to it. From what I can tell on the Map I'm about half way complete. This game has been very satisfying to play as an RPG. I was a little skeptical at first because the opening Prologue is reminiscent of the 1985 Nintendo era with still sketches, poor music, and mediocre scrolling text. After you get through a laughable Prologue the game play is quite good.
Summary: ...and I think I am close to being done. If Sony allowed "infrastructure" connections, this would be a much better game. I don't ride a schoolbus with a bunch of kids who all play this game (I have not ridden a bus for over 30 years) so the wi-fi feature is useless to me. So far, every maze in the game can be negotiated with a "follow the right wall" feature.
Summary: Untold Legends is an RPG brought to us by Sony Online Entertainment, the same people that gave us Everquest, EQ2, and Star Wars Galaxies. While this game is not anywhere near as in depth as those games, it is a fun, light, roleplaying game, and the only one available at the launch of the PSP. It's really not even in the same vein as the afore-mentioned titles, and really owes a debt to Blizzard's Diablo line of games, as it plays nearly identical.
Whole lotta gameplay, not much depth...but who cares?
Chris Lee Mullins, Amazon
15 February 2006
Summary: For the most part, Untold Legends has gotten a bad rap from game review sites like Gamespot. Much of their beef has to do with the game's lack of depth...which is a valid criticism. So far I've played Untold Legends for a total of 12 hours and I can barely remember the names of important NPCs, locations or the types of quests I've been on. But, really, I can say the same for games like Diablo 2 or Fate. .