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Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes Review
9 February 2008
Conclusion: Those who enjoyed Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance will definitely enjoy Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes, but the game also has a broad appeal that should span outside to a host of gamers. If you’re looking for a four-player game to have fun with friends, Heroes should definitely be considered. While the single-player game is also enjoyable this game was designed to be played with others. It’s easy to pick up and difficult to put down.
Excerpt: If you’re eagerly awaiting the release of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 , you might want to give this game a look. Dungeons & Dragons Heroes takes the basic hack and slash combat style and brings XBox owners an enjoyable gaming experience. 150 years ago, the powerful wizard Kaedin opened four portals, each leading to a different plane of existence. He harnessed the power of these planes and created four gems that held their power.
Excerpt: The Dungeons & Dragons name has been around for years, but rarely has it seen the light of day on a home console. Taking a page from Diablo , Gauntlet and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance , Atari has brought the D&D name to the Xbox. The story is your standard lot - years ago four heroes defeated an evil wizard. As the wizard was passing, he killed the heroes.
Pros: Good multiplayer action, Easy to pick up controls, Nice CG scenes
Cons: Blocky character models, Lots of fetching, Repetitive areas
Excerpt: I had my first exposure to Dungeons & Dragons ( D&D ) on Christmas morning when I was 11 years old. Hidden amongst the veritable treasure trove of gifts Santa had left me was the official D&D starter kit. While it certainly wasn't the most high-profile present of the year, it was the one that intrigued me the most. Unfortunately, living in a rural area where I was the only boy around for a number of miles, meant my D&D career would go on permanent hiatus.
Excerpt: The Dungeons & Dragons license has been tapped countless times in the world of RPGs. Some have titles have been great, while others have done a better job at leveling coffee tables that providing a solid game experience. Now MicroProse is taking a stab at the world of D&D with an action RPG in the tradition of the Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance series.
Excerpt: I had my first exposure to Dungeons & Dragons on Christmas morning when I was 11 years old. Hidden amongst the veritable treasure trove of gifts Santa had left me was the official D&D starter kit. While it certainly wasn't the most high-profile present of the year, it was the one that intrigued me the most. Unfortunately, living in a rural area where I was the only boy around for a number of miles, meant my D&D career would go on permanent hiatus.
Excerpt: Dungeons & Dragons Heroes carries the Dungeons & Dragons moniker, but it's not your typical D&D game. Heroes is a hack and slash action RPG with the balance skewed way towards the action end of the spectrum. If you've played Dark Alliance , then you'll notice that that game obviously served as an inspiration for Heroes, although Heroes tries to throw in even more action if you can believe that. Heroes also also lets three of your friends join in on the action, turning...
Excerpt: The first time I played Dungeons & Dragons Heroes, I had several friends over and we had a good time, and everything went very smoothly. The second, and subsequent time I went to play heroes, it was just by myself, and I found myself overwhelmed by baddies. I was able to compensate, but I found the game to be balanced more for multiplayer, heroes allows for one to four players, than for single players.
Conclusion: bells, whistles and Bastard Swords +2 of an RPG. The game also allows you to zoom the camera in and out of the action -- a cool feature, particularly since the weapons, armor and enemies are all well detailed. Unfortunately, the feature isn't very compatible with co-op mode, as players tend to spread out quickly, but with RPGs being one of the most girlfriend-unfriendly of the gaming genres, I was only able to play in co-op mode for a single level early in the game.
Excerpt: The story centers around a tale in which 4 heroes (Cleric, Rogue, Fighter, and Wizard) defeated an evil wizard (Kaedin) 150 years ago who now has come back thanks to a group of evil clerics who have attempted to harness the dead wizard's power for themselves. Thankfully, you can choose one of these heroes and attempt to save the land of Baele, again, from the destruction that Kaedin is about to wreak.