Conclusion: Overall, I thought that Enclave was a decent game, but just didn’t have enough to keep me playing. To complete this game, it takes a lot of perseverance and patience, which are not two of my best qualities. Enclave showcases some fantastic audio and visual treats, but the gameplay is just not enough to make this a great game. With it's poor movement and limited attack engine, there are too many holes in the gameplay.
Excerpt: In the realm of Enclave , there was a war between Vatar with his legions and the forces of good. During the war, Vatar is defeated, but the ensuing explosion tears open a rift in the earth which separates the outlands and the Enclave. Many years pass and the rift begins to heal, which brings the forces of the outlands, the Dreg'atar, and the citizens of Celenheim into conflict. When you start the light campaign, you start the game in prison for tax debt.
Pros: Great menu and level design, Excellent sound and music, Two campaigns - light and dark
Cons: Battle system is unpolished, Jumping is a chore
Excerpt: Back when I was a wee lad (which was quite a few years back) my buddies and I began to rate games. There were classics (which is self-explanatory), dogs (games that werent very good), average, and avoid at all costs. We also had another distinction—it wasnt a rating so much as it was an addendum to our score. The distinction was controller breaker, and anyone whos been gaming since the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) era is probably familiar with it.
Excerpt: Nick pondered for a moment and mused, "Hrm, maybe you should try the Druid on that level and equip a few healing potions as well as Tears of Corrosion." The sagely advice was wisely followed and a new level appeared shortly thereafter.
Conclusion: your character. (And possibly in the late stages of each campaign.) There is a semi-interesting backstory to Enclave, but for most players the driving force for completing levels won’t be to find out what happens next, but to unlock another powerful weapon or new character. There are two campaigns available but you’re forced to play through the “good” campaign before the “evil” campaign opens up, and the good campaign starts you off in the boots of a barbarian type...
Excerpt: In the land of Celenheim, the evil was exorcised by a wizard in ancient
times through a rift that pushed the antagonists to the outer parts of
Celenheim. That rift protected the forces of good as they lived
harmoniously for a few millennia but that very same rift is shrinking,
protracting and will eventually resume a conflict that was started long
Excerpt: Starbreeze Studios and Conspiracy Entertainment have recently brought Xbox owners an action game set in a medieval fantasy world. The game is Enclave, and despite the fact that it looks like another D&D RPG title, it actually has very few RPG elements and relies heavily on action and combat to keep players immersed.
Excerpt: High-fantasy fiction has been inspiring developers to create colorful fantasy games for years. Starbreeze's game Enclave was clearly influenced by fantasy fiction archetypes, and though it was originally released on Microsoft's Xbox last year, it still looks quite good, thanks to its detailed textures and occasionally inspired levels. Unfortunately, Enclave has a number of gameplay problems that its good graphics and sound can't hide.