Excerpt: Date: 12/26/2007 There are two types of RPG gamers out there, those who prefer a deep and intricate storyline and those who just want to hack and slash their way through hordes of dungeon dwelling monsters. Arkadian Warriors is definitely for those in the latter group. There's not much in the way of story in the game – you get your quest, jump into a randomly generated dungeon, kill everything in sight, and then return to town to get a new quest and do it all over again.
Conclusion: Still, like I said, the achievements are easy and the game does increase in value if you have a buddy to grind with. All in all, this isn't a terrible game, and certainly not a bad one for a somewhat quick boost in Gamerscore. The only problem is that there are much better Diablo clones out XBox Live Arcade that are far less boring.
Excerpt: While there's a certain attraction to the Arkadian Warrior 's gameplay, the visuals aren't likely to impress. The game is technically clean and looks great, especially for a downloadable title. However, there's something oddly unsettling about the game's visual style, which sort of looks like it is going for a super-deformed style, yet without the overacted "cuteness." Characters are short and stubby with big heads, which sort of makes them look like bobble heads.
Summary: This game is really terrible. I don’t know what the developers were thinking. I was really excited for this game prior to actually playing it, but I was quickly let down. It would take a lot to convince me to play a sequel in the event one is ever published. What I’m trying to say here is quite simple: Don’t even consider buying “Arkadian Warriors”. Just wait for something better. It wont be difficult to find something more enjoyable than this.
Conclusion: Geared Up—Equip a full suit of armor: Helmet, Armor and Weapon. (5 points) Dungeon Delver—Destroy all monsters in a dungeon level (5 points) Chain Master—Achieve a 10 kill chain. (10 points) Morph to Kill—Defeat 10 monsters while in alter-ego form. (5 points) Team Work—Complete 2 quests in one continuous co-op session. (10 points) Class Act—Complete at least one quest with each character. (10 points) Master Bomber—Kill 100 monsters using exploding vases.
Summary: Over the last two years Microsoft and its third parties have done an amazing job of offering nearly every different type of game on the Xbox Live Arcade service. From old school arcade games to puzzlers to 2D shooters to fighters, the Xbox Live Arcade has given fans of all genres something to spend their Microsoft Points on. Unfortunately there's one genre that has until recently been ignored on the Xbox Live Arcade.