Summary: The game is linear, however. Very linear. There are sometimes multiples ways to attack a problem, but this is the exception rather than the rule. Still, this game's structure provides a tight, action-focused gaming experience with just a smattering of lite (& I do mean LITE) role playing elements.
Summary: Common complaints about this game: repetitive combat, weak story.
Pros: 1. fun combat system where you can use the environment against your enemies, 2. variety in the gameplay, you don't just sneak and shoot, 3. four character classes with different combat styles, 4. good soundtrack, 5. a classic Fantasy storyline
Cons: You need to save very often because the game's own autosave system is not good and cannot be relied on.
Summary: This game is a lot of fun, but its frustrating that certain classes can only use certain items. Don't listen to the haters. Play the game, and decide for yourself whether it was worth the price to pay for it.
Summary: American Reviewers were way harsh with this game; the UK reviews are more realistic.
Pros: Nice throwbacks to older series. Half life 2 engine and rag-doll physics. Fun hack and slash with lots of environmental combat. Replay is fun, I've beaten with Warrior, Mage, Assassin. Add on through xbox live adds paladin and warlock
Cons: Some bugs, crashes (on Xbox). Poor story line. Some spells and abilities are worthless. They didn't polish this game up.