Reviews and Problems with Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements
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Slightly dated but fun
Midway 47, Amazon
8 May 2014
Summary: I just recently purchased and started playing this game. I assume that it's because of when it came out that people have spotted comparisons and, mostly, contrasts between it and Oblivion. Nowadays, no one would probably put the 2 together at all, other than the magic and swords and first-person perspective. The gameplay and appearance remind me more of Dishonored, minus a lot of the cool stuff like upgrades and dual-wield.
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: This game is severely underrated. If you like a quest where you can fight for the dark side and help them win then try this. There is even a part in the game (if dark side) that will tempt you and wish you were in this game...and she is hot.
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.
Even With the Slightly Different Format, It Still IS a Roleplaying Game
Timothy Beaulieu "the One", Amazon
10 April 2009
Summary: As I've mentioned in some of my other reviews, I am heavily into roleplaying games of any type, however they are presented. I was attracted to this game by its Might and Magic title. I've played the PS1 and PS2 games under this aegis and, while they weren't as fun for me as other games back in the day, I saw no cause to avoid this game simply because it bore the same name.
Summary: I enjoyed it, but it's no Oblivion. I don't get why people try to compare it to Oblivion, it's not meant to be an Oblivion knock off. Therefore, PLEASE do not compare it to Oblivion, compare it to your own liking of the game. If you are expecting another oblivion type game, this is not it. This is a totally separate type of game. It's not really an RPG but it's a good game all the less. It's more linear than it is an RPG.
Summary: This game got fairly poor reviews but I decided to give it a shot. I was looking for something to occupy my time after Bioshock. The game has some really nice graphics and fun gameplay. It's no Bioshock but I didn't think it was nearly as "poor" as the reviews. It's not a great RPG but I am having fun with it and think it's worth playing. Is some of the voice acting cheesy? Yes, but it's not bothersome and seems to fit the genre well.
Summary: Way back in 2002, developer Arkane Studios unleashed a little game called "Arx Fatalis," inspired by classic titles such as "Ultima Underworld," upon an unsuspecting public. The end result - pure greatness. A true, bona fide, and highly overlooked classic in the roleplaying genre. In 2006, Arkane released its second game, "Dark Messiah of Might & Magic," for the PC.