Excerpt: The Kingdom Under Fire series has tried a lot of things and genres. Circle of Doom for the Xbox360 is the latest attempt in the series where just about all strategy is thrown overboard and the card of full hack&slash gameplay is drawn. Unfortunately it didn’t end up in triomph.
Conclusion: Case in point, Heavenly Sword, which is also a hack ’n’ slash. Heavenly and games like it are painstakingly detailed and set at a pace meant to engage and immerse the player from start to finish through elaborate set pieces that take months at a time to build.
Excerpt: The Kingdom Under Fire series has always had something of a following. Understandably so; the quite-sophisticated-actually RTS melded with entertaining hack and slash combat has always been a winning combination. Circle of Doom takes a slightly different tack – it’s an action-RPG. And it’s awful…
Conclusion: Quantum of Solace is largely an undemanding journey that shouldn’t take most gamers more than 5 hours to complete. There are a couple of areas that will require multiple attempts (there was one area where I had run out of ammo, and had two combatants out of fist-fighting reach) which will no doubt...
Conclusion: Still, for all the bad aspects of the game, there's a fair amount good aspects that might just be enough to keep coming back once you get into it. The barriers and shortcomings may be too much for some, but for others, the small, subtle, and seemingly insignificant flares will carry them through to...
Excerpt: We've all heard the saying that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I think we've all experienced games that, while flawed in many areas, seem to provide a fun experience in the end.
Summary: One of the more underrated Xbox exclusive franchises has always been the Kingdom Under Fire series. The previous two games on the OG Xbox were hack n’ slash action games mixed with a bit of real-time-strategy, and they were pretty darn fun.
Xbox 360 Review - 'Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom'
29 March 2008
Summary: Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom is an Action RPG game where as the previous KUFire series were Action RTS titles that recreated realistic fantasy battlefields of massive scale. Circle of Doom focuses on the development of one character with easy-to-learn game system and control mechanics.