This game is so fun, real shame it's had so little press.

#1 Edited by Farley_Lives (278 posts) -

 I remember hearing about this game when it came out on the DS since the Area 5 guys did an episode of their show CO-OP, but I didn't have a DS. So when I heard there was an HD version in the works I got really excited, and then nearly a year goes before we hear anything again. I came to find out a week ago that it's finally releasing by checking GB's games calender, so I finally got to download it last night and I'm having a great time with it.

But why o' why did this game get so snubbed? Did Ubisoft just not care about it or where they having a hard time making the HD version? I don't suppose we'll ever find the answer, but to come out  a week before Portal 2 seems odd. I'm glad it finally came out, just a bummer that it might go unnoticed. (Reffering to the HD release)

#2 Posted by Krixok (85 posts) -

At first glance it looks like a bad puzzle game. But after watching the GB quicklook, it seems much more interesting...

#3 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4757 posts) -

It's also a real shame that it's not on PC, 'cause I want to play it!

#4 Posted by Evelgest (122 posts) -

I played the trial on XBL, and I was instantly hooked. I might just buy it for the DS though.

#5 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11753 posts) -

It's a critical darling, that's for sure. Nonetheless, I have it on DS and I also recommend it even though it goes against pretty much everything that Might and Magic used to stand for.

#6 Posted by Deathpooky (1403 posts) -

It is strange that it hasn't seen more press.  I would have completely ignored it if it wasn't for the Quick Look - the title just suggested bad strategy RPG to me - but I'm through the first area and loving it.  Takes some of the concepts from a game like Puzzle Quest with a deeper, more strategic puzzle game behind it.  Only thing that I've disliked so far is that i'll never S-rank the game since it has online achievements.

#7 Posted by ProfessorEss (7378 posts) -

I played the DS version a while back, very cool puzzle mechanics.

#8 Posted by Sessh (821 posts) -

I bought it yesterday after watching the Quick Look (never even heard of it before) and I'm really loving it so far.

If anyone wants to play online, just message me on XBLA (Sessh0). I just finished (and won) my first 2vs2 match, and it was great. And hilarious, because one of the two dudes on the opponent team was a real moron, and the other guy (still feeling kinda sorry for him) went freaking nuts because of that.

#9 Posted by Purple_Proletarius (170 posts) -

Too bad I'm $5 short on my account to buy this. $15 is a little too steep...

#10 Posted by Sarkhan (1196 posts) -

i really want to try this. But downloading the demo(trial) it get's to 98-99% and then it freezes for me :S

#11 Posted by Sinkwater (514 posts) -
@Deathpooky said:
" It is strange that it hasn't seen more press.  I would have completely ignored it if it wasn't for the Quick Look - the title just suggested bad strategy RPG to me - but I'm through the first area and loving it.  Takes some of the concepts from a game like Puzzle Quest with a deeper, more strategic puzzle game behind it.  Only thing that I've disliked so far is that i'll never S-rank the game since it has online achievements. "
I've actually had a lot of fun with the online.  There doesn't seem to be enough people playing, but out of the 5 games I've had, there have been 0 disconnects and most games are pretty close.  If you are hosting, just make sure not to allow artifacts and to turn on the timer, though.
#12 Posted by Kiro (288 posts) -

This game is great. Have put 15 hours into the campaign at this moment and i'm enjoying it.

Have gotten to level 6 online, managed to get a streak of 5 going at one point. Artifacts are great. Playing as the elves with that fast growing walls, or unlimited reinforcements as human dude is awesome.

#13 Edited by Farley_Lives (278 posts) -

Woo! Just finished the campaign last night, clocked in at around 25 hours and it was great! I tend not to gush, but I figured some good "word of mouth" wouldn't hurt. Gonna try the online some more later and maybe contemplate writing a review for it.

Oh, if any one has questions or needs tips in the mean time; feel free to PM me. (On the game of course... yeah yeah I know, duh! But you never know.)

#14 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

You guys aren't kidding. I didn't think I would like this game based on videos I watched of the gameplay. I had the quick look on in the background but wasn't paying enough attention I guess. I'm so glad I got this game now. I've only played for a few hours, but I'm in love with it. It's easy to recommend this one.

If I had a DS I'd probably opt for that version instead. This is a game I'd rather have on me to play on the train, while I'm in the bathroom, or slowly while watching TV. I get completely absorbed in it on the TV, but I don't think it makes the experience better and I'd rather have the flexibility in when I can play it.

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