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Combat and setting raise DM over the grey mass of shooters. 0

In 2003 Might and Magic's original developer New World Computing went bankrupt alongside its owner 3DO. Fortunate for gamers and long-time fans of the series Ubisoft bought the rights for Might and Magic and three years after 3DO's bankruptcy, Arkane Studios and Ubisoft released Dark Messiah, a very action oriented take on the series. Now two years after the initial release, how does the game hold up by today's standards? Unlike the name suggests, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is not a RPG. T...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

After you finish it, you will probably remember it's good moments 1

PROS: - Intense, engaging and extremely enjoyable combat. you completely feel the hit you deliver or the fireball you cast at your enemy. every weapon has it's own pros and cons and they are different to use. for example, staffs are slow, but there's a better chance to knock down your enemy. or daggers do less damage compared to other weapons, but they are very fast. - Very good story. actually, this game is not Might & magic much, but I was interested by it's story and always wondered what ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Break From Oblivion 1

Dark Messiah wraps a dull story around repetitive combat. It's not a bad game, but some glitches and diffuculty hurt the game. Gameplay is fun thats all there is too it swords staffs daggers and shields are all diffrent and change up game play from your normal FPS/RPG game,As you progress you get skill points to upgrade talents,skills,magic and weapons.You can kill your enemy in many ways from a chandalier to a candle stick and a long sword to a enchanted staff.. Graphics are amazing,Atleast xbo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic 0

When this game was first released it was marked down for being a poor man's Oblivion. This was incredibly unfair as the game was never meant to be an epic RPG, however people saw the fantasy setting and the first person perspective and naturally assumed. The best way to think about Dark Messiah is that of a linear first person shooter, but with swords and magic instead of shotguns and rocket launchers. Simply put this game is a much needed breath of fresh air. Utilising, and enhancing Va...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dark Messiah was an ugly / broken mess of a game. 0

 There really isn't much to say about Dark Messiah, so I'll keep this short. The game is ugly, the controls are clunky, the story was boring and the game was buggy. It's not worth your time or your money. I regret putting 12 hours into this game. The end. ----------Battle System---------- Dark Messiah is a standard first person hack and slasher. It's similar to King's Field or Hexen or Elder's Scrolls in some way or another. I'm personally not a fan of first-person RPGs, so Dark Messiah went ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Oblivion needed their Melee System 0

Most of us love shooting enemies with the Spaz-12 or the PS90 in our favorite first-person shooters such as Counter-Strike and Half-Life 2. Do we ever enjoy first-person melee combat though? Oblivion failed at providing a non-autistic form of first-person melee combat (FPM), which would lead some to believe that it couldn’t be done if Bethesda couldn’t pull of FPM. Conclusions, although decisive never really give us the truth. The truth, well Bethesda turned fighting with swords in the first per...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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