Monday, November 27, 2006

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (PC)

- I'm in the middle of chapter 5 (about half way through the game)
- When you install the game, it installs a non steam version of the single player game. Multiplayer is steam only.
- Entering your key into steam gives you access to both singe and multiplayer. If you let it d/l everything you basically will have two copies of the single player game on your hard drive. I'm playing the steam version so I don't have to worry about patches and updates. It seems to be working fine for me.
- Great use of source engine. The graphics are great with some nice use of HDR. Nice character models. Voice acting isn't too bad. Campy script but I like it.
- Nice big bosses
- This is an action game first, rpg second (and a light one at that). The combat is really fun in this game with a ton of environment and physics based interaction. Melee and ranged combat is done pretty darn well. I haven't messed with magic much. You gain skill points at set points in the game which you can spend on abilities in different aspects of combat or magic. It's simple but it works pretty well.
- Lots of secret areas to find with some nice rewards and magical weapons.
- Think Diablo the FPS. Plays like an fps but with swords, bows, and magic.
- There are some limited stealth elements/sneaking if you wish to play that way.
- I haven't tried multiplayer yet.

Highly recommended.

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