This is a role playing game and a very mediocre one at that which as far as Im concerned is not worth purchasing but could be considered as a rental option.
You get to choose which of the four characters you want to play, either the Warrior, elf, wizard or valkyrie but the problem is that although they have slightly different strengths and weaknesses they play almost identically so it does not greatly matter which character you choose which is disappointing for those who remember the original arcade game.
The story is told by the ghost of a former emporer who supported by six advisors attempted to betray his four best warriors, the attempt failed resulting in his death and now the objective of the game is to hunt down the six advisors as they run amock.
The main problem though is the fact that as a role playing game it fails miserably, what you are effectively left with is a slash and hack fighting game with rather stupid enemies who insist on running straight at you with no attempt to dodge your attacks, your only real concern is that weight of numbers can cause you problems however in the multi player mode this is even less of a problem. Often you will find yourself taking out a number of enemies with a single blow and I soon became bored of this game after a couple of hours of play. The only real challenge comes in the guise of the bosses and the first couple of these are relatively easy as well.
The only redeeming quality of this game is that visually some of the areas that you visit are well set out and quite different to each other but when the only positive that you can come up with is the scenery then you know it is a bad game.
Definitely not recommended but if you do want to buy it then it is available at Amazon for £24.99 although in the used section you can pick up a copy for £5.43 which s just about what it is worth in my opinion.
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