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Entertainment Depot stongly dislikes Lionheart
Review - posted by Vault Dweller on Mon 22 December 2003, 17:14:17Tags: Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader
The Entertainment Depot posted review of Lionheart giving it 4.5 out of 10. Actually they gave it 3 for gameplay, but graphics and sound saved the day
In light of the failures of the wholly misused and horrendously implemented character development system and the combat that drives much of the game itself, there is in fact little reason to even bother with Lionheart, apart from its interesting plot. It's a textbook exercise in bad game design, as nearly every strength Lionheart may have initially possessed has been ground into oblivion by the endless frustrations that plague the entire experience. Only the sound and graphics bear any kind of standard of quality here; sadly, eye and ear candy are not nearly enough to carry one through hours and hours of action-RPG gameplay. In the end, Lionheart is such an addled mess that even the bargain bin won't likely be a good enough fate for it, where even value-minded gamers should avoid it like the plagueâ€¦or the Inquisition.
Not much else to add. "Lionheart: an exercise in bad game design" sums it up very nicely
Spotted at GenGamers