Sunday, July 02, 2006

Game Review (Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade - PSP)

I rented this game mainly because I needed a new RPG to start playing. I was extremely suprised at how good this game was; but it does have a few problems. Here's my review.

Graphics: 6.5/10. Cool and interesting creatures, decent looking worlds, the graphics are okay, but nothing super spectacular for a PSP game. There is very, very, very little character customization. Alchemist, Druid, Berserker, or Knight, and then only about 4 different selections for your hair, and 3 for skin color, and there you are. There are also ocassional slowdowns in gameplay too when the music loops. A good thing, though, is that the loading times are reasonable at about 30 seconds.

Sound: 6/10. The sound is just, there. Each creature makes it's own little sound, but there are subtitles, and your character only will make slight grunts. The music can get very annoying, as well. The sound is not really good at all.

Control: 7/10. The only problem with the control really is just the slightly annoying camera angle. In my opinion, this game would have been better just if the camera was better because you could get a better look of what you are doing and where you are going. Also, doing the special abilities isn't the easiest thing either; you use the D-Pad to cycle around, and if you are one of those people who will take a long time to do so, you will probably die.

Fun: 7/10. Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade is a fun little portable RPG with several places to visit, and it's all in good fun. But the biggest problem in this game ( it's really annoying ) is the weight. You will be finding yourself quite often having to go through your inventory and looking at things you want to drop for other things you want to pick up. That's the biggest problem with the game. What is cool, is that you can link up with a friend. ( I don't know for sure if you can play with more than one ) If you need to play a PSP RPG, this is one of your few choices, and I recommend you try it out, even if it is pretty damn challenging.


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