Game Over Online ~ Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade

GameOver Game Reviews - Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade (c) Sony Online Entertainment, Reviewed by - Jason McMaster

Game & Publisher Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade (c) Sony Online Entertainment
System Requirements PSP
Overall Rating 75%
Date Published Wednesday, June 8th, 2005 at 04:03 PM

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Untold Legends is a game that's received kind of a tough break. It really stems from some strange belief that Untold Legends was going to be something completely different than what it ended up as. In other words, people thought it was going to be something that it's not. Everyone was looking for depth and all they found was a mixture of Diablo with some Dark Alliance thrown in for fun.

The story is of standard fare. You play a hero who is given the difficult task of saving everyone from everything else ever. Along the way you pick up all sorts of power ups and each level allows you to put more points into skills that make you more powerful. This game is eerily similar to Dark Alliance.

So, as this hero you naturally go around bashing everything in the head until it stops moving and spills it's gold onto the floor for you to stuff into your bindle of death. This money can be used in different stores in town to purchase items to help you kill more monsters for more gold. Sometimes these monsters drop items that may or may not have magical properties. I was completely serious that this game is like Diablo and Dark Alliance had a child.

As far as graphics go, Untold Legends looks very nice. All of the environments are well modeled and all of the enemies look nice. The real bonus of this game is that it's a really nice title to show off the graphic capabilities of the PSP. Well, that and it's pretty fun.

The only real problems with Untold Legends is that it's very similar to certain other games in it's genre, but it's also pretty confusing when it comes to figuring out where to go next. There's a few parts of the game that had me wandering around wondering what I should do or where I should go. On top of that, the recall system is kind of a pain as well.

There's really a definite market for this game and it's not exactly what people were expecting. If you really like hack and slash games that give you an inventory to manage, this one is for you. If you were looking for a deep role-playing experience, you'd better look somewhere else.

In the end, Untold Legends offers up some pure combat action and not much else. Any fan of Diablo 2 or Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance will feel right at home here. Let the mindless killing commence!


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