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Reviewed: Arx Fatalis
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: September 12th, 2004
Page: 3

Final Breakdown


Arx Fatalis' gameplay is well done; the quests are complex and fun, and the game lacks much of the tedium aspect that surrounds similar titles like King's Field.


It doesn't push the envelope, being a port of a slightly older PC title, but the graphics are serviceable. 

Sound and music:

The sound system is well done, and voices well acted; the music is background, and doesn't do much for it one way or the other.

AI and Difficulty:

The AI can be tricked, but that doesn't make most combats any easier. The fact that the game's got a soft "cap" on leveling (you CAN just run out of things to kill) helps the boss fights stay difficult.

Controls and Interface:

The controls mapped very well to the Xbox, almost entirely better than the PC; the only nuisance is the quick timer on entering magic runes.


It's an RPG worth playing, though the replay value isn't that high. Once you've finished it, you've finished it.

Added:  Sunday, September 12, 2004
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Page: 3/3

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