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PoR Review at FiringSquad

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by NewsPro, Dec 2, 2001.

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    (Originally posted by Darien)

    Firing Squad has posted a lukewarm review of Pool of Radiance, scoring it at 70%. Once again, the game looks great, but can't hold up to the test of actual gameplay. Here's the verdict:

    Pool of Radiance isn't a great game, but it isn't that bad either. If you really like dungeon crawling more than story then you may get a kick out of this game. If you like the Diablo II click-fest type of dungeon crawling, then PoR's turn-based combat will probably turn you off. If you're looking for the next Baldur's Gate, look elsewhere. PoR is the opposite of the heavily story-driven RPGs from Bioware, taking a turn-based hack and slash approach instead.

    Who would I recommend Pool of Radiance to? Fans of old school TSR/SSI Dungeons & Dragons games. PoR feels like a gold box series game with an updated graphics engine and a new set of rules. Memories of trekking through Hillsfar may come back to you. I wouldn't recommend this game to fast-action gamers who are fond of Diablo II. The slow pace will drive you crazy.
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