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PoR Review at GameSpot

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by NewsPro, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. NewsPro Gems: 30/31
    Latest gem: King's Tears

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    (Originally posted by Darien)

    Here's another short review of Pool of Radiance. This time the game scores a bit better, earning an average of 6.4. Here's a bit from the reviewer:

    The main complaint, though, is the lack of narrative drive. There's a background plot, and there are sub-quests, yet you never once feel that you are part of a story. Many have already criticised this game for having less plot and colour than games like Baldur's Gate II and Planescape:Torment. However, I felt it had even less plot than Icewind Dale, which was effectively a dungeon hack. I never once felt any sense of urgency or involvement, and half the time I had to check my journal to find if I had any quests pending. Baldur's Gate II it is not.

    Ruins of Myth Drannor is not a terrible game - it just doesn't compare particularly well to the cream of other role-playing games that have been around for the last two years or so. The graphics and music are pleasant and there are hours of gameplay, but this gameplay is rather slow and not especially interesting.
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