Challenge the powers of darkness and untold
magic as Sir Daniel Fortesque returns from
the grave to battle an evil sorcerer's plans of
demise. (As if being dead wasn't bad enough!)
Follow the mystical trail of darkness and
land in the journey of a lifetime.
A mighty arsenal of weapons awaits:
swords, daggers, crossbows, hammers,
the occasional chicken drumsick
Fiendish puzzles and riddles to solve.
Ghoulish enemies that will strike
fear in the bravest of players.
A spine-tingling soundtrack.
"An epic challenge with breathtaking graphics and gameplay." -Game Informer Magazine
The storyline revolves around a former warrior, Sir Daniel Fortesque, now
returned to life (well...unlife), by an evil sorceror. But unfortunately for Daniel, the
rest of the dead are also awoken, leaving him no chance but to 'kill' them all on the
way to stop the sorceror. The story doesn't really excite me, but at least it sets the
stage for dozens of dark, creepy looking levels.
The gameplay is surprisingly straight forward. Daniel can't jump very high,
from what I've played platforming hasn't come into play well...ever. I'm sure the
later levels will improve on this, but the basic hack and slack action is seeming a
little to generic. Even the attacking is limited to either a straight forward sword
swipe, and a 360 spin when you charge a button. Not exactly the intense
swordplay that you'd expect with a title like 'Medievil'. More abilities are learned
as the game progresses though, so with any luck, Daniel's arsenal will improve.
Basically the few levels I demoed required simply to get from the start
of the level,
to the end. No puzzles, and no challenges harder than 'find the key'. Gameplay is
also limited to a track, though not as restictive as the Crash games. What Medievil
DOES have in common with Crash though, is the excellent visuals. The
atmosphere is creepy, the levels are solid, and the lighting and effects are amazing.
The similarly spooky soundtrack is a bonus as well.
If you're looking for a nice Halloween style adventure which is similar
to Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas in visual style, and is really easy to
pick up, then maybe Medievil will be for you. But if the first few levels are any
indication, then Sony has given us yet another 3D adventure which fails to set the
world on fire.
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