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For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
In this game you are the unknown spartan warrior, who starts to serve Ares - god of battle. Your objectives are usually pretty simple: kill all that moves, exept allies. The areas where you play are beutifull to watch and are different compared to each other. As you play the game, you receive new weapons - and that way new powers, for example Blades of Athena burst lightning. You also gain points that you can increse your health, damage or power. The enemies of the game are Romans, Undead and Barbarians (these races has smaller groups for example Romans have cult of assasins). Also - my favourite thing in the game - bosses. These mythical creatures of Greace and Rome are the most cool thing in the game. Medusa, Hydra and Beowulf are one of the many bosses that you encounter in the game. There is one thing that didnt satisfy me = voice acting Voice acting = piece of crap. Also a one BIG minus comes for the reason, that there is no multiplayer.