Originally Posted by CheatCC review
You won't get very deep into the game before you're facing absurd amounts of enemies with ludicrous amounts of health. And this means combat gets extremely tedious. When it takes you two or three minutes to take down a single orc, and you see a group of six of them running toward you, it's hard to see this as anything but an inconvenience. It feels like War in the North was designed as a completely solo endeavor, and in the later stages of development all the enemies had their stats beefed up to absurd levels in order to counter the fact that there would now be three players instead of one.
This is one of the most absurd reviews I've read so far, and I've read the terrible G4tv reviewthat made me want to choke someone. This reviewer obviously knows nothing about how the game is meant to be played. There are weapons with 1-5x damage vs. orc and etc. It takes maybe one brain cell to figure out that to not suck in this game you have to not run in like an idiot, hit miniscule amounts of damage because you don't invest the time in anything such as armor, weapons, and skills, and die while waiting to get revived by teammates. This game is not meant to be "...designed as a completely solo endeavor" you imbecile. It's designed around a cohesive multiplayer experience.
There are skills that when used, make the game not as tedious...Farin has one skill that lets you instantly revive teammates, which surprises me when I see some idiot reviewer pissing and moaning about having to revive the AI when there are mobs around them. I've played Skyrim and the combat is essentially the same as the combat in WitN, except... Without the blood, without the same amount of severing, without the fluidity, without... Everything. It's like hitting air. Don't get me wrong, Skyrim is great, but come on... Really? This game deserved a 9.5. I'm tired of reading reviews that are blatantly and obviously slanted in a demeaning tone towards the game because the reviewer obviously got angry... Because they sucked and never played a game like WitN before. "...a group of six of them running toward you, it's hard to see this as anything but an inconvenience." Really? Okay... So in GTA IV, which got a 10/10, has 6 guys shooting at you and you shoot them back, it's an inconvenience. No, it's an INCONVENIENCE to YOU to play any game that involves doing anything other than COD where you kill everything fast.
Personally, to prove reviewers like this wrong, I went through the gameand am now 1/3d through my second play through. I have 90 health potions in my inventory. I have only used maybe less than 5 health potions the entire time I've played to prove that reviewers saying the game is too difficult are idiots. I was able to down the second boss in less than 15 seconds playing as Farin with a shield on my second play through using an axe with 1-5x damage vs. orc. I have not once completely died, and only have had to been revived a few times. The enemies have "absurd" (laughable) amounts of health... No... You just suck at the game and did negligible damage because you're an idiot and probably had relatively the same equipment through the entire game.
People want stupid and easy games because, essentially, the definitionnow of a "good game" is the same definition as "good music". The most popular music sells the most and is the most widely accepted. The most popular game is the one that sells the most and is the most widely accepted. Well, sorry to break it to you, but I don't want a game catered for idiots, which apparently encompasses the majority of people (namely, critics and reviewers) on the planet.
Originally Posted by Gamespy review
It's sad, really. Even though Snowblind demonstrates considerable respect for the lore, the three heroes themselves are so drab that it's little wonder why Gandalf allegedly just refers to them as a "handful of heroes." You never get attached to them, and any real sense of immersion is shattered by the ability to switch between the three characters as you level.
Really? Where do I start... For one, there isn't muchimmersion because Snowblind is sticking to the lore. They're A "handful of heroes", well, DUH! I bet if Snowblind made up some random back story around all of them, you would criticize the game for breaking away from the lore... You don't need to be attached to the characters, because they are essentially YOU... IDIOT. Where is the back story and depth to my characters in Skyrim and Oblivion? Oh, right, prisoner set out to change the world as basically the "chosen one", which is the same for every character. That's not drab or anything. Since when did games require you to be "attached" to the hero? Are games supposed to be movies now? I'm glad I don't let incompetent reviewers decide which game I'm going to play, if I did I would probably have Uncharted, which is one of my least favorite games of all time. I know that reviews are essentially personal, but come on, get somebody real behind the keyboard sometime. This is the best game I have ever played, and no butt hurt reviewer can tell me otherwise. I'll keep having my fun hacking orcs up while you play with yourselves to Uncharted and COD.