A further gripe is the needless repetition. We thoroughly enjoyed ransacking a war galleon before setting it aflame and watching it sink to the bottom of the gurgling depths, but having to go around a corner and literally have to do it all again when the devs couldn’t even be bothered to change any details just smacked of lazy design.
Crucially, failing to innovate a la God of War, our mighty hero is held fast by the inherent limitations of his genre. Put simply, no matter how advanced the combo system, that constant button-pounding action begins to grate, especially since there’s no co-op mode (which would have rocked). But it’s testament to Conan’s spark that the sheer fun of the execution moves and combos will pull you through the bad times. For that, brave Cimmerian, Crom salutes you.