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Silverfall review

AT A GLANCE
  • The traditional Fantasy world
  • You affect the environment
  • Detailed character development
  • Clunky camera and movement
  • Re-buying your gear after dying
  • It's a long download

We know, we know: you want a role-playing fix, but you just don't feel like getting all massive and multiplayer. Here's your fix: Silverfall, publisher Atari's newest venture into the Action RPG genre - you know, the genre where you can describe any game by saying, "it's a lot like Diablo II, but with..." - is an enjoyable break when Azeroth or Tamariel lose some of their zest.

Gameplay-wise, Silverfall is a lot like Diablo II, but with the addition of a party, two of whom can accompany you at any given time (think Dungeon Siege or Jade Empire, if you've played those). While not ground breaking or revolutionary, it offers plenty of what any fantasy gamer has come to expect: a world in peril, a hardy band of adventurers, and really evil bad guys that need to be vanquished (sometimes with the help of a magical sword). There are human, elves, trolls and goblins to play, and monsters, demons, undead and evil sorcerers to fry, sizzle, or cut into little pieces.



There are enough slight variations on the theme to make Silverfall entertaining and interesting, though. One big one is that the player must decide whether to support a technological or naturalistic society. The decisions we made while playing - mostly what quests to take - affected the world directly, determining what the cities and landscape looked like as well as what weapons and gear we could use and what skills we could acquire.

More Info

Release date: Mar 20 2007 - PC (US)
Jul 20 2007 - PSP
Mar 09 2007 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PSP, PC
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: Take2 Interactive, Atari
Developed by: Monte Cristo
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood, Violence
PEGI Rating:
12+

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