Level 5's first project for the PS3 is unfortunately this terribly mediocre fantasy rpg. It's not the worst game ever but it's certainly a huge let down.
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In the kingdom of Balandor, a princess's traditional coming of age feast is rudely interrupted by evil organisation The Magi. The princess manages to escape with the aid of a plucky young chap called Leonard who is magically and conveniently transformed into ancient warrior the White Knight, who has the power to defeat The Magi, when he stumbles into a suit of armour. Thus begins a predictable and highly disappointing adventure.
There are some great enemies to pit yourself against but unfortunately the combat system that you will be using to fight them is thoroughly unexciting and battle is often far too easy. There are some nice environments but the character models aren't great and, while the voice acting very good, the lip syncing that accompanies it is often dreadful. The story is a reasonable length, offering a good thirty hours of play and there's a whole heap of side quests to kill plenty more time. The multiplayer mode isn't perfect but it's nice to have the option to tackle a good selection of the quests with some chums.
Overall it's not a dreadful game but it shoots way below what was expected—a sad, missed opportunity.
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