1UP writes: "Far too many glitches and debilitating control issues cloud Dark Messiah Might and Magic: Elements, making it hard to find even a semblance of fun buried within. It exhibits the telltale signs of a gaming disaster: a stuttering framerate even when enemies aren't onscreen, load times that are not only lengthy but far too frequent, and enemy health bars so out of whack a small spider takes as much effort to bring down as a fully-armed Vampire Knight. Along with these usual suspects wanted for dragging a game down, Dark Messiah has its own special problems. I thought I had found my topper when an attacking solider ran up to me and screamed, "Hey, pal!" before trying to kill me, but inappropriate scriptwriting seems par for the course in a game introduced by a grammatically incorrect title -- shouldn't there be an "of" in "Dark Messiah Might and Magic: Elements"?"