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Crispy Gamer: Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements Review

Crispy Gamer writes: "As a fantasy action/adventure game with a first-person perspective, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements is just begging to be compared to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. But as anyone who plays it will quickly realize, Elements actually has more in common with such action RPGs as Untold Legends than Bethesda's epic fantasy adventure.

Developed by France's Arkane Studios and published by Ubisoft (originally for the PC last year), this spin-off from the long-running Might and Magic role-playing series is a hack-and-slash action game. Playing as the wizard's apprentice Sareth, and assisted by the Cortana-esque Xana (if Cortana was a jealous pain in the butt), you're sent on a quest to find an ancient relic called the Skull of Shadows, which basically means you have to run around maze-like dungeons and kill tons of nondescript people and monsters while looking for a key or a switch or whatever you need to open the next door."

What's Hot: While giving it a first-person perspective makes this button-mashing action-RPG feel different...

What's Not: ...it's still just a button-mashing action-RPG, with all the redundancies that implies.

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