Let's spend a few minutes on Conan through this gameplay video showcasing a new level. Gamersyde tried hard, but they think that the game is far from inspiring.
looks like a spin off God of war but with next gen graphics
Actually, this game strikes me as one that TRIES to clone the gameplay of GoW but does not quite pull it off. It doesn't really look bad... just nothing that really looks awesome. But perhaps that's b/c we need to see more gameplay too... at any case, I'd at least rent it.
This game does not look good..I'm waiting for Age of Conan, can't wait for some PvP siege warfare.
I think it looks fun.
ive got this game its actually really good
looks ok, seems to be a god of war like game, but hey if its raunchy blood spirting limb removing, ass kicking you like, then by all means buy this, i might too
Bought the game yesterday - and it is absolutely fantastic. I am really enjoying the game. It is very difficult to prise yourself away from the console to do anything else! My thumbs are still sore from yesterday - and that is always a good sign:-) It reminds me of a favorite game on the PC called 'Blade of Severance' The graphics are not in the same league as 'Gears of War' or a 'Killzone3' but they are still beautiful. As an owner (and fan of) God of war 1 & 2, in my opinion they are better. The higher resolution makes the difference, and the makers have captured the ambience and atmosphere of the Conan world perfectly. The audio is very good too. I don't think the Videos online do this game justice at all. I've played it on my Samsung 226CW PC LCD screen and on an Epson Projector and the game looks stunning on both. Admittedly, the cut scenes are it's weakest part especially if you were to compare them to Heavenly sword but I didn't mind - they do the job of progressing the story. The game-play itself is superb. Arms, legs, and yes Heads too all come flying off sometimes in slowmo when you perfect a particular attack. There are loads of cool moves to learn as well. The other thing I really like about the game compared to God of war, is that I prefer the weapons used. You can use Two-handed swords and pole-blades, single swords or axes with a shield or two swords. The bloody combat seems more realistic than when you are swinging two blades around on the end of chains. You can see more of the action during close combat. Plus they have modelled the Conan character brilliantly. This is one of my favourite games at the moment..
yeah i liked Conan better than Heavenly Sword, but wait till you come to the final boss, you will smash your gamepad :D he is so badly designed, that on normal difficulty it's hell :)
The only thing that stood out for me watching this video was the blood splash effects. Other than that, I can't see how this is anything but a typical run-of-the-mill hack and slash, albeit a higher definition one. Conan is extremely strong, he tears a friggin cell door off with his barehands. Yet when he fights other guys, he's no different from them? Block parry, bland. You know what I would want to see out this? I want to see overhand chops so powerful they cut through the sword or arm guarding the blow. I wanna see shields shatter. Archers should literally be blown off their feet after taking a hit from Conan, not "uh! uh! *flinch* I took dmg. That two handed bastard sword should cut right through the twiggy bow. In fact, i would want to see a kill effect where the archer guy drops his bow, pulls out a dagger to defend himself, and then have conan grab his dagger hand, overpower the guy and pig gut him. The particle effects of getting exp or whatever is hokey. How about taking diablo IIs notes, and counting up kills in 'ears' or fingers? I mean what are those shiny red and green particles? It looks stupid. he's literally quenching himself on big jug of mead (health) already.
yeah ive got this game on ps3 aswell and have to say im quite impressed its not the best in the world it is very god of war like but thats no bad thing and its gory as hell. i think with the graphics they are trying to stick with that painted look from the conan pictures (i cant remember the guy who used to paint them)but the service the game well, some glitches and little issues but nothing that makes the gameplay bad. also i was surprised by the voice talent ron pearlman (he was hellboy) doing conan. its very easy to get into and theres loads of combos to unlock the further you get into the game some of them are quite sick. seeing as there aint much like this on ps3 apart from heavenly sword (and it will probably last longer too) it could do quite well, but i doubt it would get rated well being on ps3.
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