Michael Fahey writes: I've only played the game a few hours now, and the combat has yet to grow stale. There are still plenty of points to distribute, styles to unlock, and techniques to perfect. I find myself replaying one particular chapter of the story over and over again, simply because I know it leads directly into a massive battle where my skills will be put to good use. I might be playing The Cursed Crusade for a long time coming.
Yes, there is reason to be wary. It's a budget title, after all. I've seen my share of graphical glitches and imperfections. Luckily it's a budget title with a demo now available on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, so you don't have to go blindly rushing in, unless that's your style.