The following is a review of Dark Kingdom, a PS3 launch game. The overall opinion that this Dark Kingdom review is going to discuss that it is a decidedly average game, not awful and nothing spectacular.
Dark Kingdom is a full version for the PS3 console of the Untold Legends series, which has been previously seen on the PSP. It is your typical roll playing game and it doesn’t set out to break any new ground or make use of the power offered by the PS3 console. The role-playing is pretty lightweight and lacks depth. A good point is that the combat does look impressive, however it doesn’t really go further than that. The combat is not very challenging and is very samey, getting boring fairly quickly.
Dark Kingdom’s setting is a fantasy world of magic and magical weapons. The world is called Dureth. The character that you control is a member of a group called Dragon’s Shade, a specialist military platoon so to speak. They service the king of Dureth and have recently returned to the kingdom from missions abroad to find it full or corruption and ruin.
This is your introduction of the main mission of the game. You will have to discover the source of the corruption and end it by destroying its power. While doing this you will have to over come various game characters and obstacles. The game has an overall dark atmosphere.
When you are starting Dark Kingdom you will be given the choice of three characters to control, a scout, mage and warrior. However there is very little difference in their powers to say one is much better than the other. The fighting sequences are your standard fantasy fare. Your character has weak and strong powers as well as the capability to create combo actions.
Your opponents will consist of demons, monsters and zombies. Their fighting style remains the same throughout the game making it pretty boring after a while. Fighting environments include deserted towns, dungeons, caves, and sewers.
There is just one game route you can take, meaning there are no side paths to give the game more interest or variety. As you progress you will gain experience points in much the same way that is found in this type of game genre.
One feature of Dark Kingdom that does make it a bit more challenging is the limited inventory space. This means that you will need to make some tough decisions along your journey. There are also some special gems that you can collect that give your weapons extra powers. The gems are specific for each weapon and come in different shapes and colours.
The distance between checkpoints is not to far meaning you will have plenty of chances for recharging your health. It is also at the checkpoints that you can buy new gear. Though some of the best pieces of armour are the pieces you take from your defeated enemies.
Dark Kingdom does have online play. But this is just plain old bad. It does not even have a voice chat option. Dark Kingdom is a rather disappointing PS3 launch game that fails to show what this next generation console can do. The overall result of this PS3 game review is that if you see the game for a discount it may be worth checking out. It isn’t the worst PS3 launch game nor is it the best. It is just an average game. You would be better off saving your money for a PS3 game that really makes use of the console’s capabilities.