Release Date: 10/12/2004
Available Exclusively On
The Good: Easy to use menus, controls, deep level up system, hack ‘n’ slash element is fun, lengthy campaign
The Bad: Game shows its age, weak voice acting, hack ‘n’ slash starts to bore after a while, cliché story, doesn’t have the depth of PC RTS
Now due to the games age it may turn most players off and, as always, has its aging issues but with that aside KUF is a great RTS game. The main feature here is the ease of everything and the hack ‘n’ slash battles once you engage a unit. You don’t build things or micro manage like in PC RTS, but instead, you just click and select an upgrade. Don’t think this is dumbed down or easy…because it’s not.
This game has plenty of strategy involved and a deep leveling up system. The story is pretty simple: You’re a General who has to right against the bad guys to protect the land…kind of like an LOTR esque plot. There’s not much to say but play it. Even if you aren’t a hardcore RTS fan you’ll still enjoy this and the hack ‘n’ slash element really changes things up. When it comes to bad things…well the graphics can get pretty ugly when the camera zooms up close to things, and the voice acting is something to be desired but it’s easy to the ears and eyes. There are some bad collision detection issues and your usual “early dev-kit glitches”. The multiplayer is supposed to be good but you can’t play online on a 360 since it was disabled for this game. Also, this game does get somewhat repetitive after a while. You can learn new skills and abilities but it’s the same X and A button mashing over and over.
Anyways, if you want to pass some time or are waiting for more next-gen games to come out. Pick this up.