A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
Characters attack monsters with swords, cannons, hammers, and other weapons. Attacks aren't too brutal, but expect plenty of blood. Players can opt to turn off the bloody effects. Some monsters are gory: one group has been impaled with spears, while others show exposed, bloody flesh.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a violent action game with some role-playing elements. Characters dispatch enemies with swords, cannons, hammers, and a bevy of other weapons. None of these attacks looks too brutal, but you'll see blood spurt from slain foes. Parents do have the option to turn off the bloody effects. Some monsters look gory as well, including one group that is impaled by spears and another that shows exposed, bloody flesh. Players can also play online via co-op mode.
Is It Any Good?
Unfortunately, sleepiness becomes a common response to Circle of Doom's dull action. Special powers are highly ineffective, forcing you to use only two attacks repeatedly. Instead of showing aggressiveness, enemies walk up as if to invite you to pummel them. Death is a rare occurrence, since the battlefield is littered with reviving potions. This RPG system is far too shallow, and the combat sadly becomes monotonous.
The story's prologue provides a solid foundation, but is then banished to dream sequences, which tell as little as possible about your character or the adventure ahead. You can opt to join a friend online in a co-op adventure, but there's little incentive with such mindless opponents. Ultimately, gamers who partake in this adventure will be doomed with boredom and frustration.
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