As a veteran gamer I was appalled to read some of the silly one line reviews for this game. Clearly some people don't believe in giving a game of this quality a chance. Firstly, it seems, some of these individuals clearly have not learn't the concept of strategy gaming. Why run into a horde of beasties when you can lure them out at a distance with your bow, hide in the woods and pick them off one by one or get them to follow you into a village and allow the villagers to do the hard work for you before you get down to business of stripping the corpses of their ill-gotten gains all for yourself.
The concept of an orc king back from the dead appealed greatly and through the use of characters and events the story unfolded with me being drawn in. Yes, what I was looking for and where was I going even with the use of the mini map could have been easier but at least being able to identify an item when you were close to it helped.
I agree the lip syncing and the graphics aren't great but for me this game was easy to play with much land to cover and quests to do.
If there is a major blip and why i'm deducting a star is the lack of detailed explanation on how to teleport. What is not explained is if you choose to download the update for this game off xbox live you can no longer teleport. That is if you follow the instructions in the enclosed manual. However if you push down on the right analog stick. select teleport, choose on the map where you want to go and then press A (green) it should work.
So to summarise if your not too bothered about how it looks or mainly sounds but want a playable RPG that you you don't need a degree in how to play. check this game out.