4.5 a really fun dungeon crawler OldSchoolguy | 29/05/2012 | See all OldSchoolguy's reviews (15) Dark Messiah Elements is a modern version of the old dungeon crawlers I used to play on PC many years ago. I wish there were more games like this for console.The only RPG element in the game is the multiple endings, everything else is exploration and combat. Imagine Skyrim or Oblivion but with only the dungeons and combat parts and you get an idea of what this game is like. There are no dialogue options and character customizations, the game is linear except towards the end where the choices you make give you different endings, and there are four different endings.The dungeons are done exceptionally well. There is variation in how they look and how they are designed, the atmosphere is awesome - there is a great sensation of space in each zone, and the enemies you fight are varied - goblins, zombies, Cyclops, ghouls, orcs, evil wizards etc. Graphically the game still looks really good.Combat itself is also varied. Regardless of class you have a range of weapons to use, each class can use magic and melee weapons. Choosing a class means you get loot that is customized for that class, special weapons and armour, it also means that you are particularly good at one type of combat. The gameplay overall is varied with combat, exploration, and puzzle solving.This is a fun game that does not deserve the low rating it got when first released, too many people expected an Oblivion-like RPG, despite the fact that Dark Messiah was never marketed as an RPG. It was marketed as an FPS action-adventure Fantasy game and as such it is a great game.