4.5 Who on Earth could compare this to Skyrim?! It's poor. JusMyOpinion | 03/10/2013 | See all JusMyOpinion's reviews (2) What a waste of money. I cannot believe one of these other reviewers calls this the 'best RPG ever'. Clearly someone needs to play some real RPGs..!The storyline begins well enough, but any experienced player will soon realise that this game is pretty linear and boring.Character development is stunted and overly-simplistic. You can focus on being an archer if you like, but ultimately you'll end up bashing buttons until you win anyway. Don't the developers realise that most of the fun in RPGs is tinkering with character builds? Introducing sliding bars for development makes it difficult to really know what difference (if any) your choices make.Spells are uninspiring, and the 'gameplay' soon descends into 'go here on the map, do this, then run back', which results in a lot of time just running through fields or over beaches, wishing you'd bought a game that was either interesting or fun. There is no real choice. You get a mission. You do the mission. You don't deviate or get lost in a side quest. Walls, cliffs and fences stop you going anywhere except to the next checkpoint. You think "I bet there's a secret thingummy in that alcove on the beach, right? Like, a magic ring, or whatever". But even when there is something, it's just some pointless statue (you've now collected 4/50 of them). Feel the intensity of the lack of any real reward system!Looting the corpses of the enemies that you have button-mashed to death is a confusing experience that regularly results in my getting to a shop, only to realise that I've been (apparently) carrying round a better set of armour than the one I've got on. But God only knows when I picked that up... and who knows if it would have made any difference in a fight anyway?Good RPGs immerse you in a universe of characters, lore and valuable items that genuinely reward your hard work. This RPG doesn't do any of that.This is a horrible parody of a good RPG that makes Dragon Age 2 look like a non-linear, in-depth experience. Which is really saying something. If you ever played NWN1 or 2, Baldur's Gate or the first Mass Effect, then playing this game will make you lose all hope in humanity.I gave it 2 stars because it functions as a game. There are occasional bugs, but they don't ruin it. So, I guess it's done an ok job in that sense.