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Prophecy of the Ancients

December 19th, 2004
Score : 9.4 exceptional
Hmm... this is actually a tricky file to review. Some real strengths and a certain dullness.

Gameplay: 8
When I first played this game, I thought it suitably difficult, but coming back, the fighting seems way too easy. The new spells are cool, and extremely powerful, but the battles never get tough enough for the true strength of the orbs to be displayed. The adventuring bit isn't bad, though there isn't quite enough of it for my taste.

Style: 10
Some of the music was classic; most was not to my taste. The decoration was largely excellent, and certain places had good amounts of interaction; for example, there were a lot of burnable trees, moveable rocks, some choppable grass etc. The graphics were beautiful, although they were simply tintings of the original. But something annoyed me about the dialogue...

Story: 10
Good enough for me.

Overall: 9.4
There's something really epic about this game(+.1), but it evidently lacks the replay value of FIAT. I came back to FIAT, and it was still cool; I came back to POTA, and it was a little flat.