Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom

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Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
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Developer(s) Sony Online Entertainment
Publisher(s) Sony Online Entertainment
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Release date(s) NA 20061115November 15, 2006
JP 20070222February 22, 2007
AUS 20070503May 3, 2007
EU 20070504May 4, 2007
Genre(s) Hack and slash, Action role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution Blu-ray Disc

Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom is a hack and slash action role-playing video game for PlayStation 3. The game was developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, and was released on November 15, 2006 as a PlayStation 3 launch title.[1] It is the third game in the Untold Legends series, and the first for the PlayStation 3.

Plot[edit]

After serving the King loyally for years in foreign conflicts, an elite unit of knights return home to find it a changed place. The knights are appalled by the discovery that dark magic has corrupted their kingdom and that the King now plans to use them against their own people. Therefore, they devise a plan to assassinate the malevolent ruler. When the attempt on the King's life is foiled, the would-be assassins barely escape. They end up on the run from an army they once served.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

Characters[edit]

  • Golan Kor: The warrior of the group. He is the strongest of the three characters, using a giant hammer/axe to fight. As the warrior, he has high physical strength but low magic power.
  • Malakesh: The mage of the group. He is the smartest and most magically adept of the group. He uses a staff to fight. As the mage, he has low physical strength but high magic power.
  • Zala: The scout of the group, and the fastest of the three characters. She uses twin blades to fight. As the scout, she has medium physical strength and medium magic power.

Development[edit]

Promotion at E3 2006

Release[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reviews
Publication Score
IGN
6.5/10[3]
Game Informer
8.25/10[4]
GameSpy
3/5[5]
GameSpot
6/10[6]
Official Playstation Magazine
5/10[7]
Review aggregators
Aggregator Score
Metacritic
58/100[8]
GameRankings
58.96[9]

The game has received mixed reviews,having a metascore of 58/100 on Metacritic.[10] Game Informer praised the game for its hack & slashing but stated that it falls short on innovation giving it a score of 83/100.[11] On the other side Gaming Age called the game incomplete, also saying the graphics are mediocre and the mechanics pared down. They gave it a score of 16/100[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom". Gamespot. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom Review". IGN AU. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Haynes, Jeff. "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom Review". IGN. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  4. ^ Reeves, Ben. "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom". GameInformer. Archived from the original on October 21, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  5. ^ Graziani, Gabe. "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom". Gamespy. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  6. ^ Davis, Ryan. "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom". Gamespot. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  7. ^ OPM - January. 2007. p. 74. 
  8. ^ "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  9. ^ "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  10. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/untold-legends-dark-kingdom/
  11. ^ a b http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/untold-legends-dark-kingdom/critic-reviews

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