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
  • NA: November 15, 2006
  • JP: February 22, 2007
  • AU: May 3, 2007
  • EU: May 4, 2007
  • KOR: June 16, 2007
Genre(s)action role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Sony Online Entertainment in 2006 as a launch title for the PlayStation 3. It is the third game in the Untold Legends series. Although set within the same universe, Dark Kingdom is unrelated in story to the first two games in the series. This was a strange decision as Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code made a story connection to Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade through mention of a main antagonist.

Gameplay[edit]

Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom is a third-person Dungeon Crawling Action RPG. Similar to other games in this style, the player will choose a class and go through dungeons killing enemies, gaining experience and leveling up. Dark Kingdom is also more linear than its predecessors, without hub towns that the player can come back after finishing a dungeon/mission. Also, there are no NPC characters that the player can talk to repeatedly and also no Merchant to buy items. Health, essence and Mana can only be replenished from orbs in a variety of colors that drops from enemies.

There are three playable characters:

  • Golan Kor: The warrior of the group. He is the strongest of the three characters, using a giant hammer/ax 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 appears on the front cover of the game. She uses twin blades to fight. As the scout, she has medium physical strength and medium magic power.

Plot[edit]

After serving the King loyally for years in foreign conflicts, an elite unit of knights returns 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.[1]

Development and release[edit]

Promotion at E3 2006

The game was retailed 2 days ahead of the PlayStation 3 release in North America.

Reception[edit]

The game received "mixed or average" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom - PlayStation 3". IGN. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  3. ^ EGM staff (January 2007). "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 80.
  4. ^ McCarthy, Dave (20 March 2007). "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom". Eurogamer. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  5. ^ Reeves, Ben (January 2007). "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom". Game Informer (165). Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2007.
  6. ^ Vicious Sid (29 November 2006). "Review: Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom". GamePro. Archived from the original on 26 January 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  7. ^ Davis, Ryan (17 November 2006). "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  8. ^ Graziani, Gabe (27 November 2006). "GameSpy: Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom". GameSpy. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom Review". GameTrailers. 21 November 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  10. ^ Hobbs, Ronnie (12 December 2006). "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom - PS3 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  11. ^ Haynes, Jeff (15 November 2006). "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom Review". IGN. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 74. January 2007.
  13. ^ Mellick, Andrew (11 December 2006). "Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (PS3) Review". 411Mania. Retrieved 4 January 2016.

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