20 February 2010 | sethdevan
Visually stunning though sometimes frustrating
The reviews are largely spot-on in my opinion, but it doesn't change the fact that overall this is game is a pleasure to play. Visually, this game is a treat for the eyes. The developers must have taken a lot of time to ensure this world takes your breath away, and the movement of all characters always flawless. The drawback is the experimentation with the six-axis controls. People need to realize the technology to effectively do this simply doesn't exist, at least not yet, it seems. And if it does, it's not on the PS3 any more than it is on the Wii. While the control scheme isn't nearly as bad as people make it out to be, it does get frustrating whenever I have to do anything complicated with the six-axis tilting and spiraling. With that said, the Dragon usually does what I had in mind, and when it doesn't, hell, the movement WAS complicated so maybe it makes sense that a massive flying lizard couldn't turn on a dime. Maybe that's another complaint though... this dragon really is a massive flying lizard and nothing else. Way to make my favorite fantasy creature into a 1-dimensional mount. But hey, all in all, I've never been able to fight entire armies riding a deadly dragon like this before. And the game IS really fun. Besides, I found it in a bargain bin. I would have paid the $5o or so for the game after playing it for awhile, so HELL YES I'll get it for $20.