Champions Of Norrath Mfr P/N 814582405821

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PlayStation 2 adventurers fire up their network adaptors and return to the online world of Norrath, where new challenges await proven champions. As in Snowblind Studios' original Champions of Norrath, this sequel features fast-paced hack-and-slash combat in the fashion introduced by the developer's Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, along with Diablo-style instanced online multiplayer adventuring. Veterans of the original Champions can import their characters into this second game, where the level cap has been raised to 80. Two new playable races are introduced in Champions: Return to Arms -- the tiger-like Vah Shir and the reptilian Iksar -- along with 50 new areas and thousands of new weapons and magic items. Also new in this edition is personality-based role-playing; as they progress through the plot, players come across certain moral decisions that can influence the outcome of the story. As in the original, single-player adventuring is also supported, for non-networked PS2 gamers. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide
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ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Action/Adventure, Role Playing Games (RPG)
Maximum Number of Players 4
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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review  GameZone - Feb 14, 2005

What can I say? I’m a sucker for the hack-and-slash RPG action games that I was introduced to when the first Diablo was released on the PC and finally on the PSOne. There’s just something about jumping into a swarm of enemies, swinging your sword or unleashing a volley of fireballs into a mass of monsters that’s just so enjoyable that fans like myself keep coming back for more and more. Last year’s Champions of Norrath was a treat indeed so you can’t blame a girl for looking forward to Champions: Return to Arms. Is this a return worth of a champion? The answer and more is next so please read on.

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Champions: Return to Arms (ps2)
3.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Feb 3, 2005

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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Feb 4, 2005

There must be something in a gamer's DNA in which is encoded the desire to rip through countless hordes of enemies. That would explain the appeal of the hack'n'slash games that have a link to the past that is Gauntlet. It would also explain why developer Snowblind has been so thorough about taking this basic idea to its furthest extent with Champions: Return to Arms. But what needs to happen now is some more innovation or else there will be more games that continue to make improvements without changing the action that is getting stale.

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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Champions: Return to Arms receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.11 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,102 game of all time and #430 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 85 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

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2 Star Review   By member headchef - Jun 14, 2006   

Strengths: multiplayer, sharp graphics, lots of characters/races to choose from.

Weakness: no story, repetitive gameplay

Return to Arms is suppose to be a sequel to Champions of Norrath, but instead it's more like 1.5, if you can even call it that. The main problem that I have with the game is that there isn't a story at all. Literally there isn't a story - you just go from level to level fighting waves of lesser bad guys and then the level boss. Without a story, it just made the already repetitive hack n slash gameplay pointless. Buy it if you're really into the genre but know that you aren't missing much if you don't decide to get it.

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Champions redux...good or bad?
4 Star Review   By member urbanmunky - Apr 27, 2006   

Strengths: Addictive hack and slash "rpg"/action game. Great graphics for the PS2, cool weapons and items to keep coming back to.

Weakness: For a sequel, not much different from the original Champions. Still very buggy in some areas and levels. Boring story(?) for an RPG.

First off, I personally really enjoyed this game and have easily put in more than 20 hours and almost played through the game twice. I should mention that I was also a fan of the original Champions of Norrath game. With that being said though, although still incredibly addictive and enjoyable, Champions: Return to Arms, as a sequel is a bit disappointing. First the good. Much of the combat and play mechanics of the game is identical the original, meaning pretty much button mashing the hit button over and over again throughout the game, hence the genre term, hack and slash. The graphics though good, are basically also identical to the original. But for some reason, the game is addictive as heck and will keep you late into the night for just one more area or just to level up one more time...I think most hack and slash/rpg fans have experienced this. And this game delivers that experience in spades. This time you can even play and choose if you want to be good or evil...although the difference between the two choices are minimal (slight level changes, order, NPCs, etc...) Not to mention you have two new character classes to choose from, although I didn't bother, since you can import your character from the original game. Okay, the bad. Although it's good and satisfying to follow the same successful footsteps of the first game...this game feels more like an expansion than a sequel. Nearly everything feels like it was just ported from the 1st game, graphics, music, etc...and to make matters worst a few of the levels are actually, to me, just slightly rearranged versions of the old levels from the first game. Not too cool to me, especially since I was expecting a whole new world/level design. And to make matters worst, it's still glitchy...very glitchy to the point that I got stuck at the end of the level with no way to advance on my 2nd time through...so I had to just basically start over again...and that's not mentioning the other handful of glitches I found while play the first time through. You would think they'd have tested and worked them all out before release, but nope. Alright, to sum it out...if you loved the first game, you will definitely like this sequel, but probably not love it...in addition to original fans, fans of hack and slack type of games will enjoy it very much as well. However if you're looking for a massive upgrade from the original, or a grand rpg experience complete with a great story (huh, what story?)...then you will be massively disappointed, but in the end, even if you are, it's still a strangely addictive enough game to pop in here and there and play mindlessly to kill an hour or so if need be.

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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review   By member shieryda - Feb 25, 2006   

Strengths: Excellent sound and graphics

Weakness: Very little improvements over predecessors

I loved the first game of the series "Champions of Norrath", and this sequel was able to quench my thirst for more of the same type of gameplay. "Champions: Return to Arms" allows you to import characters from the previous game, provided you've got them saved on a memory card. In addition, 2 new characters are available to play. New side quests and the arena mode break up the monotony of this "hack-and-slash", and utilize the USB headset effectively when playing with teammates over the internet. Play with a team to battle hoards of enemies in the survival mode, or test your skills against a buddy in vs. action, too.

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Champions Of Norrath: Return To Arms (PS2)
4 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Feb 14, 2006   

Strengths: 4-player co-op play, online co-op play, additional character classes

Weakness: Somewhat buggy

Champions Of Norrath: Return To Arms is the sequel to the first title. Characters from the first game can be imported into the second one, or new characters, with two additional classes, can be created. Up to 4 players can play co-op at the same time, or up to 4 players on-line can also play co-op. The game engine has been improved on a little bit, though there are some buggy moments. Hack and slash fans should like it.

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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review   By member galvatron2k1 - Jan 10, 2006   

Strengths: Game play, sound, graphics

Weakness: Slowdown in some areas

Champions Return to Arms is very similar to its predecessor. It is a hack-and-slash type RPG game that pits you in control of a character that you create from a specific class of available races. If you have played through the first game, it will enable you to continue your adventures with a character you have already created from the memory card. The game play is solid and the graphics are improved over the first game for the PS2. However, the sound is average and during some intense battles, the game will show hints of some slowdown. However, this game is still one of the better ones in its genre and the adventure is well worth the price.

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Same as the First
4 Star Review   By member jwong71 - Dec 20, 2005   

Strengths: Hack and Slash goodness. Can import characters from Champions of Norrath. Variety of job types (Barbarian, Archer, Cleric, etc.). Different types of "mini" games. PvP action.

Weakness: Still buggy and glitchy. Lame story. Level 80 cap. Good vs. evil story hardly had any affect.

Champions Return to Arms is fun hack and slash game that follows the same formula as its predecessor. With the addition of two new classes (Tiger and Lizard) and some new spells this game can almost be classified as an expansion pack rather than a separate game. The addition of the "Medallion round" and PvP gameplay helped me forget the nonsensical story. The bad story and bugs dragged the overall score down for me but is otherwise one of the better (few) hack and slashers on the PS2 worth getting.

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Champions:Return to Arms (PS2)
5 Star Review   By member POOHPIE - Nov 26, 2005   

Strengths: Very good game play with added features such as additional characters, new attributes, and new better items. Great story line so far and brings back some familiar faces and boards from the first game.

Weakness: Has some bugs that need to be worked out. When 2 or more players are playing the screen jumps while in the store mode.

This is the sequel to the first Champions of Norrath game. Has good game play with added features such as additional characters, new attributes, and new better items. Great story line so far and brings back some familiar faces and boards from the first game. Drawbacks are that it has some bugs that need to be worked out. When 2 or more players are playing the screen jumps while in the store mode.

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Champions: Return To Arms
4 Star Review   By member shipwreck1 - Oct 6, 2005   

Strengths: Fun hack and slash multiplayer, ability to be good or evil, online play

Weakness: Forgetable story

Champions: Return To Arms is the sequel to Champions Of Norrath for the Playstation 2. The developers basically went with the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality because not too much has changed since the first game. Return To Arms is a very good hack and slash RPG though. Anyone familiar with the genre will enjoy this game as there are lots of dungeons to explore, treasures to find, and upgrades to get. The great thing about these games is playing multiplayer and this game allows you to play online as well. Early in the game, you get to decide whether you want to play on the side of good or evil. There's not really much difference between the two, but it's nice that the option is there. The storyline is pretty forgettable in this game as it is pretty standard save the world fare. Even though all the games in this genre seem to run together, I still find them very enjoyable and this game is no exception. Sit down with some friends and have some fun hacking and slashing your way through Norrath.

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Excellent game, if a bit of a rehash
4 Star Review   By member Logain8955 - Sep 7, 2005   

Strengths: Good hack and slash dungeon game, lots of items and customization, great multiplayer

Weakness: Nothing revolutionary, odd graphics glitches, cheap bosses

Champions RTA is an excellent hack and slash game done in the style of gauntlet. The enemies are varied, the enviroments are very pretty, and the vast amount of magic items and ways to customize your character can be very addicting. The problem is it's nothing really new. It's almost exactly the same as Champions of Norrath, but with bug fixes and online play. If you played and loved CoN, you're gonna love RTA. If you hated CoN, you'll hate this one too. If you've never played a game like this, try out Champions of Norrath first, it's a lot cheaper.

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same old hack n slash
3 Star Review   By member Warner1281 - Aug 31, 2005   

Strengths: New bad guys, exciting graphics, good boss fights

Weakness: same old hack n slash you've been playing for years

Return to Arms is the sequel to Champions of Norrath. And just like Champions of Norrath, Diablo, Gauntlets, and all the others, you're objective is to kill everything in sight, collect treasures, and get through the boss fights. The thing that sets these types of games apart are the unique types of bad guys, the treasures, and the graphics. Return to Arms, definately excels in the graphics department and deserves some kudos for that. However, the bad guys are mostly the same from the previous version. There are some new baddies, but not enough to make it an entirely new game. Also, the treasures are usually cool, but nothing too exciting or different from the previous version. If you're a hardcore hack n slash gamer, or you are just looking for a good one to pick up to play when you get bored, this is definately a good title. But do not pick this one up expecting leaps and bounds of improvements over the previous version as it is more of a stand alone expansion than a new game.

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PlayStation 2 adventurers fire up their network adaptors and return to the online world of Norrath, where new challenges await proven champions. As in Snowblind Studios' original Champions of Norrath, this sequel features fast-paced hack-and-slash combat in the fashion introduced by the developer's Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, along with Diablo-style instanced online multiplayer adventuring. Veterans of the original Champions can import their characters into this second game, where the level cap has been raised to 80. Two new playable races are introduced in Champions: Return to Arms -- the tiger-like Vah Shir and the reptilian Iksar -- along with 50 new areas and thousands of new weapons and magic items. Also new in this edition is personality-based role-playing; as they progress through the plot, players come across certain moral decisions that can influence the outcome of the story. As in the original, single-player adventuring is also supported, for non-networked PS2 gamers. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide
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ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Action/Adventure, Role Playing Games (RPG)
Maximum Number of Players 4
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Product Title Champions Of Norrath Mfr P/N 814582405821
Manufacturer Sony
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Power Score 4.1 | 17 Reviews
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Release Date: 2005-2-7
Network Compatible: Yes
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Simultaneous Multiplayer Mode: Yes
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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review  GameZone - Feb 14, 2005

What can I say? I’m a sucker for the hack-and-slash RPG action games that I was introduced to when the first Diablo was released on the PC and finally on the PSOne. There’s just something about jumping into a swarm of enemies, swinging your sword or unleashing a volley of fireballs into a mass of monsters that’s just so enjoyable that fans like myself keep coming back for more and more. Last year’s Champions of Norrath was a treat indeed so you can’t blame a girl for looking forward to Champions: Return to Arms. Is this a return worth of a champion? The answer and more is next so please read on.

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Champions: Return to Arms (ps2)
3.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Feb 3, 2005

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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Feb 4, 2005

There must be something in a gamer's DNA in which is encoded the desire to rip through countless hordes of enemies. That would explain the appeal of the hack'n'slash games that have a link to the past that is Gauntlet. It would also explain why developer Snowblind has been so thorough about taking this basic idea to its furthest extent with Champions: Return to Arms. But what needs to happen now is some more innovation or else there will be more games that continue to make improvements without changing the action that is getting stale.

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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Champions: Return to Arms receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.11 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,102 game of all time and #430 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 85 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 2 expert reviews for Champions: Return to Arms and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
For hardcore gamers only
2 Star Review   By member headchef - Jun 14, 2006   

Strengths: multiplayer, sharp graphics, lots of characters/races to choose from.

Weakness: no story, repetitive gameplay

Return to Arms is suppose to be a sequel to Champions of Norrath, but instead it's more like 1.5, if you can even call it that. The main problem that I have with the game is that there isn't a story at all. Literally there isn't a story - you just go from level to level fighting waves of lesser bad guys and then the level boss. Without a story, it just made the already repetitive hack n slash gameplay pointless. Buy it if you're really into the genre but know that you aren't missing much if you don't decide to get it.

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Champions redux...good or bad?
4 Star Review   By member urbanmunky - Apr 27, 2006   

Strengths: Addictive hack and slash "rpg"/action game. Great graphics for the PS2, cool weapons and items to keep coming back to.

Weakness: For a sequel, not much different from the original Champions. Still very buggy in some areas and levels. Boring story(?) for an RPG.

First off, I personally really enjoyed this game and have easily put in more than 20 hours and almost played through the game twice. I should mention that I was also a fan of the original Champions of Norrath game. With that being said though, although still incredibly addictive and enjoyable, Champions: Return to Arms, as a sequel is a bit disappointing. First the good. Much of the combat and play mechanics of the game is identical the original, meaning pretty much button mashing the hit button over and over again throughout the game, hence the genre term, hack and slash. The graphics though good, are basically also identical to the original. But for some reason, the game is addictive as heck and will keep you late into the night for just one more area or just to level up one more time...I think most hack and slash/rpg fans have experienced this. And this game delivers that experience in spades. This time you can even play and choose if you want to be good or evil...although the difference between the two choices are minimal (slight level changes, order, NPCs, etc...) Not to mention you have two new character classes to choose from, although I didn't bother, since you can import your character from the original game. Okay, the bad. Although it's good and satisfying to follow the same successful footsteps of the first game...this game feels more like an expansion than a sequel. Nearly everything feels like it was just ported from the 1st game, graphics, music, etc...and to make matters worst a few of the levels are actually, to me, just slightly rearranged versions of the old levels from the first game. Not too cool to me, especially since I was expecting a whole new world/level design. And to make matters worst, it's still glitchy...very glitchy to the point that I got stuck at the end of the level with no way to advance on my 2nd time through...so I had to just basically start over again...and that's not mentioning the other handful of glitches I found while play the first time through. You would think they'd have tested and worked them all out before release, but nope. Alright, to sum it out...if you loved the first game, you will definitely like this sequel, but probably not love it...in addition to original fans, fans of hack and slack type of games will enjoy it very much as well. However if you're looking for a massive upgrade from the original, or a grand rpg experience complete with a great story (huh, what story?)...then you will be massively disappointed, but in the end, even if you are, it's still a strangely addictive enough game to pop in here and there and play mindlessly to kill an hour or so if need be.

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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review   By member shieryda - Feb 25, 2006   

Strengths: Excellent sound and graphics

Weakness: Very little improvements over predecessors

I loved the first game of the series "Champions of Norrath", and this sequel was able to quench my thirst for more of the same type of gameplay. "Champions: Return to Arms" allows you to import characters from the previous game, provided you've got them saved on a memory card. In addition, 2 new characters are available to play. New side quests and the arena mode break up the monotony of this "hack-and-slash", and utilize the USB headset effectively when playing with teammates over the internet. Play with a team to battle hoards of enemies in the survival mode, or test your skills against a buddy in vs. action, too.

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Champions Of Norrath: Return To Arms (PS2)
4 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Feb 14, 2006   

Strengths: 4-player co-op play, online co-op play, additional character classes

Weakness: Somewhat buggy

Champions Of Norrath: Return To Arms is the sequel to the first title. Characters from the first game can be imported into the second one, or new characters, with two additional classes, can be created. Up to 4 players can play co-op at the same time, or up to 4 players on-line can also play co-op. The game engine has been improved on a little bit, though there are some buggy moments. Hack and slash fans should like it.

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Champions: Return to Arms
4 Star Review   By member galvatron2k1 - Jan 10, 2006   

Strengths: Game play, sound, graphics

Weakness: Slowdown in some areas

Champions Return to Arms is very similar to its predecessor. It is a hack-and-slash type RPG game that pits you in control of a character that you create from a specific class of available races. If you have played through the first game, it will enable you to continue your adventures with a character you have already created from the memory card. The game play is solid and the graphics are improved over the first game for the PS2. However, the sound is average and during some intense battles, the game will show hints of some slowdown. However, this game is still one of the better ones in its genre and the adventure is well worth the price.

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Same as the First
4 Star Review   By member jwong71 - Dec 20, 2005   

Strengths: Hack and Slash goodness. Can import characters from Champions of Norrath. Variety of job types (Barbarian, Archer, Cleric, etc.). Different types of "mini" games. PvP action.

Weakness: Still buggy and glitchy. Lame story. Level 80 cap. Good vs. evil story hardly had any affect.

Champions Return to Arms is fun hack and slash game that follows the same formula as its predecessor. With the addition of two new classes (Tiger and Lizard) and some new spells this game can almost be classified as an expansion pack rather than a separate game. The addition of the "Medallion round" and PvP gameplay helped me forget the nonsensical story. The bad story and bugs dragged the overall score down for me but is otherwise one of the better (few) hack and slashers on the PS2 worth getting.

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Champions:Return to Arms (PS2)
5 Star Review   By member POOHPIE - Nov 26, 2005   

Strengths: Very good game play with added features such as additional characters, new attributes, and new better items. Great story line so far and brings back some familiar faces and boards from the first game.

Weakness: Has some bugs that need to be worked out. When 2 or more players are playing the screen jumps while in the store mode.

This is the sequel to the first Champions of Norrath game. Has good game play with added features such as additional characters, new attributes, and new better items. Great story line so far and brings back some familiar faces and boards from the first game. Drawbacks are that it has some bugs that need to be worked out. When 2 or more players are playing the screen jumps while in the store mode.

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Champions: Return To Arms
4 Star Review   By member shipwreck1 - Oct 6, 2005   

Strengths: Fun hack and slash multiplayer, ability to be good or evil, online play

Weakness: Forgetable story

Champions: Return To Arms is the sequel to Champions Of Norrath for the Playstation 2. The developers basically went with the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality because not too much has changed since the first game. Return To Arms is a very good hack and slash RPG though. Anyone familiar with the genre will enjoy this game as there are lots of dungeons to explore, treasures to find, and upgrades to get. The great thing about these games is playing multiplayer and this game allows you to play online as well. Early in the game, you get to decide whether you want to play on the side of good or evil. There's not really much difference between the two, but it's nice that the option is there. The storyline is pretty forgettable in this game as it is pretty standard save the world fare. Even though all the games in this genre seem to run together, I still find them very enjoyable and this game is no exception. Sit down with some friends and have some fun hacking and slashing your way through Norrath.

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Excellent game, if a bit of a rehash
4 Star Review   By member Logain8955 - Sep 7, 2005   

Strengths: Good hack and slash dungeon game, lots of items and customization, great multiplayer

Weakness: Nothing revolutionary, odd graphics glitches, cheap bosses

Champions RTA is an excellent hack and slash game done in the style of gauntlet. The enemies are varied, the enviroments are very pretty, and the vast amount of magic items and ways to customize your character can be very addicting. The problem is it's nothing really new. It's almost exactly the same as Champions of Norrath, but with bug fixes and online play. If you played and loved CoN, you're gonna love RTA. If you hated CoN, you'll hate this one too. If you've never played a game like this, try out Champions of Norrath first, it's a lot cheaper.

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same old hack n slash
3 Star Review   By member Warner1281 - Aug 31, 2005   

Strengths: New bad guys, exciting graphics, good boss fights

Weakness: same old hack n slash you've been playing for years

Return to Arms is the sequel to Champions of Norrath. And just like Champions of Norrath, Diablo, Gauntlets, and all the others, you're objective is to kill everything in sight, collect treasures, and get through the boss fights. The thing that sets these types of games apart are the unique types of bad guys, the treasures, and the graphics. Return to Arms, definately excels in the graphics department and deserves some kudos for that. However, the bad guys are mostly the same from the previous version. There are some new baddies, but not enough to make it an entirely new game. Also, the treasures are usually cool, but nothing too exciting or different from the previous version. If you're a hardcore hack n slash gamer, or you are just looking for a good one to pick up to play when you get bored, this is definately a good title. But do not pick this one up expecting leaps and bounds of improvements over the previous version as it is more of a stand alone expansion than a new game.

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Almost as good as the original
4 Star Review   By member wampa8jedi - Jul 11, 2005   

Strengths: Choice between good and evil, more items to collect, more baddies to destroy

Weakness: Nothing you haven't already seen/played dozens of times before

Champions: Return to Arms is an excellent hack and slash adventure; it has everything that fans of the genre love, including several classes (seven in all), a very high level cap (it'll take you four to five playthroughs of the game to max your character), and an interesting set of moral choices (you can play as either the good guys or the demon guys). The problem with the game is that there is nothing new to be seen in this game; it's basically just a remixed version of the same hack and slash games we've been playing since Diablo II. Recommended for fans of the genre, everyone else should consider picking it up, if they're not already burned out on hacking and slashing.

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4 Star Review   By member hwongnyc - Apr 18, 2005   

Strengths: Four player co-op, free online play for up to 4-player co-op, two new character classes, new spells and items for all characters, can import your old character from Champions of Norrath

Weakness: Very similar to Champions of Norrath, still has some pop-up and graphical glitches, only two additional spells/abilities open for each class leaves very little for imported characters, 80 level limit

If you liked Gauntlet Dark Legacy, Baldur's Gate, or Diablo, this is the game for you. Basically, it's a hack and slash 3/4 perspective dungeon crawl with some minor RPG elements. There are a multitude of weapons and items to find/create/use and a terrific spells/abilities system that allows you allocate points while levelling up. Of course, you'll also have four basic attributes which you can build by leveling up and by utlizing magic armor, items and weapons. In addition, there are two story modes available, the good and evil path. Both are very similar, but offer a little bit of variety for a second play through. Also, two side missions open up for each level, making a through completiong of all the levels a little more challenging and interesting. All in all, a very good game, with decent execution which is fun in single player but really shines in co-op.

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