First Impressions: Dark Messiah of Might and Magic

So it starts, the "Holiday Gaming Season" where gamers around the world face conundrums, in which game to buy first. In the past few days, I faced such dilemma: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance or Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. But with help of reviews, extensive research, and price checks, the latter game proved the victor.

I certainly didn't regret the decision I've made. I got Dark Messiah at Fry's Electronics because they usually drop the prices of games -by $10- during the first week of its release. In addition, I'll also receive $10 rebate if I buy a Logitech G5 Laser Mouse -impeccable timing since I really need a new mouse. GeForce and Ubisoft also teamed up, and those who bought the game will be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a GeForce 7900 GTX graphics card. That's pretty cool, even though I'm an ATI boy.

The game itself is also a blast. I'm not usually into action games pretending to be RPGs, but Dark Messiah's combat system is offer's a lot of unique stuff. Your attacks are also brillantly brutal, taking the term hack n' slash into literal heights. Since it's using a Source Engine (Half Life 2 and Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines) the graphics is amazing -and grinding down my machine in some areas. I'll definitely write a review of this game -if time allows- so check back in a couple of weeks.