Our little game The Chronicles of Spellborn seems to be approved by the press in general. The ratings hover between 7s and 8s, and I have yet to hear anyone slating it completely (cue people pointing me towards an overly negative review). Though there are lots of comments about the game not being perfect (trust me, we feel the same pain there), the alternative combat system is seen as a good thing.
One of the things that, as a writer, made me smile was that one of the reviews commented on the “typically Dutch humour” present, while another spoke of “typically British humour”. Typical indeed!
- Eurogamer.net – 8/10 (English)
- Eurogamer.nl – 7/10 (Dutch)
- Gamert – 8.0/10 (Dutch)
- Gamespot.nl 74/100 (Dutch)
- Gamez.nl – 77/100 (Dutch)
- Jeuxvideo.com – 15/20 (French)
- Power Unlimited – 85/100 (Dutch)
- Tweakers.net – 8,0/10 (Dutch)
It is far from over though. We are still working on the game as if the release never happened. There is still so much that we want to have in there… But hey, that is the very nature of a MMO game; it’s a service, not a product.
I’ll update the list as I stumble upon more ratings.
It has been ages since I have completed an 8-bit Mega Man title, so the release of Capcom’s Mega Man 9 has been nothing short of a blessing to me personally. Now the first thing people will tell you about the game is that it is hard. Not just hard, but rather the stuff of legends: “So hard you can’t possibly like it, you’re not hardcore!”