- I really enjoyed the presentation side of the game and I think the visuals and sound design do a great job of bringing the story to life.
- The story in the game was fantastic from start to finish and without a doubt I think it is my favourite story of the Grim Legends series.
- There is a great deal of variety when it comes to the mini-games that are present and I like that they made some of them challenging without being frustrating.
- In terms of content there is quite a bit to get to grips with and I actually found the game to be decent value for money.
- Technically the game holds up really well and I didn’t suffer with any problems unlike some of the previous game’s I’ve played before.
- I found the battles in the game to be a little lacklustre and that was mainly because they don’t seem to fit in with the overall story.
- Whilst I enjoyed the main story quite considerably I was a little disappointed with the side story because I felt they could’ve done more.
All in all I really enjoy the games that Artifex Mundi produce and the best thing is that there isn’t a bad one they’ve made yet, which is extremely rare. Thankfully Grim Legends 3: The Dark City is another good addition to Artifex Mundi’s catalogue and it was that enjoyable that it’s probably one of my favourite games that Artifex Mundi have brought out so far. Obviously the most important part of a game of this ilk is its story and thankfully the story is great. They managed to keep me interested and immersed throughout my playthrough and in the end I actually connected to the characters in the story. Whilst the main story is brilliant the extra side story was unfortunately a little dissapointing though. Don’t get me wrong it isn’t particularly bad it’s just that I didn’t feel it to be deep enough and I found it to lack in a few areas. Overall though the content is very enjoyable and I was surprised how long the game lasted, so you will find that you get decent value for your money. One of the things that Artifex Mundi prides itself on are there mini-games and I didn’t have any complaints here. Each mini-game has a lot of variety going for it and unlike other game’s they’re actually pretty challenging, but don’t worry though because they never get frustrating and they still carry with them a lot of fun. One aspect of the game I didn’t have fun with though were the little mini-battles that are situated throughout the game. Whilst these battles weren’t really bad in any way I just found them to be a little boring and there was no challenge at all included in the battles which was a little disappointing. I must admit that in previous game’s I did notice a few technichal issues to be evident here and there, but thankfully that doesn’t occur in Grim Legends 3. Instead everything runs smoothly here and the animations have been done to perfection. In fact the whole of the presentation side of the game has been done really well and that definitely made me enjoy the game more. Visually the game can look really beautiful at times and the accompanying sound design is very good especially when it came to the voice acting. The voice acting without a doubt gives the story an extra edge and at the same time it also brings the story alive, which is great. At the end of the day if you liked the previous instalments in this series then you will also love this addition to the series. For me Grim Legends 3: The Dark City is the best of the series and in some ways it draws you in more than the previous games and for that reason it gets a very big recommendation from me.
I rate Grim Legends 3: The Dark City 8/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Artifex Mundi
Publisher: Artifex Mundi
Release Date (Xbox One): May 11, 2018