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Demon Stone Forgotten Realms PS2 is a fully realized RPG written by R.A. Salvatore and voiced in part by Patrick Stewart. The only knock on this game is that it's too short.
There is a LOT to praise about this game. From the very beginning they immerse you into an active, vibrant world with awesome characters. Your team is made up of a solitary fighter, a snappy half Drow rogue and a risk-taking magician. The dialogue and personality is great - the little comments they make to each other along the way are brilliant.
The world they venture through is fully realized. There are massive, dark battle scenes, shimmering caverns of ice, and much more. You really get a sense that this team is thrown together and slowly learns to work together and support each other.
The voice talent is amazing. Patrick Stewart? Superb! It adds a rich dimension to the game. Even the background sounds of wind whistling through the caverns is well done. I love it.
Why is this game not 100% perfect? It is only how short it is. The entire game can last maybe 8-10 hours. And that's it. You can go back and replay a few times, but there isn't much in there to change. In other games we can play them for months and months and be thrilled with it. Here you really get one pass through it. It's a spectacular pass through, I'll admit, but still, it's a single pass game.
So this is sort of a mixed situation for me. I adore the game. I highly recommend it. But with people being on tight budgets, it's hard to justify the price for such a short time return.
I would suggest renting it. You can easily rent it for a week, savor the amazing gameplay, and then send it back. So definitely DO play it. It is awesome. But do it with a rental.
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