In a genre where the single player experience has
grown tired and dull, it is refreshing to see a game that can stand on its gameplay alone.
Considering Rune uses the find lever, open door, keep on trekking formula,
this is an even greater achievement.
Once again, Erik is handed his pink yarmulke by an astute reviewer. Erik sees
gameplay as something that primarily involves what you do in the game. If you needed
any more evidence that Erik is kind of a retard, there you go. The gameplay in Rune
transcends any simple find the lever formula. How? Viking magic!
OMFG, LOL! But seriously, the review isn't quite clear, so as not
to spoil any of Rune's wicked puzzle-based jumping action I imagine. Maybe it's
because, as Firing Squad pointed out, sometimes the lever is hidden as a torch!
Other nice touches include your ability to wield the weapon of a
fallen enemy. When fighting dwarves for example, you may borrow their war
hammers once you have defeated them
Wow! I've read almost 20 reviews and this is the first one to
mention this feature! I can totally understand now why my new best friend Sami
'Syllogism' Asiri gives Rune an 88. Honestly, I think it should be higher! You name
me one game that lets you take weapons off your fallen foe. I'll give you a
minute... Done? That's right - there aren't any! If I had played Rune and then
written a review, I would have given that feature 20 points right there. So if you
take Sami's review and add it to mine, Rune now gets an unbelieveable 108! I think
thats an A+ even at Harvard.
Okay, I give up pretending I like these reviews. What the fuck is
going through these people's minds? Even reviews that read as if the author doesn't
like Rune (IGN for example) give it a 90. I don't get it. This review at 3D
gaming daily just broke me. Is this his first review? He has all of 3 games to
draw on for comparison.
Do you remember when you were in 10th grade and one of your friends asks
you if you want to go to a Billy Squier show? You have no idea who this guy is
because your entire musical taste is defined by your second oldest sister's music
collection of Led Zepplin, Iggy Pop, David Bowie and the Ramones. So you say,
"Yeah, Billy Squier rocks. I'll go." Then you go and it's your first
show ever so you get caught up in it. By the time you're riding home you're
thinking, "Billy fucking Squier Rocks! He's the rockest motherfucker
I had a revelation two days later when I saw Billy Squier's My Kinda Lover
video on MTV. Not only did Billy Squier not rock, he made me feel like a fag for
ever liking him in the first place. I can only hope that 3D Gaming Daily's Jared
Taylor gets his revelation soon.