Imagine my surprise when I fired up the old 360 today and found the Conan demo available for download. I played through it and I have to say that it is pretty tight. Make no mistake, this isn't a genre changing or revolutionary game in anyway, but from what I played I think it has potential. Combat is strategic with plenty of moves and combos. The AI seems to learn fairly well and the artwork is well done. There doesn't seem to be any multi-player or coop modes so this game might end up being just a renter albeit an enjoyable one. I think if you are a Conan fan like me you should give it rental. With God of War-like game play in the Conan universe you really can't go wrong. Here is some more info about the game:
Conan is an action adventure video game featuring a story of epic brutality, sheer evil and visceral combat within an expansive fantasy setting. Players will follow the journey of Conan the Cimmerian as he fights a vicious battle against a variety of enemies and an elusive power that threatens to consume the world. Using everything at his disposal including deadly weapons and environmental objects, Conan must fight everything in his path as he traverses a variety of unique realms within the Hyborian world.
- Intense Action Combat: Playing as Conan, players will utilize a deep and gratifying combat system that offers a variety of fighting styles to battle enemies. Through multiple movement trees, players can string together combos and fight foes using grappling moves, hand-to-hand combat, sword fights and dual-wielded attacks.
- Interactive Environments: Highly interactive combat locations and real-time physics will allow players to pick up any weapon in sight, such as swords, axes, spears and torches, and use surrounding environmental elements to inflict damage on your enemies.
- Cinematic Game Play Experience: The Conan video game harnesses next generation hardware to deliver a cinematic game play experience, complete with innovative special effects, lighting and a powerful, epic soundtrack, to capture the essence of the Conan universe.