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Kivi's Underworld Reviewed
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AtomicGamer has published a new review of Soldak Entertainment's casual action RPG, Kivi's Underworld. In Kivi's Underworld players adventure as one of 20 character classes against a variety of dangerous foes. AtomicGamer gave the game a score of 89%.

From the review:

The graphics seemed a bit dated compared to most games, but don't let this fool you into thinking it detracts from the gameplay. The animation of an enemy lunging at you to attack was one of my favorites. In some parts of the levels there is a sensory overload with so many different items dropping with no frame rate issues at all. I was impressed by this clean implementation, as in some games I have noticed slowdown when too many objects would appear at once.

The controls are very simple with a click to lead the direction of your character. There are 3 spell slots allocated to you which you can activate by either by clicking on them with your mouse or by pressing the appropriate number key. As the game progressed, the need for the spells begins to show as the levels became more and more difficult and the enemies advance their skills. I did wish they had included the ability to rotate the camera in some of the levels, as you only get one view of the level. It's not critical for the game, but would have been a nice to have.

The fantasy-style music kept me in the spirit of the game by adding another dimension to the action. The music itself was not unique but it fit in well with a classic fantasy game. Sounds of slaying and killing also entered my ears for additional enjoyment as I rampaged through the quests on a killing spree. I would get excited when hearing the fall of my foes as the carnage levels increased around me. I also felt the narrator did an excellent job with the voice-over with an almost mystical tone to his voice when describing the quests to you. Being a bit inpatient at time, there is also the ability to skip past these so you can step right into the action.
Head over to the site below to read the full review.

AtomicGamer: Kivi's Undeworld Review
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Kivi's Underworld


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