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Monday, February 2, 2009

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Kivi's Underworld Review, Character Profiles
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Mac|Life 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. Mac|Life gave the game a score of 3 out of 5.

From the review:

The linear plot follows Kivi, a lumen warrior whoís trying to defeat the malevolent dark elves, who were unleashed after some kind of mining mishap. Along the way, more characters join the cause, but you donít play with a party as in other RPGs. This is pure hack-and-slash combat: Youíre controlling one character through each level, trudging through a dungeon killing everything in sight while hunting for the levelís ultimate goal (a set of hidden items, a hostage needing rescue, and so on).
Each character class has different attributes and fights with a regular and special attack, but the game doesnít require you to level them up separately. Instead, at the end of each stage you get skill points that you use to level up all the characters at once. Itís a great blend of variety and simplicity.
The levels feature tons of monsters to kill, plus dozens of power-ups, traps, hidden rooms, and locked doors. Finding the hidden rooms can be a frustrating matter of clicking every stretch of wall you walk by before tripping the trap doors, but hunting them all down pays off when you win more skill points at the end of a stage.
Soldak has also released four new character profiles, detailing some of the playable characters gamers can find and unlock during the game.

Visit the sites below to read the rest of the review and learn more about the characters.

Mac|Life: Kivi's Underworld Review
Kivi's Underworld Character Page
Soldak Entertainment
Kivi's Underworld

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