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Review: Age of Conan - Rise of the Godslayer - PC

by Steven Williamson on 10 June 2010, 08:26 3.85

Tags: Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer (PC), Deep Silver, Funcom, PC, Action/Adventure

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Reviewer - John Layland

Age of Conan - Rise of the Godslayer is the expansion pack for Funcom's massively multiplayer RPG Conan - Hyborian Adventures. Released way back in May last year to some fairly high praise, it gave MMO fans a chance to hack and slash their way through over seventy five years of Conan lore pulled from the various books and movies. It also offered a more adult orientated approach (read - featured more blood and cleavage than it's competitors) setting it apart from other games in the genre.

It hasn't been a walk in the park for Funcom though, when you're competing for monthly subscription fee's with the behemoth that is World of Warcraft things are never going to be simple. Unfortunately the game didn't provide nearly enough content initially to keep players interested and Funcom had to cut the number of servers for Conan in half, just six months after it's release because of financial issues. So, does Rise of the Godslayer have what it takes to crush it's enemies, see them driven before Funcom, and hear the lamentation of their women? Or will it die by the sword?

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