Lost Treasures

March 16, 2015

Conan

Lost Treasures

CIt’s been confirmed that a new God of War game is in development for the PS4, but it’s still in the early stages. If you are starting to feel the hunger after finishing up God of War Ascension in 2013, I might have something to whet your appetite.

Back in 2005, now defunct publisher THQ acquired the rights to produce a series of video games featuring Conan the Barbarian and the world of Hyboria. Developer Nihilistic Software (now called nStigate by the way) set out to produce a game in that world with a definite nod to the successful God of War & Ninja Gaiden games.

Conan Screen (3)

Released in 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PS3, Conan may have not lived up to level of the games it was inspired by but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good game. It has generous amounts of gore and nudity although the graphics are not up to what you might be used to today. That’s okay, because the gameplay is still fun and the music is actually really good. Composer Mike Reagan (who coincidentally worked on God of War) was hired to do the music and he’s done such a good job that Conan has actually been included in some of the Video Games Live shows that have traveled the world.

The combat system is similar in some ways to what you are likely used to, with a dash of magic added in there as well. The game takes place around 10,000 BC and so the environments match up with that perfectly. The save system is a little archaic, but it’s similar to what God of War still uses, even if that leaves something to be desired. Sometimes, it’s better to improve on an original other than just copying it in all places.

Conan Screen (2)

If you want to play a hack and slash adventure that will only take you around 6 hours to complete, Conan is just what the barbarian ordered. Work out your agressions, captivate the ladies, and try not to step in any of the blood and guts.

Until next time, I’m Syd Bolton your gaming archelogist digging up the lost treasures for you, right here on OMG! Nexus and The OMG! Hour.

Conan Screen (1)



About the Author

Syd Bolton
Syd Bolton surrounds himself in thousands of classic video games as Canada’s top video game collector at the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He plays all of the latest games on his 80" Sharp TV and provides the "Lost Treasures" segment during The OMG! Hour. Follow Syd on Twitter @sydbolton.




 
 

 

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