Game Chronicles Magazine has gotten around to reviewing Champions: Return to Arms, giving the action RPG sequel an overall score of 8.5/10. Here's why:
Champions: Return to Arms doesn't feel like the true sequel Snowblind probably intended it to be. The short development cycle, graphics that look similar (but no less great) to the first game (including some recycled tile sets), and the underwhelming story all combine to result in a game that, while great for what it offers, reminds you almost too much of the first title, and that it came much too soon. It actually feels more like an expansion since you can import old characters in and out, which isn't a bad thing at all, but still lends to the "same" feeling you get when playing.
This is still basically the same game as Dark Alliance was, even with all the newly added content. Champions: Return to Arms is technically the better game, but not quite the jaw-dropper it was last year.