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Merlin: A Servant of Two Masters
Not even magic can help
by Vaughn Highfield 22/11/2012
Product: Merlin: A Servant of Two Masters
Developer: Avanquest
Publisher: Avanquest
Format: DS
Genre: Action, Party/ mini- games, Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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It's a known fact that practically every film tie-in is awful, and the same generally goes for TV tie-ins.

But it's rare that a TV series turns just a single episode into a game. Worryingly, this is exactly what Ucari has done with Merlin: A Servant of Two Masters.

Black Magic

Following an episode from the fourth series of BBC's Merlin, entitled 'A Servant of Two Masters', Merlin is placed under the spell of evil witch Morgana and sent to kill King Arthur.

Naturally, Arthur is oblivious to this. I'm sure this setup made for compelling viewing on television, but it hasn't translated well to console. This is an eyeball-scratchingly bad game. ...
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A shameless tie-in to a popular TV series that'll only last marginally longer than an episode. Its shoddy visuals, terrible audio, awful presentation, and image searches to the point of nausea only make things worse. Not even a devout Merlin fan could enjoy this
Audio/visual: 2
Gameplay: 2
Value: 3
Innovation: 2
Overall: 3
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