Lost Ark review – flashy combat that eventually wears thin

If you mixed together Disney’s “It’s a Small World” theme park ride with Indiana Jones and Lord of the Rings, you might end up with something resembling the dungeons of Lost Ark. It’s a game punctuated by set pieces where players roll through enemies like butter, gliding from one room to the next, all with gorgeous special effects and slick combat.

There’s nothing subtle or particularly original about Lost Ark’s settings – it combines nearly every MMO and fantasy trope into one leviathan campaign – but that’s not the point. It’s a game about flashy action, power fantasies, and stomping on dozens of enemies.

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