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April 12th, 2012, 03:11
Originally Posted by Nerevarine View Post
So with that being said, I have an open-mind and I was wondering if this game would be enjoyable for a "newcomer" - i.e., someone who never played this style of game "back in the day" but enjoys party-based RPGs immensely, not to mention the idea of an epic dungeon crawl along the lines of UU or Arx Fatalis. Thoughts?
I'm not a huge fan of this perspective - like you, my preference is an isometric or top-down, party-based game, so I understand your hesitation. I personally value dialogue, quests and narrative over mechanics, so I had my doubts.

But this is fun! It's slick - rather pretty, atmospheric sound, decent UI, which helps. I'm not sure what I think of the realtime combat but the puzzles and dungeon-crawling are excellent. Don't expect dialogue and branching quests - this is an old-fashioned crawl-through-a-dungeon-that-inexplicably-has-loot-and-puzzles.

I think the idea would (potentially) run out of steam over a long game for 15-20 hours and <$15, it's a nice change of pace.

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