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September 26th, 2012, 20:32
Courtesy of Gamebanshee, it seems that Dungeon Lords MMXII has been released. You can get it at Green Man Gaming for 14.99 US dollars, though it seems it is currently out of stock? Here's a quote about the key features:
Co-op story mode for up to 8 players and full single-player game experience 50-70 hours
Completely reworked intuitive Graphic User Interface
New Multiplayer Features
Dual Switchable Interface Modes (supports Hot- Key action play and Point&Click play)
Updated full hardware Screen Resolution support (16:10, 16:9, 1920x1080 etc.)
New quick-start Hero character creation system
All new Magic system including new Magic Spells
New Hero Classes, new and improved Class Skills, and new unique class action abilities
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September 26th, 2012, 20:32
It's interesting how this game, which very few people seem to like, has survived to have two releases in addition the original release.

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September 26th, 2012, 22:23
In spite of all of it's warts, I hate to say it but, I enjoyed the game…can't be right all the time
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September 26th, 2012, 22:38
Dungeon Lords is one of the best ARPGs, but releasing 3rd time the same game?
Is this some joke?
My all time favourite game is Wizardry 8. Now imagine that they release it again after twelve years with updated graphics instead of a new Wizardry 9. It would be scandal.
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My all time favourite game is Wizardry 8. Now imagine that they release it again after twelve years with updated graphics instead of a new Wizardry 9. It would be scandal.
I'd line up to purchase that.

Wiz 8 was a great game to begin with. Dungeon Lords was/is mediocre at best.
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September 27th, 2012, 00:03
What is the difference in this version and the collectors edition? Just HI and graphics?

If they added content to the world might be worth getting.
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September 27th, 2012, 01:31
This version has new UI, widescreen support, better textures and models, and supposedly some new content and loot.

Spells/magic has been somewhat dumbed down, unfortunately, but more classes have been added.

Can't help feeling it is best not to try and compare to old version, as changes are always hard to swallow, but I had a fun evening with this version. Never had the CE though, only the original, but don't feel robbed getting this release. They simply don't make RPGs with this blend of classes/races/stats/skills etc any more, and DWB always crafts interesting dungeons etc.
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They simply don't make RPGs with this blend of classes/races/stats/skills etc any more, and DWB always crafts interesting dungeons etc.
Yeah, I love heaps of races and classes. I spent 2 hours working out what I wanted to play before I started.
It does seem strange that the bonus points you start with differ every time you hit new game. I saw them from 8 to 15 and settled on 15. You could say it's a sign of bad design to make you have to click main menu then new game over and over until you get good starting points. To me I'd feel gimped to not start with the max roll. (Don't tell me there's more than 15!)

The dungeons are definitely a strong point too but with my aging eyes I have to sit up really straight and get closer to the screen to handle picking the chests without any thief skills.
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September 27th, 2012, 12:37
I tried the game again. I tried to love it but I doubt I will finish it just like before. Good thing was it cheap.

I can tell you one funny thing about the game. The floating hair above your head when you defend or dodge is hilarious.

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That's by design. Your hair becomes a shield that will block arrows or slow moving insects.
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Did they flesh out the other towns a little more fully or are they as they were in the collector's edition? They did at least add npcs and some furniture to them in that edition if I remember correctly.
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"OUT OF STOCK", they say
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"OUT OF STOCK", they say
Should say "Emotionally exhausted & morally bankrupt"


Played up till the top of the first dungeon. Default monster spawn rates are silly. Combat mostly involves clicking a lot. Collision detection is just as awful as it was the first 2 times around. The textures look like they were batch upsampled in photoshop with a watercolor filter. Animation is terrible. All in all it lives up to all my expectations. I need to reinstall Wizardry 7 so I can remind myself that DW Bradley once made what I thought was the pinncle of crpgs.
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Yeah, I love heaps of races and classes. I spent 2 hours working out what I wanted to play before I started.
It does seem strange that the bonus points you start with differ every time you hit new game. I saw them from 8 to 15 and settled on 15. You could say it's a sign of bad design to make you have to click main menu then new game over and over until you get good starting points. To me I'd feel gimped to not start with the max roll. (Don't tell me there's more than 15!)

The dungeons are definitely a strong point too but with my aging eyes I have to sit up really straight and get closer to the screen to handle picking the chests without any thief skills.
You obviously have not been playing RPG's very long. Most old school RPGs were like that. And DW Bradley still uses it.

And BTW I rolled a 17!
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December 27th, 2012, 16:22
I would like to see a revamp of Wizards and Warriors that runs at higher resolutions. I played it upon initial release and despite all its flaws (especially the HORRENDOUS voice acting) I enjoyed it. However I reached my limit when I met the NPC samurai with his terrible accent. DW Bradley imo was able to make some of the best RPGs touting puzzles.

That said, Dungeon Lords regardless of incarnation does not interest me. Maybe if it were party-based interest would be piqued.
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December 28th, 2012, 12:53
Some companies like EA release the same sports games every year with slight modifications so why not RPG? Of course there are many other rpgs that would deserve it better.

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