I am ecstatic for this release. I've always been partial to these old corridor crawlers and we don't see too much like them these days. I think I still have my SNES version of Dungeon Master sitting around somewhere, and I'm pretty sure I still have my CD's for Anvil of Dawn and Lands of Lore.
Any old fans of Dungeon Master or Eye of the Beholder here?
Looking forward to playing this, also found this, seems heavy with spoilers so only watch if you ok with that.
Tip’s for those that are going to get the game but never played Dungeon Master or the like;
- Use your environment to your advantage
- Fight in corridors if you’re going up against multiple mobs
- If 1 v 1 use an open room to keep moving
- Keep moving! Timing your movements to when the mob attacks can save your health
- Be ready for fights, have your ranged guys ready and your mage already to throw the first few spells
- Keep moving! Remember you can move backwards
Doors (to be confirmed) can damage mobs too
- Floor traps can damage or kills mobs, if they survive the fall be ready for them on the next level
- (to be confirmed) use the traps around the dungeon to damage your foes
- Remember to eat!
I've been playing this game all day. It's a great throw-back to more traditional computer games but is still accessible enough for new comers. I highly recommend it. One thing to remember while playing is that while it is tile based, it is not turn-based. I had trouble with the first strong enemies because I would just sit there and take every hit. Gotta keep moving in order to survive later stages. The game is also rife with interesting and semi-challenging riddles and puzzles. One negative is that the controls are initially fairly clunky but easily mastered after the first few stages.
I've never played any games of this genre unless you count Arx Fatalis (which is more of an indirect homage) but I'm shitting bricks over the prospect of playing this thing. I have no idea why! The damn pre-order activated the minute I left for work last evening, so I'm just sitting at work now and waiting for the minutes to go by so I can go home and play it.
The EoB games were easily the favourite games of my childhood, and I played Stonekeep too but never got around to completing it. Really enjoying Grimrock at the moment on the 3rd level. The one slightly dissapointing side of it is that the RPG system isnt as deep as EoB with far fewer choices on character creation etc, (there's no clerics :S - I'm guessing the mages have life magic or something somewhere down the road).
But levelling up is better than it was, and I'm just happy to be playing this kind of game again in 2012.
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