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The Dark Spire
7.4 out of 10

The Dark Spire

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Overall 5
5.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 5
5.0
Control 4
4.0
Addiction 4
4.0

The Dark Spire Review

Cheat Code Central
9 March 2010

Have fun storming the castle

GameCritics.com
17 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Have an annoying friend who continually insists role-playing games are easy and take no skill to complete? Hand him a copy of The Dark Spire and watch him change his tune. Having been a card-carrying RPG nerd for over two decades, I can count on one hand the number of console and handheld RPGs that...
  • Pros: Surviving an onslaught of six or so enemies without having any characters die.
  • Cons: Constantly having to create and level new characters because I couldn't afford to revive the ones who'd fallen in battle.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Control 6
6.0
Addiction 6
6.0

The Dark Spire

Nintendo World Report
12 June 2009
  • Summary: A deep and challenging retro RPG that's very unforgiving.
  • Pros: Choice between modern and retro graphics and music, Fantastic soundtrack, Nails the deep, old school gameplay mechanics perfectly
  • Cons: A lot of grinding is required, Poor interface, Sadistically hard
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Overall 7
7.0

The Dark Spire

Gamer Limit
9 June 2009
  • Conclusion: is a good old-school dungeon crawler, but its appeal is limited. Even hardcore RPG gamers might not like the game, despite how good it is.
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Overall 6
6.0

NDS Review - 'The Dark Spire'

WorthPlaying
8 June 2009
  • Summary: The Dark Spire is a classic, western-style first-person RPG full of exploration and character development. Parties will be assembled, stats will be rolled, items, weapons and armor shall be equipped, and monsters will be slain.
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Overall 7
7.3
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 5
5.0
Control 8
8.0

Expert Review

RPGFan
31 May 2009
  • Excerpt: So here's how I'm going to start this thing off, everyone: I died in my first battle of the game. I went into it fairly confident, as I had just created my level one team of adventurers and rolled their stats to my liking.
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Overall 9
9.0

The Dark Spire review (DS)

HonestGamers
23 May 2009
  • Excerpt: I'm a huge fan of Wizardry -style dungeoncrawlers, but their time has long since passed. In today's world of artistic visuals and immersive gameplay experiences, it's difficult to enjoy the exploration, multi-floor puzzle solving, and level-grinding required to master such hardcore, oldschool...
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Review: The Dark Spire (Nintendo DS)

Diehard GameFAN
15 May 2009
  • Excerpt: The Dark Spire Developer: Success Publisher: Atlus Genre: Role Playing Release Date: 04/14/09 Judging by the considerable acclaim Atlus received for releasing both installments of the dungeon crawling RPG series Etrian Odyssey here in America, it’s not a big surprise to see them willingly take a...
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Overall 8
8.0

The Dark Spire

Gamer vision
6 May 2009
  • Excerpt: The Nintendo DS has no shortage of role-playing games. Traditional, action-oriented, and strategy-based RPGs can be found in droves, with both original games and remakes being published frequently for the handheld.
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The Dark Spire

playmagazine
14 April 2009
  • Conclusion: But what a bleak world it is. The graphics walk a fine line between total crap and inspired works of art painted on a limited canvas. This is the first time I’ve ever wanted my DS screens to be bigger: there’s something incredibly appealing about the simple hand-drawn imagery and the bold, almost...
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