Summary: Grinding is an occasional necessity in modern role-playing games, but in The Dark Spire, it comprises the entirety of the experience. This game is not weighed down by story or mechanics ? you kill monsters, power up, and kill more monsters. This routine of exploring an evil tower is more frustrating than fun thanks to awful menus, archaic design, and unforgiving difficulty.
Summary: Atlus U.S.A.'s 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.