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7.6 out of 10

The Dark Spire

The Dark Spire is an RPG of exploration and character developmen Read more

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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 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
19 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. There was my stout and trustworthy warrior, the fleet-footed thief, the benevolent healer, and the mage with a whopping four hit points. It seemed to be a pretty well-rounded group.
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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. With the overabundance of role-playing games on the DS, it is getting harder and harder for a game in the genre to stand out. However, Atlus was able to do just that with The Dark Spire .
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