Summary: Outside a town lies the Woods of Mist, a foreboding place obscured by thick fog; one day, the mist suddenly parts, and an enormous tower rises from the ground: the Dark Spire. The Archmage Tyrhung, once the King’s trusted advisor, betrays his liege by stealing the most precious royal treasures, and fortifies himself within the Dark Spire, with the King requesting the assistance of any adventurers to defeat him.
Summary: honestly, i haven't even played the game yet but i was pleasantly surprised to find that the game comes with a music cd. After researching this game on youtube one of the things that convinced me to make the purchase was the stellar music and i am super stoked about the included soundtrack.
Summary: I first heard about this game when I was listening to a compilation of the best VGMs from entertainment history and got an earful of a track from The Dark Spire. I saw that it was like Wizardry, decided to check it out, and was not disappointed at all! I am especially enjoying all the humor in the game.
Difficulty on par with Wizardry or Might & Magic, it nearly gets it all right
D. Fillion "Del_Duio", Amazon
11 June 2013
Summary: I picked up The Dark Spire when it was new a few years back, and played it for awhile and then for whatever reason stopped playing. Recently, I dug it out and started a new party up to try and play again. While there are many things this old school hard-type RPG does right, there's a few things I really wish were done a little bit differently to make this a 5-star title.
Summary: Much like the first person RPGs of old. Dark Spire is a Wizardry-style dungeon crawler with a four person party system that includes a few new perks (like being able to change formation tactically). The game is largely text based, if you are a graphics focused gamer you will probably not enjoy this. If, however, you don't like games that hold your hand, this is for you. You will need to use your brain, check everything, and be willing to pace yourself.
Summary: This game is intense. Its difficulty, although relatively high and unforgiving, is perfectly appropriate. Its fundamental rules are easy to learn as you play, but if you don't want follow the rules, then prepare to get your head handed to you. But all that aside this game and all of its parts are rare gems, and you should buy it.
Summary: I'd been looking for a game like this ever since the wizardry games went out of style. Modern rpgs that hold your hand through large elaborate and sometimes ridiculous and trite stories don't excite me. Im not going to lie, it's a niche game for a niche gamer like me, who loved dungeon crawling. The etrian odyssey games gave me hope that someday I'd find games like these again, and this is EXACTLY what I had been looking for. This game is hard, make no mistake.
Summary: Everything you might have heard about the difficulty level of this game is true, it is a beast. Strangely enough, I was surprised to find this an actual flaw. There are many things in this game you will never figure out on your own. Some quests are so obtuse, you have better odds winning the lottery than stumbling upon how to complete it on your own. What I am trying to say is you will be required to reference walk throughs, discussion boards and FAQs.
Summary: The Dark Spire is a game that nearly perfectly copies a game that might have come out in the '80s when in classic mode. This is a strange game, in comparison to many of the current titles and even those that have mildly attempted to bring the dungeon crawler back to life. I'm going to assume many review readers are coming to read reviews because they were lead here after they enjoyed any of the Etrian Odyssey I, II, or III titles.
Summary: If you grew up playing the old style 1st person D&D style game on the PC or even TRS80 Color Computer, then you will love this game! Takes only a few minutes to assemble a party and off you go into the dungeon for training and your quest. You have 2 modes of play, a graphic mode and a line mode where the game really takes on the characteristics of an early 80's video game (anybody remember Dungeons of Daggaroth on the Color Computer?