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...
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.
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.
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.
Summary: While I don't like the artwork or the color palette and the music isn't suitable for the genre, this is a fun retro game from the days when there was no animation and text described everything. You can even switch the presentation to wire-frame and 8-bit mono music for a real TRS-80 feel.
The Dark Spire: The Shadowy Beginnings of RPG Video Games Revisited
M. Richardson, Amazon
1 December 2009
Summary: Be sure you know exactly what this is before purchasing it. This game is the very definition of a niche title, aiming itself squarely at older gamers who remember grid-based dungeon crawlers in the old days when you had next to no information about various elements of the in-game world and two hours...
Summary: Dark Spire is a game based off of old-school Western RPGs. If you've ever played a wire-frame, first-person dungeon-crawler, you've got a pretty good idea of what you're getting into. For fans of the genre, this is a great purchase.
Summary: This is a stripped down version of recent Wizardry games. Painfully difficult at the beginning--it takes cunning and perseverance (and lots of saves!) to make it past the first dungeon level. I have only played for a few hours but I must say that I am enjoying this throwback game quite a bit.