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.
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: 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?
Summary: The Dark Spire is a throw back to the early RPGs of computer keyboard typing and very retro machine like sound effects. But it translates into one of the best hard core RPGs the DS has to offer. There has been comments of incredibly difficult learning curve, very little info on the game and game mechanics. I want to tell all people on the fence about this game it is not that hard to figure out.
Another tasty DS treat for us older games (and younger gamers who appreciate the past)
Ford Madox Prefect "5'8' descendent of monkeys", Amazon
18 May 2009
Summary: This is yet another reason why those of us who grew up playing computer games in the 1980s really owe it to ourselves to buy a DS. First, the DS has a pretty good sized number of turn-based wargames, complete with hexes and counters, (does anybody remember Avalon Hill) an excellent remake of Populous with all the fun still intact,(something many remakes don't achieve so well)and a few excellent arcade collections that bring the 80s back to life.
Summary: I love games like this and I always have. Building your party, strengths, style and alignment. The graphics and story are great and plays on the DSi very well. A pleasure to play and with the create character and a whole party for that matter. Try this one now it even comes with a cd of the games music which is quite good.
Summary: Okay, first off, this game is HARD. This is not a hand holding, slowly get your feet wet kind of game. It's possible that the first enemies you encounter could wipe out your party. This game is all about slowly grinding and building up levels and characters abilities. I find it to be tons of fun! It's great to just pick it up to kill fifteen minutes or to play for a few hours and really get some experience.
Summary: I'm a big fan of classic RPGs, having played Bard's Tale like mad on the PC around 15 years ago. It featured a variety of classes, different spells, stats, secrets, and very little guidance. One feature that tells you it's classic is that Armor Class (defense) actually gets better as it DECREASES and goes into the negatives. The Dark Spire features all of this and more. To start off, you choose four characters to make up your team.