Reviews and Problems with Almost Human Games Legend of Grimrock
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Legend of Grimrock
2 September 2013
Summary: Ladies and gentlemen, we are in the company of a grid-based, first-person dungeon crawler in the year 2012. No, you are not dreaming. You've just been presented with Legend of Grimrock from the folks over at Almost Human.
Excerpt: The Good: Almost Human studios strives to recreate the dungeon crawling RPGs of yore The Bad: And succeeds The Ugly: Perhaps too well. I am likely very close to the demographic that Finnish studio Almost Human had in mind when they created Legend of Grimrock.
Conclusion: Legend of Grimrock manages to be attractive to two categories of gamers. Those who have played Dungeon Master before the ‘90’s came around will be able to relive those days, part of the Golden Age of gaming now, while those who started their first-person role-playing experience with an Elder Scrolls...
Excerpt: I have always loved the sub-genre of dungeon crawler role playing games. The Eye of The Beholder series, Swords and Serpents , the Wizardry franchise, and Shinning: The Holy Ark are among my favorite games of the genre.
Summary: I very much appreciate Legend of Grimrock for all that it does. It honors its forefathers while making a name for itself. Even at the final reveal, I felt Almost Human knew how to create an awesome dungeon crawl while making it readily available to a new generation.
Summary: The Legend of Grimrock Dungeon Editor is accessed from main menu of the game. You have nothing to lose by opening it up and playing around with some basic elements. What you gain might be a unique new dungeon that no one else could have imagined.
Excerpt: The Good : Almost Human studios strives to recreate the dungeon crawling RPGs of yore The Bad : And succeeds The Ugly : Perhaps too well. I am likely very close to the demographic that Finnish studio Almost Human had in mind when they created Legend of Grimrock.
Conclusion: In a way, The Legend of Grimrock is a lot like Dark Souls . The game rewards calculated, meticulous play and any severe injuries or deaths are likely a result of not taking in your surroundings.