Reviews and Problems with Almost Human Games Legend of Grimrock
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Legend of Grimrock
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27 April 2015
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.
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...
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.
Conclusion: Final Verdict : Though not perfect, Grimrock is a rousing success by appealing to both old-school fans of the genre and drawing in new players who are unfamiliar with the style. If this retro genre interests you, Almost Human certainly delivers on the hype.
Conclusion: Which is a shame, because you’ll probably want to delve deeper into this than just the first few levels, unless the thought of battling giant spiders scares you. If you can get over the relative tedium of the dungeons you’ll be trawling through, there’s a deep indie RPG adventure here.
Summary: This simple, first-person dungeon crawler taps into basic human survival instinct and the will to escape captivity in such a way that players are compelled to conquer its formidable challenge, becoming captives of the game itself until the moment the credits roll.
Pros: Oppressive setting holds players captive, Excellent puzzles, Challenge that begs to be conquered
Cons: Enemy sound effects, Controls are rigid and require acclimation, Some seemingly impossible ambushes