Conclusion: Lately, a lot of indie developers have been mining the past for inspiration and using retro graphics. Almost Human Games have taken a different route with their first game Legend of Grimrock.
Excerpt: I have always loved role playing games ever since I was a young kid sitting in front of my old PC reading the walls of text that comprised my favorite MUD. ThereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s been an evolution of sorts...
Pros: + Old school RPG game play, + Simple concept, complex strategies, + Beautiful visuals
Cons: Easy to exploit combat at times, May be a little difficult for some players
Conclusion: The next time you have to tolerate listening to old geezer gamers (stop looking at me), reminisce about the grand adventures they had with games back in the day only to be completely perplexed when you see the game they were talking about and it graphically looks like a 2 year old with an...
Pros: Old-school dungeon crawling goodness with updated graphics, challenging gameplay, solid puzzles, fantastic price point from an independent developer;
Cons: Old-school gaming may not appeal to new-school gamers, linear gameplay can be frustrating if a puzzle proves difficult, once the puzzles have been solved there is limited replay value.
Excerpt: As much as we're partial to fancy, new graphics and stunningly original ideas, there's also a lot to be said for games which focus on refining what already exists or reviving ideas which others let peter out.
Excerpt: Dungeon Master, Wizardry, Eye of the Beholder, the mere mention of these iconic series can take a long time PC gamer back to the days when they would break out their graphing paper, fire up their PC, and spend hours exploring and mapping out a fictional world.