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. Whether this brings back fond memories of Dungeon Master or is completely new to you, I can easily say that this title delivers. Personally, when I hear the term "dungeon crawler," I cringe a little.
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. They have taken inspiration from great retro dungeon crawlers and brought them into the modern era by using 3D graphics. The result is something that both new and veteran dungeon crawler fans can come together and enjoy. But is enough new mixed in with the old to please the masses?
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.
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 Etch-A-Sketch and a box of crayons did the coding, fire up the modern day version of an old-school dungeon crawler, The Legend of Grimrock and experience one of those old-school gaming...
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: 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. Time has passed since then and thanks to Moore’s Law PCs are more powerful now and games are much more open and advanced, the Dungeon Crawling genre has been passed by.
Excerpt: Egy veteránokból álló kis finn stúdió múltidézésre, időutazásra hívja a mai korok szerepjátékosait. Érdekes kísérlet, izgalmas stílusgyakorlat és szinte pimasz merészség – bár jól tudjuk, mindez nem idegen az indie-szférától...
Pros: Stílusos, hangulatos audiovizuális csomag, jól kitalált szerepjáték-rendszer, kellően nagy kihívás, erős nosztalgiafaktor.
Cons: Helyenként szívatós és idegesítő, a harcrendszer kissé átgondolatlan, a pályák statikussága rontja a szavatosságot.