Excerpt: As I recently announced, I have started switching my Netbook Gamer series to a more broad-based look at games called ‘GearGames Retrospectives’. I have already done a couple before making the transition official, including the ongoing ’50 Games That Defined The Decade’ series and the look back at...
Pros: Action-based combat system; Dungeon Design remains excellent; many hours of gameplay
Cons: Brain-dead design choices at every corner; no side-quests; empty world; imbalance between quests and enemies; collector’s edition requires a new full-game purchase to get the 1.5 patch!
Conclusion: The new version of Dungeon Lords may not offer a fundamentally different experience than the original release.
However, if you missed the first version, the Collector's Edition migth be a great way to explore
an interesting fantasy land while engaging in intense combat.
Excerpt: How on earth could Dungeon Lords not be a bad game? A huge action/adventure game done on the cheap by an independent studio? I wouldn't have to be an especially cynical person to start playing the game with very low expectations.
Conclusion: DL is one of the most intricate European-style board games I have ever played. While its roots are clearly Euro worker placement, the theme runs so deep that this feels more like an American-style game.
Excerpt: Ugh. I had all sorts of trouble writing this review. I always hope that my reviews are easy to read, entertaining, and accurate, but every time I began stringing together sentences about Dungeon Lords , the worst sort of venom and bile would start flowing out of my keyboard.
Excerpt: I’d like to play a little word association to start this review. Sid Meier: Civilization. Will Wright: SimCity. D.W. Bradley: ummm, clothing store, possibly? Let’s face it folks, in order to have your name associated with a game, you’ve got to have some really killer products on your resume, and be...
Excerpt: System Requirements 100% compatible PC required. 1GHz or better recommended 64 Meg RAM minimum, 128 Meg RAM recommended. GeForce2 or better 3D card required with 64 Meg RAM. Mouse, Keyboard and Sound card required CD rom drive required. 400M HDD space available required
Excerpt: The genre itself...and whence it was spawned Computer Role-Playing Games (RPGs) have been around for a long time, but many think it was the release of the epic Baldur's Gate saga in 1998 that "resurrected" the genre.