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: 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.
Excerpt: A forum member on Dungeon Lord's official website posted a subject Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have only one suggestion for the gameÃ¢â‚¬Â� that when clicked on gave the message Ã¢â‚¬Å“Finish it before shipping it.Ã¢â‚¬Â� So simple, yet so true.