Summary: You are a prospective dungeon lord who is trying to build the best dungeon and defend it against those pesky heroes. While the euro mechanics of this game is extremely well-done, many found the combat mechanics to be too much of a puzzle. The optimal way to fight the heroes is often tough to find and that infuriates some elitist gamers. On the other hand, people new to designer games can find the mechanics tough to understand and too hard to even learn.
Summary: Perhaps some of the previous reviews have been for an earlier release, but I'm having fun playing the latest release (1.8). Granted, there are bugs, but most of what I have experienced were eliminated by adjusting the video/sound settings to recommended values. I still have an occasional freeze, however, that requires restarting or even rebooting. Plan to save the game frequently, just in case. As for the game play, there is lots of combat.
Summary: I started to not get this game because of other reviews, but Im glad that I didn't listen to them. The patch adds the automap to the game and fixs the bugs. I'm playing at 1024 x 768 and I must say that the graphics are pretty darn good and the gameplay is fun. You have to be patient while you gain a few levels and beef you character up and dont use the revive option. Best to save often and just reload, otherwise you will lose advanvement points and stat points.
Summary: I played the game to the end once out of the box. Now I'm playing a second time through with the new patch 1.3. The play was good to start with - the patch adds the automap, fixes some quest issues, adds some spells. It still leaves the game unfinished, but not in ways that effect how fun to play this game is. I hear all those folks who are upset because the game is unfinished. It clearly is. But this is a fun playable game even with its faults.
Summary: This game is a solid overall RPG but is a little buggy. I've seen some bad reviews but the game does not deserve some of the poor reviews it has received. The game is loads of fun with good character development and an interesting story line. The primary frustration comes because there are so many places where you have to accomplish certain tasks in order to proceed to a new area or new level in the game.
Summary: Here are my additional comments now that the 1.4 patch is available: With the latest patch, I am certain that my final statement below would have held true; if this game would have been initially released with the 1.4 patch fixes included, it would have been the 2005 RPG game of the year hands down.
Summary: Jai achete la derniere version de ce jeu il y a pas longtemps et l'ai fini . Je suis pas mal decu . Les decors sont plutot pas mal et c'est ce qui le rend attractif mais on passe son temps a courrir dans la campagne pour aller d'un point a un autre (malgres qu'il est des transbordeurs magiques!) et en plus, souvent pour rien ; on ne comprend pas bien pourquoi certaines choses ne se passe pas apres avoir fait une quete .
Pros: beaucoup de choix d arme et d armur (casque,plate,legs,)
Summary: Enfin un jeu qui qui bug! Eh! oui, on pourrait s'en plaindre, mais j'ai opté pour face au lieu de pile. Tout au long du jeu, ce bug permet de tirer partie de beaucoup de situations. Arrivée à Faregrove, me voila en possession de 200 clés dérobées aux pilleurs (il suffit pour les obtenir de se planquer dans l'une des deux cabanes du début du jeu et d'attendre patiemment les petites bébêtes. Mettez le niveau au max et attendez.