Posted: May 28
If you want a good game that is what this game was supposedly trying to live up to by going off its structure:
The game uses ASCII graphics, so basically its computer symbols colored to represent items.
If you have problems with the simple graphics of DF, go get a tileset.
There isn't DLC as the entire game is free. Free to Download, Free to Play, Free to Rage at your noobiness.
Now the game of Dwarf Fortress has the steep learning curve that makes you adapt a play style to meet survival and entertainment needs.
This game does NOT live up to it in the slightest.
First up; You start with the basics of Dungeon Keeper and it kind of plays like a version of it. Now that means there is a cap for population; making you level up your dwarves you have to make them work in your favor. Now while Dwarf Fortress offers skills; DF allows you to have up to 200 drunken ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s to throw a tantrum spiral over being pushed in a hallway. Also they just move in. You abandon one of your old forts to the flooded underground city it is, you can see any surviving dwarves possibly move to the new city.
Second; !FUN! does not exist in this game. You get, again like Dungeon Keeper, random 'caves' that have enemies and objects in them. In Dwarf Fortress, you get caverns. These caverns contain your worst nightmares and then will bend you over and shove a broom up your ♥♥♥ if you fail to meet the standards of defenses by that point. Not even to mention the Circus.
Third; THIS GAME JUST GETS EXTREMELY BORING.
YOU KNOW DWARF FORTRESS DOES?
YOU THINK YOU ARE SAFE, THEN THE CARP EATS YOU.
YOU SETTLE IN THE HAUNTED WOODS AND GET DEVOURED BY A HEAD OF A ZOMBIE WHILE YOUR CIVILIANS JOIN THEIR RANKS.
YOU THINK YOU ARE SAFE FROM STARVING; THEN YOU REALIZE YOU FORGOT ABOUT DRINKS AND WINTER IS COMING.
AND ALL OF YOUR DWARVES ARE PARTYING, THE POOR ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥S. THEY WILL NEVER SEE THE HILL TITAN COMING TO CLEANSE THEM IN FIRE. Oh and you ran out of food because you decided to build a storage unit above ground and you forgot about roofs and all the birds and monkeys came in and stole your pickaxes and... everything.