Julkaistu 2. toukokuu.
Beware of the false shepherd Lutefisk!Developer: Gaslamp Games, Inc
Caution! You're now entering the Diggle Danger Zone!
Publisher: Gaslamp Games, Inc
Released: August 1st, 2012
Reviewed by: Neku
Yeah, good luck playing any video games today with this guy staring at you with his big... deep... fishy eyes.
(The Lutefisk God is not to be confused with Dagon, Prince of the Sea. That's, uh, a different video game.)
Let me start by saying that Dungeons of Dredmor is rogue like dungeon crawler and a parody of rogue like crawlers at the same time.
Oh boy where do I begin?
I think this game was my first step into the roguelike genre and it became my favorite genre by far ever since.
Having said that let's get down to business.
Dungeons of Dredmor is turn based game means you move on a tile based square grid where you and your enemies take turns. Each floor is randomly generated meaning you will never see the same layout, types and amount of enemies or loot. Every single playthrough will be an unique and unforgiving experience.
Before you experience your first death by a fierce Diggle you will have to choose the difficulty and your seven starter skills.
You can choose between warrior skills like Swords, Axes, Maces or Smithing, rogue related skills like assassination, daggers or burglary and you can obviously become a powerfull wizard using skills like golemancy, alchemy or Astrology.
There have been several expansions for this game so far and each expansion includes some new skills like Demonologist (Realm of the Diggle Gods), Clockwork Knight (You have to name the expansion pack. <- yes you really have to) and Tourist (Conquest of the Wizardlands).
After choosing skills to your like or letting the game choose some randomly for you it's time to enter the dungeon!
The game starts as you take control of our Hero with the beautiful eyebrows. Your goal is to get to Dredmor and to show him who's boss (obviously that's you but he didn't get the memo yet).
In order to reach Dredmor you'll have to fight your way through fierce Diggles, grab some better loot and also level up.
While exploring your surroundings and getting beat up by those Diggles you will encounter several objects you can interact with. Like a well with a blue liquid in it. Too blue to be water so you take a sip and here comes's the beauty of the game. The effect will be random meaning you can get healed which would be sweet so you can get your revenge on those Diggles (ye I they're our arch enemy!) or you can get poisoned and die a pathetic death.
Also there's Krong. You will have a serious love and hate relationship with this fellow. You will find some anvils in the dungeon. Interacting with it will either bless you and upgrade one of your items or Krong will curse you for not cleaning your teeth this morning.
Also keep in mind that some area of effect skills can and will hurt you as well just in case you think it would be a good idea to set the ground on fire. It's gonna get hot and you won't like it trust me.
Then there's also Brax. A bad ♥♥♥ shop keeper who clearly isn't scared of all those damn Diggles.
You can buy and also sell loot. If you are brave enough you could also see if you are fast enough to steal something but ... that's up to you to decide. You will have to face the consequences.
What else can I say about this game?
Gaslamp Games made a lot of things right I'd even go as far as to say nearly perfect if not for some minor interface issues and also the crafting in this game is tad clunky.
If you can overlook the art style (which probably isn't to everyone's liking) and the minor interface issues you will deeply enjoy this game.
Given you like roguelikes and getting beat up by Diggles ...