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Dungeon Crawler Day on GOG.com

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Dungeon Crawler Day on GOG.com

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Mon 24 February 2020, 23:19:48

Tags: Conglomerate 451; Dark Quest; Dark Quest 2; Heroes of the Monkey Tavern; Knightin'+; Legends of Amberland: The Forgotten Crown; The Quest; The Quest - Islands of Ice and Fire

GOG have gotten a lot of hate over the past couple of years due to their frequent refusal to carry certain retro titles, in particular classic first-person dungeon crawlers. Yet more recently there have been signs, most notably the release of Grimoire, that their policy might be changing. That change fully came to fruition today with the release of no less than seven dungeon crawlers on the GOG store, including last year's Codex favorite Legends of Amberland, the venerable turn-based Daggerfall-like The Quest and its DLC, and the recently launched Conglomerate 451. Here's the list of all seven of them:

Conglomerate 451
The game from RuneHeads is an interesting cyberpunk addition to the dungeon crawler genre. Conglomerate 451 is a grid-based, first-person RPG with roguelike elements set in the hostile world of the future. As the CEO of a Special Agency, you have been given the command by the Senate of Conglomerate to restore the order in sector 451. To do that, you must build your own team of enhanced agents and fight crime with every weapon at your disposal.

Dark Quest 1 & 2

Those two games from Brain Seal Ltd are a tribute to the first turn-based dungeon crawlers from the past. In Dark Quest 1, the player will take the role of a mighty barbarian on his quest to destroy the minions led by an evil sorcerer. In Dark Quest 2, the game system is now party-based and the visuals have received a significant upgrade.

Heroes of the Monkey Tavern

Here we have a first-person perspective title which bears much resemblance to the classic Stonekeep dungeon crawler. We join a team of four heroes who, after spending countless days and nights celebrating within the infamous Monkey Tavern, went completely broke. Now, their fates are about to change as one mysterious stranger shows them the location of a tower filled with a priceless bounty.

Knightin'+

A humorous isometric dungeon crawler with some arcade elements. The creators of Knightin'+ from Muzt Die Studios took much inspiration from the classic The Legend of Zelda series by Shigeru Miyamoto. In the game, you join brave Sir Lootalot on his epic quest for fortune and glory. Explore and fight your way through the dungeons filled with traps, puzzles, magical artifacts, and of course – dangerous bosses.

Legends of Amberland: The Forgotten Crown

A real treat for pixel art and heroic fantasy fans. Legends of Amberland: The Forgotten Crown is a tribute to the 1990s dungeon crawlers like the already mentioned Ishar and Eye of the Beholder series. The turn-based system makes the game really easy to play and the story is the quintessential hero’s quest, with magical, picturesque land and good triumphing over evil in the end.

The Quest and Islands of Ice and Fire DLC

This game closely resembles the Might & Magic games, especially the last ones with their first-person perspective and 3D environment. The Quest from Redshift has a neat hand-drawn world, a grid-based movement system, and turn-based combat. A huge kingdom of Monares presented in the game allows us to spend many hours just exploring without touching the main story at all. In the game’s DLC, titled Islands of Ice and Fire, the player can explore even the most remote parts of Monares.
Note that if you already own Legends of Amberland on Steam, you can get it on GOG for free using GOG Connect. GOG are also running a sale this week for some of the other dungeon crawl-related games on their store, so check it out.

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