- Aug 27, 2006
thanks, why would you recommend dungeon master over eye of the beholder as a newbie dungeon crawler?* 600 hours of play possible in a single game
How overhyped is this statement?
I'm currently playing through Legend of Grimrock 2, and it's the first dungeon crawler I ever played. This is the first time I'm actually excited to explore and discover what else is in the game. I haven't felt like that since I played my first Elder Scrolls game. I tried recommended games from the codex like fallout and PST but they are snoozefests compared to LoG2. Now I'm thinking I may have found my favorite type of RPG, and looking to play more dungeon crawlers after finishing LoG2, currently at around ~40%.
I was thinking of playing eye of the beholder next, but after reading the outrageous sales page of Grimoire, I'm wondering how much of it is true. Should I go for this over eye of the beholder?
Dungeon Master. The first really good LoG game released, and it is still great today. I am not sure which version you should play though, as I just stick to playing the Amiga original. Others might have a more updated version they might suggest.
Not necessarily "over it" just as another great game in the same sub genre. Grimoire, Wizardry, Might and Magic, etc all belong to a different sub genre to Legend of Grimrock, which sits in the real time Dungeon Master/Eye of the Beholder sub genre.
Of course, as with any older game, make sure you get the manuals as the older games themselves don't usually cover what spells do (or even what the spell symbols mean for Dungeon Master), back stories, etc.