Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara brings reworkings of two of Capcom’s classic arcade hits - Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara – together in one definitive digital package.
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Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara brings reworkings of two of Capcom’s classic arcade hits - Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara – together in one definitive digital package.

Just as in the arcades, up to four players will select their character class before doing battle against the mythical beasts from the Dungeons and Dragons’ universe with a mix of melee, range and magic attacks.

Key Features

  • GGPO Enhanced Online With Drop-in/Drop-out Co-Op Play: Community-trusted GGPO powers a smooth online experience that allows up to four players to drop in or out of games in progress at will.
  • Classic Arcade Gameplay with a New Twist: Players can enjoy the original arcade modes or mix up the gameplay with House Rules that can completely alter the experience.
    Some examples of House Rules:
    • Unbreakable - Equipable items have infinite durability. Never worry about breakage again!
    • Enemy Rush - Fight against time in this special Time Attack Mode. Start the game clock with 30 seconds and increase the clock with each enemy you kill!
    • Make it Rain – Get rich quick! Enemies and chests drop tons of gold!
  • Challenge System: A newly introduced RPG-like system that fits on top of the existing games and provides a myriad of challenges for players to complete. Players can level up and obtain Vault Coins to be used in the Vault.
  • The Vault: A treasure trove of unlockables and gameplay loot can be purchased with Vault Coins earned via the Challenge System.
  • Character Visualizer: This UI visualizer tracks which characters the players and their friends most often use. Players can utilize the tool to create a more balanced multiplayer dungeon crew, or to see which under-used characters they should try out next.
  • Leaderboards & Connected Arcade: Players can track how they stack up against their friends through leaderboards, as well as view a full breakdown of gameplay related stats.

Системные требования

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista (Does not support Windows XP)
    • Processor:Intel Dual Core 1.8GHz (or higher) or AMD Athlon II X2 (or higher)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GF6600 (or higher) or ATi X1600 (or higher) with 256MB of RAM
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectSound compatible, DirectX 9.0c (or higher) compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:DirectX 11/Shader3.0 or higher
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Dual Core 2.4GHz (or higher) or AMD Athlon II X2 (or higher)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GF8000 (or higher) or ATi X1800 (or higher) with 256MB of RAM
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectSound compatible, DirectX 9.0c (or higher)
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:DirectX 11/Shader3.0 or higher
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Munkee
( 3.5 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 4 мая
7/10

Only done single player. So maybe the co-op will be better.

But my impressions of the game from what I saw.

I like the levels and how you can choose your fate of where you go between some levels.

The combat knocks a point off because though it is simple. Sometimes the evade slide or even your lunge attack(down, forward, attack) won't work, or the enemy hitbox will be out of range somehow despite your weapon going through their body, and you just get beat on.
I had a boss stand still, I kept swinging, every swing missed. Then suddenly I hit him a few times and kept missing again.

A boss (some kind of frost serpent) went down on the map, where I couldn't move to so I missed every attack but he could hit me fine. I like the combat on normal enemies. But when the boss fights happen it feels like the game breaks.

I like the fact you can change characters any time after you die. So if you don't like a certain character you can change before respawning.
Speaking of respawning, there is unlimited lives. So can make plenty of mistakes and not have to restart.

If you put time into it, many people can seem to beat it fine on 1 life.
I don't see me playing enough to get that good.

I got this full price, but I recommend it at a sale price to be sure. Especially if you don't have friends to play it with and stuck at solo only.
jewishjazzyj
( 0.5 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 2 мая
Its not for people from the nineties or later. This is super old school not to say its a bad game but its not what i was looking for and its probly not what you were either
The Drifter™
( 7.1 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 1 мая
A fun stroll down memory lane. Classic side-scrolling beat 'em up based on the DnD universe, used to play Shadows in the arcade a lot.

Well worth your time for a few hours of fun with friends, if you're into old school arcade games.
LtlMacMcG
( 3.0 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 17 апреля
It is hard to describe the awesomeness that is this game. Frankly...........I worry the people who coded it cared too much and I would like to hire them. For LET'S PLAY! please watcH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWC5svvJVUs&feature=youtu.be
Shiriko
( 2.8 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 16 апреля
Do not buy this game. It crashes for a lot of people, and there's no fix in sight.
cunt
( 3.2 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 6 апреля
Наиэпичнейшее приключение с битмэмап геймплеем, хватает за душу, особенно радует реиграбельность.
RycKie_L
( 1.9 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 2 апреля
Hope to have it on MAC ISO
Kurtles
( 4.5 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 27 марта
This is a pretty good game, a little cluncky but certainly plays well for an arcade port, if you want some footage check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1ZWEF1Nsng for a playthrough
Dye Cast
( 0.8 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 26 марта
I cannot in good conscience recommend this game. This is a relic of quarter hungry arcades from point a to point b. It punishes you for playing with bullet sponge enemies, no life restore after a level, bosses immediately after bosses, if you die too many times while playing you'll become a diffrent character that you did not select (ie i played as a rouge, but after dying i was forced into playing an elf and fighter by the game), and backwards controls. The attack button is the "pick up item" button, and you cannot what you want to do, so when one of the thousands of goblins drops a single gold piece in front of the dark elf you're supposed to kill, you pick up the penny instead of defend yourself from the stone cold killer. The move controls are the arrow keys instead of wasd, you know, like every other pc game ever. The space bar is the pause button instead of the jump button, so when i panicked, which happened 9/10 of the time while playing this game, i would bring the game to a screeching halt instead of dodging the attack, remainding me that i could quit at any time. So i did. I play Dungeons & Dragons and video games to feel accomplished, powerful, and generally good about myself. This game makes me feel like a little bich.
Emelman
( 1.6 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 7 марта
Купил 4пак этой игры, думал зарубаем с друзьями хотя бы пару вечеров. Итог не смогли даже полчаса продержаться, игра просто закос под классику, причем очень посредственный=( Не стоит своих денег вообще, 400р это просто бредовая цена для такого посредственного уровня. Отдельно хочется отметить звуки, не совпадают со звуками оригинальной серии и совершенно отвратные.
PurplePonyPerfecti
( 4.8 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 5 марта
The best beat em up ever! You have no idea how happy it makes me to have this game on Steam! The best in it's genre and so much fun. For a beat em up it has a fair amount of replay value even without considering it is both of Capcom's DnD games.
Not Here for Fortune or Fame
( 22.2 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 1 марта
Chronicles of Mystara is a port of two Capcom arcade beat-'em-ups from the mid-nineties. The main gimmick is that this is not only a solid beat 'em up, but one that's set in the Dungeons and Dragons universe, which means neat little features like access to a limited number of powerful spells that get recharged after a "rest", enemies that have mechanics like their tabletop counterparts (Undead, for instance, can't be hurt by any type of gas attack because they don't have lungs), and explorable environments with a few secret areas tucked here and there with bonus loot, and branching paths that, while not affecting the plot in any way, increase replayability in a MASSIVE way. With four to six playable classes, depending on whether you're playing Tower of Doom or Shadow over Mystara (the later of which has alternate variants of the Cleric and Magic User classes with different spells, bringing the effective total closer to 8), plenty of levels, and a rather ridiculous amount of loot to find, this is one beat 'em up with a LOT of meat on its bones. This port even comes with achievement milestones, adding even more to the pile. It's a fair amount of content for the asking price, especially on sale.

Unfortunately, the playerbase is a bit small these days, so random matchmaking is a bit empty. This is definitely the type of game where buying a 4-pack to split with your friends is a solid investment.
JaysonFour
( 3.7 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 25 февраля
How many of us are old enough to remember the glory days of the arcade? Before all this here internet gaming got itself going, well, we actually had to get out of the house if we wanted to go and play with other people. Oftentimes they would be found out at the mall, as part of a bowling alley, or maybe you were lucky enough to live near something like a Showbiz Pizza (nowadays known as Chuck E. Cheese) or an Enchanted Castle. They used to have all kinds of games that never used to see a home release- shooters, driving games... but my favorite were the multiplayer beat-em-ups. The Simpsons and Ninja Turtle four-player cabinets were really fun, and who could forget that X-Men double-screen six-player game? If you could get six players going on that, it was the stuff of legends.

Out of all of them, well... my favorite really wasn't any of those. This was about the time in my life where I was starting to spread my little nerd wings, and well... I spied a certain franchise on a few arcade cabinets- Dungeons and Dragons. Guess where multiple bucks worth of my tokens could be counted on to reliably end up when I went out to game? It was always a chore to choose which of the two to play- unless I just dropped twenty bucks on tokens and played through both games, one after the other with a meal break in between. Those were the days... until I moved away and couldn't play them for the longest time.

Most of the arcades have closed down- but thanks to some wonderful people, well... these two games have been preserved and re-released on Steam, and to be honest, I couldn't be happier. So go grab your character sheets, dice bags and cheez doodles, today we're looking at Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara.

Consisting of two games- Tower of Doom and Shadow Over Mystara, both of these games take place in the Mystara campaign setting. The premise, well, is very simple- you're one of an adventuring party in each game, choosing between four different classes in ToD- warrior, dwarf, cleric, and elf, with Shadows adding in a thief and a magic-user. You're tasked with finding out just what the heck is going onto cause a rise in monster attacks on villages, and from there, well... no, I'm not going to spoil it! Just play them in order- finish Tower before you play Shadows and you'll get the whole story!

The action of this game brings to mind someone dropping a D&D adventure and a Final Fight arcade board into a blender and hitting frappe- you'll work through a number of levels, knocking the heads of classic D&D monsters like goblins, kobolds, gnolls, owlbears and others as you battle through to find yourselves the culprits as just just what the blazes is going on- picking up massive piles of shiny treasure, powerful weapons and magical artifacts along the way, gaining experience as you bash in heads. You'll hit levels at certain points of XP, granting better health, power and special abilities. The money you collect even has a purpose- sometimes you'll hit a between-level shop and be able to refill disposable things like burning oil, hammers, daggers, arrows...

Oh, did I forget to mention that? Every character gets a number of ring menus full of stuff to use instead of their regular weapon- this is most important for your caster classes, because it's how you access your spells. Just tap the ring button, tap until you have the spell you desire (Spells go by level- you get a certain number of spells per level per life, and once you burn through them all, you better hope more scrolls drop out of chests or you're going to be out of luck and down to whacking stuff. For example, Fireball and Lightning Bolt are both third-level spells), and then select it and hit the action button to let that sucker fly. Just beware that certain spells just won't work on everything- Cloudkill doesn't affect skeletons, for example.

A number of stages contain various routes or selections- you will sometimes be given a choice of routes to take, or you might be up against a time limit to kill something. You could also find secret treasures. All in all, they're both really solid beat-em-ups and worth plying over and over and over...

The best part of these games, however, was actually included- the multiplayer. Feel like risking your sanity with some random Steam gamers? Make a public game and wait for slots to be filled... or you could just get a bunch of your friends together and make a private game- and then invite friends directly from your Steam friends list. Easy, simple multiplayer- you can easily kill a late night with this game, and it's a blast to play because you can keep going as long as you want and then people can drop in and out. That fluid, that seamless. All the other players have to do is wait a few minutes.

Downsides to these games... well... hmmm... They end? There haven't been sequels? The fantasy theme might turn some people off? Each fighter is limited to one of two looks and can't change gender?

The price point is fifteen bucks retail, but it might catch sales that could knock it to half or better. Even at fifteen, though, it's a good purchase, and completely worth it.

You can't go wrong with this one- just buy it, install it, and enjoy.

TL;DR - This will let you slay your boredom for 14d6+10 fun damage. 9/10.
Reap
( 0.9 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 24 февраля
Ah, the last outstanding 4 player arcade hack and slash inspired by Golden Axe. You already know if you like it or not.

Me, I think its a blast of a game to get out for half an hour with some friends
ka-me
( 2.8 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 23 февраля
This is a straight up classic D&D arcade style game. I would recommend using the controller for classic feel that i first experienced in the video game arcades i populated back when horseless carriages were still new and scary. Story and structure are very basic and linear. This is not going to be a long nor sweeping game but the classic feel and the old school play style are excellent for the gamer who likes to swim in nostalgia. If you didn't start off back in the AD&D (2nd edition to you youngsters) then you might not get much out of it but for you geezers that love slaying an old school owlbear or troll or heck even a red dragon then put your quarters away, download the game and get ready for some arcade dungeon fun.
DamZe
( 1.7 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 22 февраля
A fun little classic, best played with a friend or two, but don't expect a lenghty or deep experience.
@vatar
( 0.8 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 20 февраля
Game is good but adding gamepad control will be more fun.
Buong
( 10.4 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 16 февраля
This game... Is very challenging. However, it is much more diverse and complicated compared to other arcade games from it's time. The graphics are great, and they incorporate the usage of D&D rules well. They're games that stay fresh, offering different classes with different skills. While the game is very fun even when playing alone, it's always a blast when playing with other people, as the classes synergize better, and the feeling of kicking butt seems a whole lot better. All in all, these games are VERY hard, but can definitely be done in one go. Like actual D&D, you can choose between various paths throughout the games, which makes every single playthrough feeling fresh, making you eager to see what you could've done instead. Both games are very solid, but the sequel, Shadow over Mystara, is a big step up from the first game. This game will keep you coming back, wanting to know everything you can do.
Synthetics
( 0.3 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 14 февраля
Game was clunky and overall boring.
A lot of the aspects of gameplay weren't very well explained.
Wagman
( 22.9 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 6 февраля
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara is my favorite arcade game. No competition. If you have any interest in arcade beat'em ups I recommend checking both these games out.

There is controller support. Use an Xbox360 controller to slay fiends with your friends.

Multiplayer works perfectly. Change your PingThreshold to 500 in matchmaking setting to make it easier to find a game.

STICK TO SNAKES!!!
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A couple of classic arcade beat 'em ups bundled up with online co-op and achievements and other goodies. These games will kick your ♥♥♥ to next week, but don't sweat it! There's no quarters involved here.
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Chronicles of Mystara is a picture perfect recreation of arcade classics. Personally I prefer the first game, Tower of Doom, because while Shadow over Mystara has more classes and spell/item options, it makes things a bit too complex. Tower of Doom is an incredible streamlined experience that captures the spirit of Dungeons & Dragons in a beat'em up of all genres. Shadow is an alright expansion, but Tower is what you're really paying for.
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Capcom's Dungeons & Dragons arcade games are fantastic classics. The first game, Tower Of Doom, is a fairly straight forward beat'em up with the addition of having an inventory of limited spells/items you may use in combat. Shadow Over Mystara on the other hand is alot more advanced, the inventory/spell system is expanded upon, equipment upgrades you can obtain, along with more techniques+combos you can perform with your character.

Graphically, both games look really good, especially Shadow Over Mystara which looks more more refined and alot more vibrant. Both games in terms of audio sound really good, the voice acting is great (hilarious), especially the Cleric and his STICKS TO SNAKES, and the sound effect using for Striking in Tower Of Doom which I swear is lifted directly from Mega Man X's Buster Charge. Honestly I like Tower Of Doom's soundtrack more, some areas have somewhat Castlevaniaish music to them that I like.

Both games are alot of fun, but I think Shadow Of Mystara gets more love due to it's refined and more technical gameplay mechanics, along with having more routes and treasures to find. Overall, I'd highly recommend this game to fans of the beat'em up genre. Capcom did great things back in the 90's in arcades.

One last thing worth mentioning is this game uses GGPO for netplay, so the game is very playable online, unlike other beat'em ups such as Double Dragon Neon. So you can totally get a group of 4 going and have a good time!
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Classic arcade action with surprising depth and A Lot of replay value with the different classes and paths to take. Also, you get two games in one, and nice, fun unlockables to reward your play. If you have any interest in the great arcade classics, this is definitely one for the list.
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Awesome Adventures. High Replayability.Classic RPG.
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While this game doesn't play like the pen and paper of old, it is probably one of the better beat em ups i have ever played. a unique cast of characters, diverse powers and interesting designs are able to capture the old school D&D we used to play, while giving it an updated look for it's time. I prefer Shadows over mystara to Tower of Doom as the story was I felt a bit more flushed out, you had two more characters to choose from and alternate costumes, version two of the warrior was my favorite.
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Great way to bring back a couple arcade classics!
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amazing port of the arcade classic! Even has online support. 10/10
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The gameplay itslf isn't bad. The constant multiplayer disconnects and crashes make it frustrating to play.

Playing via MAME might be a better decision.
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Могу поспорить, что если говорить об играх, то большинство людей знакомо с ролевой системой Dungeons & Dragons в первую очередь по РПГ вроде Baldurs Gate или IceWind Dale. Еще к этой системе примазывались экшены и RTS, а самое необычное на мой взгляд сочетание вышло в середине 90-х от японцев - битэмапы Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom и Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara. Изначально обе игры были сделаны для аркадных автоматов, но потом вышли порты и на домашние консоли, плюс версия для ПК.

Надо сказать, что зная возраст игры, она впечатляет. Во-первых в ней есть несколько классов персонажей, каждый из которых имеет свои особенности и супер-умения. Так клерик может лечить и усиливать себя и других игроков, воин помимо владения мечом способен кидаться кинжалами и стрелять из лука, маг пулять мощными заклинаниями и так далее. Есть у персонажей и прокачка (растет здоровье), возможность экипироваться и использовать разные предметы вроде атакующих колец.

Во-вторых в игре есть сюжет гораздо больший, чем в подобных играх. В игре есть развилки, иногда можно выбрать по какому пути идти, и в зависимости от выбора будет определенный уровень. Есть и необязательные задания.

Картинка несмотря на возраст приятная и навевает ностальгию. Сражения динамичны, а боссы одна большая (буквально) радость. Иногда на экране творится такая дикая вакханалия спецэффектов, что не нарадуешься. Еще в игре хорошая музыка и какая-никакая озвучка в некоторых моментах.

Отдельных слов заслуживает порт, к которому подошли со всей тщательностью. Помимо мультиплеера на 4-х персонажей и возможности выставлять определенные модификаторы, игра имеет ачивки и внутренние "достижения", плюс во время прохождения игрок получает местную валюту, за которую можно открывать всякие интересные изображения в галерее.

Есть ли ложка дегтя во всей этой бочке меда? Увы есть. В чем была суть аркадных автоматов? В выкачивании денег с игроков. Умер - вставь новую монету. Еще раз умер? Еще монету. Чем же наказывает игрока за смерть данный порт? А ничем. Монеты виртуальные, помер просто нажми два раза интер и ты снова в игре. Проиграть невозможно, более того, возрождаешься ты не на чек-пойнте, а прямо сразу где помер, и даже наносишь некоторый урон всем врагам на экране. Соревновательный момент начисто выпилен, разве что будешь сам себе ставить какие-то ограничения, но это уже не то.

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Опубликовано: 27 декабря 2013
Игра великолепна! Я её проходил ещё на старом компе с эмулятором. Данные игры* вершина "драк на прохождение"; и ни Golden Axe, и ни Streets of Rage рядом не стояли. Отличная игра для жесточайшего приступа ностальгии, но желательно в неё играть минимум вдвоём, как в старые добрые времена. =)

*В состав Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara входят сразу две игры: Tower of Doom и Shadow over Mystara.
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Потрясающий битемап в фентезийном сеттинге, всем любителям битемапов с сеги строго рекомендуется!
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Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara - это сборник из 2-х игр с игрового автомата CPS-2 - Tower of Doom и Shadow over Mystara.
Эти игры представляют собой двухмерный битэмап с элементами прокачки персонажа. Персонаж может одевать различные вещи, а также покупать предметы, помогающие в бою. Графика в 2D, пиксельная. В игре есть достижения, получив которые, можно разблокировать бонусные картинки с артом игры. В играх есть нелинейность прохождения, можно выбирать, куда ты пойдёшь дальше. В играх есть 4 сложности на выбор.
Первая игра - Tower of Doom - имеет блёклую графику, персонаж движется очень медленно, предметы лучше вообще не использовать, а противники скачут по всему экрану.
Вторая игра - Shadow over Mystara - с улучшенной графикой, персонаж двигается несколько быстрее, играется она немного лучше чем первая.
В игре есть онлайн. И вроде эта игра не поддерживает Windows XP.
Я могу порекомендовать эту игру, но существует намного больше битэмапов от Capcom, которые можно было бы портировать - например Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, The Punisher, Knights of the Round, Final Fight, Captain Commando.
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Ностальгия... Как много в этом слове ? Ах эти воспоминания....
В детстве давным давно был я в Крыме, и играл во что то похожее даже не в этот проект, в игровых автоматах.. Эххх...
А тут, то же самое да еще под винду адаптированное, да еще и друзей затащить можно....
Что не говори, а на первой копейке через лет 20, все так же приятно ездить, хоть и много что раздражает, но ощущения.... те самые ощущения не забываемы, и тут они сонова просыпаються.
Игра стоющая, прошел за пару часиков, хотя если бродить по всем коридорам, охххх... Конечно эта игруха для поколения из 85-90х.
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Опубликовано: 17 августа 2013
Отличное переиздание классического битэмапа с игровых автоматов, всем любителям жанра брать обязательно!
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Игра великолепна, Bit-am-Up в стилистике D&D это круто, проходил неоднократно еще на эмуляторе Neo-Geo, не совсем понятно только, зачем надо было выпускать дилогию с аркадных автоматов 15 летней давности на ПК которую можно скачать совершенно бесплатно и с удовольствием поиграть на эмуляторе хоть одному хоть вчетвером. Так же в данной версии есть серьезный минус, нет поддержки геймпадов (по крайней мере я не смог заставить работать самый распространенный из них Logitech RumblePad 2).
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банальное переиздание игры. изменений - ноль. дерут зелень с ностальгирующих пердунов и глупых маслят, наслушавшихся педофилов-обзорщиков
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Опубликовано: 20 сентября 2014
Ожидал большего.
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Опубликовано: 12 сентября 2014
The bottom line - Should you buy this game?
YES - Especially if you are a fan of oldschool brawlers, and/or you're looking for a fun co-op game to play with friends.

Disclaimer: Although it is not required, I highly recommend that you play this game with a controller. This review is based on the experience I had playing with an XB360 controller and a SFIV Tournament Edition Arcade Fightstick.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is actually two games in one. Both are excellent remakes of the old arcade games D&D: Tower of Doom (1993) and D&D: Shadow over Mystara (1996). The story of the games overlap - Shadow over Mystara begins shortly after the end of Tower of Doom's campaign - but they can be played in any order. The game has you (and up to three of your friends) play as a noble team of adventurers on a grand adventure through the land of Mystara, a classic fantasy realm populated by elves, goblins, kobolds and fearsome dragons.

PROS:
- One of the best options out there for anyone that enjoys oldschool brawlers/beat 'em ups.
- Very faithful port, and runs well. Spectacular visuals that hold up even today.
- Several different display options; scanlines, different views, etc. Including a view of the entire "cabinet."
- Online and couch co-op for up to four players, drop in and out at any time.
- Visual design is great, and soundtrack does a good job of immersing you in the game.
- Stays true to the original D&D feeling; the game features spell slots as well as loot in the form of new armour and equipment for your character.
- Limited character customisation and progression: Choose from classic D&D staples like Elf, Thief, Fighter, Cleric, and Magic User. Gain levels and grow stronger as you journey on.
- The second game (Shadow over Mystara) features a more complex spell and equipment system. There are many types of weapons and equipment to find that change the way you play and deal with enemies (e.g. shields that enable you to block attacks that would otherwise be unblockable).
- Branching storylines (Do you rush to the defence of the castle yourself, or do you seek help from the soldiers in the city? etc), and many optional areas. Lots of secrets to find.
- An unexpectedly deep combat system for an oldschool brawler. Each character feels very different, and you'll have no trouble finding one that suits you. There are double jumps, dodge rolls, dashes, shield blocks, aerial maneuvers, attack combos and more to find and experiment with.
- Very clear and accessible menus. No troubles getting things up and running.
- Lots of challenges to clear, such as defeating enemies or using certain spells and attacks.
- Tons of extras to unlock, including houserules (e.g. higher gold gain, or no respawning).

CONS:
- These games were originally coin-op style arcade titles, where you insert more coins to get back into the game when you die. This means the game is designed to be lethal in order to hook the player. Until you get a good grasp of the mechanics, you will die. A lot. Capcom has opted to go with a more lenient approach in the remake, giving you infinite credits (there is a House Rule that lets you play on a single credit). Although this is a good thing for those that want to have a casual experience with friends, it also means that you can blaze through the entire game without stopping as you have infinite continues. This also means that there is no real reward for doing "well" (although there are difficulty levels that determine the HP and possibly amount of enemies).
- Game is based on arcade stick controls and is best played with a controller. It's definitely possible to use the keyboard, but you might find it tedious.
- Although online co-op usually runs very smooth, you might run into some issues if you are playing with three or more players and some of you are from different time zones. I experienced occasional slowdowns when running through Tower of Doom with American friends.
- Certain enemies can be frustrating if you are playing alone, since groups of foes that can disable you (e.g. setting you on fire) can end up chain-stunning you for a long time if you are unlucky.
- Aerial controls can sometimes be a bit clunky due to the way depth works in this game (It can be hard to determine if you can hit an enemy, or if they are too far away from you vertically).
- Although this experience may be unique to me, I had one major issue: achivements bugging out. I played through the entire Tower of Doom game without unlocking a single achievement. Eventually I managed to fix it by verifying the game's cache, but the challenges were already unlocked in-game, which means I can no longer get these achievements. UPDATE: After contacting Capcom Support the problem was handily solved. I applaud their support staff for the swift reply.

The bottom line: should you buy this game?
YES - Especially if you are a fan of oldschool brawlers, and/or you're looking for a fun co-op game to play with friends.
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Опубликовано: 16 августа 2015
I found this after heading out to the old school arcade with five bucks to finally beat this damned game. My friend and I were both bummed to find out they'd sold the arcade cabinet for it. I came home and did a search and saw it had come out on Steam.

I've played the crap out of it and can say that it is still, to this day, the best side-scrolling beat-'em-up out there.
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