Full Video Reviewhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFBpSQRDztI
With modern technologies many old mediums of entertainment are being phased out, board games are a prime example. While there are still small subsets of gamers who play board games, it doesn't appeal to the masses as it once use to. Dungeon Dashers tries to break that mould with a PC turn-based dungeon crawler, while still giving you the feeling of a table top game which you'd play with friends. Characters move in a sort of jumping animation, just like you'd do if you were to move your character in any board game. The simple yet very effective tilesets help reinforce this feeling and gives this odd sense of depth, almost as if you're leaning over the board and playing.
Combat is simple enough to understand and you're able to get up to speeds with things very quickly. Keeping all your characters alive is another question and the promise of a hardcore mode in the future will really spice things up. You have an array of skills and gear sets which modify each of your characters, allowing you to tailor the characters to your liking, while still making them all feel unique.
The game is in Early Access and as such it's missing quite a lot. The story is quite short as of this review, not all the skills and items have been added yet and simple things like purchasing consumables with all the gold you collect are not yet enabled. In saying that you'll still spend a couple of hours trying to get the best score in all the levels, and working out the optimal way to keep all your characters nice and healthy.
While I highly recommend picking this game up just be aware of the Early Access, it's not a complete product. For $10 though you can't really go wrong, and you can keep checking back with the game and see all the awesome updates.
Posted: 15 joulukuu(ta) 2013