Combining its own unique take on the real-time roguelike genre, with a nostalgic 16-bit look and feel, Diehard Dungeon is a game that feels both familiar and quite different at the same time. Followed by a trusty, treasure collecting companion chest, you must make your way through the dungeons many randomly-generated rooms and levels.
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Combining its own unique take on the real-time roguelike genre, with a nostalgic 16-bit look and feel, Diehard Dungeon is a game that feels both familiar and quite different at the same time.

Followed by a trusty, treasure collecting companion chest, you must make your way through the dungeons many randomly-generated rooms and levels. Armed with a sword and a ‘hand cannon’, all manner of nasty dungeon dwellers, bosses and traps will need to be defeated or traversed in order to emerge from the dungeon victorious!

To aid you in your quest, you may be lucky enough to encounter one or more upgrades or new abilities scattered throughout the dungeon, or bump into the remnants of other players (Champions) via the unlockable 'Champion Mode'. Champions wander atop the dungeon walls, ready to unleash their souls upon passers by. Be careful though, as not all Champions are helpful.

A randomly generated dungeon is created every playthrough, with many secrets and multiple outcomes.

The game features a dynamic difficulty and ranking system - the better you do, the more challenging the game will become. Only the most skilled dungeon escapees will attain the highest ranks.

Do you have what it takes to survive the dungeon?

Minigames

  • Mayhem: You have 3 minutes to get a high score by any means necessary. Mayhem is easy to learn, but difficult to master.
  • Survival: An endless series of progressively harder dungeon rooms. Avoid receiving damage and clear rooms within the time limit for bonuses.
  • Fading Light: Destroy 10 pyramids as quickly as possible, whilst avoiding the gaze of the searching eyes, and the hordes of bloodthirsty zombies.

    Each minigame has a global leaderboard.

Requisitos de sistema

    Mínimos:
    • SO: XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8
    • Processador: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memória: 256 MB de RAM
    • Placa de vídeo: 128MB video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX: Versão 9.0c
    • Armazenamento: 150 MB de espaço disponível
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Morphy
( 5.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 13 de maio
A pretty fun little hack n slash dungeon crawl. Old school pixel graphics suit this game well I think. It's good pretty fair difficulty, providing some pretty tough challenge especially after completing the game once and unlocking champion mode. Not a bad game at all.
eltee
( 2.0 horas registradas )
Publicada: 12 de maio
(6/10)

More just mayhem than modern rogue-like, its fast paced and the retro graphics look good. There doesn't seem to be much persistance/progression though, so once the initial action franticness wears off, therre isn't alot left to do.
Draconis Nox
( 5.9 horas registradas )
Publicada: 10 de abril
Yeah...after all of this time, this game is still trash. Look I tried to get into this, but unlike other dungeon crawler types it lacks one element that breaks the game. Fun. It just isnt. The same 4 mobs all of the time and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ly difficult starting areas do not allow you to upgrade at all to get any sort of chance now. This game is so ♥♥♥♥♥♥, it even smells like ♥♥♥♥.
DeadonArrival09
( 0.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 6 de abril
By the numbers rogue like. Nothing particularly impressive about the game. It runs fine and its challenging but there isnt any reason to push yourself to do better. No weapon upgrades and no new items. You use the same sword and gun throughout the whole game and any power ups reset when you die. Buy Binding of Issac: Rebirth instead, you will enjoy it ALOT more.
TunaFishSandwich
( 1.0 horas registradas )
Publicada: 6 de abril
Super fun and simple game, I got it on sale and it was totally worth it! You can get upgrades for your character anf your chest will upgrade itself depending on how much loot you pick up.
THEGOURMET
( 0.4 horas registradas )
Publicada: 6 de abril
Moves too quickly with too much clutter on-screen. Unpleasant art design.
Agarthan
( 0.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 1 de abril
I think Isaac has been cheating with princess Zelda, this baby is definitely not Link's.
Stevie Scoop
( 1.3 horas registradas )
Publicada: 24 de março
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZMlOh-1ux4

Diehard Dungeon was definitely ok. 6/10 may play again.

Bruce Willis would be proud.
Kiel
( 3.0 horas registradas )
Publicada: 23 de março
Diehard Dungeon is a clearly-indie roguelike game with a wildly-varying difficulty curve, a lot of peculiar and unexplained surprises, and a very unpolished visual style. You have a sword and a strange...exploding bowling ball gun, and generally hope to get as deep into the dungeon as possible...with your animated treasure chest at your beck and call.

The treasure chest levels up as it gets more gold and will begin to act as a support turret follower in addition to a treasure scavenger, which is an interesting touch.

I've never beaten Diehard Dungeon, because, like many roguelikes, it is intended that you will fail repeatedly, and you cannot save and reload your progress. I imagine if I kept working on it, I would eventually succeed, but while the game isn't bad, I don't find myself drawn enough to it to favor that objective over other gaming options.
hike4miles
( 0.9 horas registradas )
Publicada: 22 de março
Fun game, very clever. It has a nice way of telling the story and there are alway surprises. the art style is unique and cute. as far as gameplay, It is a basic dungeon explore and survive game.
Norteleks
( 11.0 horas registradas )
Publicada: 16 de março
If you like A Link to The Past, you'll like this. Its basically ALttP but only dungeons.
Omega Alex
( 9.9 horas registradas )
Publicada: 9 de março
Diehard Dungeon sinceramente foi um dos poucos jogos da Steam que me manteve preso do ínicio até completá-lo 100% o jogo possui uma ótima idéia tendo um gameplay que relembra muito os jogos de Legend of Zelda da era do SNES, misturando com elementos de Roguelike, fazendo com que Diehard Dungeon seja um dos jogos mais divertidos e ao mesmo tempo desafiadores que me experienciei por um bom tempo

Gameplay:
O jogo não possui uma história, basicamente você está preso em uma dungeon, onde deve utilizar o seu personagem para enfrentar vários obstacúlos e inimigos em cada andar da dungeon, onde a cada vez você explora, mais difícil o jogo fica, dependendo de sua perfomance, por exemplo, quando você completa uma jogatina inteira emum andar de uma dungeon sem morrer, você aumenta a sua classificação do personagem tornando o jogo difícil acrescentando novos e poderosos inimigos, e enfrentando chefões que ficam cada vez mais difíceis, isso se se você não morrer durante o seu pregresso, e se você quiser o final verdadeiro do jogo precisa em um dos aspectos, chegar á classificação final (onde deixa o jogo no modo hardcore).

Você utiliza uma espada e um canhão de bola de boliche (bem estranho mas é), essas duas armas são bastante importante no jogo, e se quiser ser bom no jogo vai precisar masteriza-los no decorrer do gameplay ainda mais como ojogo requer bastante precisão e paciência durante o combate. Além disso o jogo possui elementos de Roguelike, ou seja você recebe itens aleatórios de baús que são bastante essencias ao jogo, isso se você souber inglês pra saber o que cada um faz, pórem esses itens requerem muita sorte pra poder obte-los, mas se for uma pessoa determinada e for continuar jogando para obter itens bons, a qualquer hora você irá recebe-los.

Gráficos:
Diehard Dungeon possui gráficos pixelados incrivelmente detalhados, ainda mais quando você se depara com tanta variedade de inimigos que enfrenta ao decorrer do jogo, talvez o que o jogo precisava seria uma variação das dungeons já que elas sâo muito parecidas que nem as outras.

Recomendação:
Resumindo, se você procura jogos do gênero roguelike, ou jogos do estilo de The Legend of Zelda e com um gameplay excelente pórem desafiador, você não vai se arrepender de ter esse jogo, mas eu recomendaria jogar com um controle pois o jogo é incrivelmente desafiador e requer bastante precisão, eu levei quase umas 10 horas pra zerar o jogo 100% (isso se você for bastante bom na progressão do jogo e souber como pegar o final verdadeiro e requer muito trabalho.

Nota:9/10
HerololBR | Batata
( 0.2 horas registradas )
Publicada: 6 de março
Na media!
um jogo bem desenhado com uma dinamica que lembra zelda.
Katarani
( 4.9 horas registradas )
Publicada: 6 de março
Diehard Dungeon is a game where you kill enemies and smash boxes for treasure!

Then you accidentally hit a candle, and you set yourself on fire. Then trying to put the fire out, you set a box on fire, which sets an enemy on fire, and suddenly everything is exploding and on fire and that's Diehard Dungeon. Diehard Dungeon is !!fun!!
[G4RI] Pedrin Boa Pinta
( 3.0 horas registradas )
Publicada: 5 de março
jogo otimo para quem gosta desse estilo jogabilidade simples, não deixa nada a desejar.
Hastad
( 3.3 horas registradas )
Publicada: 28 de fevereiro
é tipo TBOI






































ja disse que é tipo the binding of isaac, ja pode comprar.
Ivan Moreira
( 5.3 horas registradas )
Publicada: 15 de fevereiro
nothing much to say. its a fun little roguelike game, albeit a bit repetitive. nothing too diferent from other roguelike dungeon crawlers. still, its quite fun with its fluid difficult setting. worth the price.
zEric7x
( 20.0 horas registradas )
Publicada: 14 de fevereiro
Diehard Dungeon: Spin Attack!
A review of Diehard Dungeon in less than 350 words.

introduction
Diehard dungeon is a Rogue-Lite game. It is a fun game but it can be pretty hard and the bosses are tough in my opinion.

Main Review
In Diehard Dungeon you control a character that has a sword and a gun that shoots out bombs. The gameplay and controls feel very similar to an older Legend of Zelda game. There is even the spin attack. Each time you enter the dungeon you fight against random rooms of enemies. Eventually after clearing so many rooms you fight a boss. You do this about three times and then you fight the final boss. I think the gameplay is fun but it can get repetitive. Maybe I just suck but I rarely can beat this game. That being said I am trying to get to Diehard rank. This is like playing the game on very hard. The game has multiple challenge modes if the main game mode gets boring.

The Good
  • The game has lots of replayability.
  • If you like being on lists then this game can scratch that itch for you.

The bad
  • The game does feel repetitive after so many plays.
  • If you let the difficulty get too high without ever lowering it the game becomes very difficult.

Final Thoughts
If you like the look and feel of an older Legend of Zelda game, for example A Link to the Past and you like Rogue-Lite games then this game will be fun and I recommend it. That being said if somewhat repetitive dungeons and irritating enemies and bosses is a turn off then maybe you will not like this game. Like most indie games I would recommend watching some gameplay on Twitch/YouTube.
izuiki
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Publicada: 10 de fevereiro
I'm in love with this game. I love the pixelated art style and that it feels like old school Legend of Zelda had a baby with The Binding of Isaac. What are you waiting for? Just buy this game already. It's good, it's cheap, and it's so damn worth it. Everything about it is perfect already.
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A pretty fun little hack n slash dungeon crawl. Old school pixel graphics suit this game well I think. It's good pretty fair difficulty, providing some pretty tough challenge especially after completing the game once and unlocking champion mode. Not a bad game at all.
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Diehard Dungeon sinceramente foi um dos poucos jogos da Steam que me manteve preso do ínicio até completá-lo 100% o jogo possui uma ótima idéia tendo um gameplay que relembra muito os jogos de Legend of Zelda da era do SNES, misturando com elementos de Roguelike, fazendo com que Diehard Dungeon seja um dos jogos mais divertidos e ao mesmo tempo desafiadores que me experienciei por um bom tempo

Gameplay:
O jogo não possui uma história, basicamente você está preso em uma dungeon, onde deve utilizar o seu personagem para enfrentar vários obstacúlos e inimigos em cada andar da dungeon, onde a cada vez você explora, mais difícil o jogo fica, dependendo de sua perfomance, por exemplo, quando você completa uma jogatina inteira emum andar de uma dungeon sem morrer, você aumenta a sua classificação do personagem tornando o jogo difícil acrescentando novos e poderosos inimigos, e enfrentando chefões que ficam cada vez mais difíceis, isso se se você não morrer durante o seu pregresso, e se você quiser o final verdadeiro do jogo precisa em um dos aspectos, chegar á classificação final (onde deixa o jogo no modo hardcore).

Você utiliza uma espada e um canhão de bola de boliche (bem estranho mas é), essas duas armas são bastante importante no jogo, e se quiser ser bom no jogo vai precisar masteriza-los no decorrer do gameplay ainda mais como ojogo requer bastante precisão e paciência durante o combate. Além disso o jogo possui elementos de Roguelike, ou seja você recebe itens aleatórios de baús que são bastante essencias ao jogo, isso se você souber inglês pra saber o que cada um faz, pórem esses itens requerem muita sorte pra poder obte-los, mas se for uma pessoa determinada e for continuar jogando para obter itens bons, a qualquer hora você irá recebe-los.

Gráficos:
Diehard Dungeon possui gráficos pixelados incrivelmente detalhados, ainda mais quando você se depara com tanta variedade de inimigos que enfrenta ao decorrer do jogo, talvez o que o jogo precisava seria uma variação das dungeons já que elas sâo muito parecidas que nem as outras.

Recomendação:
Resumindo, se você procura jogos do gênero roguelike, ou jogos do estilo de The Legend of Zelda e com um gameplay excelente pórem desafiador, você não vai se arrepender de ter esse jogo, mas eu recomendaria jogar com um controle pois o jogo é incrivelmente desafiador e requer bastante precisão, eu levei quase umas 10 horas pra zerar o jogo 100% (isso se você for bastante bom na progressão do jogo e souber como pegar o final verdadeiro e requer muito trabalho.

Nota:9/10
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Diehard Dungeon is a game where you kill enemies and smash boxes for treasure!

Then you accidentally hit a candle, and you set yourself on fire. Then trying to put the fire out, you set a box on fire, which sets an enemy on fire, and suddenly everything is exploding and on fire and that's Diehard Dungeon. Diehard Dungeon is !!fun!!
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Super fun and simple game, I got it on sale and it was totally worth it! You can get upgrades for your character anf your chest will upgrade itself depending on how much loot you pick up.
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Fun game, very clever. It has a nice way of telling the story and there are alway surprises. the art style is unique and cute. as far as gameplay, It is a basic dungeon explore and survive game.
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Diehard Dungeon is a clearly-indie roguelike game with a wildly-varying difficulty curve, a lot of peculiar and unexplained surprises, and a very unpolished visual style. You have a sword and a strange...exploding bowling ball gun, and generally hope to get as deep into the dungeon as possible...with your animated treasure chest at your beck and call.

The treasure chest levels up as it gets more gold and will begin to act as a support turret follower in addition to a treasure scavenger, which is an interesting touch.

I've never beaten Diehard Dungeon, because, like many roguelikes, it is intended that you will fail repeatedly, and you cannot save and reload your progress. I imagine if I kept working on it, I would eventually succeed, but while the game isn't bad, I don't find myself drawn enough to it to favor that objective over other gaming options.
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I think Isaac has been cheating with princess Zelda, this baby is definitely not Link's.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZMlOh-1ux4

Diehard Dungeon was definitely ok. 6/10 may play again.

Bruce Willis would be proud.
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By the numbers rogue like. Nothing particularly impressive about the game. It runs fine and its challenging but there isnt any reason to push yourself to do better. No weapon upgrades and no new items. You use the same sword and gun throughout the whole game and any power ups reset when you die. Buy Binding of Issac: Rebirth instead, you will enjoy it ALOT more.
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Great game, challenging at the start but you get the hang of it as you play it, really enjoyed the roguelike gameplay and the similar animations and gameplay of Legend of Zelda.
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OMG!!! it was so normal from begining [sometimes easy] but after i reach Diehard rank, it`s become hell!!!
Roguelikes is my new love, and i like that game too. enemies looks great, some of them fun, but just visuals, hey all gonna kill you in not fun way :D
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Diehard Dungeon: Spin Attack!
A review of Diehard Dungeon in less than 350 words.

introduction
Diehard dungeon is a Rogue-Lite game. It is a fun game but it can be pretty hard and the bosses are tough in my opinion.

Main Review
In Diehard Dungeon you control a character that has a sword and a gun that shoots out bombs. The gameplay and controls feel very similar to an older Legend of Zelda game. There is even the spin attack. Each time you enter the dungeon you fight against random rooms of enemies. Eventually after clearing so many rooms you fight a boss. You do this about three times and then you fight the final boss. I think the gameplay is fun but it can get repetitive. Maybe I just suck but I rarely can beat this game. That being said I am trying to get to Diehard rank. This is like playing the game on very hard. The game has multiple challenge modes if the main game mode gets boring.

The Good
  • The game has lots of replayability.
  • If you like being on lists then this game can scratch that itch for you.

The bad
  • The game does feel repetitive after so many plays.
  • If you let the difficulty get too high without ever lowering it the game becomes very difficult.

Final Thoughts
If you like the look and feel of an older Legend of Zelda game, for example A Link to the Past and you like Rogue-Lite games then this game will be fun and I recommend it. That being said if somewhat repetitive dungeons and irritating enemies and bosses is a turn off then maybe you will not like this game. Like most indie games I would recommend watching some gameplay on Twitch/YouTube.
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nothing much to say. its a fun little roguelike game, albeit a bit repetitive. nothing too diferent from other roguelike dungeon crawlers. still, its quite fun with its fluid difficult setting. worth the price.
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When Diehard has moderate ups and downs that come out to be average on the whole. A game that will be moderately enjoyable to those who specifically seek rogue-style games, but nothing exceptional. The game functions appropriately and has the requisite mechanics and RNG. However when I can't activate the random ability I picked up because the default controls also use the 'A' button meaning that a rare random drop is useless to me... I recommend this game as long as people go in with tempered expectations and an acceptance of jarkiness.
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I'm in love with this game. I love the pixelated art style and that it feels like old school Legend of Zelda had a baby with The Binding of Isaac. What are you waiting for? Just buy this game already. It's good, it's cheap, and it's so damn worth it. Everything about it is perfect already.
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Ótimo jogo, traz uma jogabilidade simples, bem como seus gráficos retro, seguindo a moda dos gráficos 8 bits.
O som deixa um puco a desejar, não tem nada de especial ou muito interessante, entretanto podemos ficar tranquilos, neste aspécto, pois ao menos não temos nenhuma batida repetitiva e irritante.

Um jogo viciante em sua simplicidade e jogabilidade rápida. Recomendo aos fãs do estilo.

Nota: 7.5
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EDIT: I've changed review based on latest updates. If you have questions or remarks please leave a comment.
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What is a... DieHard Dungeon?

It's like a Zelda game. You collect stuff (gold, power ups , keys...) and kill the opponents. Pretty similar isn't it? Well yes but the difference is that It's a Rogue-Like game (perma-death and tough difficulty).


#Gameplay#
Game feels like Zelda, no doubts. You collect stuff and go deeper in the dungeon. The dungeons rooms are randomly generated, each run might be different.
Your companion is a Chest. Chest will help you in game ONLY if you feed it with gold.

There are secrets rooms in this game!

#Music#
Music isn't best side of this game. It's not the best but It's not the worst. It's in between.

#Difficulty#
Game difficulty on start is easy but later after several level-ups, game becomes tougher and tougher.
Each level up increases amount of opponents and reduces chance to obtain a perk.

To increase difficulty, you can always turn the Champion Mode ON.

#Cons#
Well I don't really see many cons in this game, except the fact that you can't rebind keys... YET.
Developer said that he is working on it. When It will be implemented? I don't know.


Developer is updating this game very frequently, so be sure that he will fix bugs and implements some ideas (Check discussion for more info).


Price of this game is very cheap. So why not give a try?

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Recommended to play on Xbox360 CONTROLLER!
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Diehard Dungeon is a homage to the dungeon crawlers of old, mixed with some new, combined into a retro styled game that is not only aptly named but also a lot of fun to play.

Diehard Dungeon has you making your way though a series of dungeons, collecting gold keys and fighting various monsters and other enemies in an ultimate search for loot and glory. It has a surprisingly large amount of depth for a game with no story, and oddly enough, has a mini-game included that is almost worth the purchase price alone.

The game starts you off alone, in a dungeon with nothing. You quickly find your sword and a few stages later the Companion Chest. The Companion Chest stores your treasure (you never actually access it though) and will even help you fight your way through the dungeon. Upon your first boss battle you will also pick up a hand-cannon, which is literally, a handgun that shoots cannon balls. These make up your primary combat abilities in the game, with your sword being the focus ultimately. At the core, Diehard Dungeon is a hack and slash, but positioning yourself properly against certain foes is still important, as is proper use of the hand-cannon. As one might expect, with such a simple combat system the controls are also pretty simple.

Speaking of abilities, rather than leveling up and using experience points or any system like that; Diehard Dungeon simply has you find or win extra abilities. You can find them in chests that operate like slot machines, a mini “trap-door” game or just laying on the ground. These range from becoming fireproof, adding shrapnel to your hand-cannon or as suggested before, an ability that allows you to kill everything on screen in exchange for one heart of life by pressing B. These abilities are random and make all the difference in your ability to make it through the dungeon in one piece. This makes finding and collecting the abilities incredibly important, but also leads to one of the main downsides to the game.

While Diehard Dungeon is a blast to play, the name is very appropriate. The game uses a simple “heart” system of health, where each hit takes one away and you can add more (if you find some) along the way. That said, when you die, there is no check point; you don’t go back to the beginning of that dungeon room with all that you had when you got there; no, you go back, all the way back. To the beginning. With nothing. While this certainly makes death a big deal, it is frustrating when you seem to have a fairly decent start but then a really tough middle-range area in the game. Basically, if you get overwhelmed in a single room (which happened to me on a couple of occasions) you drop all of your progress from the last half hour and start over again; something made even more possible by the fact health can sometimes be quite rare. Does it add more weight to your death? Absolutely. Does it make you fight that much harder to not die? Of course. Does it make you absolutely want to stop playing the game for a few minutes after? You bet your ♥♥♥ it does.

Luckily the game does offer another mode of play to distract you for a bit while you let the anger inside you dissipate. The mini-game “Mayhem” is not only fun, it comes close to overshadowing the main game. Who would have guess that built within a dungeon crawler would be one of the better twin-stick shooters on the XBLIG service? Mayhem has you playing as the Companion Chest in a room that quickly fills with enemies. The goal is ultimately to get as high of a score as possible in only three minutes, but the “gimmick” is that your score multiplier only goes up if you don’t get hit. It is, simply put; a blast and you will strive to reach higher and higher on the leaderboard (I managed to take first place for an evening). The one downside to this mode is that quite often it seemed I was “being hit’ when there was no conceivable way that I actually was (unless the game punishes you for standing still). I was clearly not near any enemies (or crates) yet felt my controller vibrate like I was hit and saw that my multiplier had gone down as well. I’m assuming there was a reason for it that I just didn’t realize, but for the life of me I don’t know what it was.

Back to the main game, there is one other… issue that soured Diehard Dungeon’s experience. Despite playing through the game well (well? I kicked ♥♥♥) and killing everything in sight and breaking every crate open, I still made it to what I presume is the end of the game without enough golden keys to open the giant chest at the end; so I died and lost anyway. Looking at the developer’s website, “gold key rarity” is something that is planned to be patched in an updating coming any day now, so this is hopefully a non-issue going forward but it was incredibly frustrating to have gotten to the end and still lost because the game simply didn’t generate enough of a crucial item.

Death resetting everything is rough, but it is part of the game and what makes it work (even if you kind of hate it in the moment). A lack of a crucial item that makes an otherwise successful run a waste of time though is very, very close to being a deal breaker. Luckily for Diehard Dungeon, it was fun getting to that point and the mini-game Mayhem compensates for this oversight. Hopefully the patch will fix it, along with a lot of other changes coming soon as the patch is approved, but it is enough to take a great game and knock it down from where it should be; for now anyway.

Highly Recommended

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