A turn-based, party-based RPG set in the Age of Decadence world and focused on squad level tactical combat. Fight your way out of prison mine or die trying.
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Mostly Positive (250) - 79% of the 250 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Nov 4, 2016
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March 18

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Lately we’ve been getting a lot of negative reviews from people disappointed with Dungeon Rats because it is just a tactical combat game and lacks the storytelling and quest design we had in The Age of Decadence.

"Age of Decadence is a great game, but I just couldn't get into Dungeon Rats. There's almost no story, just fighting, and it's nowhere near as fun as I hoped it'd be."
“Not sure why they decided to make the follow up to one of the best crpgs I've ever played a boring and relentless combat slog with almost zero story."
“There’s not enough to do outside of combat. Dungeon Rats features no puzzles, no merchants, a minimal number of dialogues, and a extremely slim amount of exploration. I spent 99% of my game time in combat. I never expected the designers to make another Age of Decadence, but I expected to have more things to do and more things to think about outside of combat”.
"AoD is a good game. This is simply the combat part with maybe a total of 2 a4 with text. There’s nothing new that spice anything up from AoD combat."
"Being a massive fan of Age of Decadence I was really hoping this was going to be a good game but to be honest I am disappointed, No character choices no interactions all there is, is fighting which quickly becomes repetitive. You are always outgunned never have enough resources to heal so frankly disappointing."
"We waited for a sequel to AoD but got this generic crawler stripped off all features of the previous game."
“It's not like Age of Decadence; no charme - only slightly unfair fights and a shallow story”.

Disappointing players who bought our game hoping to enjoy it and have a good time is bad enough, but worst of all is to disappoint someone who was previously a fan of our work.

So, first, let’s start with a prominent disclaimer that hopefully will make sure that no one buys Dungeon Rats expecting something more than what it is:

Dungeon Rats offers nothing but tactical combat for people who like tactical combat a lot. If you don’t like tactical combat or if you want more than just combat, I’d suggest skipping this game and buying something else. While we do want to sell more copies, we don't want people disappointed with what they buy.

Second, we want to explain why Dungeon Rats couldn't be a game like The Age of Decadence. Full-scale RPGs like AoD will always be our main focus but they take 4-5 years to make. In-between we’ll have 10-month “windows” while the next game is in pre-production – just enough time to put together a tactical game using the existing systems and assets but not enough time to do anything else. By their very nature, these smaller games, like Dungeon Rats, can't contain the kind of breadth and variety that our larger games like AoD and The New World have.

We made Dungeon Rats in hopes that a game with challenging tactical combat would be interesting enough to stand on its own. Our distant plan is to make a similar, even more tactically deep follow-on to The New World. But if our fans don't like that kind of game, there's no reason to make it.

So, we'd value hearing more from all of you -- those who liked the game, and those who didn't. If it’s not what most people want, then we’ll file it under ‘failed experiment’ and stick with full-scale RPGs from now on. If, however, most players who bought this game did enjoy it and would like to see more of such games in the future, we’d appreciate if you let us know by writing a review, no matter how brief.
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“What I probably liked most about Dungeon Rats is that regardless of how difficult or unbeatable a battle may seem at first glance, you always have the tools to overcome it. If you keep failing, it doesn't mean that the game is too difficult or unfair, it just means that you should adjust your tactics, consider using the consumables in a more creative way or even try something as simple as changing your starting positions.”
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About This Game

Starting out as a new prisoner at the bottom of the gangs-ruled prison hierarchy, and of the prison itself, you must fight to survive and develop your combat skills, acquiring better weapons and equipment as you go. Recruit allies to your struggle or carry on as a lone wolf, and kill anyone foolish enough to stand in your way.

Features include:

  • Tactical combat system, including standard attacks, aimed attacks targeting specific body parts, and per-weapon special attacks such as Whirlwind and Impale.
  • Detailed crafting and alchemy systems: forge your own weapons, brew potions and poisons, experiment with Liquid Fire and Black Powder.
  • 8 weapon types: Daggers, Swords, Axes, Hammers, Spears, Bows, Crossbows, and Throwing Weapons, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
  • Fully customizable main character, as well as 10 possible companions, not all of them human (maximum party size is 4).
  • 50 challenging fights and 4 different endings

Notable changes from The Age of Decadence:

  • Party-based - the most frequently requested feature.
  • Flanking and other strategic bonuses. Positioning matters a lot.
  • Manual placement of your characters before a fight.
  • Charisma determines the number and quality of your party members.
  • Skill points are split between the party members: more people means fewer skills points per person and slower level ups.
  • New weapons, armor, and creatures.
  • 3 difficulty levels: Nice Guy, Tough Bastard, Murderous Psychopath

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 / Radeon HD 4770 (1Gb) or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 4870 (1Gb) or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space

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