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The Dark Spire (w/ Soundtrack CD)


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features

  • Homage to classic RPGs — Take back the age of the great classic RPGs where you build your perfect party from the ground up. Shrewd strategy is required to navigate tough dungeon floors with limited resources, earning experience by taking on 80 different enemies out to end you.
  • Dual dungeon modes — The traditional RPG experience is fully realized in Classic Mode, which offers a black-and-white wireframe dungeon environment reminiscent of the nostalgic PC RPGs. Switch back to Modern Mode to update to the full 3-D atmosphere of the Dark Spire.
  • A captivating story of mist and shadow — A second person narrative reaches out from the game to speak to you of codpieces and killer rabbits, enveloping the gamer in an unforgettable adventure that offers three possible endings.

description

The Dark Spire™ is a first-person RPG of exploration and character development in the purest sense. Parties will be assembled, stats will be rolled, items, weapons and armor shall be equipped, and monsters will be slain. Some adventurers will choose to play using the “modern” interface, its bold, stylized textures and palettes delivering a fresh, up-to-date adventure. Others may opt for the “classic” mode, guaranteed to evoke overwhelming sensations of nostalgia as it perfectly recreates the style and simplicity of the fathers of the genre. Two different presentation modes, two different ways to experience The Dark Spire!

further info

Official Release Date Apr 14, 2009
Genre RPG
Version  US
  ESRB Everyone 10
Titles rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) have content that may be suitable for ages 10 and older. Titles in this category may contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.
PAX-Code PAX0002527509
Catalog No.  NTR-P-YEAE
Item Code  0730865400287
Players  1

Box contents
  • The Dark Spire software
  • Bonus Soundtrack CD

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Average rating:  (4.5 out of 5)
Total votes:5

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jzealey (3) on 01, Oct. 2009 08:51 (HKT)
Oldschool Dungeon Crawler Hits the mark!
The dark spire is a great throwback to the days of pseudo 3d dungeon crawlers like the wizardry and bard's tale series. The games difficulty means that intelligent party design and combat tactics are a must: just hitting "attack" and picking a foe is not an option for any fight worth noting in this game.

The only complaint I have is that some of the optional quests toward the end don't supply you with enough information to find the questgiver (let alone your target).

This is more than made up for by the classy graphics, awesome score and brilliant gameplay however.
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xeniteman (1) on 16, Sep. 2009 09:13 (HKT)
A blast from the past, updated for the present
Many of you may remember playing wizardry on your old home micros back in the 1980's, and then moving onto consoles and forgetting the time when RPGs were hard as nails, and obtuse as all hell. The Dark Spire is here to remind gamers that RPGs can be a challenging genre, and this game does it in style. This package is excellent value for money, with a cd soundtrack worth listening to, and a game that you will undoubtedly sink hundreds of hours into, as you go dungeon crawling and uncovering many, many secrets. The manual is abit obtuse, as it doesn't say anything about the extra classes and races you can unlock, but it's nothing that a short internet voyage, or afew hours of gameplay can't unearth. If you are used to games like final fantasy and dragonquest, then prepare to be reeducated, grinding is far more pronounced in this game than in any other rpg of recent release. You will die, alot, but you will also learn from your mistakes and keep slogging until you have crafted a perfect group of adventurers. Quests are imaginitive and varied, and range from killing bandits to erasing graffiti from walls, theres loot aplenty, but 9/10 treasure chests are trapped, and require the use of a thief to disarm them. The fighting is turnbased, and can get rather strategic and hectic later on, when 20 to 40 monsters are smashing you to oblivion. My favourite addition is the much advertised 'classic mode', which morphs the games passable visuals into an oldschool wireframed masterpiece, with 8-bit style music to match. It also gives one an excuse to play through it more than once, just to see the dungeon from both old and new perspective, although if you get bored or confused, you can change the graphical style at will. The only criticism i can think of, is the brutal difficulty, but depending on what kind of gamer you are, you may love the extra challenge, i know i did. More games like The Dark Spire need to be made, it is perfect for a long trip, or a short bash at the bus stop, and I can't recommend it highly enough, and the fact that you don't have to wait an eternity for a tape to load the game, unlike the bards tale, or wizardry, makes it even better, BUY THIS GAME!
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vinosec_naka (2) on 16, Aug. 2009 21:03 (HKT)
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This package includes awesome soundtrack CD! For one who loves such kind of retrospective music can be satisfied with it. I assure.
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smertle (1) on 17, May. 2009 22:23 (HKT)
Dark Spire is Awesome
This is hard-as-nails, old skool dungeon crawling at its absolute finest. Brimming with personality and sly humour it reminded me of how games used to be (i.e. v.hard and v.satisfying). My favorite game on any platform so far this year. Brilliant!
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antti.saavalainen (38) on 30, Apr. 2009 13:33 (HKT)
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Extremely satisfying hardcore dungeon crawler.
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