Long ago, the Dark Lord Dredmor was bound in the darkest dungeons beneath the earth by great and mighty heroes. Centuries later, the magical bonds that hold him in place are loosening and his power grows ever stronger. The land cries out for a new hero, a powerful warrior or a mystic wizard like those spoken of in the prophecies of yore. What they have, unfortunately, is you. Step into the Dungeons of Dredmor! Embrace your destiny! Face evil of the likes the world has never known - the terrifying Swarmies, the undulating Thrusties, and the adoreable nest-building Diggles. Wield shoes decorated by the Dwarven Glittersmiths, all of whom have now committed suicide because of their shame, and embrace the joys of destroying giant moustache-wielding brick demons with a mace decorated with tawdry, delicious bacon. While you’re at it, be prepared to die. A lot. In hideous, screaming pain that makes you throw your keyboard out the window. The Dungeons await. Are you ready for them?
Roguelike rpg ? Can this be enjoyable in 21st century ? It can and surely is. Example - Dungeons of Dredmor! Apart of real graphics instead of ASCII, this game is typical rouglike rpg with random generated levels. There's plenty of good humour too. Unfortunatly, graphics could be a little bit better. I know, it's indie production but... Well, we should be grateful there's graphics at all, developers seem to say. Game lacks story, but that's not a flaw - you dont need a story in a game like this. It's just about fun, exploring, leveling up and killing your enemies. Of course, there is the last, final boss in the last 10th level of dungeon (Mr.Dredmor, indeed)... and a couple of minor bad guys on the way. You would not be bored;) Another interesting thing - Dungeons of Dredmor features permadeath - long forgotten, now revoked! Of course you can choose to switch it off, if you value your sanity. Try losing your character after couple hours of gameplay... ;) But if you want to play as if it's still 1980, go ahead!:) Some gamers reported bugs and crashes with DoD. I guess it's all patched, because im playing without any problems. In conclusion - nice little game, but marked for a small group of players. If you like classical rpg's, dungeoneering style games, you'll like Dungeons of Dredmor. For rest of you guys, this game gets boring and repetitive after half an hour
The game is simply awesome. Having played a lot of rogulikes in the past ten years I must say that dungeons of dredmor is the easiest to pick up, play and die often. It offers a lot of replay value and one of many reasons is the big number of totally different skills that can be combined in creative ways.