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?
A truly awesomegame. The humor is great, the skills are deep, there are tons of different weapons and armours, and there is so much potential. There's all of that, but it's still casual. One of the best games I've played in a while. And for 5 dollars, I would suggest it to anyone.
I am not a huge fan of of roguelikes or even RPG's to begin with, (I don't consider games like The Elder Scrolls that I play to be full fledged RPG's) but after watching a couple videos on youtube I was instantly drawn to it.
Even on the most punishing of difficulties, it is intensley addictive and fun thanks to the powerful feeling you get from progressing and the humorous dialogue and text that accompanies almost every item, enemy, and stat description present in the game.
If you don't like turn based strategies, RPG's, or dungeon crawlers... Who Cares?
Pick this game up, get over the initial difficulty and minor frustration, and you'll be crushing Diggles in no time.
Hundreds of them, if you're playing on Permadeath.