Through all these years of writing one of my favourite genre game types, just has to be a dungeon crawler, especially as I'm always writing about them and even now I'm playing through the classic Eye of the Beholder series 1 to 3. Thus I was pleased to hear from Napoleon Games, that their dungeon crawler with its unique turn-based system of combat (that allows you to split up your comrades to make the battles more tactical), and previously unseen musical magic. Is not only going to be available as an early access title 15th March 2016, but they are also running a Steam Greenlight campaign so you can have this fine looking game in your Steam library.
If the unique combat system wasn't enough to pull you in for a vote, you'll also be able to fight through many different areas and landscape types. As the developer has said : Besides the crypts at the beginning, players also experience many other environments: they emerge to the surface of the town and into the surrounding forests; they sail on boats, wade through swamps and struggle across frozen mountain peaks. And there will be much more: dragon guts, sea bottom level, Storm city... every level has its own graphic environment. Each environment has unique enemies with different kinds of behavior that tactically change a battles.
Main Features :
- 14 unique environments
- 28 types of enemies with different fight styles
- 60 spells
- Heavily tactical turn-based combat
- Unique and previously unseen musical magic
- New puzzles and twists in each level
- Retro feeling in high-end graphics
- Dozens hours of gameplay
So it will be interesting to see if this game has pulled enough thumbs up to be a Steam Greenlight success, especially as so many dungeon crawlers have come and gone through these last few years. Hopefully the multiple landscapes and unique combat, will be enough for 7 Mages to gather a worthy win.
Links : 1) Steam Greenlight 2) Website