Way back in the early 90's a fantastic top down game based on an original board game was released by Gremlin, that became hugely popular to the point of receiving great reviews and ending up as one of the top most recommended games to have in any retro collection. That game was none other than ' Hero Quest ', a video game adaptation with a great soundtrack, of the fantasy board-game from Games Workshop and Milton Bradley. So you'll have to forgive my over excitement as I have just found out about ' Dark Quest 2 ' developed by Brain Seal Ltd, which is a turn based RPG inspired by that legendary game and currently going through a Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight campaign.
In fact you could almost class ' Dark Quest 2: Castle of Doom ' as the definite HD version of Hero Quest, as not only does it have that turn based RPG charm we have come to admire, but it features a party based system where you control up to 3 heroes, an isometric hand-drawn art style and dice based mechanics for all computations. So those of you who have played the original game, could well feel at home with this inspirational top down development.
Other such important features which we really need to mention to further whet your appetite, is a single player story campaign to defeat the evil sorcerer, a map editor, online multiplayer, a skull of fate ( Sounds evil! ), upgradable heroes, a world full of fantasy and adventure, and lots other fantasy bits such as twisted mazes, hidden doors and bloodthirsty orcs and evil goblins!
So to sum it all up, if you want to play a classy style of Hero Quest with lovely graphics and all new features, you can do no wrong by pledging and supporting Dark Quest 2!
Links : 1) Kickstarter 2) Steam Greenlight