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« on: July 16, 2011, 02:55:44 PM »

Looks very cool.  I will keep my eye on this one.
http://www.grimrock.net/

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 02:58:17 PM »

Me Grimrock say, trailer look good but too short.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 03:06:06 PM »

That brings back very fond memories. I would play that game in a second! I hope they can keep going. Too often you hear of these things once or twice and then it just kinda fades away.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 03:12:36 PM »

Quote from: Greg Wak on July 16, 2011, 03:06:06 PM

That brings back very fond memories. I would play that game in a second! I hope they can keep going. Too often you hear of these things once or twice and then it just kinda fades away.

I have the same reservations but they seem highly motivated and organized which is a good thing.  This also appears to be a money making venture and not a labor of love so better motivation, I hope!  They will get my $ for sure...as long as there is an automap feature, somethings 'old school' need to stay there smile
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2011, 04:47:19 PM »

I would vote for auto map as well, of course. I'm sure it will have it. But for this one time, I might be willing to haul out the graph paper.
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 12:47:30 AM »

They've posted a gameplay trailer and it looks really nice.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 12:55:56 AM »

not sure I like real time, and I know I dislike kiting the enemies.
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 04:59:08 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on August 25, 2011, 12:55:56 AM

not sure I like real time, and I know I dislike kiting the enemies.

yeah, the combat seems very clunky
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 05:05:22 AM »

Looks like a very faithful update of Dungeon Master.  Good and bad points about that.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 04:16:46 PM »

This is coming out in early April.http://www.shacknews.com/article/72696/legend-of-grimrock-crawling-onto-pc-in-april

Reminds me of the first couple Might and Magic's. At least the indoor areas of M&M. Be fun for me.
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012, 12:57:52 AM »

It looks like this one has gone gold!
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2012, 01:27:23 AM »

Quote from: frost on August 25, 2011, 04:59:08 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 25, 2011, 12:55:56 AM

not sure I like real time, and I know I dislike kiting the enemies.

yeah, the combat seems very clunky

This subgenre of RPGs is built around that style of combat. You're supposed to be moving around instead of standing in place, but moving presents its own dangers if you don't know the environment well. You could walk into a trap, stumble upon more monsters, or get surrounded if you're not careful. It's not clunky. It's highly tactical and deliberate. If you always played Eye of the Beholder or Lands of Lore by standing in one place and hitting the attack buttons, you were doing it wrong and probably found the game to be far more difficult than intended.
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2012, 04:47:29 AM »

I understand how it works, and played a ton of the EotB series.  It is still clunky though. Movement during combat in party based first person dungeon crawlers is clunky.  Also it would be more tactical and deliberate if not real time.  Turn based allows more of a tactical feeling (and definitely enhances deliberateness...  ninja )
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012, 08:31:48 PM »

I'm actually really pumped up for this game. It looks like they have tweaked it too based on the beta, for instance the spell casting was tweaked to make it easier to cast spells.

If this thing has a half way decent storyline I will be in heaven.
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 08:32:38 PM »

Quote from: Greg Wak on July 16, 2011, 04:47:19 PM

I would vote for auto map as well, of course. I'm sure it will have it. But for this one time, I might be willing to haul out the graph paper.

It has an automap and you can turn it off if you really want to go hardcore.
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2012, 09:54:12 AM »

Avialable for preorder form GOG.com.  $11.99 also includes the following goodies:

If you pre-order now you get 20% off the retail price and early access to following goodies:
- A beautifully crafted game manual
- Legend of Grimrock world map
- Custom made grid paper to print out for all your mapping needs
- Grimrock theme music
- Wallpapers
- Art sheets illustrating foul creatures of Mount Grimrock
- Team photo

Other buying options will be Steam and directly form the.

Note:  buying form them gives you a steam key and the above goodies so everyone go that route to give them the most monies!
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2012, 11:21:56 AM »

Quote from: morlac on March 27, 2012, 09:54:12 AM

Other buying options will be Steam and directly form the. ???

Note:  buying form them gives you a steam key and the above goodies so everyone go that route to give them the most monies!

In a bit of a hurry when writing this, weren't you? slywink

The game can be bought directly from the developers here. You get immediate access to the preorder bonus stuff, as well as a key that lets you add the game to Steam. And as morlac said, it's a good way for you to support the devs since they'll get more money when you buy directly from them even though the price is the same for you. I expect GOG and Steam both keep about 30% of the money paid through them, so it's significant enough.
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2012, 12:21:45 PM »

Well shit, why did I click here?   Guess I will be pre ordering friday.

Looks good.  Been along time since the Xeen and Dark savant days..     I am on this.   
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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2012, 01:52:51 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on March 27, 2012, 11:21:56 AM

The game can be bought directly from the developers here. You get immediate access to the preorder bonus stuff, as well as a key that lets you add the game to Steam. And as morlac said, it's a good way for you to support the devs since they'll get more money when you buy directly from them even though the price is the same for you. I expect GOG and Steam both keep about 30% of the money paid through them, so it's significant enough.

Done.  icon_wink
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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2012, 03:00:01 PM »

Ordered from the developer page. Can't wait for this one. I hope the IOS version isn't too far out, this will be a blast on iPad.
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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2012, 04:09:09 PM »

In!
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2012, 06:18:12 PM »

Sooo in! I absolutely love these types of games, but dislike having to put up with horrible old graphics/audio/UIs to play them. This is a dream come true.
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2012, 06:21:56 PM »

No brainer, I'm in - direct from the developers . thumbsup
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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2012, 07:17:07 PM »

Preordered!
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« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2012, 11:24:05 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on March 27, 2012, 11:21:56 AM

Quote from: morlac on March 27, 2012, 09:54:12 AM

Other buying options will be Steam and directly form the. ???

Note:  buying form them gives you a steam key and the above goodies so everyone go that route to give them the most monies!

In a bit of a hurry when writing this, weren't you? slywink

No proof reading is done at 5:45 am!  I had barely even sipped my coffee.   icon_razz
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« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2012, 04:02:50 PM »

I have not been able to stifle my excitement to play this game since yesterday.   I wish there was some sort of demo I could fart around on until it is released.

Oh yea, here some stuff from rock/paper/shotgun from a guy that got to play around on a prebuild some.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/03/27/11-things-im-looking-forward-to-in-legend-of-grimrock/

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« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2012, 07:49:08 PM »

*throws wallet at screen*

Boughtenen. Or pre-boughtenen as it might be. Ah, Dungeon Master. Such memories.
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« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2012, 08:36:36 PM »

never heard about this until GOG. pre-ordered from the dev page for steam key.
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« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2012, 02:34:35 PM »

I'll wait for a Steam sale - it looks like a great rebuild of Eye Of the Beholder.

Nothing wrong with that.

Nothing wrong with that AT ALL.
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« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2012, 09:55:17 PM »

Duh, I must be missing something obvious to everyone else. Just bought this from the Dev's and activated it on Steam. Where is all the bonus extra stuff kept?
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« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2012, 09:59:43 PM »

Quote from: Morgul on March 28, 2012, 04:02:50 PM

I have not been able to stifle my excitement to play this game since yesterday.   I wish there was some sort of demo I could fart around on until it is released.

Oh yea, here some stuff from rock/paper/shotgun from a guy that got to play around on a prebuild some.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/03/27/11-things-im-looking-forward-to-in-legend-of-grimrock/



I have been watching/stalking this since I started this thread.  I can easily see this game being supported and added to over time.  More classes has already been mentioned.  They seem to really love what they are doing and the buzz has been very high which should generate sales for them.  It seems we might be entering a new Regolden Age of RPG goodness what with the recent Baulder's Gate and Wasteland 2news.  Think about it, what games have people around here been begging for back to GG days?  More classic style RPGs (this style and the party based isometric) and Xcom.  Who in a million years thought we would be getting both in the same year?  Can some classic gold box RPGness be that far behind?  Let's hope so!
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« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2012, 10:13:01 PM »

Quote from: Greg Wak on March 29, 2012, 09:55:17 PM

Duh, I must be missing something obvious to everyone else. Just bought this from the Dev's and activated it on Steam. Where is all the bonus extra stuff kept?

The screen and/or email that displayed the Steam key also had a link to download the pre-order bonus stuffs.
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« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2012, 10:39:16 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 29, 2012, 10:13:01 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on March 29, 2012, 09:55:17 PM

Duh, I must be missing something obvious to everyone else. Just bought this from the Dev's and activated it on Steam. Where is all the bonus extra stuff kept?

The screen and/or email that displayed the Steam key also had a link to download the pre-order bonus stuffs.
  Thank you! I skipped right over that. Read it but didn't realize it was clickable.
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« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2012, 11:10:26 AM »

I'm playing through a review version of Grimrock right now. If you guys have any questions post them up and I will try to answer them in the review.
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« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2012, 02:29:01 PM »

Looking forward to the review.  Could you go into detail about replayablility and character build diversity?
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« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2012, 04:55:14 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on March 31, 2012, 11:10:26 AM

I'm playing through a review version of Grimrock right now. If you guys have any questions post them up and I will try to answer them in the review.

Is it good?  What score would you give it?  What would you say are the pros and the cons?  How would you sum up your experience in, say, a concluding paragraph?
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« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2012, 05:07:09 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 31, 2012, 04:55:14 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 31, 2012, 11:10:26 AM

I'm playing through a review version of Grimrock right now. If you guys have any questions post them up and I will try to answer them in the review.

Is it good?  What score would you give it?  What would you say are the pros and the cons?  How would you some up your experience in, say, a concluding paragraph?

All of those things are pretty much given in a review. Read Scraper's post again. He's not offering to spoil the review for us here. He's asking for questions you might want answered in the review itself.
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« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2012, 05:21:35 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on March 31, 2012, 05:07:09 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 31, 2012, 04:55:14 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 31, 2012, 11:10:26 AM

I'm playing through a review version of Grimrock right now. If you guys have any questions post them up and I will try to answer them in the review.

Is it good?  What score would you give it?  What would you say are the pros and the cons?  How would you some up your experience in, say, a concluding paragraph?

All of those things are pretty much given in a review. Read Scraper's post again. He's not offering to spoil the review for us here. He's asking for questions you might want answered in the review itself.

I think that's what Bullwinkle was asking for in a humorous manner.
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« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2012, 06:16:10 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 31, 2012, 05:21:35 PM

Quote from: TiLT on March 31, 2012, 05:07:09 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 31, 2012, 04:55:14 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 31, 2012, 11:10:26 AM

I'm playing through a review version of Grimrock right now. If you guys have any questions post them up and I will try to answer them in the review.

Is it good?  What score would you give it?  What would you say are the pros and the cons?  How would you some up your experience in, say, a concluding paragraph?

All of those things are pretty much given in a review. Read Scraper's post again. He's not offering to spoil the review for us here. He's asking for questions you might want answered in the review itself.

I think that's what Bullwinkle was asking for in a humorous manner.

LoL I promise to answer all of Bullwinkles questions. But not till the review goes live, which will be before the game's releases. So you will have time to pre-order if you want to.
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« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2012, 04:35:02 AM »

While I realize you're working on the review and everything else, I am curious what you think about difficulty so far, and if you've ever played the original Dungeon Master or the Eye of the Beholder games.
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