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« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2012, 11:21:00 AM »

Quote from: Destructor 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.

For some reason I never did play the original Dungeon Master or Eye of Beholder series. I have played a couple of Wizardry games, Kings Field, and Etrian Odyssey 1-3 though. So I enjoy Dungeon Crawlers. I'm not into the hand drawn mapping though, I'm not that hardcore.

As for the difficulty, I'll talk about it in the review, but the game is no cake walk and you can definately see a differance when you level up.
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« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2012, 09:42:44 PM »

Preordered this and really looking forward to it.  I hope it runs on my Macbook Air (I have Win 7 running through VMFusion).
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« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2012, 09:42:29 AM »

A couple of reviews have been posted, both highly praising the game, especially its puzzles - GameBanshee and an Elder Geek video review.
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« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2012, 10:44:23 AM »

Quote from: EddieA on April 04, 2012, 09:42:29 AM

A couple of reviews have been posted, both highly praising the game, especially its puzzles - GameBanshee and an Elder Geek video review.

Oh shit, looks like just what the doctor ordered.
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« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2012, 12:23:39 PM »

Someone is going to have to help me with the puzzles though.  Now days I am too lazy to spend hours/days stuck on a puzzle.  I'll give them 30 minutes and then I am coming here and asking for the solution.   slywink
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« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2012, 12:35:44 PM »

my review is up I really liked the game. 88 is the score, but if you love dungeon crawlers it's more like a 95.
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« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2012, 01:07:37 PM »

Nice review, one question though.    You mention 3 difficulty levels.  Are they "Easy, Normal, Hard" or "Normal, Hard, Insane"?  I like dungeon crawler games, but tend to get easily frustrated if they are crazy-ass hard (looking at you, Etrian Odyssey).
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« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2012, 02:43:26 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on April 04, 2012, 12:35:44 PM

my review is up I really liked the game. 88 is the score, but if you love dungeon crawlers it's more like a 95.

Cool, thanks
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« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2012, 02:46:53 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on April 04, 2012, 01:07:37 PM

Nice review, one question though.    You mention 3 difficulty levels.  Are they "Easy, Normal, Hard" or "Normal, Hard, Insane"?  I like dungeon crawler games, but tend to get easily frustrated if they are crazy-ass hard (looking at you, Etrian Odyssey).

Yeah it's ,normal, hard. Normal settings aren't as hard as Etrian Odyssey. But it's still challenging. Somehow they managed to balance this game almost perfectly. I still have my doubts about their claim that only 4 guys worked on this title. It's polished, bug free as far as I can tell, and deep.
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« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2012, 02:48:02 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on April 04, 2012, 02:46:53 PM

Yeah it's ,normal, hard.

Um...that's still only 2 levels.
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« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2012, 02:48:48 PM »

So umm, ruff estimate on hours to complete the game?
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« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2012, 02:54:50 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on April 04, 2012, 02:48:02 PM

Quote from: Scraper on April 04, 2012, 02:46:53 PM

Yeah it's ,normal, hard.

Um...that's still only 2 levels.

I meant easy, normal, hard. I accidentally deleted the easy.
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« Reply #52 on: April 04, 2012, 02:58:31 PM »

Quote from: Morgul on April 04, 2012, 02:48:48 PM

So umm, ruff estimate on hours to complete the game?

I've heard there are 13 levels. I'm still on level 9. If you want to solve every puzzle and find all the secrets it could easily take you over 20 hours would be my guess. It's funny because my save game says I've spent 11 hours, but Steam says I've spent 16 hours. I know I've reloaded a lot, so my guess is I spent about 5 hours of puzzle solving only to reload to my last save when I finally figured the puzzle out.
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« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2012, 03:04:24 PM »

Monster models/variety ?  Does it look like there is a good spread on them, or are they reused allot where its noticeable meh ?

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« Reply #54 on: April 04, 2012, 03:04:47 PM »

Thank you for answering all of my questions.
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« Reply #55 on: April 04, 2012, 03:07:05 PM »

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Thank you for answering all of my questions.

Lol, you're welcome. I had to go out of my normal review writing mode to do that. So you should feel special.

Morgul- There are 15 enemies in the game. The way they behave and attack is all unique though. I honestly didn't have a problem with the enemy variety.
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« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2012, 03:14:13 PM »

Yea, thanks for answering the questions.   

This one has me itching like a bad case of the crabs.
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« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2012, 03:18:35 PM »

A bit concerned about the puzzles. Some are reflex based I understand. And I hate it when i can't advance because I can't get by some stupid puzzle. I understand they all at least have some clue. I just hope they aren't too hard.
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« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2012, 03:18:49 PM »

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Quote from: Gratch on April 04, 2012, 02:48:02 PM

Quote from: Scraper on April 04, 2012, 02:46:53 PM

Yeah it's ,normal, hard.

Um...that's still only 2 levels.

I meant easy, normal, hard. I accidentally deleted the easy.

Thanks.  smile
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« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2012, 03:21:05 PM »

I also could've sworn I read a dev post on their boards saying that their Normal is what most console games call Hard nowadays. So it won't be a pushover.
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« Reply #60 on: April 04, 2012, 03:31:35 PM »

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Some are reflex based I understand.

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« Reply #61 on: April 04, 2012, 03:54:33 PM »

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A bit concerned about the puzzles. Some are reflex based I understand. And I hate it when i can't advance because I can't get by some stupid puzzle. I understand they all at least have some clue. I just hope they aren't too hard.

I wouldn't really call them reflex based. Some of them involve floors that drop on timers. So you have to move across those tile sections before the floor drops. This is a grid based game, so you don't need lightening reflexes to solve those types of puzzles, you really just need to memorize the pattern and then keep moving.
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« Reply #62 on: April 04, 2012, 04:14:56 PM »

That sounds better. At least nowdays I can go online and get an answer if I'm hopelessly stumped. So does this unlock at 12:01am Wednesday?
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« Reply #63 on: April 04, 2012, 04:24:25 PM »

Preordered.
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« Reply #64 on: April 04, 2012, 04:40:20 PM »

Quote from: Morgul on April 04, 2012, 03:31:35 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on April 04, 2012, 03:18:35 PM

Some are reflex based I understand.

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« Reply #65 on: April 06, 2012, 11:19:53 PM »

Get here faster, Wednesday!
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« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2012, 05:01:50 AM »

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Get here faster, Wednesday!

I wonder how big the download is.  can't be too huge.
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« Reply #67 on: April 07, 2012, 06:32:13 AM »

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Quote from: Destructor on April 06, 2012, 11:19:53 PM

Get here faster, Wednesday!

I wonder how big the download is.  can't be too huge.

1GB, according to the developer site.
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« Reply #68 on: April 07, 2012, 12:56:09 PM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on April 07, 2012, 05:01:50 AM

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Get here faster, Wednesday!

I wonder how big the download is.  can't be too huge.

1GB, according to the developer site.

650mb on steam
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« Reply #69 on: April 09, 2012, 02:57:34 AM »

Quote from: Destructor on April 06, 2012, 11:19:53 PM

Get here faster, Wednesday!

Yea, waiting for this and the witcher 2 update are killing me.   So I have had to pass my time on the original witcher, lol.   
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« Reply #70 on: April 11, 2012, 01:58:46 AM »

No, I did not look and see if I could download this or update the witcher 2 early.
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« Reply #71 on: April 11, 2012, 12:44:44 PM »

Happy Grimrock Day!
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« Reply #72 on: April 11, 2012, 01:32:19 PM »

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Happy Grimrock Day!

I still cannot snag it though.  I have no idea what time it is in poland, but they need to get their asses up and get this thing downloading.

Actually, since Ill be stuck at work for the next 7 hours, they can get some rest.. 
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« Reply #73 on: April 11, 2012, 02:01:16 PM »

It'll be released in 3 hours from now.
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« Reply #74 on: April 11, 2012, 02:02:39 PM »

I am a gog sort of guy, and it is not available there yet either.   But, since I have to finish work / mowing the grass and cannot  play until  tonight, I am good.

If it is not on by 8 eastern I am going to post a shit fit post here, decrying something, cursing, bitching, crying,  etc.
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« Reply #75 on: April 11, 2012, 05:14:08 PM »

462 MB downloaded and I'm in Grimrock!  Went with default party just to see if the game started ok then came here to post.  Impressions?  Looks good at the very first start tile, that is all.
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« Reply #76 on: April 11, 2012, 05:22:02 PM »

C'mon guys, don't play it till 7:30 eastern and I am off work and finished with the grass.   Don't be rude.
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« Reply #77 on: April 11, 2012, 05:34:21 PM »

Quote from: Zinfan on April 11, 2012, 05:14:08 PM

462 MB downloaded and I'm in Grimrock!  Went with default party just to see if the game started ok then came here to post.  Impressions?  Looks good at the very first start tile, that is all.

Mine is now downloaded and I am jumping in as well.  Will come back with impressions.
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« Reply #78 on: April 11, 2012, 05:55:10 PM »

I have Legend of Grimrock PreOrder in my Steam list.  I see no option to download the actual game.
GODDAMNIT!!!!

Once again I'm reminded why I'm not a Steam fan.  I just wanted to support the company, so I bought from them directly.
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« Reply #79 on: April 11, 2012, 06:02:33 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 11, 2012, 05:55:10 PM

I have Legend of Grimrock PreOrder in my Steam list.  I see no option to download the actual game.
GODDAMNIT!!!!

Once again I'm reminded why I'm not a Steam fan.  I just wanted to support the company, so I bought from them directly.

The Steam version isn't available yet, but you can download the standalone version from the link you got when you bought the game.
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