First Impressions: Dungeons of Dredmor

It's that guy, you know, the one in the dungeon

Yesterday I picked up a copy of Dungeons of Dredmor by Gaslamp Games on Steam for a deliriously low price. I had previously seen the game-play trailer on the Steam store page but wasn’t sure about picking up the title until I saw this video from The Cynical Brit. Who, by the way, is awesome, and not just because his English accent makes everything just slightly funnier.

Dungeons of Dredmor is basically an old-school roguelike game, similar to Angband. It’s got all of the typical roguelike features: it’s really hard, you die a lot, there’s random junk everywhere, there’s tons of monsters, you die a lot, etc etc. What it adds to the genre is, wait for it… graphics! Don’t get me wrong, roguelikes are great, I’ve had a lot of fun with Angband, but monochrome text characters gets a little tiring. Also, I have a mouse; it is not a new invention; it is wonderful for controlling things. Dredmor is capable of understanding the mystical signals that emanate from mice, it’s amazing!

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