GBAtemp game of the week- #25

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  1. FAST6191
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    Time once again for the GBAtemp book game club. The quick overview is each go around a game is suggested by us and then discussed by those that wish to join in. It should be noted that this is no top ? games list (although such games certainly feature) as the suggestions can arise on the basis of a great mechanic, a great theme, something of note within the industry (a swansong or something) or something along those lines. On occasion things are mixed up a bit by way of additional criteria or we try a special feature but for the most part commercial games, homebrew, rom hacks or otherwise from one of the systems we cover will have a rom hack, homebrew title or commercial game will be selected.



    #25- The Dark Spire (NDS)

    At the risk of having this series covering the best of DS dungeon crawlers this week we have a The Dark Spire from developers Success. Something of a throwback to the wizardry series and games of that era but with a DS twist (if you want it though there is a 286 emulation style mode). Depending on how you like your games it might serve to scan a game mechanics list/FAQ as there are a lot of stats (it is on the way to being a roguelike).


    Classic game room review.
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    An echo of past greatness or a relic of a darker time?. Discuss it in the thread below.
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    gbagotw should get you other links in this series

     
  2. Nujui

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    Dreamland.
    This reminds me of a certain NES game, though I can't remember the name.

    It does bring back memories of dying a lot in said game XD.

    Nonetheless, this looks really nice and has a old dungeon crawler feel to it.
     
  3. Ron

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    Erhm, is it just me, or is the description.. short.. compared to the other GBAGOTWs.

    Anyways, I might try this out, after I finish the Last Specter.
     
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    Actually yeah I might have posted a bit before I meant to but I do try to keep mine short- this is less about me/GBAtemp reviewing things than community discussion. For reviews we have the recommends series.
     
  5. portezbie

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    Dang, I'm a big fan of dungeon crawlers but I never liked when they were first person like this.

    For anyone else interested in crawlers, check out the izuna games for the ds and the binding of isaac, a relatively new pc game which is awesome.
     
  6. aragon

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    Yeah, that reminds me to put it in my playlist for the winter months again...
    Great game and marvellous soundtrack!
     
  7. Hadrian

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    I was really looking forward to this game, I remember hyping it up with my NDS Releases of the Week threads and then it came out and it was incredibly boring.
     
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  8. Walker D

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    If Classic game room indicates it, I play :yaynds: hehe
     
  9. trance

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    This makes me miss Ultima Underworld
     
  10. smile72

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    I've been meaning to play this but have never gotten the chance. I'll probably play this after I finish Lost in Blue 2.
     
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    I was also looking forward for this one when I saw it posted in the thread and was a little dissapointed with it.
    While I don't consider myself a hardcore d-crawler fan, I enjoyed the Etrian Oddisey ones and liked the style that is used in this one but ultimately lost interest in it (mostly due to several other games that I was looking forward to being released) . Maybe I'll give it another chance since I haven't touched my DS in a while XD.