Title: Dungeons, The Eye of Draconus
Platform: Steam, Windows, Linux, OSX
Reviewed on: Windows
Genre: Beat em’ up
Players: Single player, Co Op (1-
Written by Bad Demoman 16th November 2014
In recent years there's been a galore of great beat-
The first step on our adventure is selecting our character, and things take an immediate downwards turn. Greeted by a sadomasochist skeleton, our three ''Heroes'' are introduced. We have Bollax, the morbidly obese barbarian with a penchant for hitting things. The absolute standard bruiser character, he is slow but strong. He is portrayed as incredibly dumb. His dialogue usually consists of complaining about the party not currently hitting things, and being the butt of all fat jokes. Next up we have Rose, the scantily clad female character that the introduction cinematic gives the title of ''The Harlot'', correcting itself to ''The Rogue'' afterwards. Rose has quick and weak attacks, and moves a lot faster than Bollax. Her character is absolutely obsessed with gold, and refuses to do anything without monetary compensation. Lets just say she's far from a progressive female protagonist. Finally, we have Gleobryn, the cleric. He attacks from afar with fireballs, hardly a style of fighting I associate with arcade beat-
As you can probably see, the game plays up various stereotypes as ''humour''. Quite a lot of the dialogue relies on the characters exchanging quips about each others traits, and it all ends up extremely juvenile. Needless to say, there's probably a fair few people that would be quite offended by a large amount of the comedy in this game.
But even if this comedy is your style, I can't recommend this game in the slightest, as the combat is awkward and sluggish. Something that seems to be a consistent problem in beat-
The game is also exceedingly glitchy. At one point in a co-
Dungeons claim of being a classic arcade brawler is practically an insult to those games. I see absolutely no reason why you should buy this game, as so many exceptional beat-
gets a 1 out of 10.