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mpr 8th February 2011, 09:08 Quote
From your review it almost sounds as if they've played Majesty a few times too many and thought, hey this might work when mixed with DK. But you say there's no way to entice mobs to attack heroes? I think I'll still purchase this, but I may wait for a steam sale. Hopefully Kalypso don't mess up the "real" Tropico sequel they are promising.
roosauce 8th February 2011, 09:40 Quote
I bought this on Steam since I remember liking Dungeon Keeper. This game unfortunately bores the life out of me ...

Open hero gate, build pentogram, place gold, harvest hero. Rinse, repeat.
justicefornone 8th February 2011, 11:34 Quote
Wish would have waited for the review! Damn you impulse buying (pre-ordering)

Hopefully with all the talent out there in the Mod worlds, I reckon most of 'em will have picked up Dungeons with the hope of DK goodness and will turn the game into DK!

Crossed are fingers!
[USRF]Obiwan 8th February 2011, 12:11 Quote
wow this saved me some money..
greigaitken 8th February 2011, 13:17 Quote
I really wanted this to be a fun and successful game so we get more devs making different games.

at the beginning of DK2 there was a trailer for DK3, please somebody buy the rights and do a good job
MajorTom 8th February 2011, 13:50 Quote
I really wanted this game to be good. Glad I didn't pre-order it, now. Bullet dodged.
vampalan 8th February 2011, 14:02 Quote
I bought this game a few days ago without any reviews, for 30 quid, wished I didnt, it's worth about 10-15 range. Some how feels like a big mini game rather than a full on game, feels unfinished or what industry calls lacks polish. Colour pallet is very muddy, everything is all red and brown, and very hard to find the edges, they should have taken a cue from World of Warcraft for easy to see graphics.

The character animations are badly done, they look stiff when moving, etc blah blah..
It's very hard, but there's an easy button, so I can still play this, which is a plush point.
vampalan 8th February 2011, 14:03 Quote
I would give this game a 5.
Bauul 8th February 2011, 14:58 Quote
It was a little underhanded of them to invoke so much memory of Dungeon Keeper and then remove all of the God Game esque elements that made DK so good.

I've heard you're always in control of your avatar as well, and that it's impossible to deselect him. That sounds incredibly fustrating!
Glix 8th February 2011, 18:24 Quote
In other words they used DK to hype their own game in which only resembled DK because you play the bad guy....

Well that marketing strategy seems to have worked on a few of you, bet you're wishing refunds were possible since they definitely haven't lived up to your expectations by the sounds of things.
Tsung 9th February 2011, 09:20 Quote
I think this game was priced with Steam Sales in mind. I'm glad I didn't preorder it, apart from the price the other feature that it lacked was multiplayer (co-op / vs). This ommision might be acceptable at a lower price point, but at £30, nah.. I'm sorry it's a pass.
PQuiff 9th February 2011, 12:58 Quote
DAM, had high hopes for this game. Hopes shattered again, oh the cruelty.

Guess ill go try DL dosbox and DK 2.
mikemorton 9th February 2011, 13:19 Quote
I so very nearly pre-ordered this title as I absolutely loved the original Dungeon Keeper games.

You have now saved me £29.99!

Is it possible this game can be patched or modded to make it into the awesome title it should have been?

Will it one day pay proper homage to the Horned Reaper?

Or shall we just send the Grim Reaper into Realmforge's offices?
niro 9th February 2011, 13:24 Quote
I have been waiting for this game ever since it appeared on Steam, the trailer made it look fun and had a torchlight style to it, but I'm glad I read this. Although I would never have paid the £25 or watever they are charging, max should have been is £10.

It's becoming a dirty trend with Activision to put the release date and money first, before actual game development. Seems nearly every game they are releasing has clearly been rushed.

When a new game is announced that seems interesting I always hope it's not Activision involved.
Tsung 9th February 2011, 14:47 Quote
Oh, Just to point out you do not need to run DK2 in dosbox, I've had to working on Windows 7 x64. Install DK2, patch it to the latest version (1.08 I think from memory) and when you launch it if it looks all mess up, change the graphics options to software mode. (Well thats how I got it working). :D
Tyinsar 9th February 2011, 18:23 Quote
While the basic premiss does sound quite interesting this:
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There’s fun to be had in torturing and beating up good guys
sounds a little disturbing to me. Torturing others (real or imaginary) for my own entertainment goes a little to far in my books. I realise that in FPS we are killing others and I'm OK with playing at that but torture is just one step too far for me.
tad2008 9th February 2011, 23:42 Quote
Dungeon Keeper had it's fun parts in its day and even Overlord which also had definitive DK inspirations took things further still and maintained a good level of humour and satire too.

Sad to see what is really just another DK spin off and one that clearly falls far from the original. Is it the developers or the actual studios trying to pawn us off with sub par games these days?
MiNiMaL_FuSS 9th February 2011, 23:56 Quote
Overlord is the closet thing we've got to DK series, similar premis, similar humor....completely different gameplay, but hey it's pretty good too.
kingjohn721 10th February 2011, 10:42 Quote
one of the great touches of D-K was the possession spell i had loads of fun transporting my lev 10 dragon or vamp to the next map and kicking the hell outa that maps curent occupiers , at times the bands of screaming winged women was too much though .
kingjohn721 10th February 2011, 10:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tyinsar
While the basic premiss does sound quite interesting this:
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Originally Posted by Review
There’s fun to be had in torturing and beating up good guys
sounds a little disturbing to me. Torturing others (real or imaginary) for my own entertainment goes a little to far in my books. I realise that in FPS we are killing others and I'm OK with playing at that but torture is just one step too far for me.

did you poo yourself watching the Silence Of The Lambs
TheTingler 10th February 2011, 18:32 Quote
Thanks for the comments guys, it's never nice to have to pick holes in a game people (including myself) have been looking forward to. I mean, only three rooms to build? You can't control monsters or order them anywhere? Buh?
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Torturing others (real or imaginary) for my own entertainment goes a little to far in my books. I realise that in FPS we are killing others and I'm OK with playing at that but torture is just one step too far for me.
While I meant that in an ironic way, you do actually get to torture the heroes you capture - in fact it's essential. They're pretty mild (like being tied to a spinning wheel), but the electric chair even made me uncomfortable to look at.
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I would give the game a 5
The sandbox mode knocked it up a bit.

If you're looking for another game similar to Dungeon Keeper, I suggest Evil Genius. It's Bond villains rather than fantasy dungeon masters, but otherwise the games play out the same way. It's on both GOG and Steam.
echeb 10th February 2011, 19:17 Quote
when I first saw this game on steam I looked at the sold out software edition of DK2 beside me, let out a rather girlish scream and ran downstairs to tell dad. now I wish I hadn't, from what your saying it isn't even worth the 3 for 2 they do if its ever put do disk. modders, you're my only hope of playing anything near DK3
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