Want to play older dungeon crawlers.Where to start?

General discussion that is not related to Grimrock goes here.
User avatar
Jack Dandy
Posts: 476
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:22 pm
Location: Haifa, Israel

Re: Want to play older dungeon crawlers.Where to start?

Post by Jack Dandy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:39 am

You should also play Ultima Underworld, which is freakin great and aged really well.

dazman76
Posts: 36
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:25 pm
Location: Peterborough, UK

Re: Want to play older dungeon crawlers.Where to start?

Post by dazman76 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:14 pm

I kind of thought I was going to do this anyway, but now I'm sure I'll be replaying DM (all of them), and EOTB1, EOTB2 :) Still awesome games, as long as you can put up with their limitations. They also all (IIRC) lack ingame maps - so it's time to get out the grid paper and dust off those mapping skills :D

Blue
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:12 pm

Re: Want to play older dungeon crawlers.Where to start?

Post by Blue » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:06 am

well its a dungoen crawler but not old, but i enjoyed it and guess a lot off the elements in the game is old school??

free version of the game
http://www.desktopdungeons.net/?page_id=11

youtube video off it, very long
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNA6vvEfhoQ

User avatar
eharper256
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:58 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Want to play older dungeon crawlers.Where to start?

Post by eharper256 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:09 am

I'd second the recommendations for Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup (Roguelike) and Eye of the Beholder (Crawler) respectively.

Since I'm here, I've also got to recommend the Etrian Odyssey Series on the Nintendo DS. Not old, but they've been keeping the Dungeon Crawler candle burning for me.
"If the world's a stage, and the people actors, then who the f**k has my script?!?"
http://detarame.wordpress.com/ <= My games, anime and weirdness blog

Brail
Posts: 29
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:27 pm

Re: Want to play older dungeon crawlers.Where to start?

Post by Brail » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:22 am

Wanna say thanks again for all the replies!

One thing I love about indie games is the community is always so much nicer and more helpful than the crowd you get around big name games. (at least in my experience)

zueljin
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:28 pm

Re: Want to play older dungeon crawlers.Where to start?

Post by zueljin » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:33 am

might and magic games were great. if you start on part 6 youll be fine. Its a fantastic series! I also reccomend old ultima underworld

User avatar
mabd
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:43 am

Re: Want to play older dungeon crawlers.Where to start?

Post by mabd » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:59 am

I haven't played half of the games listed, so I sure have some catching up to do. I played Lands of Lore, and enjoyed it. Anvil of Dawn was pretty cool too, but for some bizarre unknown reason I just got tired and stopped... :roll:

One I don't think anyone has mentioned yet is Stonekeep, I really liked that game. Grid based, real time combat, creepy atmosphere, funny/weird characters.

There's also Captive for Atari ST / Amiga. Problem is I found it a pain in the butt to find an emulator and get it working... I think I did play Dungeon Master when I was little, but just for a few minutes (yet enough to have it printed into my memory :P ), I guess I should start with that one.
"You, good soul, my friends have brought you to me. You must be kind... you must be light footed."

seebs
Posts: 268
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:58 pm

Re: Want to play older dungeon crawlers.Where to start?

Post by seebs » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:40 am

Sadly, I doubt I could get my Amigas to run anymore (they're 20ish years old now), so I have probably lost access to my copies of DM and CSB. I had DM2 for Sega CD and also Mac, and obviously neither of those is playable now either.

So yeah. I guess I gotta start over.

bobbd
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:54 am

Re: Want to play older dungeon crawlers.Where to start?

Post by bobbd » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:11 pm

Has anyone mentioned the DungeonMaster Encyclopedia at http://dmweb.free.fr/
and
DungeonMaster Java at http://homepage.mac.com/aberfield/dmj/

Bob

Gudadantza
Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:28 pm

Re: Want to play older dungeon crawlers.Where to start?

Post by Gudadantza » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:24 pm

If you never played the classics I recomend:

-Try Anvil of Dawn it is a good beggining in the genre. Very polished and relatively user friendly for modern standards
-Play one of the first two Eye of the Beholder in the AGA Amiga version because of the automaps, then you could try a DOS version to map yourself.
-Dungeon Master, oldie, the classic. Dungeon Master 2 has automap but it is not as good.
-I can recomend Black Crypt too. What an elaborate interface for a game of that time...

Greetings

Edit: and of course Lands of Lore and Stonekeep. A pleasure to play them.

Post Reply