Reviews for Darkstone [Playfire]
ClassicSnowBlood22 | July 17, 2013 | See all SnowBlood22's reviews »
A great little french made game. 3D diablo style game before anyone else did it. Has a lot of charm and artwork but is a bit dated.
Good in it's own timeDemilisz | June 10, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
Originally this game comes out in 1999, when everyone was waiting for Diablo 2. So probably that's why it came and gone, throught it is good on its own. You have eight classes (four male and four female) to choose from, can play with two characters at the same time and quests, although not very complicated, are more complex than in Diablo and sometimes are funny. Outside that it is a straight forward save the world hack&slash. The nice addition is that characters must eat.
World is randomly generated every time you start a new game and quests are randomly choosen from predefinied pool so every game is quiet different from previous one. And when you beat final boss, you get a nice music video as reward.
Awesome RPGdraculrosu12 | March 31, 2013 | See all draculrosu12's reviews »
This is a great little RPG. It's definitely one of the best I've played, price notwithstanding. Mind you, "Darkstone" is a small, modest game that attempts to entertain you for a few hours and succeeds. One of my sisters (who normally refuses to get near RPGs), spent all day in front of the screen trying to figure this one out. According to her, she liked "Darkstone" because the fighting was more along the lines of an adventure game instead of the typical "flash to another perspective" fight screen of a RPG. Sure, it's a bit different but it works pretty well here.
Warning: don't buy this and expect some Final Fantasy knock-off or something, though. This is far more reminiscent of the old D&D RPGs they released for the PC years ago, but with a bird's eye perspective.
I do have a couple complaints: The instruction booklet isn't as informative as it could be, which can be frustrating if you are just starting off. Also, it takes 6 whole blocks of memory to save a game. Bleh. What's with that?
Other than that, this is a totally fun and addictive game for the rabid RPGer.