Friday 21 August 2020

Lords of Midnight & Doomdark's Revenge

A sample of terrible UI.

In these dated and turn based tactical games you play as a variety of individuals questing across a fantasy land to stop an evil army led by Doomdark (or in the second game, invade another kingdom). On their turns, your characters can move individually in a pseudo 3D environment - hunting for treasure, recruiting armies, and obviously fighting enemies. The second installment is a bit better in that a few of those are automated, but in exchange puts pitch black tunnels to navigate through.

Luxor stop lining up with the enemy army!

This is a hard game to play mainly because the interface is terrible. Not only do places look the same, it's easy to get lost when hopping across different characters. The old school graphics don't help. Also, there's a lol-random factor occurring here, where your hero leading 10,000 troops can get killed by 4 goblin like things out of the blue - resulting in an instant game over. Really?

I like what was being attempted here, but ultimately cannot recommend these to anyone and give it 1 dragon out of 5.

Insight: Check the maps at the start to give you some clue of where to go.


Blaugust Bonus: "Tell us about some of your favorite antagonist/s and explain why." -Naithin

Mr. Nobody from the Doom Patrol TV series (played by Alan Tudyk).  He's powerful and terrifying yet at the same time stupidly hilarious. I mean, he's the narrator!

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