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#815963 - 06/16/12 06:18 PM Legend of Grimrock
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I downloaded this game from GOG yesterday. What a blast. It's a 2012 release, but harkens back to old-school dungeon-crawl RPG's. No plot, all dungeon, silly monsters, no character development other than RPG leveling, no party interactions, just puzzles, traps and combat in damp, echoing hallways. If you're in the mood for some no-stress fun, check it out.
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#815971 - 06/16/12 06:48 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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LOL Thanks Hagatha! I did the same thing! I've only played for a few minutes, but once I saw that it was alot like Stonekeep but with better graphics, I had to have it.

I think you and I are becoming psychic btw...hmmmmmm wink

Tracy, playing Morrowind today but glad to be reminded of Grimrock, maybe that'll be for tonight. smile
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#815997 - 06/16/12 08:30 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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Ohhhhh thanks I love dungeon crawlers puppy Nobody cares if there is dust in them thare corners whistle
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#816009 - 06/16/12 09:35 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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Now I've run into a really fiendish puzzle. evil And I cannot work it out, though I made it to level three before I truly got stuck. But I have reached a thorough degree of stuckedness. hardwall

I give myself about fifteen tries before cheating on this stuff - and thank goodness for YouTube and other obsessed gamers like us. What would I do without them? grin

Oh, and I meant to add that it continues to entertain. It is literally just about moving forward, and in the process finding as many secret hideyholes as possible (that's where all the good weapons and stuff are located).

Edit, a few hours later: Okay, now at level 3 things are getting hairy. Or rather, bitey. Next time I play i'm building my characters differently, that's for sure. I made it through level 3 but that's just a case of out of the pan, into the fire.



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#816122 - 06/17/12 12:39 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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Hagatha, that is the fun part...figuring out how to build your character and how you will do it differently next time. puppy
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#816139 - 06/17/12 01:52 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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Looney, it is fun, and the character options are really good.

The one thing about this game is that it repeatedly throws the same kind of foe at you and if you aren't prepared for it, you're in for a ride. Fortunately, you can use all sorts of different tactics, so I got through, though with some effort and more than a few reloads.

The puzzles and secrets in the game are great. Some of them are quite challenging, either difficult to find, difficult to figure out, or difficult to execute. This is not a boring, obvious dungeon crawl, after all. It's a keeper.
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#816142 - 06/17/12 02:14 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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Glad you've been finding your way Hagatha. I was into my Morrowind again last night and haven't delved back into Grimrock, but I like knowing that it's there....and that if I get stuck I know who to call. lol

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#816174 - 06/17/12 05:50 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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Tracy, maybe not! There are some puzzles that I've completed and then find I need to take the same path again, and the second time around is just as difficult as the first. I'm stuck right now, going in circles. At least I've cleared the area of enemies, so I can just cruise around, but still, I'm running out of supplies...

One hint:
Click to reveal..
Do not waste food.


Edit: I think I may have been defeated by a timed puzzle in level 4. I can't react fast enough. I know exactly what I have to do, but I can't do it. The movements involve turning and hitting a switch quickly and then moving again, and that's just what I can't do.

Time to move on to something else for a while, I think. I'll come back to it later.

Edit: Update. Got stuck, persevered, went on, and am stuck again in level 5. However, I managed to get past one truly evil timed puzzle after a surprisingly small number of tries. When I first saw it and figured out what I had to do I just about gave up right then and there. But I did it. This gives me hope for the current stuckness, which also involves a timed puzzle.

This is a pretty tough game. I would recommend starting on the easiest setting. I wish I had!


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#816549 - 06/19/12 12:46 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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I played this for a while and really enjoyed it but moved on to Dark Souls. I'll be back to it before too long.

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#816578 - 06/19/12 03:13 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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I restarted on Easy, and the game is a lot more fun now. I was getting to the point where each enemy was almost too much for my party. I finally ended up in a narrow corridor with four high-level opponents and not a chance of even running away. I could've tried it 100 times and not succeeded, but the game is enough fun that it's worth starting all over. However, that'll teach me for trying the game on Hard the first time out.

Edit: Okay, I'm going to add this one last comment for anyone who thinks about getting this game: Buy it! Seriously. The more I play, the more I appreciate what's gone into this game. I've missed many secret areas just in the first five levels, and I thought I was being thorough. There's just so much to enjoy. It's a difficult game, but it's so worth it.



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#817907 - 06/25/12 03:32 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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Thanks for the hints, Hagatha! I love this kind of game and can't wait to really get into it, but I wish that there was a strategy guide because that's the only way I made any progress with Stonekeep back in the day. smile

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#817931 - 06/25/12 05:02 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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Hagatha, so glad you are enjoying it so much puppy
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#818335 - 06/27/12 12:46 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: Tracy]
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Tracy, no need for a strategy guide these days. When I get stuck I just Google my question and a dozen YouTube videos pop up showing the solution in great detail.
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#818399 - 06/27/12 06:26 PM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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Ah! That's a great idea, Hagatha. While I'll always prefer old fashioned "paper" guides, seeing how someone else did something in a game would be really cool Thanks!

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#823484 - 07/17/12 09:11 AM Re: Legend of Grimrock [Re: hagatha]
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I just bought this yesterday and am enjoying it. However, how does a mage learn spells? So far I have a very useless mage that can,t do anything.

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