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Very fun game with some minor flaws, good replay value too
on June 8, 2012
Edit...9/27/2012 There have been several updates to this game since my original review, all for the better. This is game is definitely one of the best games out there, android or apple, and keeps getting better. And what other game does the developer (see comments) answer/address your concerns directly?
Following is the original review with updates at the end:
This is a good game but as of now it has some minor flaws on a Kindle Fire. First you cannot use earphones because this game makes you play it in portrait mode and the earphone jack is at the bottom of the Kindle and you have to hold up the Kindle or it will keep hitting and rubbing the plug on the earphones. Yep, it plays in portrait mode. Once you start playing it is apparent to me this game would be much better in landscape mode. Another problem is that you cannot rotate the Kindle in any other position so now you also will have it turning itself off sometimes because the on/off button it at the bottom of the Kindle and as you set the Kindle down, it will hit the button and automatically turn itself off.
This game is a dungeon crawler that uses the one step position method. You hit a button and you move one step forward, backward, to the right or to the left. To keep moving forward you have to hit the button again. Also you can only face in four positions, north, south, west or east (although you can use your finger on the screen and look around). But with the map, you actually can move around pretty fast by just hitting the direction you want to go several times, that helps a lot. Game is a RPG with typical setup of crawling around the dungeon gaining experience and getting better weapons and armor. There is also the ability to buy and sell goods. But it has VERY old school graphics and movement. I read a review comparing this to the original Doom but I do not think that is correct. Doom has much more advanced graphics and movement. The characters (monsters) in this game are like photo cutouts that just do minor movements and then relocate on a different square (game plays like you are on a grid system, or giant chess board (as explained above)). (Edit...characters move much more now, must have been a game update).
Another problem is the game locks up a lot and will freeze your Kindle and you have to do a shutdown to get it working again. (Edit...this does not seem to happen anymore, must have been fixed in an update).
But there is one larger problem, the game will let you save once you have DIED and there is NO way to load an older save. This happened while being attacked and I went through a door. You have just lost everything and will have to start over from the very beginning. This would be big improvement to fix this problem. (Edit...after playing for a while, this became much less of a problem, I learned just not to go through door while fighting on certain levels).
But after saying all the negatives, it is a very entertaining game. The developer did a nice job with game experience, tons of loot, a buy and sell system, nice leveling up, many levels etc.
Edit...6/12/2012 I changed my original rating from 3 stars to 5. I realized that I was being hypercritical especially seeing how much time I still play this game and its initial cost. I have actually spent too much time playing this so it tells me I enjoyed it much more than my original ratings/review said. Highly recommend.
Edit...7/10/2012 I should mention that unlike many games today, this game does NOT ask for more money once you have purchased the game and start playing. This is a rare but nice treat in that many of today's games that keep trying to get more money out of you after purchase. Some games you cannot even win unless you pay them for certain items.
Edit...8/27/2012 Wish I could figure out how to delete saved games. I know I can keep creating new games, but I have OCD and need to delete the old games first (yea I know, but for me this is IMPORTANT). Tried deleted the game file from my Fire, and then re-installing the game, but it remembered the saved games...BAD! Help
Edit...9/27/2012 Concerning how to delete old games, I took the developers suggestion and just deleted the files via the directory, it is one way to do it (I used the `Quickoffice' program that came with the Kindle to get to the directory, did not use a computer)!