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Review: Duked
Author: Hill Gigas
Added: 15/02/2008

Here is something you don't see very often, a 1st person klik dungeon crawler! A game like this is very difficult to make, and I appreciate the effort that went into making this. I think the author has a lot of potential, and I hope that there are more games like to follow. This game has it's faults, but overall it's a very good experiment for games like this.

Gameplay is a mixed bag. Navigating the dungeon is very easy, especially with the help of the nifty map. Battles, however, can be confusing. I didn't really know what was happening in the battles. I didn't know when I was taking damage or inflicting damage, I wasn't even sure which number was my life points. For a future installment of this game (and I really hope there is another one), I'd recommend making stats and effects more clear. Maybe have the enemy flash when it's damaged. Maybe show numbers indicating damage dealt. Maybe have the screen flash red when you get hurt? Also, I wasn't sure what the differences were between my spells and items, that would have helped a lot I'm sure.

Graphics are nicely done. Enemy sprites are very similar to old games of this genre. Spell effects are also good enough to get the job done, but could have used an extra frame or two of animation. The dungeon itself is represented well enough, and there is even a map to help you find your way!

There isn't much to listen to here, folks. You'll get an effect here and there, but your imagination will have to do the rest!

Lastability depends a lot on your taste for very old school dungeon crawlers. This game lacks the polish and convenience of newer games, but would appeal more to old school fans, and especially klikers who are interested in making a game like this. I played for a while, but stopped when I came to the conclusion that I just didn't understand what was happening enough to go on.

Overall I think this game is worth downloading simply because you don't see many games like this. 1st person games, especially 1st person rpgs, are very difficult to make. I think this game has a lot of potential, and I really hope that the author makes another game in this fashion. With a few tweaks and some other user-friendly additions, I think there is real potential for a great klik game here! Recommended for 1st-person klik fans.

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Posted by Fanotherpg 24th February, 2008

Gosh.. Thanks Shroomlock for so high note. The game is based on very very old engine for CnC (year 1997). But I have to recode it, change graphics a bit etc, but like I see it's worth it.

First of all this game is only presentation of capabilities for my bigger project which will be released very soon. And that one is total oldschool

The biggest minus of this game is that it doesn't use any extensions, and graphic engine should be done on FL for better gameplay. And this is why there aren't animations or sth like that. I just didn't want engine to crash because it's only CnC -> TGF 1.4 -> MMF 1.5 -> MMF2 code, so there is huge ammount of that.. But I hope that I will find time to recreate a game for sth more interesting and bigger

Thanks for playing and reading.

Engine will be open sourced as soon as it will be possible.
Comment edited by Fanotherpg on 2/24/2008
Posted by Hill Gigas 25th February, 2008

Sounds good! I'll be looking forward to your next game!
Posted by Fanotherpg 26th February, 2008

There are some better things in it, but gfx are based on compo library so don't think that it would be better


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