Basically Dragon Quest meets Minecraft which means you build and explore with a purpose. The world has been destroyed by darkness and you as the hero/heroine is the only one that can remember how to build things. Silly plot eh?
Each land represents a level and your objective is to build up the town and then eventually defeat the boss before moving on. You have to start over with each new land but you get to keep the old objects you’ve discovered and the scenarios are different so it gives some variation.
If you’re an Anime fan that follow the news then I’m sure you’ve no doubt heard of Makoto Shinkai and his recent run away success with Kimi no Na wa, Your Name as it’s shot over the 2 billion Yen record, beating even Ghibli movies and even Harry Potter at the Japanese box offices.
In Your Name, Taki and Mitsuha (two highschool students as usual) finds themselves waking up in the body of the other every so often and their lives become intertwined. Mitsuha is the rural countryside girl, burdened with carrying on the family tradition of crafting and Shinto beliefs. She’s tired of being in the countryside and wishes she was a handsome guy living in Tokyo. Taki becomes exactly that guy who lives in the city and as the story goes on however, they find their lives are tied to much bigger events in time.
I had been hoping for a remake of Dungeon Keeper for a while and I recently came across a Kickstarter game called, “War for the Overworld” that just happened to be exactly that. It’s now available on Steam and is a fairly good clone of Dungeon Keeper. It even had the backing of Peter Molyneux, the designer behind the original Bullfrog game.
The only gripes I have with it is the creature design and animations aren’t quite as fun and charming as Dungeon Keeper – can’t forget the Bile Demon or the Horned Reaper you could summon. It does manage to keep the fun narratives but you can hear a lot of repetition.
There’s also one particular level that can feel very hard at first so here’s some tips to beating it.