I have mentioned this game a few times on the board, but now that it has come out, I want to make sure people who would be into this genre play it. I have been following it closely since I first heard about it months ago and it even prompted me to install a windows partition on my Linux box because I wanted to play it so much. If you are a fan of old PC games like Daggerfall, Wizardy and Eye of the Beholder, you WILL love this game: http://www.grimrock.net/
It is an old-school first person dungeon crawler in every sense of the phrase. It uses a grid based combat system, dungeons and dragons style character generation, food management, weight restrictions and so on. If you want a truly hardcore classic experience, you can also disable the automap so that you have to map the game yourself on grid paper (I did NOT do this).
Although the game starts out rather easy, once you hit the third level of the dungeon, the puzzles start getting downright evil. I was stuck on one last night for about 45 minutes and I am currently stuck on another that I will have to tackle when I get home. I have seen videos of some of the later puzzles and it looks to get even more insane. According to one review
, this game has some of the best puzzles ever.
I put about 4 hours into it last night and all I can think about is getting out of work today and going home to play. The game is only 11 bucks on steam (it will go up to $14 once the sale ends) and it is worth every penny. If you even remotely enjoy games like I mentioned above, check this game out.