Chibi Dungeon Crawl: Super Dungeon Explore

17 08 2011

Dungeon crawling is a time-honored concept in games. Classics like Dungeon Quest and Talisman have trod this well-worn path before. However, none have simulated the hack-and-slash experience of running around a dungeon and killing things like Fantasy Flight Games’ Descent. A sprawling classic of the genre, Descent had large maps and devious encounters all stage-managed by an Overlord – being D&D without the fuss of role-playing. However it is a pain to set-up and play – usually taking several hours. Thankfully, newer sleeker versions like Castle Ravenloft and Wrath of Ashardalon appeared. However, there’s a new bad boy on the block – with a rather unique art design that puts it above the rest – welcome  Super Dungeon Explore. Read the rest of this entry »


2 Legit 2 Quit: Gamersgate

9 08 2011

After talking about Good Old Games in my last post, it’s time to talk about another purveyor of fine games. This time for games not so old. Of course, there are a whole lot of those – with Valve’s Steam leading the bunch – but for the Filipino digital customer, quite a few of those can be inconvenient. Well, here’s one that’s perfect – no-frills and no-DRM – well, most of the time. It’s Gamersgate!

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Going Legit: Good Old Games

4 08 2011

Let’s be honest here – the Philippines is a hotbed of software piracy. Arrr! I’m not offering any excuses nor will I be making statements that will have the authorities at my door. However I’m pointing out that with all the fancy games out nowadays, don’t you ever have that flood of nostalgia for some of the classics? Fallout, Arcanum, Myst, Master of Magic and all the others are just some of the games that people grew up with that you can’t legitimately buy on the market. At least on the physical level. Read the rest of this entry »