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Old 04-10-12, 01:06 PM
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Legend of Grimrock (PC)

Anyone getting Legend of Grimrock? It's an old-school style RPG dungeon crawler. I just recently heard about it. The reviews are pretty positive, so far. It comes out tomorrow. $11.99 if you pre-order, and $14.99 regular price. I went ahead and pre-ordered it off their site. If you get it there, you get a standalone installer, plus a Steam key. You can also get it on gog.com.


http://www.grimrock.net/

http://pc.ign.com/articles/122/1222602p1.html

http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/legend-of-g...1222252p1.html

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Re: Legend of Grimrock (PC)

Between this and Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, it is looking to be a good summer for some old school RPG action.
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I pre-ordered mine from GOG.com. Looking forward to playing it.
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Re: Legend of Grimrock (PC)

Looks very good (Like eye of the Beholder First person RPG), but I am knee deep in Crusader Kings 2, so this will have to wait..Thanks for the link though!
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Re: Legend of Grimrock (PC)

I thought I was going to get to be the Dinobot
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I thought I was going to get to be the Dinobot
I wish!

But isn't he supposed to be a playable character in the new TF game?
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Re: Legend of Grimrock (PC)

Here is a 24 minute video of a guy playing through one of the early levels.

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Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
I thought I was going to get to be the Dinobot
Yup. First thing I read too.
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Re: Legend of Grimrock (PC)

The step by step movement would annoy the crap out of me. Even the enemies do it...
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The step by step movement would annoy the crap out of me. Even the enemies do it...
That's because this is going to be a very old school RPG. It even has literally an "old school mode" in the options that turns off auto-mapping so you can map out the dungeons manually on paper just like old school RPGers used to do.
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Really brings me back to Dungeon Master on our old Atari ST.
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Looks like it could be a little gem of a game. I was just talking with my brother recently about older dungeon crawlers and boom...here we have one. I will wait till some more reviews come in...
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If you've got an iPad, look for a game called Undercroft. It's also based on the old Eye of the Beholer series,and it's a free download.
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That's because this is going to be a very old school RPG. It even has literally an "old school mode" in the options that turns off auto-mapping so you can map out the dungeons manually on paper just like old school RPGers used to do.
Yeah, besides the digital manual I got with the game, it also came with a pdf file of some grid paper, for printing out to draw maps.

I'm looking forward to trying it out tonight. Although, I don't think I'm going that old school. I'll let the game map it for me.
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This game gets extremely difficult quickly. I have played through the first three levels now, and the first two were pretty easy but the third was a major pain in the ass. You can craft potions, like healing potions and antivenom potions, but the crafting ingredients are extremely limited. There are tons and tons of spiders on the third level that poison you and I burned through my limited stock of antivenom quickly and didn't have ingredients to craft more. Poison doesn't seem to wear off on its own either. I had a guy go from ~80% health all the way down to zero and died from the poison. So it has to be cured with antivenom, but there is so little of it and so many spiders I ended up having to quicksave after every spider I killed if I managed to get through it without getting poisoned. I really like the game so far, but that was just frustrating as hell. I hope the rest of the game doesn't turn into a quicksave/quickload fest.
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This game gets extremely difficult quickly. I have played through the first three levels now, and the first two were pretty easy but the third was a major pain in the ass. You can craft potions, like healing potions and antivenom potions, but the crafting ingredients are extremely limited. There are tons and tons of spiders on the third level that poison you and I burned through my limited stock of antivenom quickly and didn't have ingredients to craft more. Poison doesn't seem to wear off on its own either. I had a guy go from ~80% health all the way down to zero and died from the poison. So it has to be cured with antivenom, but there is so little of it and so many spiders I ended up having to quicksave after every spider I killed if I managed to get through it without getting poisoned. I really like the game so far, but that was just frustrating as hell. I hope the rest of the game doesn't turn into a quicksave/quickload fest.

This game is tough. I was stuck on a certain point on the 2nd level for 2 hours! Finally got through it. Fun game though.
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I didn't start playing until late last night, so I didn't get very far. I'm still on the first level. I fought some giant snails, and ran into a couple of puzzles. That's where I quit, and went to bed. I'm enjoying it so far.

Did you guys go with the default party, or create your own? I created my own. Human and minotaur warriors, lizard rogue, and a human mage. After hearing about the spiders, maybe I should have given them all the poison resistance trait.
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It's 10% off right now on their site, Steam, and GOG. Their site says it's on sale for a limited time, which GOG and Steam state is until April 18th.
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This game is tough. I was stuck on a certain point on the 2nd level for 2 hours! Finally got through it. Fun game though.
I bet it was getting the key out of the holding cells area. I was stuck there for awhile too.


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Did you guys go with the default party, or create your own? I created my own. Human and minotaur warriors, lizard rogue, and a human mage. After hearing about the spiders, maybe I should have given them all the poison resistance trait.
Created my own of course. I never go with pregenerated parties in any RPG. I made a human and minotaur fighter who will be sword and axe specialists respectively. A human rogue with bow and arrow and a human mage who will specialize in fire magic.

I didn't even find a bow and arrow until the third level which really sucked. Well I found some poison arrows on the second level, but there wasn't a bow anywhere that I could find and I carefully searched the walls for secrets.


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It's 10% off right now on their site, Steam, and GOG. Their site says it's on sale for a limited time, which GOG and Steam state is until April 18th.

It was 20% off if you pre-ordered.

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Created my own of course. I never go with pregenerated parties in any RPG. I made a human and minotaur fighter who will be sword and axe specialists respectively. A human rogue with bow and arrow and a human mage who will specialize in fire magic.

I didn't even find a bow and arrow until the third level which really sucked. Well I found some poison arrows on the second level, but there wasn't a bow anywhere that I could find and I carefully searched the walls for secrets.
That's almost exactly how I have my guys setup too. Human fighter specializing in swords and minotaur in axes. Haven't got far enough to find any of those things yet, but I plan on playing a lot more tonight.

I'm interested in what kind of spells you can create with the different rune combos. Right now I can only really cast the fire spell.
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I'm interested in what kind of spells you can create with the different rune combos. Right now I can only really cast the fire spell.
You will find scrolls scattered around in the dungeon that tell you how to cast different spells. However, you need to have enough skill points spent in that particular school of magic for the spell to work. For example, I have the scroll that tells me how to cast Ice Shards, but I can't cast it because I haven't spent any points in Ice Magic. When I try to cast it, it just tells me the spell fizzled.
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Re: Legend of Grimrock (PC)

ok...going to pick this up tonight..

any starting advice for those in the game a bit? What would you have done different maybe? Thanks...
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Ok a couple of questions...

Where is the first floating blue crystal that will revive my dead cowman? I'm not that far in, but already restarted once (stupidly fell into the first pit) and if it's close I would prefer not to start over again.

I found a scroll is there any use other than to show me the spell (which I already knew)? I tried holding it in a hand and right clicking, but that didn't seem to do anything.

Note to self SAVE your game more often.
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I am on level 3 now. Slow start, but the game has gotten under my skin. VERY much worth the price...
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Yeah, I'm on level 3 right now too. It's taking me a while to get through the levels, since I keep looking everywhere for secrets. I'm enjoying this game a lot.


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Ok a couple of questions...

Where is the first floating blue crystal that will revive my dead cowman? I'm not that far in, but already restarted once (stupidly fell into the first pit) and if it's close I would prefer not to start over again.

I found a scroll is there any use other than to show me the spell (which I already knew)? I tried holding it in a hand and right clicking, but that didn't seem to do anything.

Note to self SAVE your game more often.
I've come across 2 crystals, so far. I think the first one was near the end of level 1. There was definitely one near the middle/end of level 2.

I haven't seen any need to keep the scrolls.

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