Comments on: Delve Deeper Review http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/delve-deeper-review/ Independent PC Game Reviews & Guides Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/delve-deeper-review/#comment-1445 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:31:22 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=302#comment-1445 @Haldur – Thanks, those are some pretty useful / insightful comments. We’re not exactly young here ourselves, but I’ve not come across the beer & pretzels term before. Then again, I’m not really a beer drinker.

(Dungeons & Dragons + Whiskey any day!)

In the end the game (at least in our opinion) really tried to sell itself as something it is not. Since that was the only thing to go by, we felt our review should reflect that – and ensure people really know what they get themselves into before buying the game. I don’t doubt that some people will get enjoyment out of this – but for the majority of people there are far better alternatives available.

Ultimately this game should have stuck to Xbox Arcade / Smartphones / Facebook / Flash – it’s just not enough game to charge this sort of money for it on Steam.

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By: Haldur http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/delve-deeper-review/#comment-1444 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 04:27:48 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=302#comment-1444 I agree with some of what your review says — some of the terms used to describe the game are incorrect and misleading, and it only supports hot-seat multiplayer. Also, the interface is a bit clunky. That said I personally love the game for what it is. Also, the graphics fit the genre perfectly (see below),

You have to understand that this is an old-fashioned “beer and pretzels” board game. It’s the type of game that us old-time board gamers used to play at 3 AM when no one wanted to go to bed, but we were too tired to play a serious game. We’d even play them at hotel bars during game conventions. If they had called it a beer and pretzels game, no one but us old-timers would have gotten the reference.

First of all, you can speed up the computer players/monsters to lightning speed, which makes single-player games go by really quickly (ymmv for multiplayer games, of course). Secondly, the game is great for younger people — I played it with my nephew and he loves it.

In any case, your review was fair in that, yes, the game isn’t exactly what was advertised. But if you ignore the labels, and review the game for actually what it is, and not how its advertised, there really is a fun little game hidden inside.

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By: David http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/delve-deeper-review/#comment-1443 Wed, 06 Oct 2010 05:57:40 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=302#comment-1443 All these game mechanics

-building the map as play continues with cards from your hand
-’automatic’, semi-random combat using power and chance to determine outcome
-hotseat turn-based play
-usable, collectible item rewards

these all sound a lot like a card-based board game

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By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/delve-deeper-review/#comment-1442 Thu, 30 Sep 2010 20:30:10 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=302#comment-1442 Excited is a big word – but I tend to try a lot of Indie games, and this did look quite interesting. Was expecting a little more RPG, bit more dungeon crawler and generally a bit more…. game play. It was a pretty shallow experience – even taking the genre into account.

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By: Ceriel Roland http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/delve-deeper-review/#comment-1441 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 19:33:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=302#comment-1441 Wow! Have to play that game!!!

…. NOT ….
Like Marc said, it doens’t even look interesting :P

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By: Marc D http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/delve-deeper-review/#comment-1440 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 08:41:48 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=302#comment-1440 Wow, I can’t believe you were excited to play this to begin with… Looking at the trailer I wouldn’t even bother trying this. But it’s good to see my expectations we accurate judging by your thorough review.

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