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  • Summary: Descend into the Crossword Dungeon, where every level is made up of a procedurally-generated crossword, and each letter guarded by a vile monster you must best!Guess the correct letter to instantly dispatch the monster, or risk combat damage if incorrect.Test your wits against crosswords of increasing complexity and monsters with deadly abilities with one of three classes with their own unique skills:The Barbarian, a muscled berzerker who lives for the thrill of battle and feeds his rage with the blood of his enemies.The Ranger, a feared hunter who uses a deadly combination of marksmanship and tracking instincts.And the Scoundrel, a ne'er-do-well who makes the best of limited resources and subverts enemies' defenses with stealth attacks....each in search of riches and glory beneath the Crossword Dungeon. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 26, 2012
    80
    Kudos to the developer for trying something that hasn't been done before.
  2. Oct 28, 2012
    70
    Crossword Dungeon is most definitely an interesting experiment and a very interesting new approach to crosswords, it just doesn't seem like it's been fully fleshed-out. That doesn't mean it's not fun or an entertaining distraction, though.
  3. Oct 31, 2012
    50
    A great idea that brings two distinct genres together in a clever fashion. Sadly, though, Crossword Dungeon just doesn't know what to do with them after that.
  4. Nov 5, 2012
    50
    I don't mean to sound cynical, but just about every kind of game is tacking on RPG elements to add some perceived depth. Like a fool, I always dive straight into them.
  5. Oct 31, 2012
    40
    Crossword Dungeon is - regrettably - not the game it pitches itself to be. It's dull and repetitive, the need to move a step between entering each letter in a word seems unnecessarily clunky, and the mistakes in the hints suggest a serious lack of polish.