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3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 50
  2. Negative: 30 out of 50
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  1. Sep 27, 2011
    8
    D&D: Daggerdale is a beat 'em up. The control for the PC version is surprisingly good played with a 360 gamepad. It's not complicated or hard, but it is good and easy fun. Reminiscent of Gauntlet, Dynasty Warriors, State of Emergency, but a little more finesse. It's priced accordingly, expectations may ruin a decent little game.
  2. Nov 12, 2011
    7
    The negative reviews here are the culmination of problems that a 'few people' experienced. I played Daggerdale for 30 hours on Steam and I can say that its a good hack and slash game with some pretty good elements. The Good:
    1)Good visuals that aren't cluttered with extraneous effects to slow down the action
    2) Good action with good sound and satsifying hack and slash combat with
    The negative reviews here are the culmination of problems that a 'few people' experienced. I played Daggerdale for 30 hours on Steam and I can say that its a good hack and slash game with some pretty good elements. The Good:
    1)Good visuals that aren't cluttered with extraneous effects to slow down the action
    2) Good action with good sound and satsifying hack and slash combat with 'bite'
    3) Four playable characters each with different playstyles. Fighter, rogue/ranger, wizard and cleric. 4) Easy and fun with a 360 Controller. Also playable with the mouse and keyboard but 360 controller recommended since there are no camera issues. The Bad:
    1) The game is not that long. Its about half as long as you would expect and a third as long as a very good long game. 2) Not too much variety in environments. A more realistic color palette unlike say Dungeon Siege III which has a very nice usage of color and effects. But the combat in Daggerdale is better. 3) Some technical issues....appears that maybe 30% of the weapons and armours are missing textures so they appear blue. Some people lost their save games and of course this was a main reason for such an outrcy with the negative reviews. Personally I don't see it as much of a big deal. One playthrough of the entire game with a single character is not more than 10-12 hours for a new player, an experienced player can probably skip all the side quests and go through it in 2-3 hours. This is definitley not something like Titan Quest where your 90th level character that you've been playing for 3 months got deleted. All in all a good game, with good combat. Would be a great game if it was twice as long and had more chapters in the campaign.
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49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 30, 2011
    60
    Cooperative dungeon crawler based on Dungeons & Dragons rules might sound like RPG heaven. But it is not for so many reasons – and that's a real shame and pity. [July 2011]
  2. PC Games (Russia)
    Jul 21, 2011
    60
    It's really hard to resist and not dub this game as "Buggerdale". Surprisingly, there are moments when it plays even better than its full-priced rivals. [August 2011, p.107]
  3. Jul 14, 2011
    35
    Slow, clunky, and prone to glitchiness, playing Daggerdale feels like a sentence to an actual dungeon.