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  • Summary: Driven to please a dark lord, the evil minions of Necromania scramble to collect the keys necessary to free their dark master from his supernatural bonds and win his favor forever. Each despicable servant possesses inherent magical powers to aid them on their wicked quest to unleash aDriven to please a dark lord, the evil minions of Necromania scramble to collect the keys necessary to free their dark master from his supernatural bonds and win his favor forever. Each despicable servant possesses inherent magical powers to aid them on their wicked quest to unleash a horrifying evil into the world and doom mankind. Seven unique minions of Ragnar to choose from; each equipped with deadly traps and unique powers. Players improve the skills of their hero as they complete levels and gain experience.
    Multiplayer mode brings new tactical options for players in fierce fights against 2?7 players over LAN or Internet. Players lay traps and take advantage of the terrain (labyrinths) to achieve victory against numerous opponents and vermin that populate every level. A powerful AI, diverse maps with random item spawning and combinations of dark competitors ensure long hours of diverse gameplay. Players race to collect power boosts that increase combat abilities or temporarily grant powers to aid them in collecting the three pieces of the skull key. The inherent randomness and frantic gameplay makes it impossible to win the same way twice. [Strategy First]
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  1. 45
    More importantly, it feels like an old, forgettable game risen from the grave. With a little more depth, a little more polish on the visuals, and some better character balancing, it could have been one of those "simple but fun" games like Katamari or pulling lint out of your bellybutton.
  2. It's doubtful you'll find six other online players but you can set a trap and invite six of your friends to play via LAN. It will be the last you ever see of them. Make sure you take their keys.
  3. The game's poorly implemented design, clunky interface, Stone Age graphics, and horrible sound effects combine to form a product that is impossible to recommend to anyone.
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  1. JohnS.
    May 12, 2005
    10
    Awesome game.
  2. JamieS.
    May 10, 2005
    5
    A strictly amateur game. It comes up short even when compared to the original Diablo, released over 10 years ago. The graphics are mediocre, A strictly amateur game. It comes up short even when compared to the original Diablo, released over 10 years ago. The graphics are mediocre, the gameplay is mediocre, the sound is mediocre... after playing for a few hours I uninstalled it. It's just not interesting. There is nothing you haven't seen before - and better. I encourage the developer to keep trying, this is their first effort, goodness knows how they convinced strategy first to pick it up - this one's a miss, wish you better luck on your next one. NB: As a side note, this program was made with Dark Soft. As an example of what Dark Soft is capable of doing, I was fairly impressed - this is a commercial quality (albeit LOW quality) game. It's just that the makers lacked interesting new ideas. Looks like Dark Soft is quite capable of making good games, IF the makers have good ideas. Expand
  3. AlphaO.
    May 13, 2005
    2
    Awful stuff. A boring low quality copy of diablo with no original ideas. I unstinstalled it after 20 minutes.
  4. StrategyWorst
    May 13, 2005
    1
    nec·ro·ma·ni·a n. An abnormal tendency to dwell with longing on death. It only makes sense that a company like nec·ro·ma·ni·a n. An abnormal tendency to dwell with longing on death. It only makes sense that a company like Strategy First would release this relic. A total waste of money. I'm giving it a "1" only because I liked the title. The game is dead alright. Expand
  5. TroyR.
    Jun 8, 2005
    1
    I'm only giving this game a 1 cuz i too liked the name. Stay far far away from this title. I am boggled that this title has a May 2005 I'm only giving this game a 1 cuz i too liked the name. Stay far far away from this title. I am boggled that this title has a May 2005 release date. When i played it i felt like i flashed back to at least 1995 or earlier. Were all the develpoers caught in a timewarp. Very poor game, managed to get stuck in the tutorial missions. Got fed up and uninstalled in after about 15mins of frustration. Expand
  6. LuisV.
    Jul 21, 2005
    1
    I never imagined the in a time like this such a despresivel game could be made.