The Dwarves PC

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Dec 5, 2016
    82
    Lovingly staged RPG with a great story, an orchestral soundtrack and huge, chaotic battles.
  2. Nov 28, 2016
    75
    The Dwarves is the game that every dwarf fan was waiting for. It has a well-narrated plot and challenging-but-satisfying gameplay.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Dec 10, 2016
    9
    Right off the bat, it is worth mentioning that this game is different from other isometric games such as Pillars of eternity, Baldur's gate,Right off the bat, it is worth mentioning that this game is different from other isometric games such as Pillars of eternity, Baldur's gate, Neverwinter etc in terms of game mechanics and world exploration. Is it necessarily a bad thing? Well some people say that it's more of a visual audio book with RTS elements than an RPG game , while others might think that it introduces a breath of fresh air to the RPG genre such as myself. Ultimately it gets down to personal preference.

    Saying that, let's get down to business with a list of pro's n con's about this gem of a game:

    PROS:

    +The narration and dialogues gives of a soothing and cosy atmosphere to the game. Fully voiced which is always great! I was hooked from the start and did not loose interest nor clicked away any conversations.

    +The story and character development; As I advanced through this epic journey, I got more invested in the characters and their background stories. While being your standard RPG a la lord of the rings, the tale unfolded in an intriguing way, inviting some chuckle here and there, lots of smiles and a few sad events. The cut-scenes enhanced the experience even further.

    +Exploration of the world is approached via a worldmap with a vivid narration of events in which you sometimes had to make choices thus, to a certain extent, could influence the outcome.

    + Game mechanics; compared to other RPG you get to fight hordes upon hordes of orcs while using lots of AoE skills that could also cause friendly fire. Therefore, placing your characters and using the environment is a must to avoid being overrun by the mobs. Smash the orcs, knock em out then finish them or just push em off the cliff! Whatever you decide there is a great sense of satisfaction!

    CONS:

    - Oh camera, where art thou?? Why not let us freely scroll over the battlefield to plan even better strategies?!

    -The ending felt just a tad too rushed.

    - Some health potion bugs which in some situations were rather frustrating.
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  2. Dec 2, 2016
    7
    Not bad the game overall, just that I find no way to move the camera to the keyboard. Doing everything with the mouse, it becomes very fast!Not bad the game overall, just that I find no way to move the camera to the keyboard. Doing everything with the mouse, it becomes very fast! Difficult yet for me to evaluate the game, I hope that they will add the modification of the controls of the keys in a patch eventually, for now it is worth no more than 7/10, rather nice graphic, rather well optimized and A touch of humor on the charism of the dwarf class. Full Review »
  3. Jan 12, 2017
    4
    Nach Abschluss des Spiels bin ich ziemlich ernüchtert.

    Das Spiel hetzt meines Erachtens zu schnell durch die Story, Ereignisse wirken viel
    Nach Abschluss des Spiels bin ich ziemlich ernüchtert.

    Das Spiel hetzt meines Erachtens zu schnell durch die Story, Ereignisse wirken viel zu oft willkürlich und die Möglichkeiten der Characterentwicklung sind lächerlich. Auch bei den Massenschlachten bzw. dem Kampfsystem fehlt noch einiges an Feintuning und Balancing. Zwar zeichnet sich hier hier ein kleines Entwicklerstudio für das Spiel verantwortlich, dennoch finde ich den gebotenen Content leider unsaugereift.
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