Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. 83
    Even if 90 percent of the monsters you use said spells against are giant snails, battles are much more interesting than just tapping away at the X button over and over.
  2. Though some may be turned off by just how much of a dungeon crawler the PSP version of Dungeon Explorer ended up being, those willing to hike up their boots and wade into the game's darks depths will be well rewarded. [Mar 2008, p.66]
  3. 72
    If you enjoy grinding to unlock classes, and the experience of playing as different classes is more important to you than random loot drops, you could very well have a lot of fun with this game.
  4. Warriors of Ancient Arts has an interesting concept, and in small doses it’s a fun game. Nothing impressive at all with graphics and sound, but game play wise it’s a good game.
  5. Without any narrative to speak of, you are just left with the repetition of taking on quests, going into the dungeon, and then returning to the hub town to take on more quests.
  6. It’s nothing revolutionary or even particularly interesting or compelling, but it’s not broken either. Those bored and desperate for an RPG fix can give this title a shot.
  7. The amusing thing about Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts is that it feels like a preview title; nothing about it is glaringly, hopelessly flawed, but it felt like something that could have improved with some more development time.
  8. Overall, this Dungeon Explorer experience is pleasurable enough for those with a fierce RPG itch, but those who require a compelling story in their RPGs may want to pass. [Mar 2008, p.88]
  9. 50
    Graphics are decent, but the sound is obnoxious.
  10. A repetitive RPG-by-numbers. Only grind veterans will find a vague sense of enjoyment. [July 2008, p.91]
  11. Unless you are a big RPG fan who is desperate for a fix, then this title is certainly not good enough to warranty your attention. The fighting is tedious, the story is not well told and the menus are clunky and awkward.
  12. Think of an offline version of Phantasy Star Online, but with poorer visuals, limited move-sets, uninteresting music, and repetitive gameplay that offers no real rewards. You'd then have the latest Dungeon Explorer.
  13. Timewarp RPG sends us to sleep. [May 2008, p.81]

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