Average User Score: 8.0Sep 22, 2010I really do love this game. Don't see my 6 and instantly assume that I am trying to bash this game. I have spent hours wondering around and honestly do find this fun. It is just what I want to get from a modern dungeon crawler. Rogue-like is honestly a genre I have never heard of, and after this It didn't really turn me into a fan.
I feel like the makers accomplished exactly what they wanted but it left me out in the air with no idea what was going on, with random cut scenes that I found entertaining but not really of substance. (I will get endless hours of entertainment out of "Do you remember our scar?"). The art design is beautiful and the controls are simple enough to pick up and play, I don't really understand why complex controls is something to mention in a positive review. If this game is going to blow your mind it will do so by being eerie, confusing, and gothically beautiful but not with its control scheme. It could have done a better job in explaining different aspects and some I still don't understand. If I didn't love this game for theatricality and ease of play I would have given it a much lower score (around 2 or 3) simply because I spent around 5 hours playing and getting nowhere. I was trying to hold on to the mystical gun for the cleansing of the fremen but I found myself losing it in at least 3 ways: accidentally throwing it at the light bringer who disappeared, having it stolen by the Noid, and having it turn into a leg of meat by stepping on a land mine. by all means I should hate this game that I feel is punishing me with severely limited item pack that fills up quick with bones, and for making me maddeningly angry by allowing the game to give me everything I don't need and nothing I do, and for lying to me about the dungeons not repeating, they do if you die enough. The real reason this gets a 6 is the same reason I rate Arthouse films on the lower end, they can look gorgeous and be amazingly well put together but if I get little entertainment then there isn't much for me to watch again. I would classify this game in the Arthouse-Anime genre if anything because that is how it felt, a Japanese industrial Bergman experiment. Wholly confusing but really does have alot to say if it is analyzed. I am going to continue to play this game for a while. And for the whopping 7 dollars I payed for it, it was a good choice on my part.… Expand