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  1. Aug 28, 2017
    70
    When it comes to dungeon crawlers, this is one very strange yet intriguing beast. Hints to quests and other necessary information are freely available to the player, but coming to grips with everything else can be troublesome. For the crowd that loves building legendary heroes from nothing, this game is ceaselessly entertaining. Not everyone will have the patience for the grind, especially when their hard-earned level-ups turn out to be massively disappointing. In the long run, this is a small price to pay. There is so much to see and slaughter that time is liable to lose all meaning. Minutes, hours, and days alike will pass as if they never actually occurred. Perhaps this is less a recommendation and more a warning. Elminage Original is dangerously addictive.
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  1. Aug 12, 2017
    10
    A classic reborn with updated graphics for the Nintendo 3DS. Very old school like Wizardry or Might & Magic and nostalgic. I excpected aA classic reborn with updated graphics for the Nintendo 3DS. Very old school like Wizardry or Might & Magic and nostalgic. I excpected a better story, but gameplay-wise it contains all that I love in old school RPGs. Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2017
    8
    Elminage Original is a really solid Wizardry clone. It's *very* similar to Wizardry 1-5, but with modern sensibilities and graphics.

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    Elminage Original is a really solid Wizardry clone. It's *very* similar to Wizardry 1-5, but with modern sensibilities and graphics.

    - Difficulty curve is reasonable. Gentler than some dungeon crawlers.
    - There is very little instruction in the game itself, so you may want to look up some GameFAQs threads / wikis to help understand some of the classes and core mechanics.
    - The translation is frequently wonky in ways that really matter. For instance "MP dropped to 1" really means "MP dropped *by* 1" which is much less frightening :) But on the whole it's not a problem.
    - The game has a fun, if mild, sense of humor that permeates a lot of quests and dialog.
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