- Publisher: Iron Tower Studio
- Release Date: Nov 4, 2016
- Developer: Iron Tower Studio
- Genre(s): Strategy, Turn-Based, Tactics
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Positive: 1 out of 2
Mixed: 1 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Nov 25, 2016If you hated Age of Decadence mainly because of its graphics, then you can safely skip Dungeon Rats. But if you enjoyed AoD's combat and you still crave for me, this spin-off will sate your appetite.
CD-ActionJan 13, 2017It’s a solid game, but tactical turn-based RPGs are generally in good shape lately and it’s not hard to find one that offers not only good combat, but also an immersive story which DR lacks. [01/2017, p.70]
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Nov 18, 2016Developed by superb Age of Decadence creators Dungeon Rats is a tactical dungeon crawler which offers engaging story and even better combat.Developed by superb Age of Decadence creators Dungeon Rats is a tactical dungeon crawler which offers engaging story and even better combat. There are tons of new, convenient additions compared to Age of Decadence, enemies seem smarter and almost always there are shooters which adds a bit of challenge. Initial fights might be problematic, if one would waste resources and fight rather badly he might reach a point where advancing won't be possible and only restart will remain so for the first run I recommend you start on easy difficulty.
What I love:
Fights which are challenging but not to the point of frustration
Spartacus reference and overall story (very interesting for a dungeon crawler)
Many new improvements like easier looting thanks to drop down menu, improved crafting, reloading weapons, etc.
Age of Decadence references
Interesting locations which often don't resemble those from AoD and look fresh
New portraits and art overall
As for things that I don't like, there aren't many examples I could give. I have a wishlist of things that would improve my experience with the game but I realize that it would take too much time to implement. The game is very stable, I have AMD video card and lighting set on highest, no problems here as long as you keep your drivers updated (it used to be a problem, AMD has fixed it since 16.9.1 update). The initial formation setup could be improved and your allies could be somehow distinguished from the rest (like in Fallout 2 where your allies have green outline, the rest is red). It would also be great to have more alternative routes so that the linearity of the game would be masked a bit. But all of these are minor things and don't bother me too much, especially considering the the price tag.
Who would I recommend this game to? Firstly to Age of Decadence fans who liked the writing and characters created by Iron Tower developers. Secondly to those who enjoy games where you need to use your brains instead of mindless clicking (so for example Desperados/Commandos fans or Jagged Alliance fans). And thirdly to those who like challenging RPGS and like to compete with others, create interesting builds and want to feel really powerful in a game. I strongly discourage those who think this game is some elaborate RPG (it's a dungeon crawler so fights, fights and some more fights with skill checks here and there and some good quality writing) or those who think that if they're masters in Skyrim they will fare well here too.
I highly recommend it and I'm buying another copy on GOG.… Expand
Dec 24, 2017Dungeon Rats is combat oriented Age of Decadence spin-off, like Fallout tactics for Fallout series.
Quests and map are removed, dialogs andDungeon Rats is combat oriented Age of Decadence spin-off, like Fallout tactics for Fallout series.
Quests and map are removed, dialogs and skill system are simplified to focus on fights. Resource management actually became very tight and fun after removal of money and abilities to restore HP other than potions and rations.
Game is short and it is perfect length for it, final fight happens right before you finish your build. And combat itself is greatly enhanced with ability to have followers and control them in battle directly. The problem with too much reliance on randomness in fights is still there though, difference between critical hit and miss with counter crit is enormous.
Overall, Dungeon Rats is good game, especially for Age of Decadence fans.… Expand