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Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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  • Summary: Step into the wacky heroic fantasy universe of the Dungeon of Naheulbeuk. Lead a team of unlikely and clumsy heroes in an epic and challenging tactical RPG. Live an adventure filled with humor, surprises and silly encounters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Oct 5, 2020
    92
    Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: Amulet of Chaos is a value-priced game that packs serious quality for its price point. If you’re looking for a challenging tactical RPG that doesn’t take itself too seriously, you’ll probably get plenty of mileage out of this game.
  2. Oct 2, 2020
    89
    The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk is a very enjoyable game, and one I recommend to anyone that has even a passing interest in the tropes and cliches of fantasy worlds and Dungeons and Dragons campaigns.
  3. Oct 8, 2020
    80
    The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos is a turn-based dungeon crawler released by developed Artefacts Studio and publisher Dear Villagers. As a party of questionable adventures explores the dungeon, they run into a multitude of opportunities for jokes and puns. The Combat is fun, while the animations, voice acting, and music are great, but the humor may not be for everyone.
  4. Sep 30, 2020
    70
    The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk is altogether an enjoyable romp that will land with you about as far as you can tolerate cringeworthy humor and a lite XCOM layer set in a Dungeons and Dragons setting. Also, do yourself a favor and mute the Elf. Permanently. The game has it as an available option; it’s like they knew how bad the humor might be. So do it and you’ll thank me later.
  5. Oct 12, 2020
    70
    The biggest problem with The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos — aside from it desperately needing a ruthless editor to excise some of the weaker jokes — is that this approach to parodying the tropes of RPGs has been done many times over the years, and often better. The deliberate and sometimes genuinely challenging combat seems at odds with the tone and pace of the game, but The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos can be entertaining for those with a high tolerance for unfiltered humor in indiscriminate quantities.
  6. Oct 5, 2020
    70
    The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos has no fear of pointing out the absurdity within conventional fantastic stories while offering an enjoyable game with many possibilities that can invite players to have more than one playthrough. The battles and puzzles both offer a fun challenge, and the dungeon has plenty of rooms to explore. For those who enjoy constant satire, subverting expectations, and enchanting voice acting, there’s no better place to stop and use the toilet.
  7. 40
    Altogether, this makes Dungeons of Naheulbeuk a real mixed bag. Its slick and well-observed aesthetic is undercut by rote humour and tired cliche, and its combat has great potential smothered by layers of random chance and obfuscation, with the great swell of combatants meaning that you can sit helplessly as a cavalcade of attacks all target and take down a character before you have a chance to act. There’s definitely something here to enjoy if you’re a diehard tactics fan with a keen eye for optimum strategy and luck mitigation, but it feels like a lot of effort for little reward.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Sep 25, 2020
    10
    excellent tactical RPG i dont undestartand why so low score to this game....
  2. Sep 29, 2020
    10
    Yep great game.
    Funny RPG game with good characters and excelent turn based tactics.
  3. Sep 20, 2020
    10
    No bugs, nice nelevl design, good depth for the fight system, and of course, the legendary Naheulbeuk universe, deveopped 20 years by Pen ofNo bugs, nice nelevl design, good depth for the fight system, and of course, the legendary Naheulbeuk universe, deveopped 20 years by Pen of Chaos.
    Artistic direction is really nice, same for musics and dialogue. The story is hilarious and compelling, the jokes are good, and there are hundreds of small references to loveraft, tolkien, and other famous fantasy/fiction master piece.

    Dont let yourself get scared of by a few bad reviews from people with a toaster for a computer. The game runs fine, and better than the average release this days. The couple of "professional" critic that have review this game to give it average grades are often offended by the humour this game has. You probably know how it is in 2020, people will get offended for no reason.

    Keep in mind that this game is a great work, made by a small team of pasionate nerds and role play gamer over the course of quite a few years. It aint, perfect, but its damn refreshing. Dont hasitate two second to get it.
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  4. Sep 26, 2020
    9
    Excellent jeu.
    N'écoutez pas les critiques négatives, elles ne sont pas justifiées.
  5. Oct 14, 2020
    7
    Game is reasonably bug free as of October 2020. (3rd patch or something)

    Solid turn based crpg with an emphasis on combat and nicely
    Game is reasonably bug free as of October 2020. (3rd patch or something)

    Solid turn based crpg with an emphasis on combat and nicely voice-acted silly dialogue. Both of which are executed expertly and represent the main selling point of the game.

    The UI on PC could be better but other than that its quite good for an indie crpg.
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  6. Sep 19, 2020
    5
    Dissapointed. What a pity of game. It has GREAT graphics, good animations, good history.. BUT..

    And it is a BIG BUT.. Gameplay is so
    Dissapointed. What a pity of game. It has GREAT graphics, good animations, good history.. BUT..

    And it is a BIG BUT.. Gameplay is so frustrating. Lets go point by point:

    1-Combats are SCRIPTED!!! , no matters how many times you reload a savegame the same conclusion is gonna happen ( if the computer has decided this turn your character is gonna have a critical failure, that will happens ALWAYS) so whats the point on save in the middle of combats?

    2-Combats take years! And specially this turn base combat feels old and clunky. Jesuchrist I don't want to micromanage and select the direction the character is gonna face, make that automatic to the best option.

    3-Enemies do so much damage that it is annoying. Even a little goblin can do 20 or more damage per turn to your armoured tanks. Team characters are all time dying because of the poor balance of the enemies. And I'm playing in "Normal" difficulty.. lucky of me that I didn't select the Hard one.

    4-Movement in the normal map is also annoying, camera controls and UI too.

    5-Loading times are.. veeeery long. So this makes combats even more annoying when you have to reload a lot because of the unfair computer.

    6-Loot is poor. A sword cant be used for other sword wielding chars just because isn't made for you.

    7-Chars has healing skills that can use inside combat for free but they cant use it outside combat because of .. poor gameplay design. So you have to waste potions if you want to heal outside combat even if u have a f****ng cleric in your team

    So basically.. a beautiful game that you don't want to play because is clunky in mechanics.
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  7. Sep 19, 2020
    0
    The game is rushed, full of bugs that force you to restart it.
    The quality of the environment and (limited) gameplay are typical of a low
    The game is rushed, full of bugs that force you to restart it.
    The quality of the environment and (limited) gameplay are typical of a low budget game, while the price is exaggerated. The English translation is amateur, very iffy; way worse than the English of my review. And that also affects judgment a lot, because it's a game full of humor and there's no such humor in English.
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