The old Dungeon Keeper series have demonstrated that is very pleasant and appealing to play the role of a villain, to control all the aspects of an evil “business” and kill with cold blood all the heroes who try to thwart you.
On the same ideas goes also the game Dungeons, a game developed by German studio Realms-forge Studios. This game borrows heavily from the classic one mentioned above: evil heroes, the catacombs, breeding ground for monsters and the need to broaden underground to expand your field and to find treasures. Unfortunately, their ideas not combine very well with the rest: the fights are a little boring, the level up is unsatisfactory and grinding for resources can become at some point overwhelming and exhausting. But it’s fun, it’s like when you click to claim some cash for free to get more chances to play your game.
The action takes place in real time and pretty quickly: you will build traps, decorations to increase your prestige, you control den of monsters (but not the creatures), you will dig goblins tunnels and you will have to “take care” of heroes that go underground and try to steal your treasures. These heroes can be imprisoned and tortured in different ways, but not exagerated. Basically, you will need first to let them take what they want and then to jump and kill them obtaining in this way soul energy, raw material that helps Deimos to make bigger and worse than it is.
One big problem of the game is the lack of multiplayer game option. There are only separate levels based on missions and simply sandbox. At least the graphics looks good enough and the environment really gives you the feeling of suffocating maze.
The best part of whole game is humor. More or less subtle, the story narrates the adventure of anti-hero Deimos and his quests to recover the empire after betraying his beloved one. The goblin guide, Mr. Sidekick, is actually a jewelry not only for his mean replicas, but also in terms of malicious voice.
The game has good parts like a cute graphic and pretty well designed that will give you the desire to build perfect gobbling underground. And as I already mentioned in the paragraph above, the evil and sarcastic lines may be the best part of the game.
The game also has some bad parts: the lack of multiplayer option, sometimes the fights are a little boring and at some point they may become repetitive and the story gives to much details that may interfere with your game play.
Dungeons is a game that is worthy to be played especially because it gives you the chance to be the evil character. This game is special and pretty interesting.