After years of avoiding this game, I realized my flaw. This game is an absolute classic!
Doomu wrote this review on .
Whoa boy, did I miss out on something great. I was perusing through my friends old game collection, and he had a copy of DK Gold and DK2 lying around that he said he never used anymore, and since I had been looking for just about anything new to play he let me take them. I settled down and started my first dungeon. I did not sleep that night. I clocked in 12 hours, each new dungeon the game threw at me just got better and better and better. Why had I avoided this game for over 10 years? I'll never know.
It IS an RTS/RPG/SIM game, but it does all 3 things perfectly. The challenge is perfect, too. It knows how to increase the difficulty without becoming frustrating. I found myself having more and more fun as harder and harder dungeons were given to me by the game. Then, I ran out. That was a sad moment... oh well, on to the Deeper Dungeons. Deeper Dungeons is a bit more frustrating, but I STILL had fun. It provided the quick fix I needed to expand my gameplay. I then played through them all another time but changing my play to get better scores. When I was done with that, I downloaded an editor and made my own dungeons.. I'm still not sick of the game, but now it's time to move on... to Dungeon Keeper 2!
It has been YEARS since a game has gripped me as tight as Dungeon Keeper, and I wish I had discovered this game before. I'm sure that if I had known how great it was then, I'd still be playing it 10 years later. Oh well, I still have another 10 years! This is easily the best hybrid style game I have ever played, and its easily the best Sim game I have ever played. I plead that Lionhead Studios, the new incarnation of Bullfrog, gets the rights back for a DK3.
Evil is good... evil is very, very good.