Tower of Doom:Reviews:Jeff Lait

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This review of Tower of Doom was based on version 001.
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== About The Review ==
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This review of [[Warp Rogue | Tower of Doom]] was based on version 001.
  
 
It was tested under Windows XP.
 
It was tested under Windows XP.
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== Synopsis ==
  
 
I really hope copx keeps this feel together, as this is a playable
 
I really hope copx keeps this feel together, as this is a playable
 
game out of the box!
 
game out of the box!
  
It is, however, newbie unfriendly:
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== Features ==
 
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1) There is an alphabet soup at character creation. WS? BS? WTF?
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There is more than enough room to write things out in full here, with
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perhaps the abbreviation beside it. Manual reading should be
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optional.
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2) Where are the hitpoints? The Wound counter is hidden somewhere on
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the status line, looking no different from WS. Please move Wounds to
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either the left most or right most spot.
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It is, however, newbie friendly:
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1) Making choices at random and not knowing where the hit points are,
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it is still fun.
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Infinite ammo is a brilliant concept. Resist the temptation to remove
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this!
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Your choice of graphics is interesting. I really don't know if I have
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ever seen it proper. I think hte @ is supposed to be a little upside
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down L, right? That's what I get with a US code page. With the
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Japanese codepage on my laptop, all the characters are random.
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Further, ones to the left affect those to the right, leading to much
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hilarity. Please investigate code pages and figure out how to enforce
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the one you want.
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Note: This was a problem of using the wrong code page, which was fixed in later versions.
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It is newbie friendly.  Despite making character creation choices at random and not knowing where the hit points are, it is still very fun.
  
We all know the real reason why you only save your own stats, and not
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Infinite ammo is a brilliant concept. Resist the temptation to remove this feature!
current level. STOP BEING LAZY! I don't want to have to wait to
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finish a fight to save. The advantage of roguelikes should be that I
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can get up and leave them at any time. Being able to quit and save at
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any point is part of this. You should change this [now: create], as it will
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only get harder to save your level state later.
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Note: Later versions of Tower of Doom did correct this
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== Drawbacks ==
  
All in all, a very fun hack and slash. The prompts on stairs annoy
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The problems encountered during the review process have been fixed in later versions.
me, but not unduly (Stairs are rare). I always find it odd when I see
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a corpse (%) but don't get a "You see an orc corpse here." when you
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stand on it. You also don't seem to see that a weapon drops other
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than by standing on the corpse. (Which prompts that annoying pickup
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message)
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Latest revision as of 13:59, 22 March 2009

Contents

[edit] About The Review

This review of Tower of Doom was based on version 001.

It was tested under Windows XP.

[edit] Synopsis

I really hope copx keeps this feel together, as this is a playable game out of the box!

[edit] Features

It is newbie friendly. Despite making character creation choices at random and not knowing where the hit points are, it is still very fun.

Infinite ammo is a brilliant concept. Resist the temptation to remove this feature!

[edit] Drawbacks

The problems encountered during the review process have been fixed in later versions.

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