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 non-portable characters, which was fixed in later versions.''
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We all know the real reason why you only save your own stats, and not
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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.
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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Infinite ammo is a brilliant concept. Resist the temptation to remove this feature!
  
All in all, a very fun hack and slash. The prompts on stairs annoy
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== Drawbacks ==
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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''Note: The "annoying pickup message" was removed in later version.''
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The problems encountered during the review process have been fixed in later versions.
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[[Category:Reviews]]

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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