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Game #3650
RPG   First-person

Rating: 8.43 (152 votes)

Darkstone box cover

Darkstone screenshot
If sword wielding, dungeon hacking, and weak enemies are your forte in an RPG, then Delphine Software's Darkstone just may be the game for you. You are on a quest to reassemble the orb and collect the seven scattered jewels that will bring normalcy back to the surrounding towns.

Darkstone is one of the better Diablo clones that has been released. While the gameplay isn't as deep as Diablo or the enemies as tough, Darkstone does offer a nice introduction to dungeon hack RPG's via easy combat and a light focus on distributing stats.

While the game looks good, it has quite a few weak points. The story is somewhat average and clich้ fare. The maximum amount of characters permitted in a player's party at any given time is two. The graphics are lackluster and blocky and the game only offers support for 640 x 480 resolution. The interface is poorly designed and the camera angles during battle are poorly executed.

While Darkstone is far from being terrible, it falls short of being a great gaming experience. This game is not in the same calibur as Delphine's earlier titles such as Flashback: The Quest For Identity or Out Of This World, but all in all it's worth a look.

Reviewed by: doowopman
Designer: Paul Cuisset
Developer: Delphine Software
Publisher: Gathering of Developers
Year: 1997
Software Copyright: Delphine Software
Theme: Fantasy
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:   from Chips & Bits!
Related Links: Games Domain review
If you like this game, try: Gothic, Outcast, Grandia II

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