Demon War Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - very positive
Or, to put it yet another way, I prefer Din’s Curse to Torchlight. Pop that in your pipe and smoke it.
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Bytten - 95%
It says a lot that I meant to finish this review tonight and got distracted for an hour by "research"!
Read more at Bytten

Armchair General - 90%
In fact, I’ll make this bold statement about Din’s Curse: if Diablo III doesn’t have at least a matching save-the-town dynamic, or sense of urgency and satisfaction, I may be sorely disappointed with it.
Read more at Armchair General

No High Scores - very positive
And there is no question, at all, that I’d rather play Din’s Curse than Torchlight. Not that Torchlight is a bad game but Din’s Curse has proved significantly more valuable. It’s really not even close.
Read more at No High Scores

leetNEET - 9/10
All I can say is, buy this game. You owe it to yourself to dive into an RPG that's this deep, and yet so accessible.
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Lan Raiders - 90
If you are after one of the best gameplay experiences, providing you are a fan of RPG’s then there is no question that this game is right up your street and is the Godfather of RPG’s in my eyes.
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Furious Fan Boys - very positive
Each one is unique, like a snowflake.  A really dangerous snowflake… with sharp edges… filled with monsters.  Illusory walls, cave-ins, traps, obstacles and bonus giving objects litter each level.
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RPG Codex - very positive
It's fantastic: the 'Diablo with dungeons that fight back' moniker is wholly justified.
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Gear Diary - very positive
To put it simply, it takes everything from the original and makes it bigger and better and a richer and fuller experience!
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Gamercast - very positive
Demon War is an expansion to the curiously addictive indie dungeon crawler Din’s Curse that we recently reviewed after we could tear ourselves away from it.
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Hooked Gamers - 84
What I particularly enjoy about Din’s Curse is the feeling of constant peril caused by traps in each dungeon and the constantly evolving world which can see any number of events randomly occurring at any time.
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GameDwellers - 4/5
If you love a good dungeon crawl in a constantly evolving world where your choices will actually affect the layout of the land in the aftermath then I say go for it.
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RandomNPC - 8
Supported by strong and versatile gameplay, the central mechanic turns a by-the-numbers hunt for better gear into a tense, engaging, and meaningful dungeon crawl.
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PALGN - 8
If you’re looking for something much more different from a typical hack-and-slash RPG and want plenty of challenge, Din’s Curse and its expansion, Demon War, will be sure to sate your appetite for a long, long time.
Read more at PALGN

The Adrenaline Vault - 4 stars
I haven’t seen everything as of right now, and I fear I might never see it all; Demon War has a lot going on as far as playability goes, and this is a major plus for me.
Read more at The Adrenaline Vault

SquareGo - 4/5
Sometimes, "you can go home again", and it was an absolute joy for me to come back to review the Demon War expansion to Din's Curse for a number of reasons.
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RPGFan - 80%
Each town really does live and breathe in Din's Curse, and perhaps even more importantly, each dungeon.
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Multiplayer Hub - 4/5
One of the best new modes put in when you don’t feel like dungeon crawling is an invasion mode. Waves of monsters attack the town immediately, so it provides you something to do when you just want to fight waves and waves of enemies.
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GameFront - 80
This dynamism is what makes Din’s Curse addictive. You always want to complete one more quest, save one more townsperson, or explore one more dungeon level, because you know time is of the essence.
Read more at GameFront

Gametactics - 8
Demon War adds a lot more content to an already pretty impressive and unique game.
Read more at Gametactics

Bits 'n' Bytes - Recommended!
Hell, I didn’t even make it through the one hour demo of Torchlight, despite the game’s beautiful graphics and style. So it was a very pleasant surprise to realize I was really enjoying Din’s Curse.
Read more at Bits 'n' Bytes

Diehard GameFAN - Good Game
The real factor that sets this game apart is it’s dynamically generated gameplay.
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Addict of Fiction - positive
It’s definitely unlike any regular action/rpg I’ve ever played.
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I-Luv-Games - positive
Din’s Curse takes the elements of a good Action/RPG one step further by being contained within a dynamic, yet familiar, fantasy mold.
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Examiner.com - positive
...beneath its rough exterior beats the heart of an equally addictive action RPG rockin’ a strangely retro and even nostalgia-inducing vibe.
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Gamers Nexus - 76
Din's Curse: Demon War continues its venture to be one of the most innovative, dynamic, and replayable dungeon-crawlers out there.
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411mania.com - 7.5
The random feel is what gives the game its charm, as one minute you can be helping feed your villagers, while the next monsters can swarm your town, killing your salesmen off.
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Malaysian Gamer - fairly positive
But when the cool bits do happen, they are awesome. I don’t recall ever seeing anything just this random and dynamic in an action RPG.
Read more at Malaysian Gamer

 
Reviews

DedicatedToGamers.co.uk - 5/5
Din’s Curse is one of the finest action-RPGs out there at the moment
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Bytten - 94%
The most intriguing aspect of the game is that your actions - or lack of them - lead to consequences.
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Fidgit - no score, but very positive
Din's Curse is like Diablo, but with dungeons that fight back.
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TGS - no score, but very positive
It's ridiculous how many things can happen in this game, and I mean that in a good way.
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Gear Diary - no score, but very positive
The first time I arrived after monsters were swarming the village I was shocked and thrilled – this is simply NOT how most games work.
Read more at Gear Diary

Gamercast - no score, but very positive
First impressions of the game will immediately bring memories of Diablo, comparisons of Torchlight, and many other dungeon crawlers; however appearances can be deceiving, Din’s Curse is a dynamic indie dungeon crawler with a lot of heart, and an addictive nature.
Read more at Gamercast

techlore - no score, but very positive
All in all, Din's Curse is a fantastic dungeon crawler RPG that can and will provide infinite replayability due to procedurally generated towns, NPCs, monsters, dungeons, and loot--as well as featuring a wholly unique "living" world for you to interact in.
Read more at techlore

Games Are Evil - A
Needless to say, I was sorry I didn’t play it sooner. If my foot could reach my ass, I would have kicked it and kicked it hard.
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Great PC Games - 9
Din's Curse is a very playable, easy to understand game that kept us coming back for more.
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Gaming Illustrated - 88%
When I booted up Din’s Curse for the first time, two words instantly sprang to mind: Diablo clone. Yet when people hear “clone” in reference to anything, it’s usually seen as a bad thing. But I’m happy to say that this is the furthest thing from the truth when it comes to Din’s Curse. Its gameplay style, randomly generated dungeons and storyline made me nostalgic for the crusades against Diablo that I went on every day when I was a kid. And while there are many “Diablo clones” out there, Din’s Curse adds a bit of something different.
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GAMING truth - 8.75
This is honestly one of my favorite PC games available on the Steam marketplace simply because it captures the essence of fantasy RPG’s while injecting its own distinct elements. I personally have had a blast with the game...
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ZTGD - 8.7
There really is a ton of depth in the character building aspects of the game. It’s possible to make 20 characters and not have a single overlap in abilities or stats.
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neXGam (German) - 8.1
Technically solid, peppered with a few quirks, the title offers many varied, with monsters contaminated dungeons, quests and loot mass, where the eye can see.
Read more at http://www.nexgam.de/games/dins-curse-macintosh/review-1.html (German)

Co-Optimus - 4/5
If you've ever wanted to be a badass warrior who wears mail armor and wields an enormous two-handed mace, but has the nimble grace and stealth skills of a rogue, this is your game.
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GameZone - 8.0
Soldak’s latest offering is Din’s Curse, which once again capitalizes on outstanding traditional mechanics while distinguishing itself among the crowd.
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Alternative Magazine Online - 8/10
I always sit down with Din’s Curse for a short ten minute play, only to look at the clock hours later wondering where the time has gone.
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The Adrenaline Vault - 4/5
Its combination of old-school RPG gameplay with a quick pace and combat that’s focused on more than just the dungeons give it the uniqueness it needs to stand out in the crowded dungeon-crawler genre.
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IndieRPGs - 4/5
A la Diablo, the dungeon is randomly generated. But so is everything else, leading to an impressively dynamic dungeon-delving experience.
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Multiplayer Hub - 4/5
I honestly sat down with the intent just to get a feel for the game first, and suddenly hours passed.
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PwnGamer - 8
Din’s Curse is a title that has brought me back to those glory days. Developed by Soldak Entertainment, Din’s Curse is an action RPG title which will have you addicted from the get go.
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GamingOgre - 80%
With that in mind Din’s Curse is still a pleasure to play and offers enough new mechanics to help differentiate it from a genre which could easily become very bland.
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Proven Gamer - 4/5
A nice addition to this game is the ability to hop online and play cooperatively with friends or strangers. This process is done with relative ease and adds a fun dynamic to the game. The iconic events that occur throughout the game can now be shared with others, making them all the better.
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inVision Game Community - 4/5
Since Blizzard released Diablo, there have been a lot of games featuring dungeons and loot collecting.  On rare occasions, one of those games is really enjoyable. Today we are looking at a one of those gems that are actually fun to play: Din’s Curse. Soldak Entertainment, an indie developer, recently brought out the dungeon crawler Din’s Curse. On first sight, the graphics might be a turn-off, but don’t be fooled; the gameplay is absolutely amazing.
Read more at inVision Game Community

DIYGamer - no score but positive
... I will say that battling in Din’s Curse is highly satisfying. You have a wide variety of enemies and a wide variety of abilities to take care of them.
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The Nerdemic - positive
The list continues with more scenarios, but one can certainly appreciate the developers giving the player adjustments to create the perfect, unique experience.
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Game Side Story - positive
no quote, review is in French
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InternetFreaks - positive
Overall, I enjoyed Din's Curse a lot! The game really stuck with me because of its customization and randomly generated towns and things of that nature. For the low price of only ten bucks, this game provides a lot of great, high quality content that will be sure to keep you playing!
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Gaming Nexus - B-
The pace of the quests is quite fun and exciting, and really drives the game to a completely new action RPG feel.
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AusGamers - 7.7
Dynamic campaign system adds life the game world. Even each town and dungeon has its own set of special world rules.
Read more at AusGamers

PC Gamer (July) - 76%
There's a rare sense that anything can happen, as you're constantly surprised by events. You can smash out support columns to bury foes under walls, monsters can escape the dungeon and invade the town, and once a single zombie wandered into a town and zombified all the NPCs inside.

PC Games and Reviews - 75%
It makes the world feel on edge, never safe and, well, awesome to be honest!
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GamingExcellence - 75%
When every game that comes out in this genre is just the same thing over and over again, Din's Curse brings a lot of new features to the table. 
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gameSlave - 75%
Din's Curse is a nice, simple, back-to-basics dungeon stomper that will keep you coming back for more. 
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Gamers Nexus - 75
Akin to our hero, Din has cursed me with an inability to stop playing long enough to write this review.
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GamersMint - 3 1/2 (out of 5)
This pacing is what makes this game unique, as you actually feel for the world rather than leisurely idling around.
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Gametactics - 7
Din’s Curse is a fun game that is very addictive with a lot of re-playability and will have players creating multiple characters and playing for hours on end.
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GDN - 7
In conclusion, if you are a fan of classic RPG’s and have the taste for adventure then you are going to get hours of great game play out this title...
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Level 42 - 3/5
Not content to just piggyback on the successes of other dungeon crawlers, Soldak Entertainment added a few new components to keep the genre fresh and interesting.
Read more at Level 42

 
Previews

RPGWatch
Iron Tower
The Adrenaline Vault
DIYGamer
Gametactics
XPD8.net
Gamers Daily News
GamersInfo.net
neXGam (German)
HonestGamers
Co-Optimus
Werit's blog

 
Interviews

Indie Game Magazine
IndieRPGs.com
Indie Game News
Inside Mac Games
Immortal Machines podcast
Tales of the Rampant Coyote
Random Tower of Games (mostly dev related)
GamersInfo.net
Werit's Blog #2
Iron Tower Studio
Werit's Blog
Examiner
GameBoomers

 


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