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Stonekeep: Bones of the Ancestors (2012) Game Information

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05/26/2012 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Defiling the Bones of its Ancestor

The original “Stonekeep” was released for DOS in 1995 and was an important missing link in the evolution of gaming. It was both a 3D game before polygons became the norm, using motion capture and 2D sprite layering to create the illusion of real 3D, and a step away from cooldown-based first-person dungeon-crawling RPGs toward first-person action/adventure games, similar to “The Elder Scrolls” series. Despite its multifarious pedigree, “Stonekeep” was a fun game, and I enjoyed it immensely… when it wasn’t corrupting itself and requiring reinstallation, a problem that prevented me from completing the final floor.

As a fan of “Stonekeep,” when a release date for a game called “Stonekeep: Bones of the Ancestors” (“BotA”) slipped-in under the radar, I was both excited and worried. Some sour...

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