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Dark Quest 2 (2018) Game Information

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Role Playing (RPG) (Turn-Based RPG), Casual (Board)


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Nintendo Network, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade

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  Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
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04/20/2019 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Both Heroic and Generic at the Same Time.

Dark Quest 2 will appeal to a certain audience as the game bears a not-so-subtle resemblance to 90s board game, "Hero Quest" - a kind of high fantasy, D&D lite-type game full of miniatures and generic fantasy that, despite its basic premise, probably influenced a lot of impressionable nerds back in the day, myself included. Those nostalgic for a trip down memory lane, and wanting that experience transformed in the modern video game era, now how a way to relive their young.

Presentation: The game looks pretty good for a small studio endeavor. Both backgrounds, characters and enemies are rendered in a fine 2D grid-based setting. While the levels are very much generic castle settings, at least the layout is well done, with quite a bit to explore (especially later levels). They even try to...

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  Nelson Schneider
Nelson Schneider
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03/23/2019 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

‘Hero’ and ‘Dark’ are both Four-Letter Words

As we all know, the cRPG – that is, the Computerized Role-Playing Game – is the descendant of tabletop RPGs, which are themselves descendants of tabletop wargames, which are descendants of board games, stretching all the way back to the Chess-like games played by our ancient ancestors. In the early 1990s, this lineage was revealed more plainly than ever when Milton-Bradley, the American toy and board game company, teamed up with Games Workshop, the British tabletop wargame company, to produce a middle-of-the-road ‘adventure’ game called “Hero Quest.” Intended as a sort of ‘gateway drug’ to get American youth interested in purchasing gobs of expensive Games Workshop miniatures, “Hero Quest” occupied a somewhat-ambiguous space between the simplistic world of board games ...

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