Dungeons 2 (PC) review
"The mostly-worthy spiritual successor to Dungeon Keeper."
Hey there fellow gamer, were you a fan of Dungeon Keeper back in the day? Were you as pissed as I was when Electronic Arts decided to shelve that series for no good reason? If so, you're in luck. Dungeons 2 is, for all intents and purposes, a complete rip-off of Dungeon Keeper in almost every way, much in the same way that Cities: Skylines is a complete rip-off of SimCity. However, if that comparison is any indication, this is not a bad thing. Dungeons 2 does a good job of filling the demand for a "dungeon simulator", the likes of which we haven't seen since 1999, and succeeds in pretty much every way that counts.
This is one of those games where you get to play as the bad guy. Step into the shoes of "The Ultimate Evil", a mystical creature in black armor who coincidentally resembles Sauron from Lord of the Rings. He rules over a stygian kingdom of orcs, goblins and trolls, and is rightly pissed at the incessant trespassing of humans and other goodie-goodies who keep breaking into his domain to kill his minions, steal his treasure, and farm experience points. What a bunch of jerks!
So, one day the Ultimate Evil decides to take matters into his own hands. He steps into the realm of men, effortlessly knocking over their towers and castles, only to fall victim to a trap set by a group of powerful heroes. They perform a ritual to banish him into non-corporeal form, and subsequently his monster armies scatter to the winds. The Ultimate Evil is then relegated to the shadows, biding his time until the day when he can exact revenge on the nasty do-gooders who did him in. Thankfully, he still has some loyal followers to do his bidding, whether he is corporeal or not.
Community review by Nightfire (January 23, 2017)
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