Well, one of the upsides of having a new computer is going back and looking at games that I bought a million years ago but didn’t really run very well.
Games like: War For The Overworld!
North told me a while back that this was the unofficial Dungeon Keeper 3 (they even brought back the more than deliciously evil narrator!) and while I had a little bit of fun playing it at the lowest levels of graphics, it got frustrating.
Well, golly! It’s freaking awesome!
If you remember the original Dungeon Keeper, you remember that it was made back when Peter Molyneux was not yet completely crazy. He flipped the whole “dungeon crawl” thing on its head. Instead of being the brave knight delving into a dungeon to rip out the heart of the evil creature in charge of it, you were, instead, the evil creature in charge of a dungeon and you had to take out the brave knuckleheads coming down to take your stuff.
All of joys of being in a dungeon, all of the joys of the clash of steel on steel, none of the guilt of wondering if that goblin wasn’t just trying to do his job and get home to his family. Because, hey, he’s working for you.
Trying to run this on my old workhorse was a bit of a pain in the tuchus which was too bad because, hey, it was the awesome sequel to an awesome game (well, eventually… before patch 1.2, I understand, it was closer to a “noble failure”). But now I can play it! For reals! And it’s awesome!
So… what are you playing?
(Photo is “Untitled,” by our very own Will Truman. Used with permission.)