Angry Joe and Other Joe play through the first level of Legend of Grimrock, the modernized throwback to the old school dungeon crawlers of decades past! How does a game like this hold up today? Find out!
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Enjoyed this one and the price was right for the time I poured into it. Can’t wait for a sequel.
I can tell you guys did not have much fun with this. Which is a shame, because it’s a very good game – but I understand, it’s hard to get into it, especially in such a brief time. Games like Legend of Grimrock require a degree of commitment from the player right from the start.
buyed, played, finished = awesom game, but the ending quite weak (i dont like the prison, boss its ok, but the look of the place sux)
Honestly I think it’s great they’re breaking into this type of niche genre with something new as an IP. It’s not on the scale of wizardy or eye of the beholder but it doesn’t NEED to be for people to try out an old school type of game in a modern gaming world full of FPS and AAA RPG ME and Skyrim. I think this type of gaming can ‘regrow’ and maybe inspire other devs (or Almost Human themselves) to rebuild on a more complex game mechanics and so on. I greatly enjoyed Grimrock and I played it cause I was genuinely into it, I left skyrim (honeslty got bored of it), FO:NV (already beat it) and witcher 2 (not all that into atm) to play this little gem. I’m not even familiar with older dungeon crawlers-never played them-but this game truly grabbed my interests.
P.S. Don’t feed into people who are annoyed on comment section especially if they’re gonna just retort if they got nothing better to do. Just gonna flood the comment section with ‘drama’ and zero insight.
The game might not be for everyone , I understand , but I would insist it has great value to it.For a while now we’ve been seeing day 1 or a month after release payed dlcs from so called triple ‘A’ titles that add little if anything at all to the core game. For my 3 playthroughs I’ve gotten about 32 hours of gameplay and if we see a ‘creation kit’ release in the future ,people will be able to get ten times as much, ’cause theres always going to be that one devious b*stard that will create the ‘dungeon of hatred and damnation’ that will run 100 floors deep 😛 .
Here is my little REVIEW of GRIMROCK
After playing GRIMROCK for a few days off and on, I can say this game is alot of fun. I sunk WAY more time into the game this weekend than I planned to because I just couldnt stop…I couldnt let the PUZZLES win! I had to find the secrets!
The graphics are great..limited of course…thats the genre.
Gameplay is FUN. Overall you can move and do most things as good or BETTER than the original types of these games.
The puzzles are tricky sometimes as are finding the secrets.
If you dont read up on the game too much before playing it..you WILL be surprised and have your ass handed to you MANY times which is a GOOD break from hardly every dying in a game these days. Any game that can do that to me when I pride myself on NOT dying alot in most games is awesome. This humbled me a little.
Monster variety was pretty good for their limited levels. I mean hey I got bored fighting the same reapers in ME too so cant blame these guys either.
HUNGER is ok it makes it feel old schoolish but there needs to be more food. I didnt like being hungry so often.
There were a few ways to “cheat” the system like being able to close and open doors to literally fight in increments. You open door hit monster close door and repear. Kinda silly and cheap.
Another way was to move in “squares” and you could defeat enemies because they had to move left or right only. I felt their attack should be able to hit you as long as they have a range and no obstacle was in their way. This felt cheap even tho not a bug.
The game does get repetitive after awhile but that said It was refreshing to move to a new area where the stones of the walls look new and see different things like statues etc.
ALL in ALL good fun game. Worth 15 bucs.
Fei commeneted this somewhere down the list here:
You like this old shit fine but lets not pretend like this is something special because its just not. Get back to reallity from your nostalgia land.
A simplistic game, where you stare at the same walls and keep fighting enemies with the same tactics that never change.”
——— MY REPONSE
First: How can we get BACK TO REALITY from playing a game to other games which arent reality?
Second: Yes the purpose of the game is throwback. And they succeeded to make a throwback game thats fun within its genre.
Third: If you buy this yes you are either: Nostalgic or not playing anything else right now. True but and yea?
“First: How can we get BACK TO REALITY from playing a game to other games which arent reality?”
What you mean here is playing games in general.
I think people misunderstand my first comment, it wasn’t towards your video but other comments.
I read comments like best game ever, game of the year, anyone who thinks that is obviously floating in some kinda nostlagia bubble. So my “get back to reality ” was towards them not gaming.
I already explained what my point was in other comments.
Its very simple if someone wants to claim this is game of the year, they should provide reason why they think so, if not I will be there to tell them that they are pretentious ass. End of story.
HA HA HA funny crap Other Joe was like drag and drop and drawing maps good lets play it would have been boring without u guys keep us posted peace for reconmission1
Wow whats this guys IQ 4 “Angryjoe you’re moron.”
Stupid kids these days. Don’t even know how to speak the English language properly. You sound like an uneducated Ni**er
I’d say Gauntlet was my earliest exposure to the dungeon crawler genre, but would that be considered in the same vein as an Eye of the Beholder or this game?
i come from china
Very funny and has a strong nostalgic feeling to it, please review this one.
OH look … a first person dungeon crawler..zzzzzzzzzz
Why are you all getting offended and/or upset? It’s a fucking Let’s Play video, not a review. It’s not something you should be taking seriously. Some real morons trolling his comments section on this one. If you don’t like Let’s Play videos, then don’t watch them!
I don’t mind tellin’ you, I’m a little insulted by the way Grimrock was treated here – confined to a joking playthrough. Where’s the respect? ‘Old fart’ games? I’m 26. While Dungeon Master & Eye of the Beholder were amongst some of my first games, they’re not beyond your time. I’d rather the review was conducted by someone in-tune with the PC culture, or not at all.
TotalBiscuit did a WTF is of this game and treated it with utmost respect. You should check out his review, it’s like 40 minutes long and really insightful. Cheers.
Indeed, proper respect. I felt sad when AngryJoe made this video… made him look like a kid from nowadays which gets a game that has so much potential inside it (especially with user made content) and he treats it like another garbage title.
Other Joe is hilarious
I wish I was around when these sorts of games were flourishing on the market. Crazy times.
Thanks for the throwback Joe, even if we weren’t around to experience it.
Hey Joe, why won’t you review this seriously? Is a niche game like this really beneath you that you do it no credit at all? It feels like you’re mocking those of us that like games like this.
wat?? no dude, he’s not mocking you or anything. it just that he can’t review every single game out there, so for some games he made a let’s play/impression for us.
You mean like this:
“oh hey look at me, doing dumb crap. yep i’m playing like a retard. this sure is like how games used to be. me and my bro being a dumbass. you stupid gamers playing this retro gamz.”
Reminds me of some game I used to play on 3DO…Can’t remember but I clicked some shit on a wall and there was a key. Gates and maybe a castle. Fun type of game, kinda neat to see it in a modern light.
Do you mean Shadowgate? Because that was one brutal first-person point and click puzzle game.
Thanks for the video, will have to check this out!! Wish this was for the consoles…
hahaha you guys are jokes. the first snail you saw, killed me. using sorcerer abilities was apparently super hard back in the dungeon caller days haha. Oh old school games, why you so crazy hard! oh and by the way, your comment section, has got a lot of drama:p
I love this game, although the Cthulhu things in the later levels can get really annoying!
Off topic: Will you be conducting an interview with the BannerSaga developers? StoicStudios is going to be celebrating the end of their kickstarter campaign this Saturday @ the PourhousePub in Austin.
All I can say is…
All I can say is… it’s hip to be square again.
I screamed to my screen “USE THE MAGIC YOU IDIOT!!!!USE THE GOD DAM MAGIC”.I pretty much felt like i was playing too, awesome game.
Spoony is not that kind of thief
What a bunch of pretentious assholes, give me a fck break “best game of the year” stop insulting people who are a acutally creative with your nonesense.
So they revived old genre, created a few textures and enemies, changed a few gameplay things that people used to complain about in old games and here you go game of the year , start throwing awards.
Played this for about 3 hours untill I got bored and went back to Skyrim. The only reason anyone would want to play this is simply if you don’t have anything better to play atm or if you have huge nostalgia boner for old games like this. Love the tactics in this game, any enemy can be defeated by moving in circles or should I say in squares, the only way you will die if you get youself stuck in corner. Where is a reason almoust no one makes game like this today, its because you we can be more creative with our games today, we can have entire worlds in our games not just one long boring dungeon. You like this old shit fine but lets not pretend like this is something special because its just not. Get back to reallity from your nostalgia land.
A simplistic game, where you stare at the same walls and keep fighting enemies with the same tactics that never change.
U mad bro?
Just admit that this is not your kind of RPG. It’s a dungeon crawler not a freerome poke fest. And you can get easily killed by later monsters that use range attacks and strong melee. But i guess you haven’t even passed the first level.
U mad bro? <– What is this, pathetic attemnt to sound cool?
Thanks for telling me what kind of games this is , would not have figure it out without you.
You know what maybe you are right this is not my kind of rpg, mainly because its not rpg. For a game to be rpg it has to have that very important part of rpg game, what was it? Oh right role play. If all it takes is just some statistics and levels to call something rpg, then you might as well start calling cod series rpgs.
So you call some guy cod kid because he doesn't like this game and now you assume that I suck at it? Is that what you saying?
Maybe you should assume less idiot and start using a brain. Seems to me like you are little insecure cunt, who can't comprehend fact that there are people with different opinions in the world.
I passed a few levels, 3 hours is more then enough to do that if you not stoping to inspect every wall. Had and invincible team of 2 fighters up front, and 2 minotaur rogues in the back 1 with missles and 1 with throwing, since mages don't do nearly enough damage as rogues not to mention they can attack faster. It doesn't matter if enemy has range attack or strong attack, then you cricle around them they have to turn, you will always have chance to hit them atleast ones and keep turning, works against any enemey if you have space that is. This game is ok for what it is, but save retarded statements like " best game of the year please".
I say, splendid display of rage my good sir, forgive me that i don’t rage back but on the internet it has no purpose cause in the end everybody has there own opinions.
Loosen your butt cheeks a little why won’t you 😉
But seriously Role Playing games come in many flavors you can create your character depending on his ability’s and talents or character. RPG’s existed before Skyrim and Mass Effect you know. Hell i don’t even think ME even count’s as an RPG.
You just blew my mind again rpg’s existed before skyrim and mass effect you say, thank you for this information.
You assuming things again. Maybe find a description of what roleplaying means and respond then, cause its seems you are unsure.
Comon, stop the rage.
The game actually looks good, you can’t compare this to Skyrim though true but it does seem like a strong game anyway.
I never compared it to Syrim.
For someone on a rather simple-minded tirade about “pretentious assholes”, you are doing a darn fine job of being one yourself, not to mention far more sensitive and paranoid than the poster you responded to.
Also, your definition of “RPG” is flawed. As flawed as any single persons definition of a game can be. You claim that you have to be able to “role play” in a game before it can be a RPG game, yet there are thousands of games out there listed as such, and the ability to “role play” in them comes at various degrees.
Hell, its like claiming that a board game isn’t a board game if it doesn’t use dice, or that a trading card game isn’t a trading card game if it uses a limited resource system.
So next time when you go to post, spend less time trying to come up with insults and more time on the actual meat of it.
“Also, your definition of “RPG” is flawed”
No its not, its actually very simple.
Rpg= roleplaying game.
“ability to “role play” in them comes at various degrees.”
Yes I agree but if the game doesn’t provide any, it should not be called rpg.
“yet there are thousands of games out there listed as such”
Portal 2 listed as shooter, does it mean its shooter?
So just because some gaming sites lists some games as one thing that means its true right?
Lots of people believe in god, does it prove god exist?
“Hell, its like claiming that a board game isn’t a board game if it doesn’t use dice, or that a trading card game isn’t a trading card game if it uses a limited resource system”
Cute you came up with your own bullshit comparison.
The correct comparison would be: roleplaying game cannot be called rpg without any form of roleplay, card game cannot be card game if it does’t involve cards to trade, shooter can’t be called shooter if you don’t actually shoot at anything.
Was this clear enough for you?
Where is no rage here , responding to hostility with hostility. Like I’m gonna have rational argument with some moron who at first chance calls someone cod kidie because they don’t share his view point lol.
How was I being paranoid or pretentious? When I claim something I give my reasons why. Look up definitions for paranoid, pretentious cause its seems you are using them wrong.
one of the definitions of pretentious
“pretentious – (of a display) tawdry or vulgar”
You’re also highly defensive towards commentors who haven’t even said anything about you. You also seem to have a problem with not being able to go more than one post without insulting or attacking someone at least a few times. In fact, a few times you even make broad assumptions of what someone is saying and just go from there.
The Final Fantasy series of games are considered an RPG, and even excluding the more recent titles and looking towards the earlier half, the ability to “role play” in them can be more than a little limited at times. It boils down to just choosing what characters are in your party, then continue onwards.
Then you reach something, for instance, like the Elder Scroll titles. They open up in terms of how you can play, and give you a much broader ability to “role play” within the confines of the game.
And I see no difference between Grimrocks system and the first few Final Fantasy games.
“pretentious – (of a display) tawdry or vulgar”
Did you pull this out of your ass?
Pretentious – making usually unjustified or excessive claims.
No need to insult you , you doing good job yourself.
And on that note, good day troll. I do hope that your mother remembers to leave some catfood down there in the basement for you, as I’m quite sure the crumbs of dried feces and seamen entangled in your massive neckbeard isn’t enough to sustain your weighty self.
lol that dictionary that you gave link to, says the same thing just in other words.
How can you be this stupid? if pointing out people stupidity makes me troll, I rather be troll then an idiot.
I loved what Fei said here.
“Where is no rage here , responding to hostility with hostility. Like I’m gonna have rational argument with some moron who at first chance calls someone cod kidie because they don’t share his view point lol.”
You mean the exact same thing you did in your first comment?
Why do you care if someone liked this game more then you do?
Oh great another fan, did you read everything or you just pick one part?
I don’t care if somone liked this game , I actually liked this game too. What I found increadibly stupid is people claiming this to be game of year, best game they ever , etc and not providing a single argument why they think so. My first comments was based on reading other commments I knew then I wrote it that there will be lots of hostility already.
Did this explains everything you wanted to know or you have more questions?
Not really no, I could care less if someone thinks this is their game of the Year, why do you care?
I haven’t even played this game, I just don’t see the point in getting annoyed or mad because someone really likes something that doesn’t effect me. If someone loves this game enough to be their favorite game of the year, whats the harm in that?
Why does it matter?
I’m not mad , maybe slitgly annoyed. Why do I care? Simple – I see game development , gaming or whatever you wanna call it as art form. If someone is gonna claim that this game is supposed to be game of the year, they are showing me that they have very little understanding about game development and showing level off ignorance that I just can’t relate to. I guess what I’m saying is provide reasons for your claims because otherwise what is the point? We might as well start posting stuff like Opel cars are the best cars ever made. Why? Oh right because I say so. But I see what you saying why should I care? I should just ignore and move on but I can turn this on you why do you care if I care ?
Seeing games as art gives no justification for the childish and immature way you present yourself however.
Besides, simply because you prefer Van Gogh, for instance, over that of Monet, also doesn’t give you the right to act like you’ve done either, or the fact you think a Van Gogh painting isn’t a “Van Gogh” unless its a landscape painting.
They people who are saying Game of the Year know it’s not game of the game, it’s a niche title like Joe said.
They are just excited about the game. I see no problem with that. It just seems like you are trying to jump on someone’s fun.
Wow that was so bad typos, haha.
Here’s what I meant to say.
The people who are saying Game of the Year know it’s not game of the year, it’s a niche title like Joe said.
They are just excited about the game. I see no problem with that. It just seems like you are trying to jump on someone’s fun, rain on their parade if you will.
You still did not answer why do you care if I care ?
You’re right, for a game to be an RPG, it needs to have role playing. The method of Role-playing you’re thinking of is the dialogue-based RP, which is a very, very essential component of any solid modern RPG (and of course, any good tabletop game).
However,the term Role-Play can also be used in reference to the class-based component of any good RPG. It’s not just in reference to dialogue options, etc.
Dismissing it as some genre other than ‘RPG’ is disingenuous to the roots and traditions of this kind of game, but it’s also a very accurate look at the way we now see video game RPGs. I agree with both points. It’s an RPG, but it’s very firmly entrenched in the Dungeon Crawler subgenre. It’s defiantly not a throwback to traditional D&D tabletop.
I get it, I know where RPGs coming from but I just don’t think we need that labeling anymore.
Problem is to me dialogue-based roleplay is the only kind of roleplay, because without it we just have bunch of statistics.
There are many games out there that lets you choose class, lets you customize it, etc. Many are called RPGs some are not and the line we draw , most of the time seems to be, does it have swords and magic? Oh its RPG then if it does.
Why not call things for what they are hack/slash, action, dungeon crawler and add with RPG elements. But I guess RPG elements would be long category so they just go “Fuck it just add it to rpg section its simpler this way”.
In the end I don’t care that much, people can call Diablo sci-fi shooter if they want, to me personally though it will never be an RPG.
Why the hell did you guys feed this troll for so long? Fei is clearly a rage infused, <75 IP, barely able to type readable English, trollolololol. Don't feed da trolls. They will just comment back over and over and over… Ya, he's a moron, but leading him on is like using a laser pointer on a cat. You are just as responsible.
A guy with no valid argument and who uses words like da, ya criticizing my english and calling me a troll, oh the irony. I guess the word hypocrite is alien to you or you just too stupid to understand you are one.
My english might not be perfect but its not my native language and I can speak and write in a few languages, can you say the same, I doubt it?
Want a banana?
Holy shit chill out. Seriously. Its an indie game made by a small team that costs 13-15$. I don’t think anyone is saying it needs to be game of the year dude. People like this game because its a good game. A small team made this game and you’re being an asshole to them because of that. Seriously just unclench your butt hole and calm the nerd rage.
Yeah they do read the comments maybe. I’m not being asshole to developers, this is not about them. Do yourself a favor if you gonna post something read comments first cause it seems you are the one raging now.
I love you, you had so much to type in and still misspelled a word.
joe kinda seems like he’s being a dick in this video. seems like he’s being a greedy player who you would hate to be on your team.
i love the videos with other joe though. they usually seem like their having so much fun together. but angry joe just kinda seemed like he was being a selfish dick towards other joe. reminds me of when u were a little kid and their was that one kid who would try to hoard everything for themselves and get all pissy if they had to share.
Every time Joe plays a game with others in his review he is playing like a egoistic bastard really and the others are just like fuck it he is reviewing we wont slam him.
Would hate to have joe on my team indeed
whoa what’s with the hate guys? the reason mmorpg’s exist is because of people like angry Joe and me, getting the best gear for your own player is kinda 2ed nature when it comes to video games, kinda makes you feel like your the special hero that the game wants to make you out to be
This game looks a lot like skyrim LOOOOOL XD
it’s actually kinda easy until the green death jellys start pouring out from every corner.
One of the best games ever 🙂 enjoy puzzlesolving with a little old-fashioned D&D-like dungeon exploration 🙂 little short (finished it 3-4 times since release) but lots of fun 😀
I love this game ! Played through it 3 times and I can’t wait for the player generated content to kick in , ’cause you know, it’s the players that make a great game amazing.
Seriously, Joe(s)? One of the best games of the year so far, and you fart around it? Definitely needs a proper review.
That also gave me a sad thought after understanding he won’t do a proper review of it. If that happens… a single tear will drop of my eye mourning the death of inteligent gamers everywhere.
“Me Grimrock!!!” get it? 😉
any1 that wants to play one of these classics they talk about here i highly recomend sonics ultimate genesis collection ,. there is a few ,. phantasy star 1 is like this,. also includes 2-4 ,. also a bunch of other oldies.
lol Poor Joe couldn’t beat the first level. You only need to right click throwing weapons to throw them too. If you make a Mage you also want 3 points in one spell school since that’s the minimum to cast anything.
I agree though the game isn’t for everyone. If your in to old school RPG’s though you will have lots of fun.
About the game:
12 bucks to get this game and has so many hours of gameplay inside and so much is the satisfaction of solving a puzzle or defeating giant waves of enemies without even taking any damage. Definately a GREAT game of 2012.
Don’t pass this up if you aren’t fan of RPGs.
About your play:
Oh…my… how the hell have you managed to play so bad? xD
I don’t even know how to begin to explain how much fail was within this video… and I’m new to this “dungeon crawler” thing. Almost had a aneurism just by watching you throwing rocks or not giving weapons to other party members in mid fight. Or seeing Amanda just fighting with her hands while having spells to cast 😛
The BEST game of 2012! 😮
Enjoying this game, don’t knock it till you tried it.
I’m not sure what it is about the player but it takes forever to stream, I guess I will have to watch another time 🙁
Yes, the videoplayer sucks. I’m not even able to preload the video, as it then stutters from the beginning. Or the preloading just stops and nothing happens.
Aff you are right >.<
oh hell this isnt new.For fuck sakes you got me.
seriously?there are people out the still producing this lol.This is 20 years ago.
Have to ask is this kindergarten looking at breaking into the game industry?
what? why would they not produce it if people still want to play this type of game. I had great time playing it. And yes its new.
Go play your Call of Duty kid and let people enjoy some good games for once.
No THAT! 😉
A great classic dungeon crawler RPG.
Retro in da future!