Posted February 16, 2014
You are welcome! I like reading this thread too!
dirtyharry50: Thanks for taking the time to share that. Feedback like that is why I enjoy reading this thread regularly. I bought both Demon Stone and Dragonshard on purpose (not in any bundle) just because they were D&D games and looked like they would be fun to me after checking into them. I will probably enjoy them too when I get around to them.
I agree with you. I also though that this game would have been better received if it hadn't been labeled as D&D.
Leroux: I wouldn't say that it deserves any hate, but personally I didn't think it was worthy of much praise either. I guess the reason why people look down on it so much is that it's got the D&D label on it and is often bundled with all those classic RPGs, but in reality it doesn't have much in common with them.
Sure, there are many better hack & slash action games but for me only a few of them are true masterpieces that I like to replay. So playing Demon Stone for the first time is more entertaining than replaying a better game that I already know. True, I could have found a game that is both: better than Demon Stone and new to me but you know, I couldn't be sure that it would be better than Demon Stone until I play it. Instead of wasting time on searching for a better game I decided to try the one that I already had on my shelf. And I don't regret, as I said before it's moderately entertaining but without any major frustrations. Good enough for me.
Leroux: Not even if you ignore the genre differences, because the other D&D games are some of the best RPGs out there, while I bet there are many hack-and-slash action games that are much more fun to play than Demon Stone. (YMMV)