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    dkirschner's Paper Sorcerer (PC)

    [July 30, 2014 10:08:06 AM]
    Cute old school RPG made mostly by one guy. I got this in a bundle with another game I actually wanted, but ended up enjoying this one to completion too! So, a nice surprise.

    You're a sorcerer trapped in a book. You must fight your way through 10 levels of the book's dungeon and break the book's bindings (kill the boss) on each level to advance. On the way, you learn to summon at least 3 party members. Since I didn't know what the game was going to be like, I just picked the first 3 available, which were Werewolf (agile melee attacker, lots of party buffs), Minotaur (strooong DPS), and Skeleton (tank). You are always the Sorcerer (magic DPS). There were probably 7 or 8 other options, and then you can find more minions along the way. Like, I found a puppet that I could swap in if I wanted.

    There are all the normal stats and a large set of skills for each character to learn. Buy equipment in 'town,' rest in your room to heal, use items to help in battle, normal stuff.

    On the way through the book's dungeons, there are a number of secrets to find. These were always rewarding to discover, and any time there was a quest that I actually completed, that was rewarding also. The secrets and quests are not necessarily easy to find or complete. The game is punishing in that if you, for example, use the wrong key to open a door, or use the wrong item for something, the item becomes irreparably damaged! So don't use items that you aren't 95% sure are correct for the task.

    The game itself was pleasantly challenging, especially toward the end. Actually the challenge was mainly from the normal enemies you encounter on each level. These especially became more difficult, and I think this is because I was very outleveled, like on the magnitude of 10-20% lower level. You can sort of grind in a couple spots, but I really didn't want to. The bosses were difficult in the earlier game. The later bosses were a cinch, and the final boss wasn't any trouble either.

    And...that really is the entire game. It pushed a lot of the right old school RPG buttons and I found it quite charming. It's not the prettiest game, and there are like 100 typos, but hey, props to the guy who made it!
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    dkirschner's Paper Sorcerer (PC)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Friday 11 July, 2014

    GameLog closed on: Wednesday 30 July, 2014

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Neat. Old school RPG. Looks like it'll be fairly basic though. ---------------- Fun, charming, challenging, and basic. Clunky UI.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstar

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