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One More Dungeon Review

One More Dungeon

Release: 14/12/2017
Publisher: Ratalaika Games
Developer: Ratalaika Games
Genre: Action, Adventure, Other, Role-playing, Switch Reviews
PEGI: 10+
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I use to play 3D first person dungeon crawlers a lot during the NES era. I also got a chance to play Doom on the PC, even though I wasn’t a PC gamer. Dungeon crawlers back then were simple, yet fun. How would a game like that be now? What if a game like that now decided to go retro and create a totally pixelated first person dungeon crawler? In fact, there’s a game just like that on the Nintendo Switch. The game is called One More Dungeon. It is a pixelated first person dungeon crawler that will remind you a lot of the old first person shooters/dungeon crawlers from PC. How is One More Dungeon on the Nintendo Switch? Will people want to play a pixelated first person dungeon crawler in this day and age?

In One More Dungeon, the player is just thrown into a dungeon and expected to explore and survive it. One More Dungeon, above all, is about exploration. There are a lot of things to find in this game. Survival is key too; you’ll run into a lot of enemies and traps. And don’t even try to memorize the dungeon for next time! One More Dungeon has randomized dungeons.

You will die a lot in One More Dungeon. Hopefully you’ll get pretty far before you do and get a higher score than last time. The score you get in One More Dungeon counts because the points you get can be used to unlock bonuses that will help you in the next dungeon. This is pretty handy. I enjoyed this feature a lot. One More Dungeon is a game you could easily play for hours or just in small doses. The randomized dungeons a lot of replay value. And thankfully, its controls are good and you’ll enjoy playing this game.

As for One More Dungeon’s controls, they are good, but not great. To walk around you use the left stick and this works well mostly, but sometimes the walking can feel a little odd. I do like that the camera is on the right stick because when its put anywhere else on first person games, thats extremly odd. The button controls for weapons and inventory are perfect. One More Dungeon has no touch screen or motion controls.

I find it strange that there is no touch screen controls on this game because the starting menu and the in-game menus look like they’d work better with touch than button controls. I also think using touch controls to navigate the dungeons might have been fun. I don’t see much use for motion controls on this game though. Even though its controls are not perfect and it features no Nintendo Switch specific controls, One More Dungeon is still fun.

Though, the most unique thing about One More Dungeon is its graphics!

One More Dungeon has really nice pixelated graphics. Its first person pixelated view reminds me of older games like the orignal Doom. Thankfully, the graphics are more detailed then those older games and theres also a good variety of enemies in the game. The varying layouts and objects you find help keep things interesting too.

Meanwhile, the game’s soundtrack is pretty retro but definitly not bad. There is not a lot of variety in the music, however it gets the job done well. The sound effects in the game are not the greatest either, though they do fit the game. One More Dungeon, overall, is a game that you’ll like if you like first person dungeon crawlers.

One More Dungeon is a very good game. The pixelated graphics, especially, are really well done. The gameplay is solid too and fans of first person dungeon crawlers will like this game a lot. One More Dungeon is a game that players can play in small doses or just endlessly play. Either way, you can expect a fun first person dungeon crawler! I’d definitely recommend this game for fans of the genre.

Thanks to Ratalakia Games for providing a review copy of this game. One More Dungeon is currently available on the Nintendo Switch eShop!

 

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