Druidstone: The Secret of Menhir Forest
Imagine a digital world of DnD, with deep dungeons, decisive wizards, powerful dragons all bent on attempting to destroy you at your every move. This is the world of Druidstone, set in the world of the Menhir Forest. With spells, strikes advanced character sheets and more, you’ll need to rescue prisoners, avoiding traps, and the enemies attacking the walls around you.
Druidstone owes much of its tactical gameplay to tabletop RPGs and board games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, HeroQuest, Descent, Imperial Assault and more.
As you play, you’ll quickly come to realize that the game shares much DNA of what made the Grimrock series so good, top-down levels with fantastic art, powerful soundtracks and carefully designed, balanced and engineered maps of this strategic RPG overworld game.
Druidstone is more light-hearted, with some really fantastic creatures… I like to think that both worlds are connected in an overarching meta-universe. Both [Grimrock & Druidstone] have themes of other worlds and links between them. -Häkkinen
Deep character stats and abilities to engage the worldIn an interview with PC Gamer’s Eric Watson, the developers and team at Almost Human go in length about how “Grimrock had to die, or at least be shelved for the time being, in order for Druidstone to be born.” and they mention that most of the team began to move to other projects, but some of the designers decided that they wanted to prototype some games just for fun and without any serious pressures of having to meet with something in the Grimrock world… [ you can read more here ]
Look for a further review as we fully engage in Druidstone: The Secret of Menhir Forest.