Atari sent me a review code for Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale (developed by Bedlam Games), which is being released today. As you can tell from the title, the video game is based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game (RPG). It’s helpful and probably makes the game more enjoyable, but you don’t actually need to be a Dungeons & Dragons nerd to play the new Daggerdale hack and slash game. Bottom line: the graphics is decent, the game was relatively easy to play, and my kids and I thought it was fun.
What is Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale about?
The storyline involves Rezlus, an evil Zhentarim Cleric that is trying to bring the power of the Black Lord Bane to Daggerdale and the rest of Daggerfalls. You and the other players (you can play solo, local co-op or online with up to four players) are summoned by a mysterious mage and given the duty of defending their homeland. A player can choose to be the Human Fighter, Elven Rogue, Halfling Wizard, or Dwarven Cleric. During the game you go on quests, defeat goblins and other creatures, develop abilities and collect loot to unlock new feats and powers.
Which platforms are supported?
Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale is available for download for the Microsoft Xbox 360 LIVE Arcade, Sony PlayStation Network, and Windows PC Download at Atari.com.
What is the ESRB rating?
It’s rated T (Teen) for blood and violence. I played it with my two kids (ages ten and seven), and I didn’t think it was too violent or bloody. The kids actually didn’t even notice the blood.
How much does Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale cost?
PC version of Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale is $14.99 on Amazon. The Xbox LIVE Arcade version will cost you 1200 points.
As I said before, the kids and I thought Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale video game was fun. We didn’t have any major problems playing the game even though none of us are D&D experts. However, we did have a couple of minor problems: (1) creating a new character was a bit overwhelming the first time we had to do it and (2) the text was too small to see clearly during the game — I had to get close to the screen to read the dialog and hints.