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A Game of Dwarves is a PC game that will stick with me for some time to come. It can grow on you like fungus. The kind that glows in the dark and is underground. Players can learn how to manage resources without a degree in PC gaming. A Game of Dwarves might work well on the consoles in my humble opinion.
Games Finder (Jul 15, 2013)
A Game of Dwarves will bring you back to the management and dungeon exploration gameplay made popular by the original Dungeon Keeper game and for the most part doesn’t disappoint. Fans of similar games will find there is a lot to love in the game and with the games price tag there isn’t any excuse to not grab it for a casual experience.
Hooked Gamers (Nov 05, 2012)
While pretty much every level feels similar to the previous, there is a strange attraction to go back and dig deeper. The threat of repetition looms overhead after your fourth dig, but never really hits home. All said and done, A Game of Dwarves is a fun game that will keep you pushing around your dwarven underlings for many a long hour. So start digging that Dwarven Kingdom, you know you want to.
Gaming Nexus (Nov 26, 2012)
A Game of Dwarves could have been a better revival of the genre that Dungeon Keeper started, but it's still a solid title and at $10, anyone in this particular niche will get what they payed for.
70 (Nov 30, 2012)
Även om spelet lider av vissa märkliga designval utgör det en stabil grund för utvecklarna att jobba vidare på och jag har riktigt trevligt med mina dvärgar och deras boningar. Ibland är det skönt att bara koppla av med ett spel som inte hetsar och för de stunderna är A Game of Dwarves ett riktigt prisvärt alternativ.
At the end of the day A Game of Dwarves had me playing until 3am and even if there is a lot to nitpick about, there is a good foundation here. It may come across as a game made from ye olde days, and it may come up a little short in terms of polish, but with an affordable price tag (£7.99) it is good value for fans of old school management games.
PC Gamer (Dec 26, 2012)
The best bits are when you’re just starting out on a level, picking how you’re going to strike out into the earth. The worst bits are when your fortress starts to sprawl beyond control, you lose track of things, and get bored because there’s none of Dwarf Fortress’s charm to distract you. A Game of Dwarves has a solid foundation, but you’re better off with other DEADs.
Meristation (Nov 11, 2012)
Para concluir, hemos de reconocer que realmente es injusto comparar A Game of Dwarves con el juego que está siendo desarrollado por Bay12 Games... y ni siquiera trata de competir contra él. Nos encontramos ante un título simplista y que no nos provocará demasiados quebraderos de cabeza, perfecto para momentos cortos de distensión. En su justa medida, A Game of Dwarves es un título del que vale la pena disfrutar, pero que nadie debería tratar de convertir en su juego de cabecera, bajo ninguna circunstancia. Y el precio con el que se oferta, 10 Euros, es una razón perfecta para justificar su compra. El producto de Zeal Game Studio es entretenido, y nos sacará más de una sonrisa... y ya es mucho decir por tan poco dinero. Incluso si sois de aquellos que no se han atrevido nunca con Dwarf Fortress, puede que queráis dar una oportunidad a esta oferta mucho más cercana y amigable. Si asumes que esto es lo que vas a adquirir, realmente vale la pena hacerlo.
Calm Down Tom (Nov 06, 2012)
Overall I feel the game is enjoyable but I don’t feel it’s as enjoyable as it could be. The game doesn’t really give you any sense of challenge. It’s mostly just a case of how long it’ll take to mine through x amount of blocks between you and you’re goal and the simulation side of thing’s seems more of a way to extend the amount of time between you and you’re achievement of those goals rather than anything that effects the game in any meaningful way. However, if you really enjoy games that give you a lot of freedom to create small civilizations of your own with a decent amount of build options then this is the game for you!
Destructoid (Nov 05, 2012)
A Game of Dwarves is exceedingly easy to get to grips with, and it's functional, if not as fleshed out as one would have hoped. For those looking for a fantastical management title, there aren't very many options, and the custom game mode alone will provide hours of exploration and mining, if you're not interested in the campaign. It's not a bad game, by any means -- it's just not especially great, either.
The Escapist (Oct 23, 2012)
The AI can be a bit clunky and its reluctance to bring important developments to your attention can be annoying, but if you're out for some simple strategy fun that won't bury you in arcane rules (or you just dig the idea of building your own glorious underground kingdom), A Game of Dwarves should suit nicely.
If you play this game, and you have a living memory of Dungeon Keeper, then you’ll be struck by the similarities involved. However, A Game of Dwarves is by no means a replacement for that classic franchise. It’s also a smaller, less costly game, so it’s unfair to compare them too closely. Does it justify its $9.99 price tag on Steam? I feel it does. Despite its issues, it’s a satisfying and simple game that can keep you occupied for hours. It isn’t going to revolutionize the gaming industry, but it’s not priced to do so, either. I enjoyed the time I spent with it, and I hope that Zeal Game Studio capitalizes on their experience to take it to the next level.
GameSpy (Nov 01, 2012)
As I discovered that the best and sometimes only way to succeed at it was to play in a fashion that negated what made it fun, the initial charm of A Game Of Dwarves and urge to get lost in building a great base, exploring caves, and managing my resources all too quickly gave way to boredom. In the end, one of the many cluttered rooms serves as a metaphor for the whole experience: sure, all the stuff in there works, and it serves a purpose, but a little more elegance could have made the whole remarkable.
50 (Nov 02, 2012)
Om du er på jakt etter ei erstatning for Dungeon Keeper er A Game of Dwarves eit farleg val. Det et opp timar som kakerlakkar med ADHD, og underheld ei stund. Spelet er derimot heilt blotta for sjarme. Det er ingenting å feste auga på, alle forsøk på humør fell flate mot jorda. Eg kunne eigentleg ikkje brydd deg mindre om dvergane eg liksom skal hjelpe fram.
Factornews (Oct 31, 2012)
Malgré des mécaniques de progression bien pensés et une réalisation globalement correcte, A Game of Dwarves peine à trouver son rythme et nous impose finalement de longues parties assez barbantes. Des décisions d'équilibrages assez discutables et une IA parfois défaillante viennent encore assombrir le tableau, et malgré son envie de bien faire évidente et son petit prix, le jeu est à réserver aux amateurs de micro-gestion particulièrement patients.
Game Watcher (Nov 09, 2012)
It’s unfinished, it doesn’t communicate vital information to the player very well, and – let’s be honest here – it’s all more than a little repetitive. Every level just feels like you’re doing the same things over and over again. There’s fun to be had certainly in the building and exploration departments, but it could’ve been handled with a lot more care. This isn’t a game, it’s a tomb.
40 (Dec 10, 2012)
A Game of Dwarves est l'exemple typique du jeu sympa sur le papier, mais pénible dans la pratique. Sa caméra, son ergonomie, son manque d'équilibre et ses nombreux bugs gâchent tout le plaisir et la redondance de son gameplay finit de nous achever.
30 (Oct 30, 2012)
Très difficile d'accrocher à ce jeu de gestion/puzzle peu abouti et assez laid. L'interface et le manque de profondeur en font un titre vraiment mineur, dont le nom est un peu racoleur. Si vous voulez quand même tenter l'aventure, sachez que de gros crashs ont eu raison de toutes mes parties. Bonne chance !