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Throne of Darkness

aka: 7 Samuraev, Hei'an Wangzuo, Throne of Darkness: 7 Samouraïs face au Mal suprême !, Throne of Darkness: 7 Samurai against Evil, Throne of Darkness: 7 Samurai combattono il Male, Throne of Darkness: 7 Samurai gegen das Böse
Moby ID: 5118
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Evil is in the land of Yamato. Zanshin, the horrible demon, is unleashed and seeks to destroy the land and to kill its inhabitants, commanding a horde of zombies and skeletons. Seven samurai warriors, all of them under your command, have to stop the demon.

Throne Of Darkness is an action-RPG very similar to Diablo. The combat is action-based: left-click to hit the enemy, right-click to use a spell. Unlike Diablo, it is a party-RPG and its events take place in Japan of the Middle Ages.

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  • 7 Самураев - Russian spelling
  • 黑暗王座 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Average score: 75% (based on 24 ratings)

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Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 21 ratings with 1 reviews)

A dreadfully lame attempt at a "Diablo-killer"

The Good
Several of the features, if they had been implemented well instead of poorly, would have been very interesting. In particular, the idea of a moderate-sized pool of adventurers dynamically swapped in and out of the in-play party sounded great. Item crafting sounded great, but was not available before the boring gameplay destroyed the game.

The Bad
The gameplay was boring and repetitive, and the items and quests terribly uninspired. The descriptive name of an item was of no use at all in guessing whether it was worth juggling your inventory to pick up. The Oriental settings could have made the game more interesting, but instead just caused "busyness" of the environment making it very hard to tell what objects could be interacted with.

The Bottom Line
It tried to be better than Diablo, but failed to be even comparable. It was boring and annoying, and a total waste of lifespan to play. It competes with Outpost for the all-time worst game released for the PC.

Windows · by weregamer (155) · 2003

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The title of the game is probably a homage to the movie "Kumonosu jo" (Throne of Blood) by the famous Japanese director, Akira Kurosawa.

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Game added by Unicorn Lynx.

Additional contributors: Roger Wilco, Indra was here, jean-louis.

Game added October 15, 2001. Last modified May 7, 2024.