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There is so much one could say about this game, but it all boils down to one thing - go out, buy it, load it up and spend hours, days, weeks, perhaps even months playing it. You'll enjoy every minute.
Crash! (Jan, 1985)
Doomdark’s Revenge is assured a huge following and deservedly so. It has improved on its predecessor in all the right ways with a more difficult set of tasks and a more sophisticated plot. Enemy and foe are not pictured as such and it is up to you to decide to what extent the widely varying forces can be cajoled to your banner. Of the individual leaders of the five races, each has his own lieges, hatreds and personality reckless or cowardly, greedy or worthy, brave or treacherous. The quirks in both character and plot assures a lively debate on the Land of Icemark for some time to come.
Although you could see a lot of The Lords of Midnight in the game mechanics, Doomsdark's Revenge plays completely differently and is certainly a worthy successor. All that remains now is to see whether Mike Singleton can ever find the time to write that promised third part of the trilogy Eye of the Moon.
Sinclair User (Feb, 1985)
The combination of strategy and adventure which the game provides surpasses everything that has gone before in both markets, and that summing up includes even Lords of Midnight. The author has yet again hit upon a winning combination in a game which should take its place in computer history in record time.
Tilt (Sep, 1985)
Les amateurs de Lords of midnight vont être aux nues, les autres devront se coltiner une notice en anglais assez trapue. On en ressort épuisé mais au courant des histoires de famille.
Doomdark's Revenge is of the same high standard as Midnight, but it does seem a bit "samey" and I can't help wondering f the novelty will have worn off by the time the trilogy is completed.
For the purely strategical challenge, Lords of Midnight is superior. Doomdark's Revenge scores with a more adventurous feeling and a much more dynamic challenge. If you lose in Midnight, you know you made a mistake. If you lose here, it may just have been bad luck. Though if you win Midnight, you are pretty sure to be able to reproduce that victory, whereas this game remains replayable.
Your Computer (Jan, 1985)
This game is a worthy successor to Lords of Midnight. Mike Singleton hasn't just revamped the plot and changed all the names, he has given us a logical extension of the LOM system with many improvements and refinements.
Happy Computer (Apr, 1985)
Wer sich ins Land Icemark und die angrenzenden Gebiete stürzen möchte, braucht eine Menge Geduld und Notizpapier. „Doomdark‘s Rache“ ist noch mehr als sein Vorgänger ein Strategiespiel und hat nur noch eine Prise Adventure zu bieten (im germanenfreundlichen. Menü-Verfahren). Da heißt es Soldaten zählen wie bei den Genfer Abrüstungsrunden und penibel Buch führen, welcher Barbar mit welchem Zwerg verkracht ist. Wem „Lords of Midnight“ gefiel, der wird begeistert sein.