This is day ten of my Lent 2013 Steam Game Back Catalogue Challenge.
Dungeons of Dredmor is the kind of game that I will never be any good at. In fact, I will probably never even be mediocre at it – however I will definitely be able to have fun with it.
Roguelikes are good for me, because I’d otherwise get to a point where I’d feel so demoralised about repeating the same bit over and over again dying in new and pathetic ways that I’d quit and never start it up again. But through the twin virtues of random levels and snarky comedy, I’ll keep coming back for more.
I have played for about an hour, including the tutorials (there are several). I think I managed four games within that time, only once getting further than level one. That time (the second game I played) I got as far as level three – I suspect through sheer luck more than anything else.
It may be some time before I manage that feat again – I earned the dubious honour bestowed by the achievement reserved for those who somehow meet their death during the tutorials – such is the level of my skill.
It’s worth noting however, that I did the tutorials last. At that point I learned all sorts of things that would have helped me survive. Oh well! Next time, eh?