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DROD RPG: Tendry's Tale

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DROD RPG: Tendry's Tale is a 2D puzzle dungeon crawl with RPG, move optimization and resource management elements.

DROD RPG combines DROD's puzzle elements, strategy, world and story backdrop with player stats, weapons and armor, one-on-one monster duels, items, custom power-ups and treasure. It was inspired by the classic Tower of the Sorcerer and is similar in flavor to Desktop Dungeons.

As a puzzle/logic game, level layouts, items, enemy encounters, and treasures are all hand-crafted to bring you a series of engaging, well thought-out puzzles that are a joy to solve. Navigate through series of interlocking rooms, looking for the exit on each level. Spend hit points and resources wisely to power up and advance. Decide which pre-placed monsters to fight along the way. Battles resolve deterministically according to a clear set of rules. Get rewards from defeating enemies now or come back later when you're more powerful and can take less damage (hint: this is typically the better option).

Combining DROD's straight-forward interface and flexible puzzle widgets with the staples of dungeon crawling and resource management makes for a unique, genre-busting gaming experience. Play this game to relax and contemplate, or take advantage of its huge depth and optional elements of challenge and replayability to optimize your score against other Steam players. Along with a powerful level editor, modding capabilities and an enthusiastic player community producing novel puzzle content, this is a game you can enjoy for years.

The story

Help Tendry, a member of the scattered Stalwart Army, escape from entrapment far beneath the surface. He might not be the ideal warrior, but he's got a lot of panache to make up for his lack in prowess. Or at least he's always good for a laugh. Keep him from killing himself in battle long enough to save his homeland of Tueno from the menacing Underground Empire.

Key features

  • Upgraded version with Steam achievements, leaderboards and auto cloud-sync.
  • 13 interlocking puzzle levels of interconnected rooms, filled with monsters, treasure, traps, secrets, and surprises.
  • 25 custom swords, shields and special items to discover, each with unique capabilities.
  • Dozens of monster types and boss enemies with varying abilities and behavior.
  • Many other game elements based on DROD's singular logic puzzle experience.
  • Powerful campaign editor. Dozens of high-quality free usermade levels available to play!
  • Active, friendly player community on the Caravel Forum.

Deluxe edition

Contains both DROD RPG and the OST.
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Developer
Caravel Games
Publisher
Caravel Games
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://caravelgames.com/Articles/Games_2/RPG.html

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Win XP+
  • Processor: 500 MHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB
  • DirectX: Version 5.2
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Optional
Recommended:
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB
  • DirectX: Version 5.2
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04+ or compatible
  • Processor: 500 MHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Optional
Recommended:
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: OS X 10.5
  • Processor: Intel 64-bit
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Optional
Recommended:
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes
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DROD RPG: Tendry's Tale reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Russian
DROD RPG: Henry's Tale for the First time, play in DROD, I happened in the distant 2004-2006. The Truth was a bit different DROD than this one, but about it a little later. And so, not so long ago, accidentally stumbled upon this game, I decided to come up with feelings of nostalgia and pass it again. Graphics, character models, the main goal-everything seems like a good old DROD, but, gosh: ATK? Def? Gr? WTF?! And then to me, as usual with a delay, came: RPG... http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=936192186 at First, everything seemed like, just. Pass the location, chop everyone, raise anyone unnecessary stats and, with the ease of passing from the location in the locality feel like a gentleman of the world, but it is only at first. The farther you go, the more stats affect the gameplay process. And now, closer to the 4th-5th location, your adventure ends, because the only pass blocks the fat mob which, I dare to notice, is not even a boss, which follows that, on this location, he is not alone. And How to be? -You Ask. Start the game anew, thinking through each action a few steps ahead. Too hard? -Then see Tips for passage. By the way, the gameplay time, in this game, hours 15-20 (+/-5h). http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=935919722 Verdict: If you, as well as I, accidentally stumbled upon it and decided to remember the same, in which killed not one hour, for solving puzzles, 10 years ago, then, I recommend to look "DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder "or, for example," DROD: The Second Sky "is clearly what you need. If you, one of those who at all for the first time hears about DROD-advise to try to pass DROD RPG: Tendr's Tale. In my opinion, the sensations received from the game, quite self-pays its cost. For me, DROD RPG: Tendr's Tale, is something unique. Something that is able to tighten for many hours, though not immediately. Overall: 7.5 Roach out of 10.
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Oh this DROD... My acquaintance with the series began a long time ago. Ten years ago. I am a so-called "old" fan of the series. But This review is not about the main series, but about its spin-off DROD RPG Mechanics of the game is radically different from DROD. From The main series remained only the universe and some elements (hatches that fail, buttons, balls, etc.). That's The spin-off:) In General, the game is a kind of clone, adaptation of the ancient game Tower of the Sorcerer, made on Game Maker. And Caravel Games It came out very well. The Game eventually came out pretty heavy. For Beginners There is the first half of the game, which can be skipped. I Advise you to pass everything and not skip the beginning, decorated in the form of 8 Rule'ov to understand the basics. Believe me: If you can not pass them, then you do not make sense. In the game you need to increase the points ATK before comparing with DEF enemy. By Battling the enemy, you lose the lives of ATK enemy-your DEF. I will not tell you More about mechanics, it should be just a try. Fortunately on the site Caravel there is a demo version, which you can download for free. I hope they will add a demo version here. But Still, I'll tell you a little bit about the mechanics feeling. Personally, I play with the "buds"-this is a shop where you can for the money received from killing monsters, improve the characteristics of ATK, DEF or increase HP. For without this game turns into a living hell. I ran back and forth, just to get a slice of ATK or a few lives. If you do not tire of running back and forth, you can safely play. Be ready for that. I personally wasn't quite ready:D About the graphic component I do not write much. I'm just going to have to get used to it. In General, many elements are not drawn in detail and simply enlarged. The Graphics in the game-a weak trait. By the Way, I advise to buy soundtrack for the game, because the music is beautiful. I'm ready to listen to her for hours! In General, I advise the game fans smash their heads and fans of the original games with interesting mechanics. Although the mechanics in general repeats the Tower of the Sorcerer, the elements of DROD, inscribed in it, make the game a fascinating adventure for many hours. Buy! And get ready to Steam out the original DROD series games. I can't wait for this day. P.S. Oh and yes-I do not Know how to write beautiful reviews:D
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