The Legend of Candlewind: Nights & Candles

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Candlewind is a small and peaceful town where everyone lives in harmony. At least, that's what it used to be. The forces of darkness have come to stay. Deep in the depths of the earth, a dark power is rearing its ugly head. The villagers are blissfully unaware — for the moment. You alone can prevent the destruction of Candlewind. Ride into battle with your warriors, explore dark dungeons, discover legendary treasures, and protect Candlewind from the danger it knows nothing of.

The Legend of Candlewind: Nights & Candles returns to the traditions of old role-playing legends. Go up against the forces of evil in hand-drawn dungeons, step by step. Following in the footsteps of classic dungeon crawlers, players will take part in turn-based battles that will put their skills to the ultimate test. Only true role-playing gamers will have any chance of survival!

Hand-drawn graphics
Exactly like it used to be: Every single little detail in The Legend of Candlewind has been drawn by hand. The hand-crafted visuals create an atmosphere that has not been seen for a long time in today's role-playing games.

A giant dungeon to explore
A vast dungeon awaits! Under the town of Candlewind, an enormous cavern with ten different levels waits to be explored. In addition, there are also numerous hidden rooms, secret sections and multiple ways of traversing the gloomy passages. But watch out: There's no way to know if a nasty goblin's around that next corner.

Turn by turn
Real-time battles? Not here! Strategy and tactics are core to The Legend of Candlewind. In the turn-based battles, it is wits, and not speed, which will lead you to success. Plan your every step with care, as your opponents will exploit every single one of your mistakes to make your life a living hell — so don't give them an opportunity to do so.

Retro and hardcore
No, The Legend of Candlewind definitely isn't a walk in the park, but experienced role-playing gamers will appreciate the challenge: Especially as they will definitely remember the classic dungeon crawlers that served as the basis for the development of this game.
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Atmosphere Entertainment Studios
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics Card with at least 512MB Ram
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 400 MB available space
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: i3 or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX Series
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 400 MB available space
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The Legend of Candlewind: Nights & Candles reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Actually, not looks bad except for the user's unfriendly bad condimentation and menu control with which you can still put up with ok. But you can't find any leih loot the opponents are already far too strong right after playing. To which holds ne fakel grad times 20 sec and and a light spell 10sec da mana does not regenerate just like life points, the whole game is just a sugarhead that unfortunately offers no fun to play. Was really confident but unfortunately this was destroyed very quickly. It is a quite new game, but I doubt that the escapers will improve something about it because they have not done a patch since the apparition. So dear finger away.
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Let's start like this: About 5 Years ago, Legend of Grimrock (LoG) revived the Dungeon Crawler genre. But LoG 2 unfortunately couldn't pick up on the greater Success of LoG 1 and so, at the End of the story of LoG and the Dungeon Crawler Genre, the story of LoG and the Dungeon Crawler genre has slipped back to the Brink of Irrelevance. For those who have licked blood with LoG, however, there are only 2 Solutions left. One dodges the 25-year-old Dungeon Crawlers, such as Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder or Lands of Lore. The other Option would be one of the more modern Dungeon Crawlers created as Part of LoG'S short-term Revival of the Genre. If you spend a lot of Time searching, To find these barely noticed titles, you will be featured on Games like Dungeon Kingdom: Sign of the Moon, Heroes of the Monkey Tavern, Coldfire Keep, Ruzar: The Life Stone, Mines of Grimvale, The Deep Path: Labyrinths of Andokast or Heroes of a Broken L and bump. Many of these Games have been developed by One-man teams and this is also where The Legend of Candlewind: Nights & Candles joins (LoC). Compared to the Above games, However, LoC lines up to the bottom. You can safely call it the worst Dungeon Crawler, even worse than Grimoire: Heralds of the winged Examplar. Why is LoC so bad? In short Key Points:-10 Euros for 2 Hours of Play without significant Replay value-No Character Creation or selection-No Options except language Deutsch/English-No manual-Only 1 Wall tile for all 10 Levels, yes I mean Tile not Tileset! -Only 5 Dungeon elements (Door, Chest, Staircase, ice zone and Illusion wall)-No Puzzles (No Keys, Switches or so on)-No Mini/Automap-Music runs only once and even in the first Level, after which is dead silence. There are also no Running Noises-Bugs (but no crash/no Gamebreaking)-Imbalanced (first difficult but after necessary Grinding in the 2nd Level then too easy)-Kaum special Loot (Weapons/. Armor ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Attack power (Dagger = 3 AK, Axe = 4 AK, Sword = 5 AK) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ and Armor Only increase the Armor class, as with the Weapons. -With Level up the Characters, no Way to distribute Attribute points or learn new Spells (generally, there are no new Spells in The game)-Simple Battles without significant Tactics and without Loot at The end of The fight-A Story is virtually non-existent Even for 0.99 Cents not recommended in the Sale!
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