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  Dungeon Keeper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The game puts the player into the role of the "dungeon keeper": instead of valiantly storming a dungeon like a hero, killing monsters and taking the treasures, the player builds the dungeons, recruits the monsters, sets the traps, and fends off the (computer-controlled) heroes that regularly attempt to come in.
The Deeper Dungeons is an expansion pack that was released in November 1997.
Dungeon Keeper 2 is a sequel released in June 1999.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dungeon_Keeper   (1902 words)

 Dungeon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A dungeon (derived from the Old French donjon, from the Latin dominus, "lord"), in its original medieval usage, was the keep, the main tower of a castle which formed the final defensive position the garrison could retreat to when outer fortifications were overcome.
The dungeon was a safe, if not comfortable, place to keep prisoners and was used mainly for this purpose, once more luxurious housing for the lord of the castle was constructured.
In 1613 Anton Praetorius described the terrible situation of the prisoners in the dungeons in his book Gründlicher Bericht über Zauberei und Zauberer (Thorough Report about Witchcraft and Witches).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dungeon   (223 words)

 World of Warcraft Community Site -> Info -> Basics -> Dungeons
Additionally, many dungeons contain tricks or puzzles that need to be solved in order to advance further through the dungeon and beat it.
All dungeons have a cap on group size to limit the number of players that may enter the dungeon.
Depending on the dungeon and the length of time since you first entered, monsters may have respawned and you might have to fight some of them again.
www.worldofwarcraft.com /info/basics/dungeontips.html   (2248 words)

 AVault | PC | Dungeon Keeper Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
What this all boils down to is that you become the "Dungeon Keeper." As the dungeon keeper, it is your responsibility to construct a dungeon that will not only flourish in riches, but one that will attract the most evil creatures.
Once inside a dungeon, you begin at its center, which is occupied by the Dungeon Heart.
From the Dungeon Heart you will expand your dungeon by creating tunnels and rooms that will be occupied by the many inhabitants that travel into your dungeon.
www.avault.com /reviews/review_temp.asp?game=dkeep   (565 words)

 UGO.com Games - Dungeon Siege
There was a time in a spider-filled dungeon when I simply walked my team into a huge, infested room, filled to the brim with baddies, and left the computer to get dinner… only I forgot to pause it.
Dungeon Siege also offers a solid multiplayer option that allows people to take one of their party members to fight online, but it is not nearly as well implemented.
Gameplay-wise, dungeons begin to fall for quantity, rather than quality, and you spend way too much time killing hundreds of the same monsters over and over again.
www.ugo.com /channels/games/features/dungeonsiege   (1964 words)

 Dungeon Lords Q&A - Polishing and Finalizing - PC News at GameSpot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dungeon Lords is the latest game to come from role-playing designer D.W. Bradley, whose resume includes some of the classic Wizardry games from the late '80s and early '90s.
Dungeon Lords is packed with combat, and you'll have no shortage of monsters and bad guys to slay.
Dungeon Siege II is a solid effort that manages to improve on the first game to deliver a lengthy, combat-heavy dungeon hack that will certainly please fans of the genre.
www.gamespot.com /pc/rpg/dungeonlords/preview_6121310.html   (801 words)

 Microsoft Game Studios :: Dungeon Siege :: Official Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dungeon Siege plunges you into a continuous 3D fantasy world where you face off against an army of evil that has been unleashed.
Dungeon Siege impels the player into one over-the-top battle after the other as the storyline unfolds and a larger plot begins to reveal itself.
Dungeon Siege is a registered trademark of Gas Powered Games, Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
www.microsoft.com /games/dungeonsiege   (162 words)

 Dungeon Siege - Review
Dungeon Siege's story is plausible enough - but its purpose is to provide the background for the environment that the main character and his party will adventure through.
Dungeon Siege's development team, spearheaded by Total Annihliation veteran Chris Taylor, was very insightful in creating a graphics engine that would provide for an impressive amount of detail that would work with a large amount of PCs, yet still be able to milk every ounce of performance out of some higher-end boxes.
Dungeon Siege has the impressive feature of 'seamless' gameplay - load time between towns, castles, dungeons, and caves is almost non-existent.
www.rpgamer.com /games/other/pc/dsiege/reviews/dsiegestrev1.html   (995 words)

 GameSpy.com - Reviews
Dungeon Siege, his highly anticipated hack and slash action title, proves that it is still possible to be original even when setting a game in an all-too-familiar fantasy world.
Instead we are introduced to Ehb, an entirely new land of Taylor's creating, one that has the elements we expect, such as the everlasting battle of good vs. evil; along with dozens of unique settings that are ripe with magic, filled with adventure, and packed with hordes of treasure for a daring party of heroes.
Secondly, since Dungeon Siege was unveiled to the press nearly two years ago, it has been highlighted that this is a seamless world without loading screens.
www.gamespy.com /reviews/april02/dungeonsiege   (796 words)

 GameSpy: Dungeon Lords
Dungeon Lords blends the depth of an epic fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system.
Dungeon Lords (05/16/04) - One of the founding fathers of role-playing games is back with an entirely new angle.
Dungeon Lords (05/27/05) - A dash of missing features, a sprinkling of boredom, and a heaping tablespoon of bugs is a recipe for disaster for this dungeon-crawl RPG.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/dungeon-lords   (350 words)

 Dungeon Siege for PC video game review and cheats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dungeon Siege is the latest RPG to hit the market from Microsoft and Gas Powered Games.
An immersive dungeon crawl with extensive online abilities, along with superb graphics, audio, and user interface, Dungeon Siege is easily this year's most exciting title.
Dungeon Siege plays in many aspects like your typical dungeon crawl—choose your fighting style, kill the monsters, pick up the swag, get better equipment in town, etc. While this is true on the surface, Dungeon Siege also adds other innovative aspects to the tried and true crawl style to make something truly unique.
www.gamezilla.com /review.aspx?review=7839   (1672 words)

 IGN: Metal Dungeon Review
Metal Dungeon is the latest Xbox RPG and while it offers up a few promising ideas, it's one of the least appealing RPGs I can remember playing.
That's not entirely necessary to have a good RPG, especially since this is focused on dungeon crawling, but the total lack of story, solid presentation, and character interaction puts all of the weight of success on the merits of the dungeon crawling aspects.
Dungeon crawl is a perfect description for this metal monstrosity.
xbox.ign.com /articles/379/379445p1.html   (908 words)

 Gameplanet - Reviews - Dungeon Siege
Having said that purists might at first find Dungeon Siege's unique approach very different than what they are used to but they would certainly find it impossible to deny that its one of the most accessible and enjoyable RPG titles ever released.
The focus on action means Dungeon Siege isn't quite as wordy as the last RPG blockbuster to hit the PC (Baldurs Gate 2) but thats not to say it lacks a suitable back story.
Dungeon Siege wears its influences quite openly and proudly and from the moment you start playing they are fairly obvious.
www.gameplanet.co.nz /mag.dyn/Reviews/2380.html   (1253 words)

 Dungeons and Dreamers
Dungeons & Dreamers: The Rise of Computer Gaming Culture From Geek to Chic, just like the title suggests, chronicles the rise of the computer gaming culture from the early seventies through the present.
Computer gaming reaches back to Dungeons & Dragons, the popular paper game that let storytellers lead their charges through mystical worlds where the only limitation was imagination.
Millions would play the game, but it would particularly resonate with a group of kids who were in the midst of discovering the birth of home computers.
www.dungeonsanddreamers.com   (527 words)

 World of Warcraft - Dungeons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The transition into and out of these dungeons will be seamless, and you'll be able to run into other players anywhere along the way.
World dungeons, such as Medivh's Tower, the Westfall Deadmines, and the Scarlet Monastery, are grander in scale than micro dungeons and are specifically designed for more epic encounters.
But, deeper in the dungeons are areas set up specifically for more private group (or sometimes guild) adventures.
www.blizzard.com /wow/townhall/dungeons.shtml   (578 words)

 Game Revolution PC Review Page - Game Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
And they could do all this without ever needing to check with me, their supreme commander, which left me free to focus on larger issues like upgrading my factories or building a new deck on my space yacht for my robo-harem.
Taylor's latest game is Dungeon Siege, and now he's done for the RPG what he did for the RTS.
But you should probably try playing it yourself, because Dungeon Siege plays like a combination of Diablo II and Baldur's Gate, all set in a very pretty 3D world called the Kingdom of Ehb.
www.game-revolution.com /games/pc/rpg/dungeon_siege.htm   (1093 words)

 Dungeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dungeon is a game of adventure, danger, and low cunning.
In Dungeon, the intrepid explorer delves into the forgotten secrets of a lost labyrinth deep in the bowels of the earth, searching for vast treasures long hidden from prying eyes, treasures guarded by fearsome monsters and diabolical traps!
Dungeon was created at the Programming Technology Division of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling.
www.csd.uwo.ca /Infocom/dungeon.html   (180 words)

 Dungeon Siege @ GameBanshee
Dungeon Siege was initially released during a wave of other CRPGs, including some of the most critically acclaimed for some time - Morrowind and Neverwinter Nights.
Dungeon Siege, of the three, was the more straightforward hack and slasher of the three, leaving much to be desired by the hardcore RPG crowd.
As I had not played the original Dungeon Siege at its release, I was expecting to find such a combat scenario in the same tradition as the Diablo games.
www.gamebanshee.com /reviews/software/legendsofaranna1.php   (788 words)

 Dungeon Siege II | EBgames.com
Dungeon Siege II is the sequel to Dungeon Siege, an action fantasy role-playing game featuring an immersive fully 3-D environment.
Dungeon Siege II is almost done, which made it easy for Gas Powered Games to show us some cool new content.
With Dungeon Siege II due out this summer, we got our hands on early code to see where Microsoft and Gas Powered Games are going with the sequel.
www.ebgames.com /ebx/product/241758.asp   (375 words)

 GameSpy: Dungeon Siege II
Dungeon Siege II casts players into a land deeply scarred by civil war, where they lead an elite battle party against a vicious marauder hell-bent on bringing the world under his control, no matter the cost.
Dungeon Siege II raises the bar for action-RPGs by introducing a deeper storyline, an extensive quest system and a new AI system creating more challenging and cunning foes.
Kevin Lambert on the AI of Dungeon Siege II (04/30/04) - A chat with Kevin Lambert, the mind behind the new A.I. in Dungeon Siege II.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/dungeon-siege-ii   (464 words)

 Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach Community Forums - Devs, how do you make a DDO dungeon?
Once the pieces are made, a designer (or sometimes an artist) will pick a basic dungeon and one or two sets of cultural items, and assemble marshmallow-volcanic pterodactyl-infested caves, or space-alien-Aztec hives overgrown with mushrooms and infested with zombies and their ziggurats.
The typical dungeon goes through several people’s hands before it is finished, getting reviewed, re-arranged, rethought, relit, stocked with monsters, decorated with doodads, lined with traps, treasure, and other yummies, and otherwise adjusted for maximum fun.
The construction of landscape areas differs only in that instead of dungeon cubes, there is a ground plain that is sculpted and has textures applied to it by the worldbuilder.
www.ddo.com /forums/showthread.php?&postid=196434   (1853 words)

 Welcome to Dungeon Hawaii
The Hawaii Dungeon is known and respected throughout the world.
The Dungeon was also featured on E!'s "Wild On" TV show.
The Dungeon is a monthly event @ Galaxy - 1739 Kalakaua Ave.
www.dungeonhawaii.com   (138 words)

 GamerDad - Dungeon Lords (PC)
Dungeon Lords is a fantasy role-playing game from legendary game designer D.W. Bradley.
The dungeons are very well designed, full of surprises and challenging puzzles and it is clear that the greatest effort went into their design.
While I loved the dungeon designs and puzzles, the ‘mob spawn' continues as you attempt to solve puzzles.
www.gamerdad.com /detail.cfm?itemID=2366   (1285 words)

 - Dungeon Siege Review - Page 1 - The Gamers Temple
Dungeon Siege comes from the mind of Chris Taylor, the driving force behind the critically-acclaimed strategy game of several years ago, Total Annihilation.
Its world is populated with 3D landscapes of varying elevation that give rise to such nice views as vistas of valleys below a path along a cliff's edge or a waterfall plunging into a gorge, although a perpetual fog keeps players from seeing too far into the distance.
Dungeon Siege takes the very practical approach that your characters will improve in the skills they actually use.
www.gamerstemple.com /games/000236/000236r01.asp   (723 words)

 Dungeon Lords Review - PC
Dungeon Lords boasts an expansive world, creative character creation and advancement, fast-paced combat, and a dungeon system that is both complex and engaging.
Quests tend to be fairly straightforward, but many involve descending into the depths of various dungeons to retrieve the powerful artifacts hidden there or to fight dangerous beasts.
Dungeon Lords takes a number of tried-and-true concepts for the dungeon-crawl RPG genre and merges them into a seamless whole.
pc.gamezone.com /gzreviews/r21419.htm   (1716 words)

 Featuring Dungeon Siege Review at ActionTrip
Transitions between exterior landscape and interior dungeons are flawless and uninterrupted.
The new features with gameplay that set Dungeon Siege apart from the aforementioned Diablo is the automatic attack disposition (rather than having to click on each individual foe to attack), and an in-game pause feature that allows for quick weapon/spell switching, formation swaps or potion imbibing.
Especially considering that the game world of Dungeon Siege is vastly more expansive than any of the Diablo II acts, and losing a lower-level character in a high-level dungeon can prove deadly - and costly.
www.actiontrip.com /reviews/dungeonsiege.phtml   (1469 words)

 ICP : Games : Dungeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To escape from the Dungeon, you must play a series of cards, starting with 10 and progressing down to 2, laying each card adjacent to the last one played.
If you are forced to retreat, or part of your dungeon collapses, you may branch from the second lowest value card you have in play.
For example, if your opponent has progressed from 10 through to 6, you may play a 6 to his or her Dungeon and collapse the passage; the pair of 6s is then discarded.
www.invisible-city.com /games/dungeon.htm   (1874 words)

The Dungeon is a massive fortress full of deadly monsters, cunning traps, and wonderful treasures.
At the same time, though, the creators are able to keep a good sense of drama going; the strange hooded creatures are surprisingly menacing, and Herbert's attempts to get through his mission are able to take surprising turns for the worse when you least expect it.
Dungeon #1 is the first half of the original Donjon Zénith 1: Coeur de Canard graphic novel, but the end point even works well as a "to be continued" point; kudos to NBM for taking such care in the translation/adaptation of Dungeon.
www.icomics.com /rev_092402_dungeon.shtml   (500 words)

 HP Home
Dungeon Lords is a new breed of epic Fantasy RPG, a unique combination of RPG and Fighter game action in full 3D, featuring a deep storyline shrouded in mystery, surprise, and betrayal.
Dungeon Lords can be played either single-player stand alone, or in multi-player group sessions.
Heuristic Park is pleased to announce the completion of a deal with premiere publisher FX Interactive for distribution of Dungeon Lords in Spain and Italy.
www.heuristicpark.com /home.htm   (660 words)

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