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Dope graphics, luv it

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I love it! It feels exactly like a game from back in the heydays of the genre but is at the same time very playable (imho much more so than the old Wiz 7 which seems to be Grimoire's main influence). Be warned though: The game is hard as nails and will need some time to get into but after that it opens a world full of wonders, intricate puzzles and great possibilities. It's a modern classic in my opinion.

edit, after almost three months since my "first contact" with Grimoire: This game is massive! I'm still only around 20 % of the whole game (says the counter) and there is no end in sight. What's the most impressive for me: It  keeps me hooked:  My party really grew on me, I still enjoy exploring the many areas, collecting treasure, discovering secrets, finding the forbidden magic. And I enjoy the writing, it's well written prose and a pleasure to read. I immediately liked the game when I first tried it three months ago but now I'm sure I'll keep it with me for the years to come.

edit2 - after six months in Hyperborea: I'm around 56 percent now and still fully engaged. The game maintains its high quality in writing and dungeon design. After hesitating at first I now really enjoy the possibility of multiclassing and was able to create all the prestige classes with my party (the Jester is a real killer). I don't remember a single game where I invested so much time and felt so perfectly entertained for so long.

Thanks for this review. Could you cut and paste this review over at Steam if you have a Steam key? I am so close to getting Grimoire into positive ratings, I just need a couple more to push it to 70%.

Hello Cleve, thank you for this unique experience! I finally managed to finish the game and I'm still under it's impression, weeks later. It's definitively one of the most profound gaming experiences I ever had (I wrote you an email about my final thoughts some weeks ago, right after I finished the game).  I already wrote a review on Steam, back in June if I remember correctly. The name is Wolfram_von_Weissenthal.

Thanks, appreciate it.


Forget everything you've heard about the development of this game, and just dive in, pretending it's a classic blobber from the 90s that you missed back in the day. 



I never stopped believing.


Grimoire is a dungeon crawler most reminiscent of Wizardry 7 and Wizardry 6.

in this game your party of 8 self-created or pre-made heroes (consisting of vampires, drakes, giants, saurians, fairies etc.) are on an epic quest to restore peace in the fairtytale-like world of Hyperborea.

you'll explore a vast open world made up of lush forests, dangerous dungeons, water areas, mountains and towns and battle enemies in turn based combat or solve intricate puzzles.

a game like Grimoire hasn't been released since Wizardry 7 and it is a must play for every RPG enthusiast. it is made by a single man and still puts all the AAA RPGs made by big developers to shame. big thumbs up and I'm already dying to play a second roleplaying game in the same world as Grimoire or maybe even in a new setting.