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Dungeon Survival (by Frozenfrog)

12-01-2017, 02:57 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 228
Darkest Dungeon Survival ?!?



So errr aparently there is a Darkest Dungeon asian "spin-off" called Dungeon Survival.
I just caught wind of it because it went from 1$ to free, so i decided to try it.
I think it has some "gatcha", but from the first 5 mins it is very similar...
Anyone know what its story is?


Last edited by squarezero; 12-05-2017 at 08:36 AM.
12-01-2017, 03:00 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 228
From

Frozenfrog, and came out june 7 2017

12-01-2017, 05:14 PM
#3
Iím in...
12-01-2017, 09:50 PM
#4
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,913
DL'd and will try later when I have time. Really wish they'd bring darkest dungeon to mobile....as in the real mobile being phone. I definitely think with screen/UI optimisation it would work a treat. I already play it on my 6+ using my jailbreak and it's almost alright. Playable, but finicky due to the UI size.

This game doesn't read to be as deep by the app description. Reads "9 classes with 4 unique skills". That no where near DD deep was but I'll see later when I have time.

Btw right next to it in the store I found "dungeon survival - offline strategy RPG games". Since I'm a sucker for roguelikes I DL'd that right away too. Will try later.
12-02-2017, 12:36 AM
#5
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,913
More reading
https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp...._and_its_kind/

But about buying crystals to restore stress sounds terrible.

I'll actually try soon.

Edit:
Ok so I've given it a go. Got through the tutorial and then played through one dungeon (very short). It's a Darkest Dungeon (very) light. For instance there's no light/torch mechanic, and the Heroes really do only have 4 skills each so you can't select between their most suitable like you can in real DD. You also don't select you item load out before embarking like how you select how much food rations and torches to take in. There's none of that. You do get to select which party members but that process missed a massive creature comfort which was being able to actually view your teams character profile page/skill page right from the team selection screen. Rather, you have to exit out and go some place else to see your teams individual character skills and formation position (which is critical to team selection. You then have to come back in and try to remember who you wanted to put where. Real creature comfort missing right there.

Also, so far it seems like all hits hit. I haven't seen a single miss or resist yet.

Seems like a very light version. Oh, and there's in app purchases, which actually don't seem to be working at the moment.

Sigh, this could actually almost be good if it wasn't such a trimmed down knock off. I'm going to keep playing to see how far I can get. It's like 55% of darkest dungeon. It's just the intricate mechanics are missing.

Last edited by Talbs; 12-02-2017 at 01:50 AM.
12-04-2017, 06:43 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Fate/Grand Order Singularity
Posts: 5,680
Yeah I know, I know. Darkest Dungeon rip off! However for those that can't get it on iPhone, Dungeon Survival has got that covered.

I'll be fair and say I've never played DD. I was excited to buy it and then when I heard iPad only I was disappointed. Now to THIS game. I absolutely love it. Again I've never played DD which it is based off of but this game has so much to offer and is very satisfying to play. It does have an annoying bug that removes the sound if you leave the app and come back but the game itself is very good. I've already sunk 6+ hours in it and am still enjoying it. Lots of loot, challenging but rewarding gameplay, and a pretty big world to go through. I'm still not sure what some items do like holy water (I think some of it is used for offerings to statues?), but you can generally figure out everything as a newbie through trial and error.

I checked app store and online reviews and most people really love it. There's plenty of hate comments of course but they consist of complaints about copying the design, ugly artwork compared to DD and that's about it. For people that can't play DD, I'm sure they'll find an amazing game here. Some people even praised this as an amazing iOS DD that does the interface better than DD mobile which to them seemed like port not optimized for mobile (can't confirm any of these claims since I don't have an iPad).

Also the price went from $1 to free and so far from my game time it's extremely generous. Actually feels like the game is just free... no ads except for an ad you can watch at the end of every run for a gem.

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12-04-2017, 06:50 PM
#7
Joined: May 2011
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I've been giving this one a go. (See my comments in the general discussion forum section).

Broadly speaking while it's uber great to have a darkest dungeon type game on iPhone, this really is about, I'd say 50% at best of what darkest dungeon is. For instance you don't select rations when embarking, there appears to be no stress, the abilities of the adventurers can't target specific enemies (it's really weird like that, and you've got to try it to understand). There's also a really annoying UI implementation where you can't view your adventurers stats while in the embankment team selection screen. You have to exit right out and then memorise and then come back in.

Anyway, this is a darkest dungeon lite, lite, lite freemium.
12-04-2017, 06:58 PM
#8
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In my opinion I would not even call it freemium. Seems the entire game is free. You can watch ads optionally for gems to revive characters but that's "cheating". So there's no real need to pay for anything. Ever since they made it free it definitely seems literally for free.

I think if you go in without expectations of it being an exact clone it's a really good game by itself. I think the problem is that people are expecting it to have all of the elements DD has. And I guess taking out some of those has made the game easier which some people may enjoy.

Yeah it's annoying to not see stats before leaving but you can email the dev and they might add that. They responded to my bug issue on itunes. And in any case it doesn't bother me too much because I'm leveling up one team and have that one saved so I usually just use it over and over except when someone is badly injured. I also agree targeting is weird but I've gotten used to it and it makes the game flow really well that I think I enjoy this mechanic? Just focus on battle commands. They seem to auto target generally whoever needs it most for healing (lowest HP, status affliction). It's generally 90% of the time correct in who I would choose to use them on. For attacks, it on top of the skills which enemies they attack. Some say weakest enemy while some only attack front line enemies. So as that's a mechanic I don't have any issue with that.

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Last edited by L.Lawliet; 12-04-2017 at 07:03 PM.
12-04-2017, 07:23 PM
#9
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,913
No problem. To each their own. I definitely don't mind having this on my phone at all. One of the biggest iPad envies I have is over darkest dungeon, so having this instead this is quite something.

Btw, something I learnt from darkest dungeon is to rename your characters to a name that denotes how you want to use them. For example I name them according to the position I can use them in, and what their abilities do: "1 2 damage bleed". Helps in darkest dungeon and particularly helps here because you can't view their skill sets before embarking.
12-05-2017, 08:02 AM
#10
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Greece
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:O thank you all for posting here, i somehow missed it, giving it a try right now based on your comments.
I have DD for PS4/vita, and bought it before vacation for the ipad.
Since they aren't bringing it to iphones as far as i know, i will try this one.