Let's Play Legend of Grimrock (Blind), Part 1: Character Creation / Intro

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Let's Play Legend of Grimrock (Blind), Part 1: Character Creation / Intro

1 586 views | 8 Feb. 2013
1 586 views | 8 Feb. 2013

No Spoilers Please! This is a blind Let's Play. :)

Yes, character creation practically takes up this entire video. Some hard choices here.

Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUgr6zVzebDMI0wHs9lyWYYSHSJZAYCPD

NOTE: I had no idea the mouse pointer was hidden here. It's fixed in part 4.

This is a dungeon crawling role playing game with an oldschool heart but a modern execution. It brings back the oldschool challenge with highly tactical real-time combat and grid-based movement, devious hidden switches and secrets, as well as deadly traps and horrible monsters. It's the classic gameplay of Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder (among others), with today's graphics and multimedia capabilities. I'll say this right now: I am having a blast, and I love this game! Just try to watch your ears during a few surprise incidents during this Let's Play, especially if you're wearing headphones. Dungeon crawling has never been more fun.

Legend of Grimrock is a property of Almost Human Ltd. I do not own any of the rights to this game, nor any of the material within this video. I make no money off the viewing of these videos. Thank you and have a spiffy day. :)

The RPG Chick

Oh, so they made Let's Plays of the demo? I like your joke, hehe. This is a fun game to record blind, because I'm surprised and mystified by so many things, yet so far, it's not maddeningly hard. Thanks in advance for watching all the vids! I'm glad to have you along for the ride. *runs off the road into a ditch* :D

The RPG Chick

Wow, you flatter me so much, thank you! Yes, I do like reading in Let's Plays. You should see my LPs of Book of Living Magic and The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge. All reading. Oh, and I love dark/gory/horror games/films/books. ;)

Hndshks

They really don't give you any clues as to what you are doing in this game, specifically with how magic works. I died about 6 minutes into my first Grimrock adventure after making a magic heavy party where I dumped a bunch of points into the wrong magic skill. I had a party of mages that couldn't cast any spells!

Tyron Woodley

Okay wow...you definitly have to play Torment then! It's real common nowadays to hear things like "New York Times Best Seller!" and "Best X ever!" and "Changed the way X looked at X!" and blah blah blah. Same with my earlier comment about how mainstream/corporate descriptions are always just spouting off random adjectives promoting the game. It's refreshing to hear someone actually describe a game instead of focusing on being as professional as possible. Omg ramble storm! ...see next comment

The RPG Chick

I had no idea the mouse pointer was hidden until I watched some of my footage. The pointer makes it's grand appearance in part 4. My apologies.

Tyron Woodley

Mabey they bonked their heads when they were tossed into the pit

Tyron Woodley

Yeah they were just showing it off, more of a Let's Look At instead. Reading the back of a box or a company's description of a game on a website is never justice! It's best to decide if you want to play a game based on user opinions, or gameplay demos. Random irrelevant question : Have you ever played Planescape Torment before? If not, that would be my favorite game for you to play!

The RPG Chick

Drunk, huh? Well, I'm really looking forward to this game now! I'm wondering how many more Skyrim episodes I have to go. ;)

madcommodore

I wish there was a game with these visuals but the joypad controlled arcade gameplay of Gauntlet 2 by Atari.

Commandelicious

Blind? Cool. I have never played this. :)

Tyron Woodley

I would prefer it if your mouse wasn't hidden, but I won't hold up end of the world signs with whiskey on my breath if you don't like it.

The RPG Chick

Are Staff Defense and Spellcraft considered "schools of magic" for the purpose of your comments? I agree, no more hints, hehe. Yep, I have my mage in the back row, as well as the rogue, who throws crap. Stabbing from second row is awesome. I had no idea about that either. Thanks again. :)

Tyron Woodley

I haven't played it but I watched a couple Let's Plays of it before it was released. The demo was just the first level, so I haven't seen anything past that! I will be watching all of yours so we can be blind together yay! *runs into a wall*

Tyron Woodley

Klendathu?!?!? Is that the bug planet from Starship Troopers?? (yes I know I can simply google it right now but that's cheating!)

The RPG Chick

I'm sure that's done on purpose (the vagueness, not the spell-less mage problem). I really wasn't sure with some things here, so I tried to distribute the points around rather evenly. It all takes me back to playing Dungeon Master way back when. I played that game for hours and hours, and I never learned how to cast anything other than a "torch" spell. XD

The RPG Chick

I agree with watching gameplay/LP vids as a way to decide if a game is for you. And NOT made by anyone connected with the developer or publisher. ;) As far as Planescape: Torment, ugghhh no, I have never played it. I actually have had the game for months now, and I want to check it out badly, but I want to finish my Skyrim LP first, or at least get close to done. Stick around, and barring a complete catastrophe, you WILL see me play a blind LP of Planescape: Torment. Promise. :)

Tyron Woodley

That's so awesome!!! The biggest problem with Planescape Torment (in the opinion of the mainstream gamers) is that it's mostly a text based game so it's arguably difficult to do a Let's Play for. Givin' that you are reading books in games and have a lovely voice and a lovely enthusiasm to "Let's Play" video games I think it's the perfect game for you! Not sure what your opinion is on dark/gorey games but it's a -VEEEERY- gross game! (in an awesome way)

The RPG Chick

So you've played this one?

Tyron Woodley

I looooooooooooove this game! The enemies look really scary!

The RPG Chick

Thanks for the advice! Hmmm, so it's better to specialize in one school of magic, huh? Would it be considered a waste to put points into Spellcraft and/or Staff Defense as well? Other than that, say no more. I like to find things out the hard way, but a better clue about the magic system would be nice. Thanks for the comment! :)

Tyron Woodley

(Comment part 3...because I'm really drunk and love talking about nerdy things!) The time Torment came out I don't think many games had any real way of competing with it in terms of raw content. A lot of people never know, or never cared because the context of this content is in text form... but to true nerds like us it's a gift from Talos himself and I can't recall any game from the Infinity engine or anything else since Dragon Age Origins that had nearly as much storyline! Okay I'll stfu now!

Tyron Woodley

(Comment part 2!) My whole point of ranting about how reviews are made is Torment is a really special game. It's reviewed as "potentially the best RPG ever" and I know that sounds subjective but without spoiling anything I will just say that it's a ridiculously massive game in the sense that you can change things and learn so much it feels like you just read a whole series of thick books by the time you're done with the game! It's especially impressive because of the time it was made.

The RPG Chick

Ah, excellent. I was worrying I could only focus on two skills there! You, sir, are a king among princes. I appreciate the tips. :)

The RPG Chick

It sure is! One character name identified. Well done. :)