Gaming Age writes:
"Still, it's obviously not a game I can suggest to everyone. It's not a great introductory RPG, and like I mentioned earlier, even among RPG fans it's only going to appeal to a small group. However, if you enjoyed titles like Etrian Odyssey, I think you should absolutely give The Dark Spire a try, it's definitely taken from the same vein, and while it's a bit more archaic in design than EO, it's well worth playing. Just keep in mind what type of game you're getting into, and realize that the challenge bar is pretty high, and you should have some fun with it."