Zentendo writes: "All in all, I found The Dark Spire to be very engrossing and enjoyable. Having no real prior experience with Dungeons and Dragons myself I found the game difficult, but not annoying. While it can be frustrating sometimes when you run out of magic and potions in the middle of a big labyrinth, running away from enemies is not too hard as you make a mad dash for the inn beyond the dungeon exit. I found the character and party customization really awesome; it made me more attached to these characters I created myself (rather than just leading some angsty teenage RPG stereotypes through their various adventures). This game does demand a certain level of grinding though; that is, if you want your characters to be able to do enough damage to kill things, or have enough spell points to keep your party healthy as you traverse the many dungeon floors. I also must give kudos for the artwork, as it carries a very western, old-school comic-book feel that is quite a change from the very anime-oriented artwork of today's modern RPG's".