Ultimately, the appeal of The Dark Spire will be limited to those looking for a trip down memory lane or those looking for a challenge. A journey into the Tower of The Dark Spire is not for the faint of heart. The creators set out to create a game that carried the spirit and challenge of the dungeon crawling games of two decades ago. They succeeded. And while they did make some minor improvements to the formula and coupled them with nice graphics, they also tacked on some unnecessary difficulties. However, The Dark Spire faithfully recreated an early dungeon crawling experience, that any veteran RPGamer will appreciate on some level.
+ A tough tower that has a character of its own
+ Additional non-standard combat options
+ Ability to save anywhere
- Lack of game mechanic explanations
- Quirky controls