The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos

Dear Villagers, Artefacts Studio

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
62%
Critics Recommend
Based on 14 critic reviews
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The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

62%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PC2020-09-17

Developer: Artefacts Studio

Publisher: Dear Villagers

Genres: Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy, RPG

Are you ready to dive into a tactical RPG chock-full of charm, humor and crazy characters?! They are clumsy, inexperienced and feisty but...they’ll have to endure each other’s company to get the dungeon’s treasure. However, a feeling of déjà-vu quickly arises... Guide this team of unlikely heroes in an adventure full of humor and chaos! The Naheulbeuk universe is an original creation by French author John Lang. It started as a very popular audio comedy series parodying role-playing games and heroic fantasy tropes. Now the story is available in English and as a video game for the first time! Game features A... less than ideal... team of heroes Play with seven classic role-playing game characters complementing each other’s skills as you level them up: the Ranger, the Elf, the Dwarf, the Magician, the Ogre and the Thief! Every member of the team has their own skill tree to upgrade their abilities and equipment. Choose one of three additional companions to join the team on their adventure! Epic battles Exciting turn-based battles, with creative support mechanics between team members. An adaptive difficulty system: from an accessible and fun story mode with simplified combat to the “nightmare mode” where the smallest tactical errors will doom you! An expansive bestiary (more than 100 enemies!) pushing you to think more tactically with every fight. Epic boss battles where you’ll have to muster both strength and smarts to emerge victorious! Hidden and destructive objects (including beer kegs) with surprising status effects will turn the tide of battle for the better...or worse! A dreadul dungeon Explore a huge and surprising dungeon from the cave up to the luxury quarters of the evil lord Zangdar, passing through the goblin iceskating park and even an extremely lively tavern! Escape traps and solve deadly puzzles to unlock the most impressive treasures! Bizarre conversations, absurd situations and unusual encounters await! Experience an exciting main storyline and many side quests for your heroes

The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos Critic Reviews

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So there you go. If you like XCOM-ish things, The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk should be in your library – just so long as you don’t mind a bit of hamfisted zaniness. I don’t think it’s one you’ll want to replay again and again, but it’s a substantial, well-crafted effort that’s definitely worth your time.

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The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos has zany humor and tactical depth. Its characters feel unique and memorable too. Sadly, it's bogged down by a nasty bug that can occur during battles, a particular issue that became problematic towards the end of the game, and a lack of replayability.

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The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk is altogether an enjoyable romp that will land with you about as far as you can tolerate cringeworthy humor and a lite XCOM layer set in a Dungeons and Dragons setting. Also, do yourself a favor and mute the Elf. Permanently. The game has it as an available option; it’s like they knew how bad the humor might be. So do it and you’ll thank me later.

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The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos is the game equivalent of a Netflix knockoff of an HBO show: it's not terrible and it has occasionally fun ideas, but it's still worse than the source material in almost every conceivable way.

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Audience Reviews

5 / 10.0
For context, I consider myself a veteran of the genre having logged hundreds if not more hours into turn-based tacticals and rogue-lites alike including Divinity Original Sin, XCOM, Wasteland, Mutant Year Zero, Battle Brothers, and more going all the way back to the original Fallout. All usually on 'hard' or better. That aside, I find this game absolutely infuriating. The

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