Today, we have another review from our pal, Paul. Enjoy…
This week I’ve gotten back into an old classic, Grim Dawn, that I’ve had installed on my laptop for quite some time. I really enjoy this game every time I play it. It is an action RPG that shares the same enjoyable format as Diablo 2, Torchlight, Titan Quest, and many others. You start as a level one bumpkin and work your way up to a face smashing, demon slaying, screen destroying, god-like hero or heroine.
One of the things that sets Grim Dawn apart from the other titles of the same genre is the Devotion tree. The Devotion tree adds a layer of complexity to your character build. Choosing different constellations adds different abilities to your character which changes the course of gameplay. For example, you can put Devotion points into a constellation which adds bleed damage to every attack which acts almost like poison and enemies bleed health while you beat away on them taking even more health from them.
The tried and true action RPG genre isn’t for everyone. If you’re a fan of Diablo 2 and Torchlight, you will probably love this game. If you found the character or leveling grind to be tedious then you may want to pass on this game. I personally love this type of game. There is plenty of action, a great story, and the character development options are seemingly limitless.
Lastly, the developer is proud of this game. They’ve released an expansion pack to this game already and are releasing one in early 2019. The community is 100% behind the developer and the developers are vigilant in constantly working to makes this game even better!
Right now, Grim Dawn and its expansion pack are part of a huge sale on Steam in the US. I cannot vouch on its availability for our friends across the Atlantic. I highly suggest picking it up and giving it a try. I think you’ll enjoy it. PR
Addendum: Paul and I played this game together. It’s an easy game to learn, and a fun game to play with a friend, or two for that matter. But word of advice: play with someone who is about the same level. If you’re playing with someone who runs off destroying everything, you get left in the dust picking up a ton of loot… but don’t get to kill any bad guys! Yeah… I’m looking at you, Paul! It’s far more fun when two or three players are up against it, together! That gets exciting! ML