What we have here with Legend of Keepers: Prologue is what the developers are referring to as a playable alpha demo. You are looking at a couple of hours gameplay here and it is the perfect little taste to see if Legend of Keepers is going to be a game that is worth your time.
How to Download Legend of Keepers: Prologue
You can download the game from Steam. It is free but you can acquire also for a small sum of $4.99 so-called Supporters Edition of the game which includes wallpapers, some graphical nice-to-have assets and a devbook. Watch also for the full release entitled Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Master.
The Game Review
I have played so many games over the years where I head into a dungeon to pillage the loot and kill the monsters and bosses in it. Never once did I think about things from the dungeon’s point of view, but that is what this game is doing! It is a fantastic idea and something that I really found amusing and helped make this a game I really wanted to play.
You play the role of the big boss of this dungeon and you are responsible for making sure all the loot in this dungeon stays where it is. Of course, loot hunters and would-be adventurers want to steal your loot and kill your monsters! The game has two phases for you to kill these pesky trouble makers.
The first phase of the game is where you need to select what traps you want to use and what monsters to use as well. You can see what stats the dungeon hunters have so you can get an idea of what kind of traps you need to layout. This is a lot of fun and each time you play you can buy new stuff to use in order to try and protect your dungeon. The phase does not start until you are ready so I greatly appreciated that.
When these adventurers meet up with you monsters the game changes. Now you have a fun turn-based battle to take part in. I found this a lot of fun and the presentation is charming enough that you will be smiling the whole time you are playing through this phase.
I really like what Legend of Keepers: Prologue is offering. The way you can get new traps, spells and hire monsters is a great deal of fun. You even have to make sure you are keeping the monsters safe and happy which I found amusing. Monsters do have unique abilities and discovering these is a great deal of fun.
The game does a great job of giving you a taste of what the full game is going to offer you. It leaves you wanting more (the goal of any good demo) and it certainly made me interested in playing more of this. Even though there is not a ton of content here, I do think that the couple of hours you spend with this will be well spent and you will have a very fun time.
At the end of the day, Legend of Keepers: Prologue is free to play so it is well worth checking out. It is easy to get into and the kind of game that you can play for a couple of hours and just walk away from, but you will have had a great time. I do think that a lot of people will want to check out the full game after playing this.
- I love the 16/32-bit kind of art style
- The premise of the game is great
- I liked laying down the traps
- The monsters have a lot of personality
- The game is free to play
- It does only last a couple of hours
- The tutorial is not the best