The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk is a new popular game on Steam that focuses on humor, dungeon crawling, and turn-based gameplay. Here’s what I think of it so far.
I usually don’t make impulse buys, but I was genuinely curious about this new RPG on Steam. It’s turn-based (which is a big plus for me because I loved Original Sin 2) and promised to have good humor and gameplay. Well… none of that was true for me. My biggest problem with this game is that it plays too slow. It takes forever to win a battle and the “humor” isn’t funny to me. I’m sure many people will have a good laugh and enjoy this game. I didn’t. Which is why I already put in for a refund on Steam. I was very careful not to go over the 2-hour mark because I’m not in the habit of wasting my hard-earned cash.
The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk has nothing going for it for me. I can have a 91% chance to hit an enemy and still miss which cost me to lose on more than one occasion, the dialogue… is not good, and the gameplay is not fun to me. I know I’m in the minority here because this game has a very positive rating on Steam, but I can’t pretend to like a game when I don’t.
I checked out of the story in the first 20 minutes. It doesn’t take itself seriously so why should I? I’m not saying I need a serious story. If the humor is done right (which is subjective, I know) then I could roll with it and find enjoyment out of it. But it’s not done right here for me. I don’t find it funny, I don’t like the characters and I’m super disappointed that I couldn’t create my own team of misfits to tackle this dungeon. I could take shitty humor and a bad story as long as the gameplay is good and it’s not here. It’s just too slow-paced for me. I don’t want to sit there for 20 minutes trying to win a single battle at the very beginning of the game. Especially when it’s a game I’m not enjoying. All of the frequent misses eventually wore me down until I ended up quitting mid-battle and uninstalling it from my PC.
Why should I waste any more time in this game when there are so many others I could be playing instead? I appreciate the thought and creativity that went into making this game and I’m sure a lot of people will love it. I’m not one of them and I can’t recommend something I don’t enjoy. The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk is a boring turn-based RPG with shitty humor and has absolutely nothing going for it. I don’t want to stick around and hope that it could get better or that story would eventually start making sense because I don’t care. I just want to move on to something else and never look at this game again. That’s my brutally honest opinion on it.
Have you played The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk? What do you think of it?