PS1 Darkstone RPG Now Also On Steam
Developer Anuman Interactive has now also created a version for roleplaying game (RPG) Darkstone for Steam. It’s available for €4.99, though you can currently grab it at a 50% discount.
Originally, Darkstone was a dungeon crawling deal popularized by the first Playstation, though it also did a stint on PC before that. It released on consoles in 2001, which it shows through its, frankly, completely outdated graphics. This may be up your alley if you were a part of the Playstation generation, but that angular 3D is hard to watch these days.
Still, there’s a lot of content in the RPG that should make up for it in droves. Much like its peers in Diablo and such, you’ll go to many different locations to clear randomly generated dungeons filled with monsters and treasure.
There are eight main quests in a playthrough, available from a random selection of 22 total missions. It’s also possible to take on more by equipping the right gear.
Darkstone has multiple party members on the screen. Moreover, it’s possible to play with up to 8 players, but only through a local network, which is kind of a missed opportunity.
A download will only take you about 600Mb. It’s also possible to retrieve a PC version of the RPG on GOG.com.
Earlier this year, Anuman ported Darkstone to mobile devices. It was released as a free-to-play title there, if you want to get it for less.
The mobile version doesn’t run that bad, given that a lot of the inputs rely only on the equivalent of a mouse click. We’re just throwing that out there.
Here’s a free tip: In the first town, pay the musicians to get you acquainted with the Darkstone theme song. You’ll thank us later.