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About this game
Developer: KING Art Games
Content Rating: Mature
The Dwarves is an RPG based on the bestselling novel series of the same name by "Markus Heitz". You control Tungdil and his ever-growing group of companions on their journey through "Girdlegard", go on exciting adventures, and have to hold your own in epic battles against hundreds of enemies.
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Almost everything from The Dwarves‘ gameplay to the presentation seems unpolished. It’s a real shame, since there are some good ideas, and the book it’s based upon is ripe for a video game adaptation. The mission objectives are far too rigid, the controls too cumbersome, and ultimately it’s a game that constantly gets in the way of itself. Every moment of enjoyment was quickly followed by bouts of annoyance, and this title clearly needed more time in development.
Quite a few times the game also suffered some screen tearing, and when transitioning to cutscenes would momentarily drop in resolution. As for the graphics themselves, everything bar the cutscenes screamed lackluster, and looked frankly a bit old. The visual design also could have used a bit more color, as many things looked bland, and didn’t serve the characters, world, and genre well.
The Dwarves is a role-playing game that fails to reach its full potential. Its interesting battle concepts are marred by a mediocre execution, very limited RPG mechanics, and just too many technical issues on PlayStation 4. Despite this, the game still managed to be somewhat enjoyable thanks to the gripping yet not too original story, and charming characters. Due to gameplay and technical shortcomings, however, only die hard high fantasy fans may find some enjoyment in The Dwarves. Everyone else would do better in looking elsewhere.