The dungeons & Dragonades:aiden of Judgment is one of the few VNs that have managed to be consistently fun to play. If you’re a fan of classic VNs, you’ll love Theaiden of Judgment. I’ll cover the basics of the game and what it has to offer you as a player. By the time you’ve finished reading this, you will know if you want to spend money on the game or not. I’ll also talk about whether or not The Maiden of Judgment is worth your time. Let’s get started!
So, what is DND Angel? It’s an old PC game, one of the early RPG’s (period), which saw release way back in 1987. I’m sure you’re familiar with some of the concepts behind VNs – battles, inventory items, character development, etc. Well, you’ll notice a lot more similarities with the dungeon-crawler genre, which is why I enjoy it so much. The game is basically an RPG (role playing game) with dungeon-crawlers thrown in for good measure.
You play DND Angel as Coraline herself, a young girl living in a town called Maplecloih. She’s an orphan who has been taken in by the underground magical community called Theblers. Her magical powers are so powerful that even though she doesn’t know how to use them, she decides to learn and practice them. When the angels decided that they’d like to test her out, they send her to Earth. There she must battle her way through dungeons and reach the bottom of the world, but all the while, she’s haunted by visions of her dead father and how he died. Sounds pretty grim, right?
So, why does the game look and sound so gruesomely dark? Because it’s supposed to! I won’t go into the horrific graphics and the blood effects since they’re kind of needless to mention. However, it’s not graphic enough that it becomes downright unpleasant. I mean, look at the game logo! It’s kind of cute, but when you’re playing a game that has such a grim and Gothic design, it doesn’t have to be absolutely dreadful.
Now, there is one part that the game which disappointed me a bit: the music. The song used in the game is quite nice, though it fades in and out too quickly. It’s not a particularly memorable one, but it does provide a little bit of entertainment. The voice actor for Coraline herself does a nice job, providing the intended eerie yet dreamlike atmosphere. The problem is, after awhile, it becomes just too easy to fall asleep to the tunes.
That’s what happens when you play this game on long periods of uninterrupted play. Score points are earned based on your performance throughout the game. Eventually, the points get lower and you start losing them. They actually take away from the experience overall, so if you want to make sure you’ve done well, it’s best to keep playing.
However, I think the biggest reason why anyone would pick up and put down this game so fast is because it offers such an unprecedented experience. There are few games that combine horror, fantasy, suspense and mystery in a way that makes you say “wow, this was totally unexpected.” I don’t think there’s ever been a game that combines so many different elements into one game – and this one does it quite well.
In conclusion, I give this game an average score because it lacks some elements I’d like to see in a horror game. I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a horror game, but it has its share of darkness and horror. I give it a thumbs up, however, for being such an innovative game, and for its unique atmosphere. I recommend playing it. If you do, you might find something else to play.