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tinotormed
April 3rd, 2012, 10:48
Crossposted from the Shmups forum:
http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=40887&p=784340#p784340

Oh God finally, I made history since it hasn't been beaten, Bullfrog's very own expansion for Dungeon Keeper called 'The Deeper Dungeons' is finally beaten!

Youtube playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... ture=addto

Twitter post:
https://twitter.com/#!/tinotormed/statu ... 4229043200 (This is the final part of the 15th map, Belial)

Because of this insane playthrough that is ever done, Bullfrog can finally rest in peace after 15 years since it's release!

Skarok
April 3rd, 2012, 10:52
Uh... it has already been beaten? I'm sure I finished it two years ago, as did most of the other users on this board.

Mothrayas
April 3rd, 2012, 11:10
Because of this insane playthrough that is ever done, Bullfrog can finally rest in peace after 15 years since it's release!

Yeah, after 8 years of nonexistence they can finally rest in peace because one guy finally caught up. Yup.

MeinCookie
April 3rd, 2012, 11:20
Never even played it :D

As such you can be assured Bullfrog are still turning in their graves yet.

tinotormed
April 3rd, 2012, 16:46
Thanks, guys. It took me around 3 months to learn every map including the trap and enemy emplacement and pull it off like an expert player. I started playing this game back then since I was 7.

Duke Ragereaver
April 3rd, 2012, 18:36
I'm pretty confident most if not all DK1 players on the board have ventured and mastered the Deeper Dungeons at one point. I myself won it in one go, it was difficult sure but doable.

Congratutlations on your victory nonetheless. :)

shortmicky
April 3rd, 2012, 19:14
Thanks, guys. It took me around 3 months to learn every map including the trap and enemy emplacement and pull it off like an expert player. I started playing this game back then since I was 7.

This can't be possible... you have to be 11 to play.. lol nevertheless congrats.

Mothrayas
April 3rd, 2012, 19:20
This can't be possible... you have to be 11 to play.. lol nevertheless congrats.

Bah. Here, Dungeon Keeper was rated age 16, and I first touched it at around age four.

Age ratings are more like guidelines anyway. It isn't mandatory to follow them; it's up to the parents to decide what their children can play.

shortmicky
April 3rd, 2012, 21:08
Bah. Here, Dungeon Keeper was rated age 16, and I first touched it at around age four.

Age ratings are more like guidelines anyway. It isn't mandatory to follow them; it's up to the parents to decide what their children can play.

Yeah I know, I was just mocking the idea that we all live in an ideal civilisation, where the guidelines are implemented "properly" I wasn't allowed to go on it before I was 11 because of my mother.

tinotormed
April 3rd, 2012, 22:22
Yeah, well I bought the CD along with the PC multicart 'King of Games', and I saw Dungeon Keeper along in the cover. That's when my plan of world domination began (well, I was the first Filipino to do it).

DragonsLover
April 4th, 2012, 00:21
It's been, I don't know how many times I've beaten the campaign. Surely over 20 times, and I'm still playing it. And not only that, I've made some of the levels to be harder than normally, especially for Pladitz and Svatona which both have a design flaw that makes them too easy to beat.

The real challenge remains Ancient Keeper and Post-AK campaigns I think.

Sun7zu
August 24th, 2012, 16:08
Huh? People actually considered Dungeon Keeper 1 hard? (Official campaigns + Deeper of'course) I mean, sure, now-a-days you/I know every map by heart, but still. Even as a kid it wasn't that hard. Always thought of the game as a casual game. :confused:

DragonsLover
August 24th, 2012, 17:30
Some of them are tricky when you don't know how to deal with them. The levels newbies are generally stuck on in the official campaign is in the middle of the game with "Nevergrim" and "Hearth". In Deeper Dungeons, "Batezek" can be a real pain in the ass if you don't know how to handle your dungeon with care. Others than that, the levels are generally okay.

Metal Gear Rex
August 24th, 2012, 18:15
Whenever someone says Deeper Dungeons or something is easy, I really have to wonder if they're playing "legitimately" or if they're abusing exploits/overpowered things like Horned Reapers, Dark Mistresses, Lightning spam, etc. I've gotten through the Deeper Dungeons levels when I was younger no problem while using these tactics, but since I've decided not to abuse such things (and since I have my balanced patch), I've found things to be significantly trickier.

Though some DD levels I tend to stay away from due to them having bad level design.

DragonsLover
August 25th, 2012, 18:26
Which I fixed for most of them.

Metal Gear Rex
August 25th, 2012, 18:28
Which I fixed for most of them.

I wouldn't say absolutely so, it mostly has fallen on your judgement and yours alone. There's multiple ways to interpret what the intended level design was.

Toledot
August 25th, 2012, 21:23
I still have the retail package from when I bought it, incl original cd :)
cant remember how old I was, but It was one of the first games I bought (wasnt even discounted yet).

Still play from time to time.

I know it was a bit hard for me to finish the original campaign in one go, bit of trial and error and load some savegames (there are some levels where you can dig a tile too far and end up herospammed :P ), because i never wanted to have creatures die on me. (Why the hell did I get so atttached to them :P ). So I always tried to go with as little loss of lives as possible.

Anyway, after lvl 20 I was like: is this it?

/me dreams again of all those hours of playtime back when he was a kid and had no responsibilities like mortgages, jobs etc

what was this discussion about again?

Metal Gear Rex
August 25th, 2012, 21:29
what was this discussion about again?

Deeper Dungeons, stop talking about the original game!

Enker-Zan
August 25th, 2012, 23:53
Deeper Dungeons definantely wasn't easy, but it wasn't WTFBBQ hard. I beat it in 2 day on my first run through.

DragonsLover
August 26th, 2012, 17:49
I wouldn't say absolutely so, it mostly has fallen on your judgement and yours alone. There's multiple ways to interpret what the intended level design was.

I know. I have no idea what was the real intention of Bullfrog's level designers. I can just guess and adapt the changes the best I can. And like I said, and repeated, you're not forced to play my version of levels. Feel free to play the original bugged and scrapped levels. Otherwise, why don't you share to me what's your vision of things then?