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“Kivi Was a Mistake”

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 27, 2011

Steven Peeler of Soldak Entertainment writes a long-overdue postmortem on their more casual-friendly RPG, Kivi’s Underworld. Which is, incidentally, marked down to only $9.99 – and Depths of Peril is down to only $14.99 – though I won’t have the new prices up on the website until I return home.

Anyway, here’s the postmortem – good and bad – about Kivi’s Underworld.

Soldak Entertainment: Kivi was a Mistake

He notes that that he’s very proud of Kivi’s Underworld and very happy with it overall, and the bulk of the article is about the successes of the game and what a valuable experience it was for him, personally. But he also explains why it was probably a mistake for Soldak to go after a more “casual” kind of game like that, rather than the more hard-core offerings like Depths of Peril and Din’s Curse. While I enjoyed Kivi’s Underworld, the others are two of my personal favorite indie RPGs – so stick with your passion, dude!

Anyway, this is valuable insight, and my thanks to Steven for his candid perspective into this game.

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  • Viridian said,

    That’s kind of sad…that it’s a good game, but it doesn’t fit with your “reputation” and so it seems like an odd duck…Stardock had a similar game with Lightweight Ninja; it was a fun enough game, but it was such a departure from what they did that nobody seemed to like it.

  • skavenhorde said,

    I played the demo and didn’t like it. I can see where other people might enjoy it, but it wasn’t for me.

    Reminds me of when Origin released Times of Lore. I bought that game without looking twice because of the name Origin. It was an ok rpg-lite game, but after playing Ultima 3 I was severely disappointed with what Origin released.