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Matt Chat: Stonekeep Retrospective

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 19, 2011

This is not one I have ever really played. I was tempted in 1995, and had a friend who played Stonekeep and recommend it, but I never “got around to it.” I picked up a copy via GOG.COM a couple of years ago, but still haven’t played more than the first half-hour or so. Alas, that describes too many of my GOG.COM purchases these days.

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If you have any interest in buying it from GOG.COM, now is the time, BTW. Until the end of the year this and a ton of other games are 50% off.  I took advantage of it last week (yes, from the road…) to pick up yet more games to compensate for not having enough money to afford them when I was younger. Now they are dirt-cheap, but I have no time. Ain’t that just the way it goes?

(Well, that’s not entirely true. I rediscovered Star Control 2 this weekend… I’m utter crap at the combat, but dang it’s still entertaining…)

Filed Under: Retro - Comments: 6 Comments to Read

  • skavenhorde said,


    I didn’t play UU or EOB so I didn’t have those to compare it too. Without that I had a lot of fun with this game. The only thing I hated about the game was the turnspeed and how I couldn’t move sideways. That would have helped a lot when searching those dang walls.

    I bought this from GOG and haven’t got around to it. After seeing this though I’ve got to pop it in.

    Oh and magic wasn’t that far away. I don’t know why Matt couldn’t find magic. He found Wahooka just fine and I believe if you give him what he wants he’ll give you a magic wand where you can place spells on. I think that’s where I got the first one.

    There are other planets as well and they all do different things. Like that Saturn one showed you the area map. I can’t recall what the others did.

    It’s a fun game. Simple with the only real drawback being that stupid movement speed.

    Oh and here is a hint to anyone out there who doesn’t like backtracking to the fountain. Find some flasks and use them on the fountain.

  • LateWhiteRabbit said,

    I remember staring at the box for this game on the store shelves when it first came out. It had an awesome hologram cover and looked like the most fun you could possibly have. Unfortunately I was always short on funds whenever I came across it (and I think my PC specs weren’t up to snuff anyway).

    Watching Matt play it, I probably would have enjoyed it back in the day, but I don’t like those FMV graphics. I much prefer the drawn sprites of the Eye of the Beholder series, or the Dungeon Master games.

  • UDM said,


    I love this game. It’s got flawed mechanics and it’s linear as heck and it’s not the most attractive game around, but boy does it make up for all of that with quirkiness and a really intriguing setting.

    Haven’t finished it yet though, but I plan to someday. Love throwing arrows at the enemy lol.

  • Craig Stern said,

    I used to play Stonekeep with my dad back in the day. I loved it at the time, though I’m not sure if I’d enjoy it as much now.

  • slenkar said,

    I could have bought the game at the store and I didnt, Im glad I didnt as it looks shite

  • NickR said,

    Star Control 2 changed my life. I still make a point of playing it every few years.

    I still have an original copy of Stonekeep but I never really got into it.