Depths of Peril is an outstanding blend of strategy
with action-RPG hacking and slashing goodness that may surprise you.
Depths of Peril is really about depth of game-play, and it offers
many, many hours of thrilling entertainment in an RPG experience
unlike any other.
The barbarian city of Jorvik is in peril. As the
leader of one of several covenants, it is your obligation to defend
it. But with the crisis comes opportunity, and a chance for your
covenant to rise above the rest and unify the city under your own
leadership through service, diplomacy, and even violence. Battle
monsters and rivals with magic, special powers, and weaponry;
explore worlds that are different every time you play; get involved
with ever-changing dynamic quests that truly affect the city;
compete with rival factions for recruits to your covenant; outfit
your faction with the best equipment, books, and magical relics; and
stand against attacks and sieges against the city in this awesome
If you have played other action-RPGs in the style
of Diablo or Fate, you will be familiar with the core mechanics of
Depths of Peril. You can choose from four very different classes
(Warrior, Rogue, Priest, or Mage) with very options for customizing
them as your progress along 100 levels of experience. Combat is
fast, furious, and almost constant outside of the city. There are
thousands of items to be discovered, dozens of places to explore
than change from game to game, and hordes of monsters to kill.
But it doesn't stop there. The city of Jorvik is
alive with constantly evolving danger and factional rivalry. Stuff
happens with or without your involvement. Quests are dynamic
and constantly changing. Once they become available, they may change
over time or be completed by a rival covenant, or fail as things
change. If all factions ignore the threat of a lone villainous
"boss" monster in the wilderness, it may gather a following to
become an even greater threat, and may eventually attack the city
and make life even more difficult. NPCs may be slain or robbed by
enemies who sneak into the city unchecked. The water supply may be
poisoned, hurting everyone within the city. Or enemies may siege the
gates of the city, bombarding it with explosive missiles until you
or the other heroes in the city can lift the siege. In this way,
Depths of Peril comes alive in a way that few other RPGs ever have.
Relationships with the other covenants is central
to the game. In order to "win," you must either defeat all the other
covenants in combat, or you must be the most powerful covenant and
be allied with all surviving covenants. You may establish mutually
beneficial trade routes, and valuable (but risky) treaties with your
neighboring factions, exchange items and influence, compete against
them for recruits or in quests, or launch raids and engage in open
warfare against them.
Even when you win, you take your covenant with you
- complete with all stored items and recruits - to the next "world"
to compete once again for dominance and to continue the ongoing saga
of the battle for Jorvik. There are separate difficulty controls to
set the aggressiveness and power of the competition, as well as the
difficulty of the monsters, so you can downplay the diplomatic
challenges for a more straight-up contest of might against the
This combination of elements makes Depths of Peril
a unique experience that is a shining example of what indie
role-playing games can be. It is like a strategy game played through
RPG monster-bashing prowess rather than through war-gaming skills.
The evolving game-world keeps things exciting constantly, and forces
you to evaluate priorities and decide not only what is best for your
character, personally, but also what will be of greatest value to
your covenant, and to the city as a whole.
If you consider yourself a fan of role-playing
games, do yourself a favor and download Depths of Peril right away
from these links. Try it out for free. And get ready to enjoy an RPG
experience unlike any other!
7/8: "The game switches seamlessly from
traditional RPG combat to diplomacy and back again, and the end
product is very entertaining. You never spend enough time in either
part of the game to get tired of it, and alternating between grand
strategy and action role-playing varies the overall experience in a
good way." -
Out of Eight
"Depths of Peril caught my eye for its
similarities to Siege of Avalon and Civilization. `What the heck?',
you may ask. The simple point-and-click action RPG system, fighting,
getting experience and loot gameplay is nicely incorporated in the
entire diplomacy and aspiration to conquer the world, just like in
The full version includes:
- Exceed level 7 to achieve greater glory, all the way to
- Higher challenge modes for advanced characters
- Take your character and covenant with you to new worlds with
- Thousands of new item types
- Explore the full world and storyline.
System Requirements: Windows
98/ME/2000/XP/Vista; 1.2 GHz Pentium 4 (or other equivalent); 128MB
RAM; GeForce 2 (or other equivalent); 150MB of hard drive space
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