Updated! Holy crap, my initial review was harsh! But the comfortable controls make a huge difference, I'll definitely be playing this while I wait for my Valkerie Crusade vitality to refill. I played waaaaay too much Shiren on DS, so I'll probably do the same here.
I want to stab this game in the face and I can't stop playing ... I want to stab this game in the face and I can't stop playing it. Everything you like about Shiren and the main dungeon is a 30 minute run. DO IT.
Control options? I can't find them. Beaten everything but the 'vial trials' can't find the entrance?
Great Game! Easily one of the best roguelike's on the Android market! Edit: Recent update added a way more comfortable control scheme, with the D-pad in the lower left corner, and the dash in the lower right corner. Plus the new content.
Great game, needs interface changes This is a really cool game, similar to one of my favorite games ever, Shiren the Wanderer. But as other people have already said, the button layout and graphics need changing. Big time. The control pad should be on the bottom left, not the top left. The buttons on the bottom right are stretched out of the correct aspect ratio and look weird. Some of the graphics are really blurry. Basically, with a complete interface overhaul and cleaner graphics it would probably be my favorite game for Android.
Fun and Addictive Great little rogue-like and a perfect introduction to the genre for those who have not played this style of game before. Developer is extremely responsive and quickly fixed the multi-touch issue I had on ICS.
v2.2.8: New graphics for monsters and items.
v2.0: optional controls for small screen devices (phones) with DPAD at bottom left (select MENU→Settings→Controls, then OK button), music/gfx changes, new beta Bot Subplot Dungeon and new NPCs/monsters to go with it.
Down In The Deep is a real-time roguelike world dungeon crawler with quests!
★★★★★ “The Bard’s Tale is easily the funniest game I’ve ever played” – IGN ★★★★★