dungeon Crawl 1.16.5: Merely Keepsake Edition, or DMC for short, is a fan-made mod based on the hit PC game, Dungeon Crawl. For those unfamiliar with the game, it is a stand-alone old-school roguelike game (think dungeon Lord) where you take on the roll of a dungeon dweller and traverse randomly generated dungeons to collect items, level up, and ultimately defeat the dungeon lord and his endless army of monsters. The emphasis in the game is on exploration, which can range from ‘dungeon walking’ to actively searching for items, creatures and other useful objects. You must also be mindful of your surroundings as well, avoiding traps, dangerous monsters and questing to slowly build up your character and score points.
The mod is modders’ chance to put their own spin on an old and well-known game. Most importantly it offers players the chance to expand the world with their imagination, creating something fresh and unique. It allows for endless possibilities, such as adding new levels, rooms, items and monsters, or just plain changing the existing content. Some players love the freedom the mod gives them while others prefer to have the story told clearly and with as much detail as possible. With that said, the fans seem to have a different point of view and have voted this as one of their favorites of the top mods.
But does it work? Well, I’m going to give you a direct opinion based off my time playing the mod. I have to say, right off the bat, it seems like Dungeon Crawl: Merely Keepsake Edition is a solid mod. There are some parts that are frustrating, but overall it’s a very nice experience, and most people won’t even notice it’s existence.
For those who don’t know, DMC is a fan-made version of the well known Dungeon Lord series. The game was started by Todd “Diggit” Parker, who has now gone on to develop the mod with help from his original team. The reason why this game has had such a huge following is because of its unique take on the open-world genre, being able to basically jump right into the middle of an adventure-filled, dungeon-crawling world.
As far as the content is concerned, the mod has a few things in common with the original Dungeon Lord games. There are still monsters to fight, puzzles to solve, and a whole lot more. But the real attraction of DMC is that it adds a lot of gameplay and replay value. If you played the original Dungeon Lord game, you will certainly find this version a nice change of pace.
There is definitely room for improvement. Currently there are only four classes available: warrior, wizard, priest, and hunter, which seems like quite a weak cast. Also the graphics are not very pretty. However, the game is free, so it’s not like they are making money off of you with ads. The Minecraft Mod and the Dungeon Crawler Add-on are both freely available on the official website, so you won’t have to pay to get either one.