It had to happen. After the heady delights of Morrowind, the stylish innovations of Dungeon Siege and the classic gameplay of Wizardry 8, we knew that somewhere out there an RPG accident was waiting to happen. Nightstone, for its multiple sins, is the game filling this questionable position. Imagine the first Diablo with lifeless graphics and an even more simplistic magic system and you have Nightstone pretty much summed up. A flat, 2D gameworld and dodgy character animations are only the beginning of the problems. The combat is monumentally mindless and predictable, and while you can choose between a Barbarian, Amazon or Sorceress for your lead character, it hardly matters because they’re all as painfully dull as each other. Your objective is to make your way through several quests in an attempt to recover the eponymous Nightstone, which has been lost for some reason that nobody cares about, and if you make it far enough to find out where it’s gone, you’ll probably just feel like you’ve wasted your time.
Nightstone's only concession to 'the modern world’ is a built-in game editor. So if you’re really interested, you can create your own adventures and send them to your friends to make them hate you.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP