Checks Out His Dark Majesty

After writing about His Dark Majesty a few days ago, I felt compelled to check the game out. It took some doing, but I finally got FRAPS to play nice with the game so I could show my first impressions playing it. Have a look:

All in all, it’s pretty impressive for something running on an 8-bit Atari system. Among other things, I find the interface (designed around the Atari’s classic joystick-and-single-red-button controller) quite clever. My only real complaints are that the larger battles can be excruciatingly slow, and it is difficult to predict exactly what damage units will do to targets of varying defense levels. If those issues were addressed, I’d recommend this without hesitation. As it stands: if you want to go beyond the first three battles, you will have to be very, very patient.

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