2005's Dungeon Lords
was a mess of a game. Despite being helmed by PC role-playing vet David Bradley
, best known for three titles in Sir-Tech's venerable Wizardry
series including the timeless Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant
, Dungeon Lords
was a shell of a finished product, riddled with glitches, bugs, and incomplete features. So, sequel anyone?
has announced plans for not only a "stand alone" expansion to the role-playing disaster, due in the third quarter of 2008, but a sequel as well, which is planned for the PC and an unspecified "next-gen" console a full year later in 2009. This sure seems like a lot of effort to thrown behind a game that was collectively panned by gaming critics
, despite being "well-received commercially," according to JoWooD.
There is an old saying of being once bitten, twice shy
, though perhaps the distant release dates are pinned on hopes that players will forget about the first game altogether. It's possible, though our trusty Magic 8-Balls says "outlook not so good."