Delve!

a Everything Else by BerkaZerka

Commended by Killa_Robot on 10/21/2017 11:06:45 AM

Player Rating6.84/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 91 ratings since 09/24/2017
played 2,611 times (finished 140)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length7/8

"It keeps going and going"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.

Slay Monsters and Loot the Bodies!

100 levels of Classic Dungeon-Crawl Hack & Slash!
Can you survive all the way to the end?

A CYS "Flash Game" Featuring -
Weapon Upgrades, Magic Items, NPCs, and more!

Player Comments

Hm, this storygame is interesting. I also think I couldn't have beat it without spamming alt + left. :)

I eventualy had some followers one of which survived to the very end (a healer for my rouge). The others all died (before the final boss actually). I also had baisically unlimited funds by the end.

The creatures were nice and reminded me of classac fantasy. It was pretty grindy, but I kept on going anyway. I figured out how to use the mechanics pretty well by the end, though I never was able to use my Rouge's Assasinate successfully making it useless to me.

My favorite aspect of this storygame was the humor. It added a nice touch and a smile to the grinding. I also never found an error in the scripting (of which I suspect there to be a sinful amount) besides the Asssinate ability (which I may have not used corectly).

Lastly, I personally saw a slant in the gear towards the Knight/fighter class. I constantly picked up weapons and armor that I hoped my companions or I could use, but the stupid fighter could only use it. :(

Anyway, I loved the storygame. It was a great few hours (that I should've spent writing). :)
-- WouldntItBeNice on 12/20/2017 4:51:53 PM with a score of 112775
Obviously, there's not much story since it's a dungeon crawler. But it's probably the best text-based rpg I've ever played! The level of detail that went into all the different weapons, armors, shields and items, plus the different classes and their ranks, is truly astounding! If you're looking for a really fun dungeon crawler that takes strategy and lasts quite a while, this game is for you. The icing on the cake: Even though there's not a lot of story, it can still be very lighthearted and humorous at times.

Note to author: I did find one broken weapon. It was a flail, found in a chest near the end of the game. It said it was a wizard weapon at the top of the description, but at the bottom the class limits were fighter/priest, and it couldn't be equipped by anyone in my party, despite having one of each class. Besides that, truly well done!
-- Glandros on 12/5/2017 12:22:16 AM with a score of 111301
I can barely begin to imagine the amount of work that would have had to go into just making the framework for all this. I wonder how many variables were used in total... not to mention the total scripts!

Further I should mention good writing isn't sacrificed for the sake of the game elements. It has both!


If you haven't tried this out yet, I highly encourage you to give it a shot. I will say that there is more clicking involved compared to the more story focused storygames, but that doesn't detract from the experience, and honestly, with this heavy use of the advance editor, it is to be expected.

Oh, also, did I mention there are pictures?
-- Zake on 10/10/2017 3:37:29 AM with a score of 0
I'm not a fan of the grinding and at times the RNG could get a little annoying and straight up insta-kill my whole party in one stroke but besides that I really enjoyed playing this even if I accidentally had to restart the game over 3 times. Even if the system could use improvement, it still is an excellent use of the cys scripts and BerkaZerka is essentially pioneering the RPG scene of CYS with this game.

Aside from the little amount of story that there was in the game, I enjoyed almost every bit.
-- LiteraryAdonis on 12/6/2018 8:25:38 AM with a score of 98192
I thought it was pretty good, I can't imagine a game like that is easy to make and the time that went into it was probably tremendous. I played as a rogue and felt really weak, especially against more than one foe. It would have been nice to have different attack options, such as an AOE attack, or increased evasion if a range attack was used (sling for me). There seems to be no difference between ranged and melee attacks so whatever had the highest attack was the only real option. Typically I could one shot any one creature, but if there were two or more left I died in one-two turns. Admittedly I only played to the killer mushrooms, but I never saw a chance to do anything but fight until then. I even ended one fight at 1 HP and didn't have an option to heal up (go to town, buy more HP potions after the first shop, etc.). I feel like the game favors the warrior which probably has more HP and attack. It looked like you could recruit more people later one which probably fixed all the problems I am listing, but I never got that far. I am sure it adds to the complexity, but the option to return to town between fights to spend the gold you earn and more combat options would be nice. Still, very impressive use of the editor and item features and as a old fashion hack and slash game it works well! If you just wanna kill the goblins dead I recommend it.
-- Shadowdrake27 on 12/6/2018 2:00:52 AM with a score of 0
Man im gonna heal my entire party with priest... wait im dead (entire party got one shot from max health by lich king)
-- Dameon on 12/5/2018 9:42:29 AM with a score of 116899
pretty lit my man. was stuck just backstabbing, dying, reviving, rinse and repeat after about two levels of the tallest tower. it was pretty fun most of the way, and i just had to find out what the ending was after the two hours of fun. kept me captivated the whole way through, good job!
-- big daddy on 11/25/2018 8:00:20 PM with a score of 102603
Great fun hacking and slashing through many varied dungeon levels. Wry wit and humor as well. Easily addictive. Suggestions include seeing hit points current/total and perhaps a primer for mana spells.
-- Me on 10/13/2018 6:18:04 AM with a score of 105723
Amazingly engrossing hack and slash action. Bring your quarters as you are going to drop a bunch in this arcade.
-- Gymaert on 8/22/2018 6:09:34 PM with a score of 100261
TBH not the greatest. It's certainly unique, as it's not a Story but instead an "RPG" in text form. But the issue is that it seems to glitch a lot, as whenever I was in combat with a companion we would BOTH lose life even if there was only one enemy, only one enemy of multiple hit, or multiple enemies only targeted my character.
And then there's the absolute repetitiveness of it. It wouldn't be too bad if all the buttons were within the page without requiring any scrolling, but the images are so large that they do require scrolling.
Not to mention that enemies will A L W A Y S attack my character despite my being a low-HP mage and having someone in my party with over twice my HP, causing Game Overs far more often than they should. And then my comrade, despite having a weapon that statistically does more damage than my attack (according to how it's advertised to me), and he does less than half the damage than I do consistently.

Quite frankly, the only reason I'm rating it this highly is because of its uniqueness, despite the (in my opinion) poor execution.
-- TheSnowyBanana on 5/16/2018 11:27:16 PM with a score of 180
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