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It does seem to be in a similar spirit to Grimrock, though I must say the two Websites (main and dev blog) for Malevolence are pretty awful. Also, even though they say first person turn-based, which is explanation enough, they don't go into much detail about the gameplay itself. One of the nice things with Grimrock was that the gameplay elements were supremely clear from the get go. The Malevolence guys are putting a lot of energy into the procedurally generated world (plus and minus there, of course) and visuals. I wish them the best, but I can't say I'm generating any excitement over this at this point. Grimrock had me excited VERY early on, and as it turned out, rightfully so.
EDIT: Ah, this helps. Go to the main site and click on "Downloads". You can then see a gameplay video. Visuals are rather hit or miss (or, more specifically, a mixed bag) and the sounds of the main character remind me of Gilbert Gottfried (not in a good way), but I definitely see more of the promise now!
also took a look at this. color me impressed looking at the actual devs it seems fairly small team. While I'm not sure if Im seeing the graphics is being to all over, I do think they look like something from 5 or more years ago. I dont find that a problem as it actually fits quite well with the rendered stuff from the Old RPG games. Like the Intro to M&M6 (its actually much better then that) but its got that old school look. Where this really excite me is the old Elder scrolls world style. basicly unlimited exploration.. and that give me game wood! The few yourube vidoes are a mixed bag as you say as some seem to have more stuff then others.. the Screenshots show an AUTOMAP of some kind in the top left.. while other just have compass. The otehr shots show a fully fleshed out UI which looks alot better then the borderless gameplay videos. I see some great potential here.. and this will be a for sure buy for me. A RPG revivial is coming.. i can almost feel it... everything old is new again. RPG's have been heavily out of favor the last few years besides the BIG name ones, some old school greatness like Grimrock.. and hopefully more should be great.. Thouhg I must admit Grimrock is going to be a tough act to follow, its polished to as close as perfection as that type of game can get (IMHO).. Malovelence has the rough edges of indies, at least from what i seen, that could be an issue with the "new" gamers..
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