Sure, there are hundreds of "old school D&D...my way!" products out there, but this one really stands out and has its own character. From the character class system to the truly engaging combat system (like tunnels and trolls with some twists...very well done), this game stays focused on its own path, making something very original in the process.
The game just seems so "playable" right from the start. There's even a highly detailed and easy to use random dungeon generator included to get things going right away. That yawning portcullis on the cover isn't just for looks...this game wants you to get on into that labyrinth and show the bad guys what you're made of!
Liked: Unique flavor of rules focused tightly on central "mission' of the game. Rules aren't too long or too complex; every element seems to be balanced just right. Great combat system and random dungeon generator.
Disliked: Not much. Could have used more monsters in the bestiary, maybe. The art is mostly suited to the task, but the style used kind of "falls" down when it comes to certain monsters.
Overall: Great game, 4 stars.
[4 of 5 Stars!]