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I love it when companies look at the landscape of genres on a system and release something that there is not a lot of. The Keep is a first person dungeon crawler on the Nintendo 3DS. The Keep is also a downloadable only video game. Those two things are pretty unique. Yes I know the Etrian games are out there. The Keep has a more medieval feel to it though.

An evil wizard is in his keep in this hand held video game. Some go to his tower to kill him, others go there to learn from his knowledge. Early on in the game we run into him, and he captures us. We must then get out of the prison. Take the tutorial to learn how to play. Certain things like attacking with a sword are not very intuitive.

The issues families will have with The Keep is the violence, and the magic. Runes are collected, and players can use magic to heal, buff, and attack. For spiritual reasons I do not like using magic in any way, shape or form. That includes inside video games.

The Keep is definitely an old school kind of a first person dungeon crawler. Save early, and save often. Also be sure to explore every single nook and cranny. You may find some awesome stuff, or a weak enemy to increase your experience. It always paid off.

The environments are way more diverse than I was expecting. Cinemax put forth a wonderful effort in The Keep. My biggest complaint about this game is there is no physical copy. It would great to move the game from the Nintendo 3DS to the Nintendo 2DS.

The 3D effects in The Keep are spectacular. I felt like I was going to fall into the depth of the dungeon. The Keep is a game for thirteen and older only members of the family. Please keep that in mind. If your looking for an old school first person dungeon crawler on the 3DS/2DS then you need to look at The Keep.
- RPG Master


Graphics: 65%
Sound: 65%
Replay/Extras: 70%
Gameplay: 75%
Family Friendly Factor: 60%

System: Nintendo 3DS
Publisher: Cinemax
Developer: Cinemax
Rating: ‘T’  Teen THIRTEEN and OLDER ONLY
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