Gamebook Adventures: Catacombs of the Undercity (book #5 in the series), like its sequel, is a superb attempt to revitalise the gamebook genre of RPGs in a way that takes advantage of the Apple iPad’s capabilities.
|Uh oh. Evil crab|
I won’t go into specifics about why it’s such a high quality production – in terms of presentation it’s almost exactly the same as the sequel, The Wizard from Tarnath Tor, with just a slightly different colour hue used to create a slightly different atmosphere, and slightly different music, but it’s the same kind of ambient dark intensity.
|It’s hard taking on monsters with no armour or weapons|
As usual for the genre, Catacombs of the Undercity is a difficult game, but developers Tin Man Studios has wisely included some different difficulty options for the more casual players. There’s some
(It’s worth noting that although the books all take place in the same world, they’re largely independent stories. You can play one without needing to have played any others).