OH MY GOD SO FRUSTRATING!!!! This week, in an effort to decide what to play I found myself stuck between Thief: The Dark Project and Fallout 3. While I decided to go for Thief 3 and try my first video installment of my little game presentations I took some time to look around for more retro style games. Does the term Roguelike ring a bell to you? Well, either way ladies and gentlemen, I came across POWDERPowder is an oldschool RPG. An by oldschool I mean graphics are a luxury!This is an excellent example of hardcore gaming my friends. There is absolutely nothing simple about this game. There is no backstory or plot to speak of. Just the general idea of a dungeon with fifty floors the player has to decent, in order to get to the final Boss monster, kill it, and get back out (yes you actually have to get back out).Each floor is randomized, there's monsters everywhere, random items litter the dungeon floors and every corner hides a secret door or a trap. And that's what it's like on the first floor. I don't even want to think of what happens later.Did i mention death is permanent? Oh, and there's no character creation. You start off as a basic char.With random gear. And random skill books.Half the time I couldn't make it out of the first room. Seriously.By the way, right of the start, half the gear you begin with will be cursed.Every item you pick up could be cursed, blessed, enchanted (even in a negative manner as in -2)The list can go on forever.I have been playing this for 2 days straight and haven't managed to go beyond floor 5 so far. And that took me nearly an hour.In short (I did not plan to write this) if you think you got the nerve, the time and the stomach for a true hardcore experience and can look past the 8-bit like graphics (they are after all a luxury) go ahead.Be my guest.You will quit.You cannot handle this.Enjoy.Download Link: http://www.zincland.com/powder/index.php?pagename=releaseps. I zapped a wand once, and i commited suicide...nuff said.