So, you think you've found every single secret in Legend of Grimrock, plundered all its treasures, and reached the lowest depths of the dungeon? Well, you're probably still missing something.
There is one more mystery to share, and it's a good one - a special bonus mode that can be accessed after you've gained the "Buddies with Toorum" Achievement
. Throughout the game, you'll follow Toorum's Notes
to his eventual demise. With a little craftiness, you'll be able to bring Toorum's skeleton back to a Crystal of Life, and release his spirit to gain the Achievement.
What you likely didn't know is that this also opens up an optional special game mode, where you'll be able to play through the entire game as Toorum! That's right, not only do you get a brand new character with a never-before-seen portrait, but Toorum gets to take advantage of an all-new set of skills and a special trait that should change up gameplay quite a bit.
To access "Toorum Mode", once you've unlocked the "Buddies with Toorum" Achievement (see our Level 10 walkthrough
for more details on how to do so), you'll need to select New Game from the main menu. Create a single character, and type in the name "Toorum", then press the Enter key on your keyboard. If you've done this correctly, you'll hear a chime and the game's introduction will begin.
Starting the game as Toorum will reveal you now have only a single character in your party, as well as the following new statistics and skills:
Tough, Skilled, Thunderstruck
, Swords, Earth Magic
, Fire Magic
In addition to a very diverse set of skills, Toorum is also equipped with the exclusive Thunderstruck trait, which grants him 2x normal movement speed. All of these bonuses should add up to make your future play-throughs a great deal more interesting. Note that unlike a standard Mage, Toorum requires a staff or orb of some sort to use magic.
Suffice it to say, this is one of the more outlandish and exciting bonuses we've stumbled across before, particularly since we thought we had already unraveled all of the game's mysteries. Hats off to the development team at Almost Human for surprising us with yet another secret!