As a fan of old grid-based RPGs like Lands of Lore (which I’ve reviewed previously!) and Stonekeep, I was curious whether a more recent take on the genre would still capture that old-school feel. And so:
Legend of Grimrock (2012) – RPG, PC
Not all turn-based strategy games can be Heroes of Might and Magic III, but it doesn’t hurt to occasionally look at some of the other franchises which were around at the same time. 🙂
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard’s Throne (2002) – Strategy, PC
To start off this year’s game reviews, we have Wizardry 8! Despite there being seven games before it, two of which were part of the same ‘Dark Savant trilogy’, this is the first one I’ve played. I have watched the 1991 OVA based on the first game, though – suffers from the usual pacing issues resulting from squeezing a full story into 50 minutes of animation, but I’d recommend it to fantasy anime and RPG fans regardless.
ANYWAY, back to the review, which suffers from the usual issues resulting from squeezing a full game into ~500 words…
Wizardry 8 (2001) – RPG, PC
Unfinished business from my childhood… not only did I get the nostalgia factor, but also the satisfaction of finally seeing the story through to the end. 😀
Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall (1995) – RPG, PC
Despite loving older games, and playing mostly older games, I’ve just noticed that for some reason all the reviews I’ve posted here have been for games from the 21st Century, aside from The Longest Journey which just about creeps into nostalgia territory with its November 1999 release date… Time to fix that!
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos (1993) – RPG, PC
Alright then, time to push a second anime series that I think deserves more love onto anybody who’ll listen. And don’t worry, I believe this one should have wider appeal than Creamy Mami, even if its woefully low A-P view count would suggest otherwise. I’m talking about Kemono no Souja Erin, a fairly recent addition to my Top 50 anime list.