The universe is in the throes of violent upheaval and change. Vast and mysterious forces are preparing for the final confrontation. A small group of heroes from distant lands must plunge into the heart of the maelstrom, to uncover long-forgotten secrets, and bring about a new era. Should they succeed, they will gain the powers of the gods themselves. If they fail, countless worlds worlds will fall into the grip of darkness.
Prepare to experience the culmination of a prestigious RPG series. Enter a vast world of intrigue and wonder. Unravel a gripping, non-linear storyline. Battle your way to victory using your swords, your magic, and your wits. Compete with rivals or align with allies as you struggle to ascend to the Cosmic Circle. Take the battle to the dreaded Dark Savant in Wizardry 8, the phenomenal conclusion to the Dark Savant trilogy, one of the most extensive and challenging stories ever told in classic role-playing games!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood and Gore, Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8,, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7 or later. Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 2 GB Graphics: 256 MB of video RAM, Hard drive space: 2.3 GB Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. Patched to version 1.2.4
Posted on 2013-05-23 06:53:10 byrob.liefeld:
Nowadays, the standard to contemporary rpg's are set by scuh titles as Skyrim, Mass Effect, or maybe dark souls.
Of course, we, the older -not wiser, just from an earlier breed- generation know that they are technically "action-rpg's" and not just core "crpg's".
- But what's a crpg? - a youngster might ask.
- Well, originally, you had to control groups of adventurers, runningread more around dungeons, taking loot, level up slowly, all in a wireframe, turn basedgame.
- Oh. That sounds pretty bad actually.
And that's the moment when you pull this game out of your sleeves. It has EVERYTHING which we used to like about old-school dungeoncrawls, but also they managed to fix all the aspects that -be honest- sucked. It has a huge gameworld with lot's of different types of locations, a GREAT turn based battle sysem, with lot's of strategy involved, a simple, but well told story, a lot of puzzles, which you actually have to solve on your own, interesting character classes, multiple solutions to certain problems, and a distinctive style. All in all, one of the best games, and certainly the best introduction to classic crpg's ever.
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Posted on 2013-05-23 07:50:35 byFellbatzen:
Wizardry 8 might not offer the most modern graphics, but it offers depth and atmosphere, challenging battles, an immersive world and a very unique interaction of your characters, based on what happens in the game. Your party might just be displayed as animated portraits, but the voice acting makes them become alive. The interface is great and offers a lot of information in a cleanread more layout. Combat can be switched between realtime or turnbased mode.
I had a lot of fun with this game and truly cared about my party. When someone died, I felt sad. Something, that modern games don't achieve. Highly recommended to anyone, who wants a challenging and interesting RPG.
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Posted on 2013-05-23 06:32:08 bycarnival73:
I've sampled a few hours of each of the Wizardry's in the past and the last two games in the series not only made Might & Magic obsolete but I have to admit I enjoyed them much more than even Morrowind & Oblivion...
...thus standing true to the statement that graphics don't necessarily make the game.
The last two Wizardys feature much more content, less empty wanderingread more and fair but difficult battles that followed a much less sloppier template than the above-mentioned.
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