Newly-crowned King Of Callahach! It's been twenty years since your father saved the world by entrapping the evil Sorcerer Sanwe. Now the spell is waning. Sanwe's malevolent force will soon consume the land, and only you can stop him. Will your quest be aided or subverted by bizarre races like shapeshifting Slathans, the faery-like Brynn-Fann, or the black-eyed Soptus Ecliptus?
A thousand deaths await your every step as you unlock mind bending puzzles. Magical items lie just out of reach. A host of deadly monsters is eager to do battle with you. And glorious rewards are yours to obtain as you struggle to preserve your father's legacy. The stage is set. The fate of the world turns upon your actions. The time for adventure is now!
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+, Memory: 1GB of RAM, Graphics: 64MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2011-05-05 05:36:19 by asla:
Wow! What a surprise! Dragonsphere is one of the few point-and-click adventures released by the now defunct Microprose, along with Return of the Phantom, in order to jump on the CD-ROM bandwagon of those years. The game is really cute and charming, with nice pictorial graphics and peculiar digitized animations. What's not to like? Maybe voice-overs are not so special. But the storyread more is interesting, well written and puzzles can be rather challenging at times, so it is absolutely worth playing. Thank you, GOG!
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Posted on 2011-05-05 11:50:29 by Deus_Ex:
Heck yeah! I still own this game but unfortunately do't own one of those old floppy disk drives so the game is inaccessible...until now lol! Seriously though, this is one of the few adventure games I actually got interested as a young'n (let's face it, I was a bit restless bag then and anything recquiring more than 5 minutes of concentration owuld get left in our game stores' shelves).read more You can see from the screenshots that the visual style is kinda like Gabriel Knight, but with a touch more colour and a handdrawn feel to it. The adventure starts as you are sent on a quest to rid the world of a jerk mage that just can't wait to ruin the lives of everyone. The only negative aspect in this game I can think of is the time limit, which puts a lot of pressure on you to think quick and act even quicker.
There's a lot of clever puzzles in this game, ones that I've yet to see in any other game (save for the stupid pixie puzzle, but more on that later). One example is actually having to learn a new language by picking up bits and pieces from conversations along the way and figuring out what words means what. After you've completed this task you are presented with a puzzle where you must succesfully ask for directions to a desert camp. Fail, and you'll see one of the games many deaths.
There's another one where there's a group of different coloured pixies, and they all either tell a truth, a lie, or something that might or might not be a truth or a lie. Cross examining everything they say is fun at first, but if you fail to come up with a solution in under 15 minutes, you'll start to lose your sanity and feel inadequately equipped in the mental department to complete this game. thank god for game guides!
But, it's not that hard. Every puzzle has a solution that usually makes sense, you just have to do a bit more of critical thinking and take a few deep breaths every now and then to make your way forward in this dangerous land.
The game will surprise you with its story, but that's all I'm gonna say about it. I don't know about voice acting since I own the crappy version, but I hope it's good! With nothing more to say (at least nothing intelligent anyway) I'm gonna go pour myself a cup of joe and spend a sleepless night solving this game once and for all!
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Posted on 2011-05-05 08:08:03 by Patryn:
Giving a game 5 stars is not something I do often - and I confess that half of the fifth star is because GOG gives this game for free. And thank you for that GOG!
"Dragonsphere" is a beautifully made point & click adventure with a fairly standard story in the beginning that very soon evolves into a rich tale of betrayal and unlikely heroes.
The graphics are veryread more well done (for standard VGA) and the music is just captivating. Plus, the plot has one of the greatest twists of that time.
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