Coppert LeGré, our 16 year old hero, is a bastard child of a prominent nobleman. But even the fact that he is a nephew of the king won’t help him clear his name from the unjust charges of murdering his own kin. It’s up to him to prove his innocence, regain the trust of the people of Gladstone, and face the evil, mystical force that’s been menacing the land. It will take more than just courage to close the dimensional rifts that seem to be the source of the turmoil. Knowing that, Coppert sets off to find allies, avenge the death of his father and brothers, and save the kingdom itself!
Lands of Lore 3 offers diverse, RPG gameplay presented in first person perspective. It gives you a large amount of freedom, letting you choose your own path towards the game’s ultimate goal, and to divert from it whenever you like to engage in one of the many side-quests. You can join one of four guilds as a fighter, cleric, thief, or mage. Gaining expertise in the skills associated with your class is as easy as putting them into use. You’re not facing your destiny all by yourself, though. By your side you’ll find a magical familiar-- a faithful companion in your journey. With its help you will survive--and thrive--in one of the most extensive RPG game worlds ever created.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Animated Blood, Animated Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 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.
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Posted on 2012-08-24 12:08:33 by seanjjordan:
I was pleasantly surprised by the otherwise mediocre Lands of Lore 3 when it debuted because while it began as a typical fantasy RPG in the vein of the first two games (and thankfully, minus the annoying transformation gimmick of the second), it quickly diverged into a patchwork of different worlds that touched on sci-fi and horror. If nothing else, it was interesting.
Like itsread more predecessor, LOL3 is a first person RPG set in a 3D world, and though the graphics are blocky and dated and the combat is simplistic, the game does feature an adventure worth undertaking.
The game begins in a castle called Gladstone Keep, and if you only play the first couple of hours, you'll find yourself wondering why you should even bother to keep playing. You do acquire a floating familiar that looks like the top half of a suit of armor, but the voice acting is really hammy and the characters are uninteresting.
Eventually, you enter a rift that takes you to a lava world, and then another that takes you to a frozen world. This is all fairly typical fantasy fare.
Then, things start to get nutty.
You visit the hive-world of the floating, alien-like creatures called the Ruloi. You visit a strange horror world complete with a haunted house and weeping statues. And then you wander through a desert and emerge at... an old base sporting the Nod logo from Command and Conquer? And where your chief enemy is the Nod AI known as CABAL?
As the realms get stranger, the game begins to lose any sense of its plot. It feels like a bunch of different games got slapped together into one. The promise of the first game's fantasy world is completely lost here, and many of the unfortunate choices from the second game (blocky levels, cheap deaths, persistent ceilings) are preserved due to the very limited 3D engine.
The villain, Jakel, looks like the Ghost of Christmas Future and is about as personable. The ending is bewildering and anticlimactic. The game gets pretty tedious once you get through the out-of-place (though genuinely interesting) Nod base. The fully-acted movies from the second game are replaced with bad CG models in this game. And the graphics are particularly poor considering that the game was released in 1999 alongside far better games like System Shock 2, Unreal Tournament and the Half-Life expansions.
Even if you liked the first two games in the series, you'll probably find this one to be less of a follow-up and more of a guilty pleasure. It's unfortunate that the Lands of Lore series never really rose up to become anything great, but maybe this was the best Westwood Studios could do amidst their financial difficulties. Still, it's an interesting, if flawed, gem, and worth a play if you really like 3D RPGs from that era.
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Posted on 2012-08-31 07:56:19 by Thedafool:
Although it's troubled development meant it wasn't as good as it could be. Still a fantastic pre-cursor to games of skyrim calibre. Interesting environments, voice acting and skill sets. Let down by dodgy jumping sections at times but that goes with the territory.
Well worth both time and money.
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Posted on 2012-08-23 19:46:00 by Bigblueelf:
As a kid I loved to play this when ever I was able. I do love that you can increase your stats to pick your class and not just be told you have to pick one.
This is (for me) one of the best Lands of Lore games I played.
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