Make Your Own Health Potions (Alchemy Gaming Mechanic)1vote I like it
jlebel says: Darklands was one of the first games to popularize the use of alchemy as a gaming mechanic. Well known for being set in historic Germany; this is a Microprose classic.
jlebel says: One of my favorite games. Alchemy is not required, but if you do invest time and skill points it can be quite helpful. What I like is gathering ingredients while exploring the world. (Gothic and Gothic 3 also have alchemy)
jlebel says: The higher level white and black potions are helpful and easy to get at if you have a party member that can Grandmaster in the alchemy skill. Even still, most characters can make the basic potions (yellow, blue and red). (MM6 & MM8 also have alchemy)
jlebel says: Blade of Destiny includes an alchemy feature, but due to interface problems tends to be less than useful. (Arkania 3 also has alchemy)
jlebel says: Not as involved as alchemy in Gothic or Morrowind, but the player can create useful potions with mundane ingredients found around the world.
jlebel says: Alchemy becomes available as the player finds Formulae, usually in the form of scrolls. It is possible to make potions, oils and bombs. (Witcher 2 also has alchemy)
jlebel says: Probably not alchemy in the Elder Scrolls sense, but a more scientifically minded approach. The protagonist is a scientist that works with Synthesis Equipment to create medicine. A central mechanic of the game.
jlebel says: With empty bottles and reagents, the player can make a few basic potions once a distillery is found.
jlebel says: With the alchemy skill and some reagents one can create potions or even enchant a weapon or some armor.
jlebel says: Collecting gems, plants, and flasks will give the player colored potions. Then colored potions can be mixed on the Crystals of Alchemy screen.
jlebel says: Yes it is a terrible game, but the collecting of reagents and making potions was one of the aspects of this game that I enjoyed. (Ultima 8 also has alchemy).
jlebel says: On my wishlist. Listed for completion. Apparently TW2 has alchemy as well.
jlebel says: Have not played it, but noticed alchemy in one of the screen shots. :-)
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